Pink Cloud Nails Step By Step

October 15th, 2020

October 15th, 2020

We love Salon System nail expert Julie-Anne Larivière‘s pretty pink cloud nail design.  Here’s how to recreate it yourself.

Julie-Anne Lariviere Salon System

She created this gorgeous design using Gellux but 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.


Step One

File the nails to shape, push the cuticles back with the Gellux Cuticle Handy Manicure Tool (£6.95 +vat) and gently buff the surface of the nails with a white block.  Thoroughly wipe nails with Gellux Nail + File Antiseptic Spray (£6.95 +vat) and a lint free pad.  When the nails are dry apply Gellux Fast Bond (£5.85 +vat).  Let dry for 30 seconds.  Then apply one very thin layer of Gellux Gel Builder Gel in Rose Pink (£11.95 +vat), cure for 60 seconds.

Step Two

Apply a thicker layer of Builder Gel in Rose Pink making sure you leave the bulk of the product about 1/3 of the way down the nail from the cuticle area to create a nice apex.  Cure for 60 seconds.

Step Three

Using a dotting tool dipped in Gellux Purely White (£11.95 +vat), apply dots in the shape of a cloud, do not cure.

Step Four

Using a nail art brush, join the dots and blend the white down so it creates a smoky effect, cure for 30 seconds.

Step Five

Using a nail art brush again apply a small amount of Gellux Once and Floral (£7.25 +vat) and Gellux Tease Me Teal (£7.25 +vat) on the inside of the clouds and blend it downward just like you did with the white, cure for 30 seconds.  Dip a fine brush in Gellux Star Dust (£7.25 +vat) and apply a little glitter on the clouds, cure again for 30 seconds.

Step Six

Finally, apply Gellux Mirror Glaze Top Coat (£11.95 +vat) and cure for 60 seconds.  Next wipe the nails with Gellux Prep + Wipe (£7.10 +vat) and apply Gellux Nail & Cuticle Oil (£4.35 +vat).


Salon System Gellux is available from wholesalers nationwide.


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