June 10th, 2020
If you don’t have Gellux products to hand then you can substitute them for others. If you are using non-gel polish, remember to use a good base coat and to let each coat set fully before moving on to the next step.
Start by prepping the nails by filing the nails to a round shape. Push back the cuticle using the Salon System Cuticle Handy Manicure Tool (£4.95+vat) and remove the cuticle using the Gellux Erase Cuticle Remover (£4.55+vat) and cuticle clippers. Buff the nail plate and cleanse nails with Gellux Prep + Wipe (£4.35+vat). Apply Gellux Fast Bond (£5.85+vat) followed by one coat of Gellux Cover Pink Base Coat (£11.95+vat) and cure for 60 seconds
Using a fine liner brush, randomly paint thin ‘wiggly’ lines of Gellux Purely White (£11.95+vat) along the nail, don’t cure.
Dip a slightly bigger nail art brush into some Gellux Acetone (£3.10+vat) and lightly dab the brush along the white line. The acetone will cause the line to ‘bleed’ a little. Once you have done this to every line, cure for 30 seconds.
Next, mix an equal amount of Gellux Sweetie Pie (£11.95+vat) in with Gellux Clear Base and Top Coat (£11.95+vat), (you want it to be sheer enough to see the white lines through) and paint a section randomly onto each nail, don’t cure.
Repeat the last step with Gellux Butterfly Blue (£11.95+vat). Mixing it with the Gellux Clear Base and Top Coat (£11.95+vat) once again sheer enough to see the white lines. Don’t cure.
Continue to do the same with Gellux Vividly Violet (£11.95+vat) and Gellux Ghost Train (£11.95+vat). Once, all of the colours are on and blended well together, cure for 60 seconds to make it slightly tacky.
Add some glitter flakes randomly onto each nail. The nails will now be looking very ‘quartz’ like. Once you are happy with this, apply a coat of Gellux Clear Base and Top Coat (£11.95+vat) and cure for 30 seconds.
Once cured, wipe over the nails with Gellux Acetone (£3.10+vat). Apply Gellux Stick-It-Glue (£1.35+vat) around the edge of the nail and dab gold foil onto the glue.
To finish the look, apply a coat of Gellux Shiny Top Coat (£11.95+vat), cure and then wipe over with Gellux Prep + Wipe (£7.10+vat). Finally, finish by applying Gellux Nail & Cuticle Oil (£4.35+vat).
Salon System Gellux is available from wholesalers nationwide.
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