Gel color, when applied correctly and with proper nail preparation, can last up to two weeks on natural nails without chipping or peeling. The longevity of gel color is attributed to its durable formula and the use of a UV or LED lamp for curing. However, individual results may vary depending on factors such as nail health, lifestyle, and proper nail care. To maximize the lifespan of your gel color manicure, it is recommended to follow the manufacturer's instructions, avoid exposing your nails to harsh chemicals, and regularly apply cuticle oil for hydration.
Yes, gel color can be used on acrylic or artificial nails. Gel color is versatile and can adhere well to various nail enhancements, including acrylics, gels, and tips. The gel formula provides a long-lasting and durable finish, ensuring your manicure stays intact for an extended period. Whether you have natural nails or nail extensions, you can achieve beautiful and vibrant results with gel color. It is important to properly prepare and shape the artificial nails, ensuring a smooth surface before applying the gel color for optimal adhesion and longevity.
Removing gel color from your nails requires a specific process. Start by gently buffing the shiny top layer of the gel color with a nail file to break the seal. Next, soak a cotton pad with gel polish remover (acetone-based) and place it directly on the nail. Securely wrap the nail with aluminum foil or nail clips to keep the cotton pad in place. Allow it to sit for about 10-15 minutes to dissolve the gel color. Gently remove the foil wraps or clips and use a cuticle pusher or orangewood stick to gently scrape off the softened gel color. Finally, moisturize your nails with cuticle oil to replenish moisture.