Gelish lasts for about 21 days – depending on how well you take care of them. By then you would have the growth of your natural nail. To remove your Gelish either visit the salon where you had them done, and the therapist will do it for you, or you can remove it yourself at home.
You would need:- block buffer / nail file, acetone nail polish remover, cotton balls, foil strips cut in about 5cm by 3cm, wooden stick / orange stick, nourishing nail oil (almond oil is perfect).
1. Roughen the surface of the nails with a file or a block buffer. This will break the seal on the top coat and will allow the remover to penetrate.
2. Apply a cotton ball soaked in Acetone Nail Polish Remover directly to the nails.
3. Cover the nail and the cotton ball with the foil. Make sure to tighten the foil to keep the remover in contact with the Gelish.
4. Wait for 15 minutes.
5. Remove one foil, and scrap surface of the nail with a wooden stick / orange stick, to remove any remaining bits of Gelish off your nail. Repeat this step for each nail.
6. File nails lightly to remove any excess polish, if necessary.
7. Apply Nourishing Nail Oil (such as Almond Oil) to your nails.