Animal Brights Nails – Step By Step

August 3rd, 2022

August 3rd, 2022

Enjoy the summer with this animal brights nail design by Salon System nail expert Caroline Roberts, owner of Nail Fairy, using the new Gellux Free Spirit Collection.

If you don’t have Gellux products to hand 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

Prep the nails and push back the cuticles. Shape and buff the natural nail bed with a grey and yellow buffer. Dust and wipe the nails with Gellux Prep + Wipe (£4.20 +vat).  Apply a thin layer of Gellix Fast Bond (£5.85 +vat). Then apply 2 thin layers of Gellux Builder Gel Rose Pink (£11.95 +vat) curing each layer for 60 seconds. Wipe off any sticky excess with Prep + Wipe. Then lightly buff nails for a matt look, then use a nail brush to remove any dust.


Step Two

Apply two coats of the Gellux Free Spirit collection to the nails using shades Glorious & Free, Be A’maize’ing and Go With The Flow (£11.95 +vat each). Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Three

On the thumb, apply a horizontal stripe with Be A’maize’ing and on the ring finger, apply Be A’maize’ing in a frame style effect.  Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Four

Apply Gellux Black Onyx (£11.95 +vat) to the ring finger, middle fingers and thumb strip using a thin liner brush to create a leopard effect print.  Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Five

Finish the design by applying Gellux Shiny Top Coat (£11.95 +vat) curing for 60 seconds.  Wipe over the nails with Prep + Wipe and oil the cuticles with Gellux Nail & Cuticle Oil (£4.35 +vat).

Salon System Gellux is available from wholesalers nationwide.


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