HUGE NAIL FAQ! how to do gel nails & nail art at home for beginners 🎀 everything i use for manicures

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hi everyone!!!! today’s video is all about nails and doing professional(ish) level gel nails and nail art at home for beginners. this is a very general FAQ video answering as many questions as i could based off the DMs and comments you guys have left me on instagram. people were mainly confused about the different types of clear gels i use in a video and about my equipment like my LED nail lamp and my e-file/nail drill. i hope this video answers a few of those questions! you guys also asked me a lot about where i source my materials, especially my nail gems and glitters so i left a few recommendations as well. this is also a little look into my manicure set up with all of my equipment and most used products. again i am not a professional and everything i’ve learned has been through trial and error, but this is just sharing things that i have learned in an easy to dissect way because it is very confusing and overwhelming at first! thank you so much for showing my nails some love because it is a huge hobby and i love sharing about it ❤️ thank you for watching and see you guys again next week.

ps sorry about the weird clicking in this video, i dropped my camera a while ago and i think the auto focus in the lens broke lol 🥵

table of contents:
intro: 0:00
basic manicure products: 1:22
different types of gel: 3:04
soft gel vs hard gel: 4:09
staying within a system 5:45
LED nail lamps 7:15
nail drill 8:54
drill bits 10:32
resources, gems & storage cases 12:47

connect with me!
instagram ❣ infrontofapple 
twitter ❣ rottenmei 
shop my closet at depop ❣ infrontofapple

❤ products used ❤

presto clear base gel
gelish soak-off foundation gel
gelish harmony hard builder gel
presto resin gel
presto color gels
presto top gel(jar)
presto top gel (bottle)

chrome powders
glitters are unbranded and from my local nail supply store

100/180 grit nail file
square gel brush
fine art brushes are from my local nail supply store
wax headed nail rhinestone tool
nail art tweezers
lint free cotton pads

72W LED nail lamp
NL-X portable electric nail drill

carbide nail drill bit set
carbide cuticle drill bits
extra coarse carbide drill bit

brush case
nail gem case

some favorite nail decorations
assorted big gems (these one are BEAUTIFUL! i really recommend these)
asymmetric gems
square & rectangle gems
diamond gems
assorted acrylic gems
big pearls
small pearl wheel

i also want to clarify that some products in this video may not be cruelty free. some products shown were purchased many years ago before my transition to being cruelty free, and others are unclear about their stance on animal testing. i found that there’s not as much information about nail companies compared to cosmetic companies so i struggled to find clear sources. i found at least one source claiming presto to be CF but not much else.

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❤ about me ❤
hi i’m mei! i’m 23 and a chinese american girl born and raised in los angeles, california. i love beauty, fashion, traveling, and my rescue dog ollie 🐶. this is where i share all of my favorite moments through a medium that i’m very passionate about 💕. i upload every saturday at 12 PM(ish). you can expect to see videos like clothing hauls, fashion lookbooks, skincare routines, makeup tutorials, beauty reviews, travel vlogs and much more. oh, and of course i love sharing about my (now pink) colored hair! i hope you enjoy my content as much as i enjoy creating it, thanks for stopping by ❤️

❤ equipment ❤
canon EOS 70D
sony a6000
rode shotgun microphone

email ❣
business inquiries only 

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Mei Yan


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