How to Apply Gel Polish

1. Push back the cuticles with a BLOSS Gel cuticle pusher. Once you have done this, you may use the other end of the cuticle pusher (the scraper) to scrape the nail as close to the cuticle as possible to get rid of the remainder of the dead skin.

Cuticle prep is key to making your gel manicure last a long time. If you wish, you may also cut your cuticle off using a BLOSS Gel cuticle nipper after pushing the cuticle back.     

 

2. File your nails to your preferred shape with a BLOSS Gel nail file.

The side of the nail file with the “BLOSS Gel” logo is the less coarse side. It is recommended when removing the gel and when shaping the nails to use the other side of the BLOSS Gel nail file – the coarse side. Here are some recommended shapes:

 

3. Lightly buff the top of your nails to remove the shine using the less coarse side of the BLOSS Gel nail file or our nail buffers.

This step ensures the BLOSS Gel base coat has a coarse surface to adhere to. Gel polish does not adhere well to a smooth surface.

Wipe away dust with our dust brush, or use our lint-free wipes with isopropyl alcohol.

 

4. Apply PH Bond to the nail (optional).

PH Bond will air dry within a few seconds. It helps remove any excess oils that are naturally on the nail, and raises the PH of the nail for optimal adhesion. This step is optional, however, it ensures a long-lasting manicure. If you are having troubles with lifting - try PH Bond or Primer (or both!). 

 

5. Apply Primer to the nail (optional).

Primer will air dry within a few seconds and should provide a matte finish. If you nails are shiny after applying Primer - you have applied too much! This non-acid primer helps with adhesion. This step is optional, however, it ensures a long-lasting manicure. If you are having troubles with lifting - try PH Bond or Primer (or both!). 

 

6. Apply a thin layer of the BLOSS Gel Rubber Base Coat and cure under BLOSS Gel Lamp. Apply as close to the cuticle as you can WITHOUT

touching the cuticle & surrounding skin.

Doing a thick layer may cause the gel polish to run down the sides of your nail onto the skin. Gel polish does not adhere to skin, so when the gel polish is cured and attached to skin it will lift. It mustn’t touch the cuticle as this will cause lifting also. Cap the nails (paint the tips of the nails). Cure for 60 seconds.

 

7. Apply a thin layer of BLOSS Gel colour and cure under BLOSS Gel Lamp.

Remember to always avoid touching the cuticle & surrounding skin. Cure for 60 seconds.

 

8. Apply another coat of BLOSS Gel colour and cure under BLOSS Gel Lamp.

Remember to always avoid touching the cuticle & surrounding skin. Cure for 60 seconds.

 

9. Apply BLOSS Builder Gel (optional) and cure under BLOSS Gel Lamp. 

Builder gel is a lot thicker than regular gel polish. It is used to strengthen the nail which makes your gel polish last longer. Because builder gel is a hard gel, the nail will not bend, and this will prevent chipping. You can also apply Builder Gel before your colour coat (when applied after the colour coat this can prevent chipping of the colour coat). When applying Builder after the colour coat, ensure you cap the nails (paint the tips of the nails). Cure for 60 seconds. If you experience heat while curing - turn the lamp on low power mode. 

 

10. Apply a thin layer of BLOSS Gel Top Coat and cure under BLOSS Gel Lamp.

Cap the nails (paint the tips of the nails). Remember to always avoid touching the cuticle & surrounding skin. Cure for 60 seconds. 

 

11. Apply BLOSS Gel Cuticle Oil (optional).

Cuticle oil nourishes your nails after gel manicures and stimulates nail growth.

 

12. ENJOY YOUR BLOSS GEL MANICURE!

Note: If you are using colour rubber base and/or colour builder gel, you may skip steps 6 and 7 if you are happy with the finish and no not want to proceed with a colour on top.