Valentine Nails #2 Step By Step

February 11th, 2021

February 11th, 2021

The second of our Valentine-inspired nail designs is by Salon System nail expert Julie-Anne Larivière.  You can create this cute love heart design at home with her step by step.

Julie-Anne Lariviere Salon System

She created this design using the new 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, trimming excess 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 Cleansing Spray (£6.95 +vat) and a lint free pad.  When the nails are dry apply Gellux Fast Bond (£5.85 +vat) and let dry for 30 seconds.  Then apply one very thin layer of Gellux Builder Gel in Rose Pink (£11.95 +vat) one thin layer, then one thicker making sure to build an apex.  Cure in between coats for 60 seconds.


Step Two

Using a fine striper brush and Gellux Purely White (£11.95+vat) create connecting swirly lines on each nail.  Cure for 30 seconds.


Step Three

Next, using the colours Gellux Really Red, Gellux Electric Pink and Gellux You Can Can (all £7.25 +vat), and a pinhead dotting tool, place two dots of each colour at the top of the stripe.  Do not cure.


Step Four

Using a very fine liner brush, connect the dots at the bottom to create hearts. Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Five

Repeat the same process for all nails and cure.


Step Six

Next, apply some foil glue or gel at the top and bottom of each stripe and dab on some iridescent foil.


Step Seven

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