Hey girls, it’s officially summertime! And that means it’s the perfect season to rock some new semi-cured gel nails. We’ve just released our BTS Boy With Luv-inspired nails, and we know you’re going to love them.
BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band formed by Big Hit Entertainment. The name subsequently became a backronym for Beyond the Scene in July 2017. The group, which consists of seven members, formed in 2010 and has since released several albums and singles that have topped the charts both in South Korea and internationally.
BTS is a K-pop group known for its distinctive songs, which mix hip hop, R&B, and pop with catchy hooks and meaningful lyrics. In addition to their musical abilities, the members of BTS are also recognized for their charming personalities and hard work ethic, which has aided them in their success both in Korea and internationally.
Boy With Luv
Boy with Luv is a BTS song composed and written by “hitman” Bang, Pdogg, RM, J hope, and Suga. The track was released on April 12, 2019, as the lead single from BTS’ second Korean-language studio album, Map of the Soul: Persona.
The song debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, making BTS the first and only K-pop act to achieve this feat. The song also peaked at number 13 on the UK Singles Chart. In South Korea, “Boy with Luv” set a new record for the most streamed song in a single day on Melon, with 9,409,000 streams. The song also became the fastest video to reach 100 million views on YouTube.
“Boy with Luv” is a bright, glossy pop track with elements of R&B and hip-hop. The lyrics are about the joys and innocence of young love. The song’s music video was shot in Los Angeles and featured cameos from Halsey and Big Hit Entertainment label mates Lisa (of Blackpink) and Jungkook (of BTS).
The music video for “Boy with Luv” broke the record for the most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, previously held by Psy’s “Gentleman.” Earlier this year, in April 2022, the video became BTS ‘ first to reach the 1.5 billion view mark on YouTube. At the time of writing, it is currently the fourth most viewed music video by a Korean artist on the video streaming platform.
Critical reception to “Boy With Luv” was positive, with many critics praising the song’s catchy melodies and production. The song won several awards, including Song of the Year at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
Some of our favorite lyrics from the song include:
“Oh my, my, my oh my, my, my I’ve waited all my life (All my life)”
‘I want something stronger (I want it) Than a moment, than a moment, luv Love is nothing stronger Than a boy with luv”
““From the moment I met you, my life was all you / You’re the star that turns ordinaries into extraordinaries / One after another, everything is special / The things you’re interested in, the way you walk or talk, and every little trivial habit of yours.”
What Are Our Boy With Luv Nails Made From?
Our Boy With Luv BTS nails are made with high-quality semi-cured gel nails. Semi-cured gel nails are wraps made from gel nail polish that has been partially cured. They’re flexible and stretchy, making them suitable for all nail sizes without creases after application. Once applied, they are cured under UV light. The end result is stunning, hard, perfectly curved nails.
Semi-Cured Gel Nails
Gelato Factory is a vendor with which we collaborate and whose partnership with BTS has allowed us to sell the licensed BTS BOY WITH LUV collection. We believe that fans should have access to high-quality products that show their support for the artist they love, and that’s why we’re proud to offer this collection.
Why Use Semi-Cured Nails?
There are many benefits to using semi-cured gel nails over regular nail polish. Below we list some of them:
1. Long-lasting: Semi-cured gel nails can last up to two weeks with proper care. This is much longer than the lifespan of regular nail polish, which only lasts a few days.
2. Strong and durable: Semi-cured gel nails are much more durable than regular nail polish. They are less likely to chip or break, making them ideal for those who have active lifestyles.
3. Water resistant: Semi-cured gel nails are water resistant. They are ideal for activities such as swimming or washing dishes.
4. Cruelty-free & non-toxic: Semi-cured gel nails are cruelty-free and non-toxic. They do not contain any harmful chemicals. They are safe for both you and the environment.
5. Virtually odorless: Semi-cured gel nails are virtually odorless, making them more pleasant to use than regular nail polish.
6. Easy To Apply And Remove: Semi-cured gel nails are very easy to apply and remove. They can be removed with a special removing serum like this one.
Step-By-Step Process On How To Apply Our BTS Boy With Luv Nails
If you’re a fan of BTS, then you’re going to love our Boy With Luv nails! Made with high-quality semi-cured nails for easy application, these nails are the perfect way to show your support for your favorite band. Follow the steps below to learn how to apply them:
Step One: Prep Nails
For this stage, you’ll need to push your cuticles back, file your nails, and wipe your nails with the included cleanser pad polish remover. This will help the semi-cured nails adhere better to your natural nails.
Step Two: Match Gel Nail Sizes To Fingernails
Once you’ve prepped your nails, it’s time to match the gel nail sizes to your fingernails. Doing this will ensure a better fit and fewer gaps.
Step Three: Remove The Clear Cover On Gel Nail Piece
Remove the clear cover on the gel nail piece. Be careful not to touch the sticky side of the gel nail, as this will cause it to lose its stickiness.
Step Four: Apply To Nail
Starting at the cuticle, apply the gel nail to your natural nail. Be sure to press down firmly to avoid any gaps.
Step Five: Trim Excess Gel
Once the gel nail is applied, trim any excess gel off of the nail using a nail clipper. Be careful not to cut your natural nails.
Step Six: Cure With A UV Lamp
Place your hand under a UV lamp and cure for 60-120 seconds. Doing this will harden the semi-cured gel nails.
Step Seven: Apply Top Coat (optional)
Once all of the nails are cured, you can apply a gel top coat for extra shine and protection. Remember to cure the gel top coat under UV light. Once done, your DIY mani will shine with perfection.
How To Remove Semi-Cured Gel Nails
If you need to remove your semi-cured gel nails for any reason, follow the steps below:
Step One: Apply Removing Serum
Start by applying two or three drops of removing serum at the edge- where the nail meets the skin. The serum will help to break down the semi-cured gel nails. If you don’t have removing serum, you can simply make yours by mixing acetone and cuticle oil.
Step Two: Wait For 1-minute
After applying the removing serum, wait for one minute before beginning to remove the nails.
Step Three: Use Included Wood Nail Tool To Lift The Gel Sticker
After one minute has passed, use the included wood nail tool to lift the nails off of your natural nails gently. If you find that the nails are resistant to coming off, apply more removing serum and wait for an additional minute.
Here are some pro tips to help you get the most out of your semi-cured gel nails:
Keep Gel Wraps Away From UV Light
One thing you should avoid is keeping your gel wraps near any UV light sources such as sunlight or artificial light bulbs. This will cause the gel wraps to cure prematurely and make them difficult to work with.
Once you’ve opened the package of semi-cured gel nails, it’s important to store them properly to ensure they last as long as possible. We recommend storing the nails in their original package and placing them in a cool, dark place such as a drawer or cupboard.
Avoid Sticking Gel Nail Wraps On Cuticle Line Or Skin Of Fingers
Placing gel nail wraps onto your cuticles can cause premature lifting of the gel strips from your nails, so it’s important to keep the gel nail wraps on your nails only.
Use Any Leftover Gel Nail Pieces In 2 To 4 Weeks
If you have any gel nail pieces left over, it’s important to use them within 2-4 weeks. This is because the gel nails will start to lose their strength after that time period.
Keep Nails Dry
It’s best to apply the semi-cured gel wraps when nails are completely dry and avoid getting them wet for a short period after application. We like to do our nails an hour after we have showered in the evening when all our chores are done for the day. Watching TV while doing our DIY manicures is a great way to relax before bedtime!
So there you have it! Our latest BTS-inspired nails. We hope you love it as much as we do. Be sure to come check out our collection and get your nails done today! We can’t wait to see your beautiful nails!