How To: Use Vinyls With Gel Polish
Posted on 04 September 2015
OMG - IT’S MY FIRST BLOG POST! I can’t wait to look back at this blog post in a year and say to myself, “Omg what a noob I was!!” Lol!
Okay, so many many people have been asking us about using our nail vinyls with gel! I get countless inquiries about it and up until now, I really didn’t know what to tell you guys.. until now, that is! (insert sly cat emoji here)
Recently, I received an email from the lovely Krystal telling us that she loves using our vinyls with gel polish. Krystal believes customers will actually get better use out of the vinyls if they use gel polish. I asked her for directions on how she used the vinyls and she sent us the following directions! I hope this answers all your questions about gel polish!
- Paint your gel base coat; cure.
- Paint whatever base color you want to use. In the mani shown, she first painted one coat of a nude color; cure.
- Wipe the nail you are going to place the vinyl on with alcohol to remove the tacky layer, then place your vinyl. (This is the most important step because if you leave the tacky layer on, the sticker will move and lift and you won't get the nice clean edges.)
- Paint over the sticker as you would with regular polish; cure.
- Repeat step 4 as many times as necessary to get the coverage you desire. (For the black nail in the picture, she painted 3 coats)
- Remove the sticker. I use a pointy pair of tweezers to do this. It can be a little tough to find the edges because the gel is already hard, but you don't really need to worry about messing the polish up because it is already cured. Any minor dings or dents will be smoothed over when you put your top coat on.
- Apply your gel top coat and cure.
- Wipe with alcohol to remove final tacky layer and you're done!