Simple DIY Gel Nails At Home with Opallac

Hi beauties, it’s been a little while since I last had the time to write up a blog post. OPALLAC

Opallac Gel - Annie Rosee

I’ve finally been able to get some free time to write up a quick post about a product that I’ve been loving lately! 🙂

OPALLAC GEL POLISH! Because who doesn’t love a quick, easy manicure that you can do yourself at home?

Being  a Beauty Therapist and working in a salon, I always like to have my nails nicely presented and to be perfect all the time!
I don’t like having to wait around for regular nail polish to dry so having my own gel kit at home is perfect. 🙂

It’s great because there is no dry time. You cure each layer under the special LED light and don’t have to worry about bumping it while it’s drying. Plus, it’s meant to last roughly around 14 days, without chips or peeling if you take care of them.

I purchased the Opallac Starter Kit from Priceline a while ago now, which had everything I needed to get salon gel nails at home.
The kit included a  7Watt UV LED Lamp, three gel colours, Cosmolicous, Seductress & High Tea, gel base coat, gel top coat, 2-in-1 shine & soak solution & a 30pk of remover wraps. I’m pretty sure it also came with a pink glittery file and nail buffer.

Opallac Gel - Annie RoseeI recommend purchasing the starter kit first, as it has all the items you need to get started. Then you can do what I did and buy individual colour gel polishes to add to your collection afterwards. I went a little crazy and purchased almost all of them when they were 40% off at Priceline. 😀

Now, for how to get your simple gel nails at home!

Preparing the nails – First you want to file your nails to the desired shape and length. Lightly buff over your nail surface, then wipe over your nail with a lint free wipe soaked in the 2-in-1 shine & soak solution which removes any unwanted oils from the nail.

Gel Application – When working on myself I always do one hand at a time. It just makes things so much easier.
Apply a super thin layer of the Opallac gel base coat to each of your nails. Leaving a tiny edge so it doesn’t touch the skin. If it touches the skin it will prevent the nails from lasting as long as they’re meant too by lifting.

Opallac Gel - Annie Rosee

Cure for 30 seconds under the LED lamp. I always have my phone timer handy to make sure I have it in  for the correct amount of time. You don’t want to leave the nails curing for longer than the suggested time.

Then, apply one thin coat of the gel polish colour you have chosen. Cure for 60 seconds under the lamp. Repeat this step so that you now have two coats of the colour gel polish.

Lastly, apply a thin coat of the Opallac gel top coat over the nails. Cure under the lamp for 90 seconds. Once you take your nails out you must wipe over them with the 2-in-1 shine & soak solution to remove the sticky residue.

You’re then left with your simple, gorgeous Opallac Gel Polish manicure that you’ve done yourself at home! 😀


Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed. I hope that I can continue to post regular blog posts as I miss writing them.
Make sure to let me know what you’d like to see more of. 🙂

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