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Gel nails at home?

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FishlessCake Sun 15-Jan-17 08:05:47

Can anyone recommend a start up kit? I've seen one pretty cheap on Amazon but I'm clueless having never had gel nails what in all do I need? Thanks smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 15-Jan-17 08:09:50

Funny,I just started a thread last night on gel nail lamps.

I didn't get a kit,just a LED lamp and chose top and base coats and a set of colours.

Was about £40 all together iirc ( was a Xmas present)

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 15-Jan-17 08:12:06

That's my one,good reviews and life time guarantee.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 15-Jan-17 08:13:06

Superdrug gel remover acetone is great too.

FishlessCake Sun 15-Jan-17 08:28:19

Thanks Dame can you tell me what else I will need to buy, how long it takes for the gel to set etc? Is it pretty simple to remove? Sorry for all the questions grin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 15-Jan-17 08:36:52

I'm new at this so it's trial and error and looking at YouTube videos but I have-

Top and base coat
Gel colours
Cotton wool
Finger tray for removal
Orange sticks
Some sort of alcohol to remove the tacky top later- I use glasses wipes but you can get specific ones on eBay.

With my lamp you cure each layer for 2 minutes.

I get roughly a week and a half to 2 weeks out of manicure.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 15-Jan-17 08:40:17

Foil for removal too!
Cuticle oil- I use almond oil.

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