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Black and White Gel Nails: Here’s why Bling Nail Strips are Blowing Up on TikTok

Black and White Gel Nails: Here’s why Bling Nail Strips are Blowing Up on TikTok

Gel nails are a trending choice for a long-lasting and shiny manicure. They provide the durability of acrylic nails with a more natural look and feel. With these strips, you get a salon-quality manicure at home!

Black and white gel nails are a versatile option that can be worn in many different ways. This colorway option is chic and stylish. Balancing bling with neutral shades makes it perfect for any occasion. 

The high-shine finish of these gel nails will have your nails looking pristine for over a week. They do not fall off easily, unlike cheaper alternatives like plastic. When you do want to take them off, it’s as simple as using your cuticle pusher. Best of both worlds!

Black and white gel nails are made with high-quality materials that are gentle on your nails. They will not damage your nails or cause discomfort. In fact, gel nails actually protect your natural nails from all kinds of damage by adding a strong layer of protection.

In this blog, we will explore how to apply gel nails and proper maintenance of black and white gel nail strips.

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White and Black Gel Nails: How to Apply Gel Nail Strips

Touch In Sol Real Gel Nail Strips come in a variety of sizes to suit your desired layout. 

Follow these simple steps to put your glamorous nails into action:

  1. Start with clean, dry nails. Remove any old nail polish, and file your nails to your preferred length and shape.
  2. Select the nail strip that best fits the finger you are applying it to. Peel off the protective layer at the bottom of the strip. 
  3. Apply your bling or white or black nail strip (you can choose any assortment, but we personally love: black, bling, white, white, bling). Start at the cuticle, and smooth it down to the tip of your nail. Ensure there are no bubbles or wrinkles.
  4. Adjust the look of the nail. With a cuticle or nail file, remove any excess strip at the edges of your nail.
  5. Finish all your nails off with a layer of topcoat to seal the strip in place and give your nails a shiny finish.

How to Keep White Gel Nails from Turning Yellow

White gel nails are prone to turning yellow overtime. This is not an issue for the bling or black gel nails, so let’s focus on how to maintain the white strips.

If you use any chemicals, including cleaning products like bleach, always wear gloves to avoid a negative reaction with the nail strips.

White gel nails can look so good with a glowing tan, but sun exposure and tanning beds can affect the glossy look of your nails, so avoid direct exposure. 

A UV-protective topcoat like we mentioned in the application stage will also defend your nails from harmful things that may turn them yellow. 

Our pro tip is to wash your hands with rubbing alcohol first thing after applying the strips and last thing when you take them off. This will remove any grime that has accumulated.

Can I Use a Black Light for Gel Nails? White and Black Gel Nails

For best results with your manicure, the polish needs to be dried and cured under a special UV lamp. High-UV lights are not recommended due to the excess radiation they emit.

Black lights are much healthier for your skin compared to other high-UV lamps, and they are also quite effective. Black light is well below the recommended levels of exposure, meaning they are not hazardous and a great way to seal your nails.

Yes, you can use black light for our white and black gel nails. The radiation they emit will be sufficient to secure your nails. Always follow the manufacturer’s guide, and contact them with any questions or concerns. 

Overall, black and white bling gel nails are a fabulous addition to your look book whatever the occasion. They are affordable and easy to apply and maintain at home, saving you a costly trip to the salon. Take that money you saved and treat yourself — you deserve it!

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