Lazy Manicure w/ Easy Polish Removal
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When I want my nails painted but don’t have time for nail prep or applying multiple layers from base-coat to double polish and finish with a top coat can not only take much more time than I’m willing to allow, but also the removal process becomes not only time consuming in itself but another full set up of table protection and pulling out tools and implements to complete the removal and of course adding a cuticle conditioner after manipulating your fingers and nail beds in such a way to make them dry and damaged from repeated abrasion and abuse from the chemicals..
I’ve come across this amazing gel polish than can be used in a tradition nail set up with all the prep and parts, but also works so perfectly for a quick polished manicure without all the steps and fuss..
This lazy color manicure can last anywhere from a day to a few days depending on how much wear and tear you put your hands or fingers through. I use this method for 1 day use and easy removal.
Some jobs do not allow polish of any kind and being able to wear polish on your days off and not have to worry if you forgot to remove it the night before or if you run out of polish remover is one big benefit to me.
In this video below you will see how I do a “lazy color manicure”
If you have a job that requires no polish during work hours but love to paint your nails, this might be just what your looking for!!
One question I get asked a lot is how to cure gel polish. Most gel nail colors require a UV or LED light. You can get them pretty cheap on amazon, however there are also a lot of different types of flashlights that also have a UV light setting that will actually work to cure your UV gel polish.
When curing a gel polish it will always still feel wet or sticky when you take your nails out of the light. Depending on how thick your polish layer is you may need to double your time or add anywhere from 30-90 more seconds to your cure, however it will NOT eliminate that sticky residue layer, BUT your gel is cure.
To remove the sticky layer you can either use soap and water and just wash it away, or I like to use an alcohol prep pad and remove it that way.
You do NOT need to remove this layer in between coats, actually it kind of help the second layer when you don’t, but won’t really hinder it if you do.
I personally remove the sticky residue layer prior to putting on multiple coats of polish or even a top coat. I don’t really have a rhyme or reason to this except I’m not always sure if I’m going to do a second layer until I am completely done with the first.
Some of these gel polishes have such a deep pigment that one coat is sufficient for my daily needs, however if I wanted it to last a little longer or for the sheer colors to be more prominent I will usually add a second or even third layer.
I have not gone into extreme detail on all the tips and tricks I use when doing a lazy or even complete gel polish, but I am happy to answer any questions you might have! Leave me a comment or message me on one my socials and we can talk!
I also love using these gel polishes on my toes! With spring turning to summer I am wearing a lot more open toe shoes or just plain barefoot when out and about and love to have color on my toes! This is perfect for me!