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Prep your nails. If you're unsure what to do check out my post here.
To apply the nail form, peel off the paper backing and tear along the perforated seam.
Pinch the ends of the form together.
Use the leftover circle sticker from the form to seal the end together so the form doesn't pop open.
Place the form underneath the nail. Make sure it fits flush to the underside of the nail with no gaps, and try and get it as straight as possible. Once you have it positioned, wrap the tabs around the finger to hold it in place. I recommend buying a practice finger so you can play around with the forms and gel before trying it on yourself. It helps.
First apply a base coat and cure. Then, apply the quick gel on the natural nail and continue down the form until you reach your desired length. Cure in an LED/UV lamp (30s for LED 2min for UV) One reason I love this gel so much is that there's no heat spikes like regular builder gel. If you've ever used it you know what I'm talking about. It felt like your entire nail was on fire. Not at all pleasant!
After two cured coats of the quick gel you can now carefully remove the nail form. Pinch the bottom of the form until it pulls away from the extension. The structure is still breakable at this point so be careful.
Don't worry about the scary shape when the form comes off. It is easily filed later. Add more quick gel to build up the nail and make it thicker and stronger curing after each coat.
When you're happy with the thickness of the nail, cleanse the tacky layer with isopropyl alcohol and a lint free wipe. File the nail into your desired shape. Use light pressure when filing because the quick gel is very easy to file (another reason I love this gel!) Clean the dust off with alcohol and lint free wipe and you're done! A beautifully sculpted nail with no annoying tips to put on, no mess and no harsh chemical smell. I am in love with this product. Now you're ready for some polish. Check out my leopard nail post for some inspiration!
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