I absolutely love gel nail art! But if you’ve ever tried to do your nails at home, you know that getting the right supplies is a STRUGGLE. Which is why, today, I am sharing with you all everything that you will need to do your gel nails at home, and where to get them!
You will need a UV or LED lamp to dry the nail polish, or “cure” it.
You can either get a big, professional one or a smaller one. The only difference is one will dry multiple nails at once, and the other will dry one nail at a time. But both will do the job.
A Top and Base Coat
I personally got this set. It has a base coat, a no wipe top coat and a matte top coat. So pretty much all the basics you’ll need to start you gel nail art journey.
Any 100% pure acetone will do. Just make sure it’s “Cosmetic Grade” to make sure that it’s of higher quality.
You will need to use a nail file to file off the top layer so you can remove the gel polish.
Any rough nail file will do. However, if you want to get fancy you can get an Electric Nail Drill.
To be perfectly honest with you, using the drill is faster. You can use it to make you own nail extensions at home. But do not use it on your natural nails. It’s very strong and can lead to some shaping mishaps. Or worst… accidentally hurting your nail beds.
This is the fun part were you can get to experiment and be creative. You can use all kinds of gel polishes: solid colors, translucent ones, magnetic gels, glow in the dark… the options are endless!
The Fun stuff:
There are tools out there that can be useful to experiment with if you want to get some really unique designs and lean into your artsy side.
Brushes can be used to draw cute designs or to mix colors, each brush can make specific lines so choose yours wisely.
These nail polish magnets used in combination with the magnetic gel polish will allow you to create really cool effects like the ones in these pictures.
Stickers & Powders
Now you know where I get all of my gel nail art supplies!
I know most of the stuff I recommended today is from Born Pretty and that isn’t random. They’re one of the rare websites that have a wide range of high quality nail art supplies that are available for the public and not just professionals. And they offer worldwide shipping with reasonable prices. What more could a girl ask for 😉
This is not a sponsored post I just really like the brand.
I have been using them for years now. This post does, however, contain affiliate links! Also if you would like to support me and get an extra 10% off, you can use my code FIKA.