How to Apply and Remove Essie Gel

Now that Essie has introduced their line of Gel in a huge range of colors (which you can see

Step 1: Shape and clean nails; push back the cuticles. Use Prep & Finish nail cleanser and a lint-free pad to remove dust and oil. Make sure to clean under nail and around the cuticles.

Step 2: Shake the bottle, then apply one thin, even coat of Essie Gel Base Coat. Cap and seal the free edge. Use an orangewood stick to remove excess from around the cuticle, then cure under the Professional LED Lamp for 30 seconds.

Step 3: Apply one thin coat of Essie Gel Color. Cap and seal the free edge, use an orangewood stick to remove excess from around the cuticle, and cure for 30 seconds. Apply a second coat and repeat.

Step 4: Apply Essie Gel Top Coat in one thin, even coat. Cure for 60 seconds, then remove gel residue with a lint-free nail pad and Prep & Finish nail cleanser. Hydrate the skin around the nail with Apricot Cuticle Oil.

Step 5: To remove Essie Gel, begin by lightly buffing the shine on the nails. Saturate an absorbent pad with Gel Polish Remover, place it on the nail wrapped in aluminum foil, and soak for 15 minutes. Remove foil and carefully remove any gel excess with an orangewood stick. Rub the nail with a lint-free nail pad soaked in Gel Polish Remover to remove any residue.

[Courtesy of Essie]

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