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How to remove Gel/Shellac Nails

by jrwarfield

 

Here is my tutorial on how to remove the Gel nails that I have been doing for a while. Normally, when they start to peel up, I just slowly pull them off, but here is the official tutorial.

 

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Gather your supplies.

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You need acetone to get the nail polish off. This is still left over from my Sally Hansen Kit, so I am trying to use it up.

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You can buy straight Acetone from the hardware store for so much cheaper than Sally Beauty.

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I used scissors for this.

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I don’t like cotton balls, so I use these rounds instead.

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Foil.

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Cut the round/s into enough pieces to cover the nail.

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Cut or tear your foil into strips.

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Immerse the round or portion of the cotton ball in the acetone.

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Place on the nail.

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Cover with foil so it is in place.

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Let sit for at least 1-5 mins.


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You can tell it has been on there for long enough when the polish starts curling off the nail.

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Push any of the stubborn polish off with the end of those wooden tools.

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See my DIY Tutorial HERE!

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How to keep Gel Nails from Breaking or Peeling - warfieldfamily January 8, 2015 - 3:16 pm

[…] To remove the polish, use the same technique you would with any gel nails. See my tutorial here. […]

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