August 30th, 2022
While summer is still with us, make sure your nails embrace the season and reflect the colours around us. Salon System nail expert Julie-Anne Larivière, has created this twist on a French manicure using her new Gellux Free Spirit collaboration shades.
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.
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 (£8.30 +vat). Apply Gellux Fast Bond (£5.85 +vat), let dry for 30 seconds. Apply two coats of Gellux Light Natural Builder Gel (£11.95 +vat) and cure for 60 seconds in between layers (LED).
Create a French tip using Go with The Flow (£11.95 +vat), cure for 30 seconds.
Dip a fine liner in Run Wild With Me (£11.95 +vat) and create the outlines of the petals for your hibiscus flowers. Do not cure. Using the same fine liner, swipe your brush in a downward motion from the top of the petal to the centre of the flower. Cure.
Using the same fine liner, swipe your brush in a downward motion from the top of the petal to the centre of the flower. Cure.
Repeat the same process using Glorious & Free (£11.95 +vat), then cure.
Now dip a fine liner into Be A-Maize-ing (£11.95 +vat) and do the same swipe motion as before into the centre of each petal, cure.
Using a dotting tool, apply small dots of Free Spirit and Maple Dreams Come True (£11.95 +vat each) to the centre of each flower, cure again. Finish with Mirror Glaze Top Coat (£11.95+vat) cure for 60-90 seconds. 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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