Gel Overlay Manicure: A Step-by-Step Guide

What You’ll Need:

  • Mong Up Nails U-Gel (built-in base)
  • U-Shine Gel Top Coat (non-wipe formula)
  • Gel color of your choice
  • Primer
  • LED UV lamp
  • Nail file and buffer
  • Cuticle pusher
  • Nail cleanser or alcohol wipes

Step 1: Nail Preparation

Start by pushing back your cuticles and shaping your nails with a file. Gently buff the surface of each nail to ensure the gel adheres properly.

Step 2: Applying the Primer

Apply a thin layer of primer to each nail and allow it to air dry. This helps the U-Gel bond better to the nail surface.

Step 3: Applying Gel Color

Apply the gel color of your choice in thin, even layers, curing each layer under the LED UV lamp for 60 seconds. Repeat until you achieve the desired opacity.

Step 4: Applying U-Gel

Apply a base layer of U-Gel to your nails, covering the entire nail evenly and capping the edges. Cure under the LED UV lamp for 60 seconds.

Step 5: Building the Gel Overlay

For added strength, apply additional layers of U-Gel on the entire nail, cure under the LED UV lamp for 60 seconds. This builds up the thickness and durability of the overlay.

Step 6: Gel Color (optional)

Apply gel color as desired. For each coat, cure under the LED UV lamp for 60 seconds.

Step 7: Applying U-Shine Gel Top Coat

Once you’ve achieved the desired thickness, apply a thin layer of U-Shine Gel Top Coat and cure under the LED UV lamp for 60 seconds. This will add a beautiful shine and help protect your manicure.

U-Gel is formulated for easy application and superior durability, ensuring a professional finish every time. It’s perfect for overlays, extensions, and repairs.

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