Recently I saw a post on Instagram about Gel-X nails. It looked super easy and the nails looked amazing!!!
Then I saw the price. $140 ??
So browsing YouTube I saw a video about a alternative way to do it.
God was on my side lol!!! And I didn’t have to spend any money because I had all the products. And if you do your own nails you will too!!
So this was win win!!!!
This is what you’ll need:
Nail Gel: https://amzn.to/2H2t9XK
EC basket nail tips coffin: https://amzn.to/2Xm1U4M
EC basket nail tips Ballerina: https://amzn.to/300YJfI
Gelish Pro bond: https://amzn.to/2XyS7rj
Gelish Ph bond: https://amzn.to/2RHuZBk
Gorilla glue: https://amzn.to/2Nn6gny
Cuticle oil: https://amzn.to/2FG6boE
Nail file: https://amzn.to/2xmuuDp
Prep your nails
Then use your preferred ph bond. I use Gelish
Then dehydrate your nails using your preferred primer. I use Gelish as well.
Coat nail lightly with builder gel, base coat, or bling gel. I used bling gel for this set but I’ve heard base coat works just as good.
Cure for 60 seconds
You can actually do this before you prep your nails. Buff the inside of the nail tip. I don’t have an e-file so I bent a cheap nail file.
Place gel at the base of nail tip. You’ll have to do this a couple of times before you figure out the right gel ratio.
Hold the nail at a 45 degree angle and press the nail firmly into natural nail. Make sure there are no air bubbles. This is very important.
While holding the nail flash cure for 10 seconds. This is the most difficult part.
Some use a portable UV nail light like this. Or you can have someone hold the light for you.
Then full cure for 60 seconds.
Flawless!!!! No bubbles!!!!
File and Buff
Paint and Design. I used a glitter gel polish from Gelish and on the other nails, a glitter from my local beauty supply.
Top coat and apply cuticle oil. This is a diy oil I made with equal parts
- Jojoba Oil
- Olive oil
- Vitamin E
- 2 drops of tea tree oil
Let me know if you’re going to try this!!! And check out these videos!!!!
11 thoughts on “Apres- Gel X Dupe”
Going to try this
Yay!!! Did you try?
Hi! How long did this method last? Also did you have to file the nail extension so the gel polish would not peel off? Thank you!
I just re read and answered my own question, I can’t wait to try it!
Awesome, did you ever try it?
2 weeks and yes I did
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