I love having my nails done and I’ve been getting gel polish for about a year now. The only problem is, keeping them done can be pretty expensive. I found that the best way to save money on gel polish is to do it myself. In this instructable I will teach you how to remove gel polish at home and use it on your own nails.
Gel Nails Removal at Home – The Easy Way:
This instructable will show you how to remove your gel polish and apply it to your own nails, at home. It’s very easy and will save you a lot of money too!
Step 1: Materials and Tools
What you’ll need:
– Gel polish remover (I use 100% acetone)
– A nail file
– A buffer or nail file (to buff off the top coat)
– A base coat
– A top coat
– An orange stick or Q-Tip (you can find these at any drug store)
I have been getting gel nails for about a year now. I love having them done and am always looking for the next new colour to try out. However, recently my nail technician advised me that the constant application of gel was causing a lot of damage to my natural nails. She told me I should take a break from the gels and let my nails recover.
I decided to listen to her advice and not get any more gel nails done. That was three weeks ago, and already I am missing my perfectly polished nails! In just a few days time I will have a special occasion and want to look my best. I have been thinking about going back to the salon for another set of gels, but then thought about the cost and time it would take to have them removed professionally when I don’t want them any more.
So, instead of getting more gel nails done, I decided to look at how to remove gel nails at home. This is something that can be done quite quickly, simply, and easily with the right materials. If you are tempted by this idea too, all you need is:
100% pure acetone nail polish remover (I find this works better than anything else)
cotton balls or cotton pads
So, you got gel nails done. And now you don’t want them any more. You probably have a few questions about how to remove gel nails at home.
Firstly, what are gel nails? They are artificial nails that are applied on top of your own nails. The main difference between normal nail polish and gel nails is that the latter needs to be cured using UV light in order to set.
Gel nails last much longer than normal nail polish. They also look glossier and can be less prone to cracking and chipping, which makes them perfect for special occasions like weddings and holidays. However, they can be quite difficult to remove. This is why many people decide to go back to the salon where they had their gel manicure done and pay extra money to get their nails removed there. This however is unnecessary because it’s possible to remove gel nails at home, safely and easily!
In fact, removing gel nails at home is actually cheaper and less time-consuming than going back to the salon. You also won’t need any special tools or equipment; just some household items you already have in your cupboards!
Removing gel nails at home can be a real pain. More often than not, it’s much easier to book an appointment with your nail technician to get them removed professionally. However, for those who are on a budget and/or don’t have time to go to the salon, this guide will help you remove them at home in less than 30 minutes!
The first step is to prepare your nails. This means soaking them in acetone for 10-20 minutes using cotton balls & aluminum foil (the latter is used as a cover to keep the acetone from evaporating). Make sure that all parts of the nail are fully saturated with acetone before starting any other steps.
The next step is to use a metal pusher tool such as this one from Amazon – Pushy Tool (it’s what I use personally) or any other type of sharp object like tweezers or scissors with rounded edges will work too! Just make sure there aren’t any sharp edges so you don’t cut yourself while doing this process).
Who does not love the perfect nails? Gel nails are the latest trend and are loved by all. The best part about gel nails is that they last long, up to 4 weeks. However, it becomes a little difficult to remove them at home. I did some research and found out an easy way to do it. Let me share the details with you in this post.
You can find plenty of videos on YouTube showing how to remove gel nails at home. But many of them are not effective or can damage your nails. Here is the detailed guide that worked for me and will definitely help you too.
Now that you’ve had your gel nails for a few weeks, how are you feeling about them?
Maybe you’re in love and don’t want to take them off ever. Or maybe you’re finding them a bit annoying, and want to return to your natural nails for just a bit. Or maybe they’ve chipped, lifted, or somehow gotten messed up, and now it’s time to take them off.
It’s very easy to do – but there are some tips I can give you so that you won’t damage your natural nails in the process.
First of all, let me be clear about one thing: You should not use nail polish remover (acetone) to get the gel off your nails. Over time this will dry out your nails and make them more brittle. It is possible to remove gel polish without acetone – either by filing it off, or with pure acetone-free nail polish remover.
First of all, I cannot be held accountable for any damage that may occur to your nails using the methods described in this Instructable. I have been using these methods for two years now, with no issues whatsoever, but everyone’s nails are different and you may experience problems that I did not.
A year and a half ago, I was introduced to the world of gel nails. Having never had a manicure before in my life, I had no idea what they were or how they worked. From the first moment I had them on my hands, however, I was hooked. Whereas normal manicures would last a week at best with no chips or scratches, gel nails could go two weeks without so much as a mark on them! This lasted for a few months though until one day when my nail technician mentioned that it might be time for me to start taking them off completely. This made sense; if you leave them on long enough your natural nails will become too thin from the gels and you will start to get an infection under your nail bed (ask me how I know).