Valentine’s Heart Nails – Step by Step

February 8th, 2022

February 8th, 2022

 Getting ready for Valentine’s Day?  Whether you’re doing something or not, you can make sure your nails are on point with this gorgeous heart design, created 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 Fast Bond (£5.89 +vat), let dry for 30 seconds.  Apply Gellux Cover Pink Base Coat (£11.95 +vat) and cure for 30 seconds (LED).


Step Two

Using a dotting tool and a fine detail brush, create some random sized hearts on each nail using Gellux Purely White (£11.95 +vat), cure for 30 seconds (LED)

Step Three

Apply a very thin coat of Gellux Proper Poppy (£11.95 +vat) all over each nail, cure.


Step Four

Now repeat Step 3. Then apply Gellux No Wipe Top Coat (£11.95 +vat) and cure for 30 seconds.


Step Five

Apply some Gellux Pink Mermaid Irridescent Chrome (£10.95 +vat) on all nails, dust very well!


Step Six

To help make your chrome nails last make sure to gently etch the tip of each nail, dust well and apply Gellux Easy Off (£11.95 +vat) cure for 30 seconds. Then apply Gellux Mirror Glaze Top Coat (£11.95 +vat), cure for 60-90 seconds (LED). Wipe nails with Gellux Prep + Wipe (£7.10 +vat) and apply Gellux Nail & Cuticle Oil (£4.45 +vat).


Salon System Gellux is available from wholesalers nationwide.

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