Skyscraper Building Gel Acrylic System





Skyscraper Building Gel

The pigment smoothing technology in SKYSCRAPER BUILDING GEL assures excellent coverage. Our exclusive 3X Color Changing Inhibitor Technology (CCIT3) assures long lasting brightness that resists fading and color changes over time. This brilliant luster and shine balance is added to significantly enhance the appearance of GEL enhancements.

Advanced polymer network technology enables the Nail Professional to create gorgeous, thin enhancements with exceptional durability for excellent wearability. Our tough polymer network creates chains of polymer strength that wind together. This molecular structure provides soft, flexible strength without brittleness. Even thin coatings will stand up to rigorous wear and excessive downward tip pressure such as typing and household chores.

Application Process

Items you will need:

  • 240 grit (or higher) file
  • Lint Free Wipe
  • GEL II® Super Shine Nail Cleanser
  • GEL Sculpting Brush
  • SKYSCRAPER Base Coat
  • SKYSCRAPER BLUEPRINTS (if extending length)
  • SKYSCRAPER BUILDER GEL
  • GEL II® Manicure 40G LED Lamp
  • 180 grit (or higher) file
  • GEL II® Soak Off Gel Polish (optional)
  • GEL II® Top Coat of choice

Preparation

Step 1

Manicure nails and gently buff any shine from the surface of the nail plate with a 240 grit (or higher) file. Work in the direction of the nail growth and be careful not to file into the nail plate

Step 2

Remove dust from the nail plate with a lint free wipe.

Step 3

Spray a generous amount of GEL II™ Super Shine Nail Cleanser and thoroughly wipe nails clean using a lint free pad. Pay special attention to clean dirt and oil from lateral side-walls and extension edge of the nail (this will prevent color from “pulling away” from the edges of the nail)


Enhancement Application

Step 1

Apply a thin, even coat of SKYSCRAPER Base Coat to 5 nails, paying close attention to the cuticle and sidewall areas.

Step 2

Seal the tip of the nail with a thin coat of SKYSCRAPER Base Coat.

Step 3

For optimum results, cure for 60 seconds in the GEL II® 40G LED Light. Cure for two minutes if using a traditional UV Lamp (results may vary if not using the GEL II® 40G LED Light). Repeat process on other hand.

Step 4

Coat or extend nails (using SKYSCRAPER BLUEPRINTS) with a thin, even layer of SKYSCRAPER BUILDING GEL color of choice. Float and glide product into place with a “feather touch” to prevent high and low spots in the nail, cure for 60 seconds. Repeat process on other hand.

Step 5

To add strength and enhance shape, sculpt a second coat of SKYSCRAPER BUILDING GEL on first hand and cure for 60 seconds. Repeat process on second hand.


Enhancement Refinement

Step 1

After final coat of SKYSCRAPER BUILDER GEL, remove the tacky inhibition layer from the nail surface with GEL II® Manicure Super Shine Nail Cleanser and a lint free pad.

Step 2

Refine Shape and Form of nails with a 180 grit (or higher) file.

Step 3

Cleanse nails and remove dust with GEL II® Super Shine Nail Cleanser and a lint free pad.


Seal and Shine

Step 1

For color, follow the GEL II® Soak Off Gel steps of application.

Step 2

For a natural, uncolored finish, seal SKYSCRAPER BUILDING GEL nail enhancements with the GEL II® Soak Off GEL top coat of choice.


Enhancement Tips

Prepare your GEL sculpting brush prior to application by “loading” with GEL and wiping on lint free pad saturated with GEL II® Manicure Gentle Soak GEL Remover.

If creating the perfect permanent French Manicure enhancement, build white tips first when sculpting. Lock tips for 5 seconds in the GEL II® Manicure 40G LED Light to prevent “pooling.” This will provide easier control and consistency during the application process.

Always work in thin, even coatings. Thick coatings may “pool” or create an exothermic reaction during cure.

