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How to do gel nails at home?

How to remove gel nail polish?

Are UV lamps dangerous?

LED lamps contain much lower levels of UV rays. The risk with LED lamps is far less than with UV lamps. Furthermore, Le Mini Macaron’s mini lamp exposes you to even less light than typical UV lamps...

How do I apply LMM gel polish?

If you are a new user of gel polish, please give yourself 2-3 manicures (tries) to get used to how to apply gel polish. There are many tips and tricks to applying gel polish that make the differenc...

Application Do’s

When you start your nail prep, you just need to push your cuticules back (we include a cuticle pusher in our kits). Trim loose skin or snags (with a cuticule nipper). This is an optional step; yo...

Application Don’ts

Don't apply hand lotion or cuticle oil BEFORE or DURING the gel application process. This will cause the gel to slip and not adhere well. Don't buff your nails after filing them . Filing creates a...

I followed all the instructions but my gel polish is still chipping after 2-3 days! What do I do?

If you have followed all the basic tips on the application do’s, and you are still face chipping issues, it may be because of the natural oils in your nails. In fact, 20% of women have naturally oi...

Help! My gel polish is hard/clumpy inside the bottle

It’s very important to use and store your gel polish correctly. Gel polish is light sensitive (that’s why it hardens when exposed to LED light). It will also react to sunlight or natural light if e...

I've never used a UV light at home before. What do I need to know?

Our light is actually LED (not UV) so it dries quicker and also doesn’t contain UV rays! Our LED lights are timed to go off automatically. The mini macaron is a 30 sec cycle and the maxi macaron (l...