Gelish System – Products and Applications

What Gelish products needed to do a Gelish manicure? When should I apply the Structure Gel? What’s the difference between Gelish Gel Lamp and regular 36 watt lamp? Do you ship internationally?

These are some questions sent to us by customers.  I try to put together in this post so everyone can read. Feel free to correct me if there are mistakes.

1. What Gelish products needed to perform Gelish manicure?

To do Gelish manicure, here are the products and links to the products

2. What are the steps in Gelish application process?

Gelish Application

  • Sanitize the nails and your clients hands.
  • Push back the cuticle and clean the surrounding plate.
  • Shape the natural nail using nail file.
  • Gently remove the shine using the 100 grit side of a 100/180 Buffer.
  • Remove the dust and wipe the nail with Gelish Cleanser (Blue Liquid) using a lint free nail wipe.
  • Apply Gelish PH Bond to the nail plate. Apply in a very thin coat.
  • Apply Gelish Base Coat (Gelish Foundation Gel) – in a thin application and seal the edges of the nail.
  • Place hand in the Gelish LED Light for 10 seconds or a 36 Watt UV Light for 1 minute.
  • NOTE: For Clients with NAILS PRONE TO THINNING AND PEELING, add the following two Enhancement Steps:
    1. Apply Gelish Structure Gel in a THIN LIGHT APPLICATION from cuticle to free edge to build structure to the nail. Seal the edges of the nail & the free edge.
    2. Place hand in LED Light for 30 seconds or 36 Watt UV Light for 2 minutes.
  • Remove the tacky surface of the Foundation Gel with a clean dry brush or a clean dry lint free Wipe.
  • Apply Gelish Gel Polish of Choice – in a thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges of the nail.
  • Place hand in the LED Light for 30 seconds (20 seconds for light colors) or a 36 Watt UV Light for 2 minutes.
  • For darker coverage, apply another coat of polish and cure under the light with the same time duration
  • Apply Gelish Top Coat (Gelish Top It Off Gel) from cuticle to free edge using a thin, light application.
  • Place hand in LED Light for 20 seconds or 36 Watt UV Light for 2 minutes.
  • Wipe off the tacky surface residue with Gelish Cleanser (Blue Liquid).
  • Apply cuticle oil to the skin surrounding the nail.

How To Remove:

  • Using 180 grit file, gently file the surface of the Gelish to break the seal.
  • Apply Gelish SOAK OFF Remover to cotton or cosmetic pads, and apply over nail.
  • Wrap in foil for 10 minutes.
  • Gently remove gel with wood stick.
  • Use a buffer, lightly buff surface of nail.
  • Apply cuticle oil.

Here’s the summary for the curing times:

Under Gelish LED Light

Foundation Gel: 10 seconds; Structure Gel: 30 seconds; Top It Of f Gel: 20-30 seconds; Colors: 20-30 seconds

Under a 36-watt UV Lamp

Foundation Gel: 1 minute; Structure Gel: 2 minutes; Top It Of f Gel: 2 minutes; Colors: 2 minutes

3. When should I apply the Structure Gel?

Read the application process above to know when to apply and the curing time.

4. What’s the difference between Gelish Gel LED Lamp and regular 36 watt lamp?

The Harmony LED  is a ‘TRUE’ LED Lamp that cures gels more efficiently and effectively. The LED is faster and better for application than UV Lights. LED light can last up to 50,000 hours and do not diminish in power over its life span.

5. Do you ship internationally?

Yes, we ship Gelish products internationally.

6. Is Gelish 3-big free?

Based on the manufacturer’s response to this question, Gelish is free from Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP.

7. I’m not a nail technician/I don’t have license. Can I buy Gelish from you? Do you wholesale Gelish?

Anyone (has license or not) can purchase Gelish at our website Esthersnc.com. We offer Gelish nail polish to consumer and professionals.

8. It’s difficult to see the gelish polish colors from the small pictures. Or, I need help with finding the colors I want.

Yes, we heard you. Many bloggers have done reviews on Gelish and posted their swatches. Feel free to search on the internet to find a specific color swatches. To see the complete Gelish colors that are available in the market, we recommend Nail Harmony website.

Some Gelish swatches I found on the internet.

Gelish Color Chart 1

gelish color chart 2

gelish polish color chart 3

gelish polish color-chart 4

Last but not the least, watch the video for Gelish application.

Alright, I hope this is helpful. If you have question or comment, feel free to post it here.

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