If you can’t get to the salon, here is a step-by-step on how to remove your Gelish manicure safely at home. Gelish polish comes off easily in 15 minutes without any damage to your natural nail.

What you need:
  • Acetone
  • Nail file
  • Cotton pads
  • Tinfoil – tear or cut 10 small sections of tinfoil
  • Cuticle stick
  • Cuticle oil
Removing your gelish gel polish:
  1. Gently, file the surface of the Gelish polish to remove the shine. Be careful not to damage the nail. A light buff is all you need.
  2. Take half a cotton pad, soak it with acetone and place it over the first nail.
  3. Take a piece of tinfoil and wrap it around the nail. Ensure that it is wrapped nice and tight with no gaps.
  4. Move to the next nail and repeat steps 2 & 3. Do not put all the pads on the nails at once. Do one at a time.
  5. When all 10 nails are covered with foil, leave them to soak for 15 minutes.
  6. Then, start to remove one at a time. Don’t remove all the foils at once.
  7. When you remove the foil from the first nail, the Gelish polish should have lifted from the nail. Use a cuticle stick to gently scrape the polish off.
  8. Wipe the surface of the nail with a cotton pad and acetone.
  9. Then move to the next nail and repeat step 7 & 8.
  10. Finally, file the nails and apply some cuticle oil to nourish.