All the Ways to Use Naked Gelie

If you’re new to Naked Manicure, you might not be familiar with our versatile Naked Gelie clear coat. Though it was first included in the Gelie-Cure system, this gel-like coat has several other uses during a manicure or pedicure that we’re sharing with you now!

We’ll be going over all the ways to use Naked Gelie, from the original Gelie-Cure system, to the latest Defend + Shine system, to every use in-between!

What Is It?

To start off, let’s breakdown what Naked Gelie really is. It’s a demi-gel coat that requires curing underneath an LED light. Don’t let the curing step scare you! Unlike gels, it won’t damage your nails when you remove it. Instead of soaking your nails for hours in harsh acetone remover or scraping until your nails are clean, all it takes is 2 minutes to remove with Remove +.  

How to Use:

Naked Gelie’s first use is with the Gelie-Cure system. This system was created to treat damaged nails with a 3-step system using Naked Gelie as the third step. In this system, the Gelie acts as a protective foundation for polish while it seals and protects the nail treatment from the Rescue Serum and Repair Base. As it hardens the natural nail—which may be brittle or weak from damage—it helps to prevent further breaks and improves the appearance of visible nail damage. When used in this way under a normal manicure, you can remove your polish color up to 2x without removing the Naked Gelie foundation base. This saves you prep time for your next manicure!

If you don’t feel like adding any color, leave your nails bare with the Naked Gelie foundation for a natural-looking manicure.

The newest line to come from the Gelie-Cure system is Defend + Shine, which uses Naked Gelie as a manicure seal instead of a base. For this system, Naked Gelie is to be applied the day after a fresh manicure or pedicure, when your manicure has had time to fully dry and set. When you apply Naked Gelie over your full manicure, you’re locking in that day one shine and providing a protective barrier for normal wear-and-tear on your nails. The Gelie will extend your manicure for up to a week without chips or any dullness in sight. It’s for those that want to keep their polish color on as long as possible. If one week sounds like way too long to have just one color on your nails, you may prefer to use Naked Gelie with Gelie-Cure instead of Defend + Shine.  

Extend Gel Manicures

Because of the demi-gel nature of Naked Gelie, it can also be used to touch-up a grown-out gel manicure. After a salon gel manicure, you’ll notice it starts to get dull or nail growth will occur around week two. To extend your professional manicure for another week before you get to your next salon appointment, you can use Naked Gelie to refresh your gel mani. Simply take a ZOYA color that is a close match for the gel color you have on and fill in anywhere that you see growth. Once that dries, add a layer of Naked Gelie to your nails and cure them under an LED light for one minute. Don’t forget to swipe the nails with Clear Shine to remove any residue. Just like that, you have a refreshed mani for another week!

Which System is for You?

How you use Naked Gelie will all depend on your manicure preferences. If you feel your biggest focus is restoring your nail’s health, you may want to go with the Gelie-Cure system line to use Gelie as a treatment seal. If you mostly care about extending the life of your manicure and keeping it fresh, you may want to consider using it as a full manicure seal, as used in the Defend + Shine system. 

What if You Want to Use Both Systems?

If you want to treat nail damage and use Naked Gelie to seal your full manicure, go for it! Apply the Gelie-Cure system as directed before you apply polish and a top coat. Then, when you apply Naked Gelie the next day, you’ll be sealing in your color and making sure your nail treatment doesn’t go anywhere.

We hope you found these uses for the demi-gel coat useful! As always, you can read more specific information about our Naked Manicure systems here on the Feed.

Feature photo via @aanchysnails.