Welcome to the world of stunning nails! If you’ve been curious about achieving gorgeous polygel nails on your own, you’re in the right place. Polygel nails combine the flexibility of gel polish with the durability of acrylics, resulting in a fantastic DIY manicure option that’s perfect for both beginners and nail enthusiasts.

Keeping Your Polygel Nails Longer

How to Do Polygel Nails

Ingredients and Tools

To get started, gather the essentials.

1. Polygel Kit

 A polygel kit is the heart of your DIY polygel nail journey. It contains the essential polygel formula that combines the best qualities of gel polish and acrylics. The Biutee Polygel Kit comes with everything you need to create professional-looking nails at home.


2. Dual Forms or Nail Tips

These are the foundation for your new nails. Dual forms or nail tips give your polygel something to adhere to, helping you achieve the desired nail shape and length. They provide a template for your nails to take shape.

3. Slip Solution

The slip solution is a secret weapon that makes working with polygel a breeze. It prevents the polygel from sticking to your tools and fingers, allowing you to shape and smooth it effortlessly.


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4. Nail File and Buffer

These tools are your partners for perfecting the shape and surface of your polygel nails. The nail file helps you shape and refine the edges, while the buffer smoothens the nail surface for a polished finish.

5. UV/LED Lamp for Curing

Curing is a crucial step in the polygel process. A UV/LED lamp ensures that the polygel hardens and sets properly. It’s like giving your nails a spa session under the light, ensuring durability and longevity.


6. Cleanser or Rubbing Alcohol

Keeping your workspace clean is essential. A cleanser or rubbing alcohol helps you remove any sticky residue left behind after curing your nails. This step ensures your nails are smooth and ready for the next stages.

7. Cuticle Pusher and Trimmer

Nail care isn’t just about the nails themselves; cuticles matter too. A cuticle pusher and trimmer help you achieve a neat and tidy nail bed, framing your polygel nails beautifully.


8. Base Coat and Top Coat (compatible with polygel)

These coats provide the finishing touch and protection for your polygel nails. The base coat ensures a smooth surface for application, while the top coat adds shine and safeguards your nail art, making it last longer.


Having these ingredients and tools on hand sets you up for a successful and enjoyable polygel nail experience. Each item serves a specific purpose in creating stunning and durable nails that you’ll be proud to show off.

Step-by-Step Guide

Creating fabulous polygel nails is an exciting journey that anyone can embark on. With a clear and simple step-by-step approach, you’ll be able to achieve stunning results that look like they were done at a professional salon. Get ready to dive into the world of DIY polygel nails and follow these easy steps to transform your natural nails into works of art.

Step 1: Prep Your Natural Nails

  • Clean Up: Start by removing any old nail polish and giving your nails a clean slate.
  • Cuticle Care: Gently push back and trim your cuticles for a neat look.
  • Surface Prep: Use a gentle nail buffer to create a slightly rough texture on your nails, helping the polygel adhere better.

Step 2: Choose Dual Forms or Nail Tips

  • Select Your Base: Decide whether you’ll use dual forms (reusable) or nail tips (single-use) as your nail base.
  • Fit and Set: Size the dual forms or nail tips to your nails, ensuring a snug fit, and set them aside for later.

Step 3: Mixing the Polygel

  • Polygel Portion: Take a small amount of polygel from the kit, ready for application.
  • Mix It Up: If your kit includes base and color gels, blend them according to the instructions for your desired shade.
  • Slip Solution Application: Before working with the polygel, apply a touch of slip solution to your tools and fingers to prevent sticking.

Step 4: Applying the Polygel

  • Place Dual Forms or Nail Tips: Press the dual forms or nail tips onto your natural nails, creating the shape you desire.
  • Polygel Application: Apply a small bead of mixed polygel onto the dual form or nail tip.
  • Shaping with Slip Solution: Dip your brush in the slip solution and use it to spread and shape the polygel smoothly over your nail and the dual form or tip.
  • Even Distribution: Make sure the polygel covers your nail evenly and looks seamless.
  • Repeat for All Nails: Continue this process for each of your nails.

Step 5: Shaping and Curing

  • Refine the Shape: Use a nail file to shape the polygel to your preferred nail shape and length.
  • Curing Process: Place your nails under the UV/LED lamp for the recommended time stated in the kit instructions.
  • Uniform Curing: Ensure all nails receive the same amount of curing time for consistent results.

Step 6: Finishing Touches

  • Remove Dual Forms or Nail Tips: Gently take off the dual forms or nail tips, revealing your newly formed polygel nails.
  • Perfecting the Look: Use a nail file to smooth any edges and ensure the shape is exactly how you want it.
  • Cleansing: Use a cleanser or rubbing alcohol to wipe away any tackiness or residue left from the curing process.

Step 7: Apply Base Coat and Top Coat

  • Base Coat Application: Apply a thin layer of compatible base coat over your polygel nails.
  • Curing Round 2: Cure your nails once again under the UV/LED lamp to set the base coat.
  • Top Coat Finale: Finish off with a layer of compatible top coat for added shine and protection.
  • Final Cure: Cure your nails one more time to ensure the top coat is set and shiny.

Step 8: Final Steps

  • Last Cleanse: One last time, cleanse your nails to remove any residue and reveal their true beauty.
  • Nourishing Touch: Apply a drop of cuticle oil to moisturize your cuticles and the skin around your nails, giving them a healthy, glowing finish.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully mastered the art of creating stunning polygel nails from the comfort of your home. Enjoy flaunting your gorgeous nails!


You’ve reached the final brushstroke in your DIY polygel nail adventure. By following this step-by-step guide and harnessing the power of the right ingredients and tools, you’ve unlocked the art of crafting impeccable polygel nails at home.

Gone are the days of spending a fortune at the salon – now you have the skills to create nails that turn heads and leave you feeling confident. Whether you’re a nail newbie or a seasoned enthusiast, the journey of experimentation and creativity with polygel nails is yours to enjoy.

Remember, practice makes perfect. Each time you embark on a new nail creation, you’re refining your techniques and bringing your vision to life. With your newfound knowledge, the world of polygel nails is yours to explore, experiment with, and make uniquely your own.