How to Apply Apres Gel-X Nail Extensions
Posted on January 18 2023
Meet the pioneer in soft gel nail extension technology. We are proud to introduce Apres Nail to the BP family. Apres Nail is united by one common motif - creating standards, not trends. They are all about breaking the habit of fast nail fashion and focusing on creating compelling change in the nail industry. They deliver quality, consistency, and innovation with their products.
Apres continues to grow in popularity, with features in publications including Refinery29, Nylon, Allure, Ella, Marie Claire and more. Apres Nail offers a wide range of professional products from nail files, LED lamps, gel extensions and more. If you're new to nail extensions, don't worry! You don't have to be a professional nail tech.
Ready to get a quality manicure in the comfort of your own home?
How to Use Apres Nail Extensions
1. Choose your favorite Apres Gel-X Tips
2. Once you've found the correct size, gently file & buff the base of your tips.
3. PRO TIP: Use a non-acidic gel primer and apply to the underside of the Gel-X Tip for an even stronger, longer-lasting bond.
4. Apply a pH bonder to your natural nails then apply the non-acidic gel primer.
5. Apply the Gel-X Extend Gel to your natural nails and cure your entire hand in LED lamp for 30 seconds.
6. PRO TIP: Gently bend your tips to fit your nail shape.
7. Apply the Gel-X Tip at a 45-degree angle to the base of the natural nail.
8. Flash cure with a 2W LED light for 30 seconds.
9. Repeat the process for the rest of your nails.
10. Cure under lamp for 30 seconds.
11. Apply a non-wipe top gelcoat to the underside of the tips & cure for 30 seconds.
12. If needed, file down the tips to your desired length & shape. PRO TIP: Buff tips for a smoother surface and easier polish application.
13. Use acetone to remove any excess debris from the tips.
Gel Polish Application
1. Choose your desired gel polish color and apply to your nails.
2. Cure under lamp for 30 seconds.
3. Repeat the process for added coverage.
4. Apply a non-wipe glossy top coat & cure for 30 seconds.
New to gel extensions? We carry Apres Gel-X nail extension kits that include everything you need to do your own manicure! Each kit includes:
- 600 pc set of Gel-X Tips
- 15mL Apres pH Bonder
- 15mL Apres Non-Acidic Gel Primer
- 15mL Apres Extend Gel
- 15mL Apres Top Gelcoat
- X-Lite LED Light
- 100/180 Grit Emery Board
- Apres Black Patent Vegan Leather Case
Also, in case you haven't heard, Apres recently launched their 2.0 Tips, which include 3 NEW half sizes (4.5, 5.5, & 6.6)! These new tips also have a thinner base edge (for a more natural look) and a thicker free edge (for less prep time & more durability). Apres is the most inclusive soft gel nail extension system so you've got to give it a try! Kits are available with both the original Gel-X Tips OR the 2.0 Tips! All you have to do is choose your shape & length! Shop our entire collection of Gel-X nail kits below!
Let us know what your Apres favorites are in the comments below! As always, share your photos with us on Instagram and Facebook by tagging us @beyondpolish and use the hashtag #PolishWithBeyond. We can't wait to see those #nailfies!
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