Nail No-Nos: Common Mistakes to Avoid.

Nail No-Nos: Common Mistakes to Avoid.

When applying gel nails, it's important to avoid common mistakes to ensure a flawless and long-lasting manicure. Here are some of the most common mistakes to watch out for:

  1. Incomplete Prep: Failing to properly prep the nails by removing old polish, pushing back cuticles, and lightly buffing the nail surface can lead to poor adhesion and premature lifting of the gel.

  2. Over-Curing or Under-Curing: Incorrectly curing the gel nails can result in issues such as over-drying, under-drying, or uneven curing. Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully and ensure that each layer of gel is cured for the recommended time.

  3. Thick Layers of Gel: Applying thick layers of gel can lead to uneven application, lumps, and an overly bulky look. Instead, apply thin, even layers of gel to achieve a smooth and natural-looking finish.

  4. Not Sealing the Edges: Failing to seal the edges of the nails with gel can allow moisture to seep in, leading to premature lifting and chipping. Be sure to apply gel along the edges of the nails and cap the free edge to create a seal.

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