Spring Roses Nails – step by step

March 8th, 2023

March 8th, 2023

The snow may have made an unexpected appearance this week, but spring is definitely on the way.  To celebrate, Salon System nail expert Caroline Roberts, owner of Nail Fairy, has created this stand-out spring roses design using Gellux shades.

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 Gellux Fast Bond (£5.85 +vat).


Step Two

Using a dotting tool, place a dot on each nail applying different shades of Gellux (mini bottles £7.25 +vat each). For the thumb, apply Berry Burst, on the index apply Flirty Fuchsia, use Dusty Lilac for the middle finger, then Berry Burst again for the ring finger, and lastly, for the pinky, use Flirty Fuchsia. Afterwards, slightly drag the dots to create a little tail. Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Three

Using the same colours for each of the fingers, use a thin liner art brush to create squiggles in a staggered circle to create that rose look. Cure the nails for 60 seconds.


Step Four

Then, repeat the above steps on each finger but using the colours in a different order. For the thumb and ring finger, apply Flirty Fuchsia, on the index finger and pinkie, apply Dusty Lilac and for the middle finger, apply Berry Burst. Cure the nail beds for 60 seconds.


Step Five

Using a thin liner art brush, apply Gellux Slate Grey (£11.95 +vat) to create little grey leaves. Cure for 60 seconds.


Step Six

For that glossy finish apply Gellux Shiny Top Coat (£11.95 +vat) and cure for 60 seconds.  Wipe over the nails with Prep + Wipe to remove the sticky residue and oil the cuticles with Gellux Nail & Cuticle Oil (£4.35 +vat).

Salon System Gellux is available from wholesalers nationwide.


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