- Never pick or peel Gelish, as this can cause damage to the natural nail.

- If your nails become dull, you may shine them up with an alcohol swab.

- Wear rubber gloves when washing or doing cleaning jobs. Gel polish can absorb bleaches and detergents and this will cause polish to lift.

- Use cuticle oil at least once a day to keep your cuticle moisturized and healthy. (Especially at night before going to bed.) This can be purchased from Lacquer Gallery for $5.

- Chlorine may lift Gelish in extreme cases. To lessen the chance of this, wait 24 hours after application before swimming, and always rinse your hands thoroughly to remove chlorine.

- Sun tan cream and insect repellent may affect polish, so we recommend using gloves to apply. 

- Filing your nails will break the seal of the polish and cause premature lifting. If filing is necessary, paint the edge of the filed nail using clear nail polish.

- If you break a nail, the product seal will be broken and your Gel manicure will more than likely lift. File and then paint the edge with clear polish or alternatively have lacquer gallery file and re-apply Gel to repair the nail.


- Buff the gel top coat.

- Soak one hand at a time in gel remover or pure 100% acetone in a glass bowl with towel underneath.

- After 10-15 minutes the Gel will lift from the natural nail.

- Any residue may be removed by gently pushing off old gel with an orange wood stick or cuticle pusher.


- Lightly buff nails, wash your hands and apply cuticle oil.

- This can also be carried out by Lacquer Gallery for $5 prior to subsequent gel polish application, or $10 without new manicure.

- Remember to treat your nails like jewels not tools, to ensure a long lasting Gel manicure.

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