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What Are Gelish Nails?

So you are wanting to know what are Gelish Nails?

If it has been a while since you have visited your local nail salon, you may be just starting to hear about Gelish. Although it may be new to you, Gelish has now been out for almost 2 years. Within these 2 years this nail salon product and service has spread throughout the United States and internationally.

A Simple Explanation of What Gelish Nails Are


Since you have most likely polished your own fingernails we are going to compare Gelish to a regular polish.

You are at your home and you want to do something nice with your nails. You search your polish collection and decide on a color. After finding a color the application process begins. Once you have applied a couple of coats of polish you decide to let your nails dry while watching your favorite t.v. show.

The process is almost the same with Gelish. Although it is similar there are a few variations.

First, a Gelish manicure has 4 different coats of polish. There is a base coat, 2 color coats, and a top coat.

Second, between each coat applied your nails will be placed in an ultraviolet lamp to be cured. The light will cure the nail polish on top of the nails so that it is instantly ready for the next coat. Once the final coat is cured your nails are ready to go and you don’t have to watch your favorite t.v. show in order to let them dry.

Third, any woman who has worn polish knows that it doesn’t last very long. Most of the time it chips within the first day and it would be a miracle if it still looked good after 3 – 5 days. Gelish stays on your nails for weeks and it looks absolutely amazing for weeks. In fact many women have reported that the only reason they had the Gelish removed and reapplied is because their nails had grown out.

Fourth, the removal process is a lot like removing polish. There is zero filing or buffing. With Gelish you simple soak the nails with acetone and then use an orange wood stick to remove the residue.

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