Add a layer of clear gel to natural nails so they won’t chip, crack, or break.
Young Nails’ Mani Q Natural Nail Care Gel is a clear gel that protects nails so they won’t chip, crack, or break, says the company. The gel is applied and then cured, and once the sticky layer is removed it can be filed into shape. The product protects for four weeks and then soaks off easily in acetone.
4. Apply the first coat of Mani Q to the first hand, from cuticle to free edge like polish. Make sure the product is not touching the skin surrounding the nail plate. Place first hand in lamp and cure for two minutes, and while it is curing apply Mani Q to second hand. Once the first hand is cured, place second hand in lamp and cure for two minutes. Add more product to the surface of the first application if needed to build a higher upper arch or for stronger reinforcement.