Get your nails ready
—Apply the Gelish Cleanser onto a lint-free wipe.
—Push back the cuticle and clean the surrounding nail.
—Shape the natural nail.
—Gently remove the shine on the natural nail with a cushion file.
—Use the Gelish Cleanser on the lint-free wipe to remove the dust and clean the nail.
Apply the bond
—Apply Gelish pH Bond to the natural nail.
—Apply a thin coat of Gelish Foundation Gel to the nail, then lightly
stroke over the top and seal the edges of the nail.
Cure the bond
—Place fingers in the Mini Light for one minute. See chart below for
curing times with other lights.
—Recommended: Cure four fingers at a time, then the thumbs
—When using the light on your toenails, open the light and use it on
—Use the orange wood stick to clean up any excess Gelish Foundation
Gel from around the cuticle or under the nail.
Apply the polish
Apply a THIN layer of the Gelish Soak Off Gel Polish from the cuticle
to the free edge. Be sure to seal the edges of the nail.
Note: Too thick of application will cause gel to not cure properly.
Cure the polish
—Place fingers in the Mini Light for two minutes. See chart below for
curing time with other lights.
—The surface of each layer will remain tacky when cured.
Apply another coat
Apply another coat of polish and cure once more, as above.
Seal your nails
Apply a thin, light application of Gelish Top It Off Gel Sealer from
cuticle to free edge. Use the side of the brush to apply the Gelish Top
It Off Gel Sealer on all the edges of the natural nail to seal the edge.
Cure the sealer
Place fingers in the Mini Light for two minutes. See chart below
for curing time with other lights.
Cleanse your nails
Your nails will be tacky at this point. Apply the Gelish Cleanser
onto a clean lint-free wipe to remove the tacky surface. This step
will not remove the Gel Soak Off Gel Polish unless the nail is
not properly cured.
Note: If the color comes off when removing the tacky surface,
the nail did not properly cure. Use Gelish Cleanser to remove all
color, then restart the application procedure. You won't need to
push the cuticle back or shape the natural nail this time.
Apply Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil to the skin surrounding the nail.