Ever wondered how to use nail forms with builder gel? If so, you'll love this how-to guide. We shall explore everything you need to know about using nail forms with builder gel, including what each product is and how to choose the right nail form. We'll also cover how to prepare your nails for the application of builder gel, as well as some top tips for creating the perfect nail extension. So without further ado, let's dive in.
First up, what exactly is builder gel? Builder gel is a type of gel nail product that is used to extend the length of natural nails. It is available in a range of colours and can be applied either by brush or by using a small spatula. Builder gel is usually cured under a UV or LED lamp, and once cured, it will provide a long-lasting, durable finish.
Next, what are nail forms? Nail forms are thin plastic or paper templates that help to shape and form the nail. They can be used with both gel polish and builder gel, helping to create an even, natural-looking finish. Nail forms come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are designed to fit the size and shape of your nails perfectly.
Choosing the Right Nail Form
Now that we know what each product is, let's explore how to choose the right nail form. The best way to do this is to measure your nails and compare them against the sizes available on the nail forms. It's important that you pick one that fits snugly onto your nail without being too tight or too loose. Once you've chosen the correct size, the next step is to prepare your nails for application.
Preparing the Nail for Nail Forms and Builder Gel
To do this, you should start by filling and buffing the surface of your nail to create a smooth, even base. You should then push back any cuticles that are blocking the area you wish to apply the form to. Finally, use a small amount of primer on each nail to ensure that the form sticks properly.
Using the Nail Form
Now you're ready to use the nail form. To do this, simply align the form with your fingernail and press down firmly until it is securely in place. You should then apply a thin layer of builder gel over the entire nail form and cure under either a UV or LED lamp for two minutes (this may vary depending on your lamp and the builder gel you have chosen to use).
Tips for Creating the Perfect Nail Extension with Nail Forms and Builder Gel
Once the builder gel is cured, it's time to apply for the perfect nail extension. To do this, use a small blade or spatula to trim away any excess gel from around the edges of your nails. Once you've done this, take a file and shape your nails until they achieve the desired shape and length.
Removing the Nail Form and Final Touches
So now you have applied your builder gel using a nail form, how do you remove it? To do this, first, soak your nails in warm water for a few minutes to loosen the form from your nail. Once it is loose enough, you can carefully peel off the form using tweezers. We have written a big piece on how to remove builder gel here if you need more information.
Now you've applied and removed your nail form, it's time for the final touches... use a buffing block to smooth out any rough edges and ridges. You can also use a cuticle oil or nourishing cream to condition the skin around your nails and keep them healthy.
And there you have it, how to use nail forms with builder gel. We hope this guide has been helpful in teaching you all about using these products to create an even, natural-looking finish.
To wrap up...
In conclusion, we hope you feel more comfortable as to how to use nail forms with builder gel, including what each product is and how to choose the right nail form.
If you want to apply builder gel with nail forms remember to measure your nails, prepare them appropriately, apply the form and gel to your nails, trim and shape the nail once cured, remove the form and give your nails a final buff. With these steps in mind you can now go and create the perfect nail extension with builder gel and nail forms.