NAILS: Blue Monday Step by Step

Today, Monday 18th January, is typically referred to as “Blue Monday”. To help make the day a little less blue, Salon System nail expert Karen Louise has created this step by step using products from the brand's GELLUX range…
Step One

Prepare the nails, file to shape, push back cuticle and gently buff the nail plate. Brush away any dust and wipe over with the GELLUX Prep + Wipe. Apply the GELLUX Fast Bond and let dry. Apply a thin layer of GELLUX Builder Gel in Light Pink and cure (or build if need strength or extending the nail).

Step Two

Then, using GELLUX Matte Base & Top Coat apply to all nails making sure to cap the edges and cure for 30 seconds.

Step Three

Next, add a small amount of GELLUX Purely White to a nail palette. Using a small striping brush, create a rectangle shape at the cuticle area of the nails, do not worry about being too neat, but be sure to keep your edges sharp. Cure for 60 seconds.

Step Four

Next, on your palette drop a line of GELLUX Rave Review, GELLUX Freeze Frame, GELLUX Star Dust and GELLUX Tease Me Teal, along next to each other and then swipe to mix slightly using your striping brush.

Step Five

Using a small flat brush, scoop up a small amount. Gently from the cuticle area, apply the brush in a slightly dabbing motion down the nail, making sure to keep inside the GELLUX Purely White grid. Pick up more if needed. Once happy and the box is filled, cure. Then apply a layer of GELLUX Shiny Top Coat making sure it stays within the grid.

Step Six

Using the striping brush again, go over the outline of your design trying to keep the corners sharp and the lines straight. Finally, apply the GELLUX Shiny Top Coat, over the grid to give a slight raised look. Cure for 60 seconds. Be sure to wipe the nails with GELLUX Prep + Wipe and apply GELLUX Nail & Cuticle Oil.

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