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Classic Blue Nails – Step by Step

January 18th, 2022

January 18th, 2022

 The press have been talking about this week being the most depressing of the year, and dubbing yesterday as “Blue Monday”.  At Warpaint we love blue, so are sharing this fabulous Classic Blue nail step-by-step, designed by Salon System nail expert Julie-Anne Larivière, 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

Prepare the nails by pushing back cuticles, trimming excess, shaping the free edge, and buffing the nail plate with a white block.  Dust well and wipe thoroughly with Salon System Nail + File Cleansing Spray (£6.95 +vat).  Apply Gellux Gel Polish Fast Bond (£5.85 +vat), let dry for 30 seconds.  Apply Gellux Cover Pink Base Coat (£11.95 +vat) and cure for 30 seconds.

 

Step Two

On a piece of foil, add 4 equal sized drops (about 5p size) of Gellux Secret Service (£11.95 +vat). Then, add a few drops of Gellux Purely White (£11.95 +vat) to each of the Secret Service drops.  Start with one drop on the first and then add an extra drop as you go along, until the last drop of Secret Service has 4 drops of Purely White.  Mix each colour to create 4 different shades of blue.

 

Step Three

Apply Secret Service to the index and middle fingers. Then using a clean gel brush, paint the ring and little fingers using the 2 lightest shades of blue you have just mixed. Cure for 30 seconds. Then repeat this process for the second coat.

 

Step Four

Dip a fine liner brush in the darkest shade of blue previously created and create a triangle at the tip of the index and middle fingers, cure for 30 seconds.

 

Step Five

Repeat the previous step using the other shades of blue and leaving a gap in between each triangle.  Be sure to cure after every application.  Apply Gellux Shiny Top Coat (£11.95 +vat), cure for 60 seconds.  Wipe 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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