Girl Power Nails – IWD 2021

March 8th, 2021

March 8th, 2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day Salon System nail expert Julie-Anne Larivière has created this Girl Power nail design.

She used 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 Gellux Cover Pink Base (£11.95 +vat) and cure for 30 seconds between coats.


Step Two

Start by applying two layers of the following colours from index to pinky: Gellux Choco-Latte, Naturally Bronzed, Bare Necessities (all £11.95 +vat) and Gellux Porcelain Doll (£7.25 +vat). Cure for 30 seconds in between layers.


Step Three

Then, using a thin nail art brush, create a fist shape on each nail using opposite colours, cure for 30 seconds.


Step Four

With a very fine liner brush dipped in Gellux Black Onyx (£11.95 +vat), paint the details on the hands, cure for 60 seconds.


Step Five

Using the same fine liner, apply small dots of the colour of your choice to the tip of each finger. I used Gellux Pink Punch (£7.25 +vat). Cure for 30 seconds


Step Six

Now, using a medium liner/striper brush dipped in Gellux Purely White (£11.95 +vat), paint the letters “Gi” on the index, “rl” on the middle finger, “Pow” on the ring finger and “er” on the pinky using a calligraphy style of writing.  Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Seven

Finally, apply Gellux Mirror Glaze Top Coat (£11.95 +vat) and cure again.  Wipe the nails with Gellux Prep + Wipe (£7.10 +vat) and apply Gellux Nail & Cuticle Oil (£4.35 +vat) to finish your Girl Power nails.


Salon System Gellux is available from wholesalers nationwide.


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