I'm going to try to start posting some tutorials here on soak off gel manicures and nail care. I don't as of yet have pictures of my processes, but hopefully it won't be too hard to follow along without them. I'll try to do some with photos soon. I hate being on camera, so photos are probably all you'll be able to get out of me, LOL. Videos aren't likely at this point, because I think my voice sounds funny on camera and I absolutely do not need the extra 10 lbs it supposedly adds, LOL. Also, I don't know squat about video editing, LOL.
First of all, the disclaimer: I am NOT a professional nail technician. I am receiving NO compensation for doing this. ALL of the products I use have been purchased by ME with my own money. This is just what I do and what works for me. Trying to do soak off gel nails yourself using my way of doing things or any other is something you do at your own risk.
I personally feel that this is not an adventure you should embark on without having done a little research, so please, before you begin do some research, watch videos on you tube, visit forums related to doing this, etc. There is a bit of a learning curve with soak off gel polish, so expect a bit of trial and error before you find what works best for you.
I use mostly Gelish products, but I do have some things that are not Gelish. I also have colors that are Shellac, Artistic Colour Gloss (ACG), IBD Gelac, Geleration, Gelez, Red Carpet Manicure, and several others that also include pot-style gels such as Axxium that need to be applied with a separate gel brush. Since it is what I started with and what I have, my base coat and top sealer are Gelish. I have experienced no incompatibilities between brands, and use the Gelish base and top with all my colors. I have a new bottle of ACG base and top as well, which I tested once and also had no problem mixing it will another brand, so I don't forsee an issue when my Gelish runs out.
So, let the tutorials and information begin! :)