Valentine’s Nails #4 Step by Step

February 14th, 2021

February 14th, 2021

The last in our series of Valentine-inspired nail designs is by Salon System nail expert Jaz Moger.  You can create this romantic love heart design at home with her step by step.

She created this 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, 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).  Cure in between coats for 60 seconds.


Step Two

Using Gellux Really Red (£7.25 +vat), and a fine liner nail art brush, draw half a heart at the tip of the index finger and cure.


Step Three

Then, also with Really Red, draw the other half of the heart on the middle finger and cure.


Step Four

It is best to do a few tiny hearts at a time, so it is not too overwhelming.  Using a dotting tool and Really Red create two dots next to each other to create the top of the heart.


Step Five

Then, finish the heart by using a fine liner brush to join the dots together in a heart shape.


Step Six

Continue to do this across all the nails and then cure for 60 seconds.


Step Seven

Next, add Gellux Meteorite (£11.95 +vat), to the big heart and one small heart on the other nails and cure.


Step Eight

Then, paint Gellux Clear Base & Top Coat (£11.95 +vat), over the nails and cure for 60 seconds.  Wipe over the index and middle finger with acetone, paint round the outside of the big heart using a fine liner and NSQUK Stick It Gel and cure for 60 secs.  Once cured, dab gold foil over the heart.


Step Nine

Finally, apply Clear Base & Top Coat again and cure.  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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