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Gel manicures are widely popular for several reasons including their longevity and look. UV lights, as well as a good top coat, are crucial steps in ensuring gel manicures set property. Top coats are administered using a setting polish or heat lamp. Both applications can achieve desired result. Most heat lamps use UV LED light to set nails, however you may note differences in the setting, such as the wattage and their ability to cool. There are also complete sets that include the setting device in addition to base colors. Be sure to read the instructions carefully as there are chemicals in the polish to note, and you don’t want your hands underneath UV light for longer than necessary. Kits are a cost-effective alternative to regular salon visits.

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