It is easy to apply, yet the gel nail designs you can create with it are nothing short of spectacular and are also gentle on the nails. There are multiple acrylic nail polish systems, but the one thing they have in common is the way they are applied. The essence of this technique is that you apply a gel material that cures in UV lamp or LED lamp onto the natural or sculptured nail, then cure it in UV or LED nail lamp to create a durable coat that’s still relatively easy to remove.
The most common technique consists of three steps: first you apply a base coat, then comes the color, and then, to top off your design in a super shiny and super stylish way, you apply a top coat (3 STEP technique). But there’s a simplified technique, the so-called One Step technique which does not require either a base or a top coat.
Different gel nail polish brands offer different levels of durability and different soak-off times. The 3 STEP best gel nail polish provides 3-4 weeks of damage-free wear, which is 7-14 days in the case of the One Step technique. Durability and solubility, as you would guess, counteract each other. A technique providing a 14-day durability can be soaked off in 5-10 minutes, while a technique providing 3 weeks of durability can be soaked off in 25 minutes.