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Gel Manicures: What to Expect and Why They're Worth It

Builder Gel Manicure with Geode-inspired nail art
Gel Manicure

Say goodbye to waiting helplessly while your nail polish dries and hello to the power of gel manicures! In this blog we're going to uncover the magic of gel manicures, giving you a glimpse into the process and highlighting the reasons why they're well worth trying. Prepare to embark on a journey of flawless, long-lasting nails that will make heads turn!

Longevity: Gel polish is known for its exceptional durability. It can last for two to three weeks without chipping, peeling, or fading, whereas traditional nail polish tends to chip within a few days of application. This long-lasting quality makes gel polish ideal for those who want their manicure to stay intact for an extended period.

Chip Resistance: Gel polish forms a strong bond to the nails when cured under a UV or LED lamp. This bond provides superior chip resistance compared to regular nail polish. With gel polish, you can engage in daily activities without worrying about damaging your manicure.

Instant Drying: Gel polish cures and hardens quickly under a UV or LED lamp, resulting in an instant dry finish. This eliminates the need to wait for your nails to dry, reducing the risk of smudging or ruining your freshly painted nails.

High Shine: Gel polish offers a glossy and professional-looking finish. The shine of gel polish tends to be more intense and long-lasting compared to traditional nail polish, giving your manicure a polished and salon-like appearance.

Limited Smudging: Since gel polish dries instantly, you don't have to be as cautious about accidentally smudging your nails shortly after application. This feature is particularly beneficial for those who prefer to have flawlessly painted nails right from the moment they leave the salon.

It's worth noting that while gel polish has these advantages, it does require specific techniques and equipment for application and removal. Additionally, gel polish removal typically involves soaking the nails in acetone or using gel removal wraps, which can be more involved compared to regular nail polish removal. Ultimately, the choice between gel polish and traditional nail polish depends on personal preference, desired longevity, and the level of maintenance you're willing to undertake.

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