How To



Applying your semi-cured gels is simple, but preparation is key to getting the most wear out of your gel mani. Check out our video for a quick overview of how to apply.


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1. Prep it.

Push back cuticles. Clean nails with soap and water. Dry. Clean with alcohol wipe. 

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2. Press it.

Find the strip that fits best without overlapping the skin or cuticle. Press firmly. Trim the excess.

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3. Light it.

Cure under a gel lamp until strips are hard.

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4. Shape it.

File to your nail shape of happiness. And you’re done! 

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Want to take it to the next Lit level?

Here’s our suggested next steps for the longest lasting Lit Gels.

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Build it.

Add a coat of builder gel to give extra strength and thickness. Cure for 90 seconds. Steer clear of the surrounding skin.

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Top it.

Finish with any of your favorite gel top coats  to seal everything in and create a glossy shine or matte finish. Be sure to cap the free ends to get the longest Lit life out of your semi cured gels. 

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