Gel & Lacquer

iGel Beauty Gel & Lacquer Duo's come in over 300+ colors! They're specially formulated to strengthen and grow natural nails, with easy removal.

Gels and Lacquers are convenient mediums in a bottle that’s easily applied, with a wide selection of colors placed in a bottle. Although similar in application, gel and lacquer are different mediums. Gel polish is placed under a lamp to help build a strong, sturdy material, while lacquer is a quick-drying air-dried nail polish. Lacquers are convenient for those that dislike the lengthy removal process of cured mediums like gel polish. On the other hand, for strong, long-lasting nails that would not chip off, we recommend gel polish.

Note: Some pigments in the gel may fade or shift colors for products that have been purchased a year ago.  A product purchased a year ago and recently will have inevitable differences.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I cure for?

Depending on the strength of your lamp, cure time may vary.  We suggest 30 seconds under LED, and up to 2 minutes for UV Lamp.

Are gel manicures safe?

Yes, absolutely! Gel manicures are completely safe if done correctly. Please read our blog to learn how to apply a gel manicure!

Why do the gel polishes come with a matching lacquer? Can I just purchase one or the other?

Unfortunately we do not sell them individually at this time.  Each set comes with 1 gel and 1 lacquer because most of the time, people would like to match their hands with their feet!

Why does my gel polish keep peeling?

There are many reasons why your gel polish may be peeling; however if you are curing long enough with fresh bulbs then it may be due to any of the below reasons:
It is most commonly occurring with prep and finish:
1.  Cuticle may not be pushed back fully and correctly.  The layers of cuticle skin that can get left on the nail plate are highly water absorbent - this means any bits of cuticle left underneath the polish will take on water and expand, causing the polish to lift or peel.
2. You are not filing the free edge. Oils can accumulate on the free edge of the nail, so the edges need to be filed and cleaned before you begin your gel manicure.
3. Coats are being applied too thickly.  This applies to base coat and top coat, as well as the color.  When you cure gel polish, only the very top layer absorbs all the light. This means that if the coat is too thick, the underneath layers will remain soft which will result in peeling.
4. The polish or topcoat is not capped off or sealed around the edges. When this happens, this can cause an edge to catch and cause lifting of the formula to 'peel' the polish from the natural nail bed.

What is the ideal storage temperature?

There is no specific degree of temperature for all polishes. However, we do recommend storing your polishes at room temperature and away from direct sunlight. Kindly bear in mind that hot and cold temperatures also play a critical role in UV gel, not in the product's effectiveness, but in the ease-of-use during the application.

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