Hallowe’en Spooky Nails – Step by Step

October 12th, 2022

October 12th, 2022

 Salon System nail expert Caroline Roberts, owner of Nail Fairy, has created this spooky Hallowe’en design using Gellux.

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).


Step Two

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, and use a nail brush to remove any dust.


Step Three

Using Gellux Purely White (£11.95 +vat) and a thin liner art brush, create a ghost effect on the index finger. Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Four

Using Gellux Black Onyx (£11.95 +vat) and a dotting tool, create the eyes, nose and mouth on the index finger.


Step Five

Using a thin liner art brush, draw lines on the thumb in a semi-circle starting smaller and getting bigger, then add horizontal lines to get your spiders web effect. Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Six

On the middle fingers create a pumpkin shape using Gellux Maple Dreams Come True (£11.95 +vat) and using a thin liner art brush.  Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Seven

Mix Gellux Maple Dreams Come True with Wear it Well (both £11.95 +vat) to create a darker brown for the stem effect for the pumpkin.  Then add Gellux Boy Trouble (£11.95 +vat) with a liner art brush to create lighter shadows and definition to the pumpkin.  Apply Gellux Rush Hour (£11.95 +vat) to draw the leaves using a thin liner art brush. Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Eight

Keeping it simple – use Black Onyx and just write the word ‘Boo’ on the ring fingers, curing for 60 seconds.


Step Nine

For the final effect, apply Gellux VIP Pass (£11.95 +vat) to the little finger with a dotting tool to create the look of blood dripping down the nail. Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Ten

For that glossy finish, use Gellux Shiny Top Coat (£11.95 +vat) curing for 60 seconds. Then wipe the sticky residue 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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