Always avoid skin contact during application, this will prevent lifting and service break-down.

Maintenance Process

Items you will need:

  • 240 grit (or higher) file
  • Lint Free Wipe
  • GEL II® Super Shine Nail Cleanser
  • GEL Sculpting Brush
  • SKYSCRAPER Base Coat
  • SKYSCRAPER BLUEPRINTS (if extending length)
  • SKYSCRAPER BUILDER GEL
  • GEL II® Manicure 40G LED Lamp
  • 180 grit (or higher) file
  • GEL II® Soak Off Gel Polish (optional)
  • GEL II® Top Coat of choice

As the natural nails grow, the nail enhancement shifts and becomes “unbalanced.” Bi-weekly maintenance is recommended to ensure long term natural nail health and enhancement beauty.

Preperation

Step 1

Assess nails for service breakdown and lifting.

Step 2

Blend existing product 50% to re-establish base.

Step 3

Refine shape and length of the nail(s).

Step 4

If lifting occurs, buff away using a 180 grit (or higher), keeping the file parallel to the surface of the nail and paying attention to not file into the natural nail.

Step 5

If there are cracks in the nail, file a valley into the crack with the edge of a file, paying careful attention not to file into the natural nail.

Step 6

Proceed with the preparation and application process for SKYSCRAPER BUILDING GEL nail enhancements.


Maintenance Tips

If performing maintenance on perfect permanent French Manicure enhancements, establish new smile line placement during blending by gently carving in a new smile line with your file.

If the client experienced extreme service breakdown (cracking and breakage), consider altering length and shape of your design.

If excessive lifting occurred, double check your preparation steps and remember to keep nail enhancements thin and even in the cuticle area and along the lateral sidewalls.

Removal Process

Items you will need:

  • 180 grit (or higher) file
  • 240 grit (or higher) file
  • La Palm SPA PRODUCTS® 100% Acetone
  • GEL II® Foil Wraps
  • Orange Wood Stick
  • Lint Free Wipe(s)
  • Warm Towel (optional)

It’s perfectly safe to wear nail enhancements indefinitely, but sometimes we all need a break. In the event a client needs their SKYSCRAPER BUILDING GEL enhancements removed, safety and meticulous care for the integrity of the natural nail are vital.

Removal Preparation

Step 1

Refine length of nails.

Step 2

Gently reduce existing product 50%.


Wrap

Step 1

Saturate the cotton pad on a GEL II® Removal Wrap with La Palm SPA PRODUCTS® 100% Acetone.

Step 2

Place cotton pad on nail, ensuring the entire surface is covered. Wrap finger tightly making sure the cotton pad is securely resting on the nail plate and wraps around the tip of the nail.

Step 3

Let sit, undisturbed for a minimum of 10 minutes.

Step 4

Wrap hand in a warm dry towel to hasten removal process (optional).


Remove

Step 1

Starting with the first nail wrapped, remove foil by firmly supporting cotton pad and “twisting” from the fingertip (as if removing polish).

Step 2

Gently push off any remaining product with an orange wood stick. To protect the natural nail plate, gently push remaining product off in the direction of the natural nail growth. Pay close attention to not scrape into the nail plate, causing irreversible damage.

Step 3

If product remains on the nail, repeat Step 2 – Wrap.

Step 4

Repeat 1 and 2 from Step 3 – Remove.

Step 5

If product remains on the nail, generously soak a lint free wipe with La Palm SPA PRODUCTS® 100% Acetone and remove residue from nails.

Step 6

Wash nails and continue with a La Palm SPA PRODUCTS® or PURE ORGANICS™ Manicure.


Removal Tips

Never force or “nip” product from natural nails. Remember, SKYSCRAPER BUILDING GEL is designed to permanently adhere to the natural nail, forcing product from the surface will tear away vital layers of nail plate and can lead to further nail disorders.

Avoid scraping or filing the natural nail plate during the removal process.

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