How to do Gel Nails at Home Step by Step with the Mylee Gel Nail Kit – Step by Step Tutorial

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I’ve been using the Mylee Gel Nail Kit for years now and I think it’s one of the best gel nail lamps out there for beginners. Here’s my beginners tutorial on how to use your Mylee nail kit showing all the gel nail steps you need for a perfect gel manicure at home!

Step by Step Gel Application

Gel Nail Steps using the Mylee Gel Nail Kit

  1. Prep your nails ready for the gel manicure – gently push back your cuticles, file and shape the nails and buff lightly with a buffing block (see my nail prep tutorial here)
  2. Dehydrate the nail with some prep and wipe solution on a lint free pad – wipe across each nail to remove any natural oils
  3. Apply your mylee base coat in thin even layers being careful not to touch the skin around your nails [Watch my how to paint neat cuticles tutorial here for more guidance]
  4. Cure for 30 seconds under the Mylee gel lamp
  5. Paint the first coat of your chosen MyGel colour (avoiding the skin around your nails)
  6. Cure for 30 seconds under the Mylee Gel lamp
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 by painting a second layer of your chosen gel colour and curing. [Be sure to cap the ends of your nails as shown in my tutorial video above]
  8. Apply a layer of top coat over your coloured polish avoiding the skin and capping the ends
  9. Cure for a final 30 seconds
  10. Wipe away the tacky layer with your prep and wipe solution on a lint free pad
  11. Apply Mylee cuticle oil to re-hydrate the skin

Watch the full process in my video above with some more handy tips and trick from a pro nail tech!

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What You Need to Buy:

In order to follow the gel nail steps above you’ll need your own nail kit. Mylee do some great beginner bundles with everything you need to start doing your own gel nails at home and you can buy these direct from their website or on amazon:

Buy the Starter Mylee Gel Nail Kit Here
Buy the ULTIMATE Mylee Nail Kit Here
(my top pick!)

Prefer to shop on Amazon?
Buy the Starter Kit on Amazon HERE
Buy the ULTIMATE Starter Kit on Amazon HERE

Choose a few extra colours that you like and you’re good to go!

Be sure to remove your gel nails safely to prevent any damage – no peeling or picking! Take a look at my easy gel nail removal tutorial here or you could try the Mylee 6 Minute Magic Remover for extra quick removal!


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I hope my beginners tutorial and gel nail steps help you create a DIY gel manicure that you love!
The Mylee Starter Kit is perfect for doing your own gel nails at home in no time at all!

Feeling fancy?
Why not upgrade your gel manicure with some of my gel nail art tutorials here!