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Colourful Abstract Nails – Step by Step

September 27th, 2023

September 27th, 2023

Salon System nail expert Caroline Roberts, owner of Nail Fairy, has created this colourful abstract nail design, using Gellux shades. Recreate this at home with our step by step guide. Colourful Abstract Nails Design

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

Colourful Abstract Nails Design

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) and then apply two thin layers of Gellux Builder Gel Rose Pink (£11.95 +vat) curing each layer for 60 seconds. Lightly buff the nails for a matt look, and use a nail brush to remove any dust.

 

Step Two

Colourful Abstract Nails Design

Using a thin liner art brush create half a circle on each nail in a different place. For this step, I applied: Gellux Vividly Violet to the little finger, Mini Lemon Meringue to ring finger, Jades A Gem to middle finger and Ocean Coral to the index finger and lastly, I applied Purely White (£11.95/£7.25 +vat) to the thumb. Cure each nail for 60 seconds.

 

Step Three

Colourful Abstract Nails Design

Using a dotting tool, create a circle on the nail beds. Apply Ocean Coral on the little finger, Purely White on the ring finger, Vividly Violet on the middle finger, Mini Lemon Meringue on the index finger and finally Jades A Gem on the thumb. Cure each nail for 60 seconds.

 

Step Four

Repeat the same process using the thin art liner brush as above (step two). For this, I applied: Jades A Gem on the little finger, Ocean Coral on the ring finger, Purely White on the middle finger, Vividly Violet on the index finger and Ocean Coral on the thumb. Cure for 60 seconds.

 

Step Five

Colourful Abstract Nails Design

Next, using your thin liner art brush apply a different colour to each finger, creating a line through the pattern. Apply Mini Lemon Meringue to the little finger, Vividly Violet to the ring finger, Ocean Coral on the middle finger, Purely White to the index finger and Jades A Gem to the thumb. Cure for 60 seconds.

 

Step Six

Use a dotting tool to apply Gellux Black Onyx (£11.95 +vat) to each white pattern creating random dots on each finger. Also, apply a circle of Mini Lemon Meringue to the thumb and middle finger.  Apply Jades A Gem to the ring finger and Purely White to the pinky. Cure for 60 seconds.

 

Step Seven

Colourful Abstract Nails Design

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.

 

Colourful Abstract Nails Design

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