Breast Cancer Awareness Nails Step by Step

October 26th, 2020

October 26th, 2020

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month we share Salon System nail expert Julie-Anne Larivière‘s themed pink nail design.  Here’s how to recreate it yourself.

Julie-Anne Lariviere Salon System

She created this simple but effective design using Gellux; 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 Salon System 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 Light Pink (£11.95 +vat), one thin layer then one thicker making sure to build an apex. Cure between coats for 30 seconds.


Step Two

Using a fine liner brush dipped in Gellux Black Onyx (£11.95 +vat), on the ring finger paint a naked female torso.  Cure for 30 seconds.


Step Three

Using the same brush and Black Onyx now paint the words HOPE and FIGHT on the middle finger, cure again for 30 seconds.


Step Four

Again, using a fine liner, paint a small ribbon on the torso’s heart on the ring finger and paint the word THINK on the middle finger using Gellux Pink Punch (£7.25 +vat).  Next, dip another thin liner brush in to Gellux Flirty Fuchsia (£7.25 +vat) and paint the word PINK below.  Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Five

Finally, apply Gellux Mirror Glaze Top Coat (£11.95 +vat) and cure for 60-90 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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