The benefits of using gel nail polish are unsurpassed with no harmful chemicals, and the new state of the art LED technology, ladies can have the salon manicure and pedicure that they have always dreamed of as well as saving money.
Shorter Drying Time
Any traditional nail manicure has four layers of product applied to them, that is, one layer of base coat, two layers of nail polish and a layer of top coat. Sometimes more layers if nail art is included. Top coats are designed to protect the nail from chipping, and they add a gloss shine as well. It is designed to bond with the polish and good to go with the top coat. The downside is waiting for it to dry. Typically it takes about 20 minutes for nails to feel dry to the touch but it takes about three hours for nails to thoroughly dry, and that means being able to dig into pockets or your purse without fear of smearing or denting the polish.
On the other hand, gel nail polish is the complete opposite making it the best polish. The application procedure is in three steps that include the base coat, nail color, and gel top coat. The drying takes a shorter time simply because gel nails are cured under an ultraviolet nail lamp or light-emitting lamp that only takes about ten minutes, and you will not have to worry about any smearing or denting of polish.
Gel polish has an amazing, intense jewel-like shine that is quite attractive to the eye the rich, glossy top coat is beyond dazzling. The original formula keeps the top coat from dulling, so the glistening wet-look lasts and lasts for some time.
Longer and Stronger Wear
Gel nail polish can wear longer and stronger than traditional nail polish. This is because the base formula for gel polish colors is made with products that are more powerful than the nail enamel. Gel nail polish can even last up to fourteen days. If you are planning on taking a walk on the beach, fear not because the gel nail polish has a formula that resists chipping. If you want to go for a two-week vacation, worry not and take it because you will come back with your nails looking like they have just been freshly done. Gel nail polish can maximize your enjoyment and extend the durability of the design.
Sometimes nail polish tends to chip or fade, and that makes us frustrated, and we have to keep spending money to get our nails fixed. Here are some useful tips to maintain the polish.
Use Cotton To Wipe Nails Before Applying Base Coat
Use a swab to wipe down your nails with white vinegar before applying the base coat. This removes any product build-up or natural oils on your nail beds that could potentially create a barrier between the nail polish. Once your nails dry, apply the base coat.
Avoid Soaking Nails Before Painting
Most manicurists do this to soften the cuticles but what that does instead is that it causes the nails to retain water and expand. Once the nails are painted, they shrink, meaning the polish will no longer fit your nails so it would be best if you could ask your manicurist to use cuticle oil instead of the soaking method.
Keep The Nails Short
Unfortunately, if you want to maintain your nail polish for a longer period, then it is advisable to keep the nails short. This is because that means less drama and a longer lasting polish, longer nails take the brunt of our everyday activities such as scratching or texting, and that always tends to have a shorter lasting span as opposed to shorter nails.
Nail Polish, Base Coat, and Top Coat Should Match
A standard that many new polishes have adopted is the use of B3F that stands for Free from Formaldehyde, DBP, and Toluene. Sometimes you can find that you will wake up the morning after with some nail smudges and that could be the culprit. If the top coat is not the same, then it will end up drying much faster than the polish underneath which will lead to inconsistencies.
The top coat works so much better if it is applied to wet nail polish because it seeps through the polish, therefore, allowing it to blend well with the color.
Avoid Matte Polish
What many people do not know is that as much as matte polish looks amazing, it tends to chip faster than any other polish making it last for a shorter period. If you are going for a destination wedding or on a vacation that will require pictures taken, just know that matte nail polish is not advisable, and you would rather use crème polish or gel nail polish as it will last a whole lot longer than matte.