Gimme Some Sugar!

Whether at brunch or work, everyone’s talking about gel nails, gel nail polish – gel, gel, gel! So what’s the difference between gel nail polish and traditional nail enamel? Read on, for the nail experts here at Sugar Skull are more than happy to break it down for you.

Sugar Skull Gel Nail Polish

Formulated with photo-reactive ingredients, gel nail polish requires curing  under a light-emitting diode (LED) or ultraviolet (UV) nail polish lamp. The curing process creates a powerful bond to the nail, delivering 14 days of long lasting color and shine. Much like a traditional enamel manicure, most gel nails are applied with a base, color, and top coat.

How does it all work, you ask? Each layer is applied and cured to a hard gel finish via a UV nail lamp, or, as in the case of Sugar Skull Gel, LED lamp. Each layer is formulated to work seamlessly with the layer underneath, making the bond very powerful.

There are a few different types of gel nail manicures you can get , but lamp-cured gel manicures are most often done in a nail salon.