How to remove your Gel manicure

I hope you caught this post and have seriously considered investing in your own nail care system from as little as £33.00. If you have, or you are thinking of doing it….one burning question might be; once you have got this indestructible gel manicure on, how on earth do you get it off?

Bear in mind that the gel manicure if designed to last 2-3 weeks. If you want to change your nail polish every couple of days, or every week or so, this nail system might not be for you. However, if you want chip free, long lasting polish that you only need to change or remove every 3 weeks or so….here’s how to remove it so that you can start again.

There are 2 ways. The simple way is with removal wraps. These are available in packs of 10 from many, many ebay sellers from as little as £1.99.


These are self explanatory. Tear the pack, put your nail in (nail against the cotton pad side), remove the seal and fold and stick the pack down. Wait 10 minutes and then take the wrap off. You may still have to work with an orange stick to remove the gel but it should come off quite well. Don’t leave for longer than 10 minutes as the acetone can dry out and the gel will start to re-stick to your nails.

You can also make these at home. You need acetone nail polish remover, cotton wool and foil. Same exact thing, only more fiddly as you are making the wraps yourself. Soak the cotton wool, put it on your nail, wrap in foil, wait 10 minutes.

What else?
You nails and fingertips will feel quite warm while the gel is being removed.
You will not be left with a pristine fingernail. There may be scratches, dry patches and a little weakness depending how well you remove the gel. Best way to treat your nails is with some olive oil or cuticle oil. Keep massaging into your nails and let them breathe overnight before attempting anything else. I usually leave mine a couple of days before putting on more gel.

See here for how your nails could look after removal. Don’t be afraid, you can bring your nails back to full health with a buffer, oil, daily attention and hand lotions and creams over a 48 hour period.

For more information, visit the BlueSky page.


Coming soon…..Bluesky colours review!

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