NAILS: Love Heart Step by Step

Salon System nail expert Julie-Anne Larivière has created a love heart step by step to add a touch of romance to nails this Valentine's Day.

Find out how to recreate the look using the GELLUX range below...

Step One

File the nails to shape, push the cuticles back, trimming excess with the GELLUX Cuticle Handy Manicure Tool and gently buff the surface of the nails with a white block.

Thoroughly wipe nails with GELLUX Nail + File Cleansing Spray and a lint free pad. When the nails are dry, apply GELLUX Fast Bond and let dry for 30 seconds. Then apply one very thin layer of the GELLUX Builder Gel in Rose Pink (one thin layer then one thicker making sure to build an apex). Cure in between coats for 60 seconds.

Step Two

Using a fine striper brush and GELLUX Purely White, create connecting swirly lines on each nail, cure for 30 seconds. 

Step Three

Next, using the colours GELLUX Really RedGELLUX Electric Pink, and GELLUX You Can Can and a pinhead dotting tool, place two dots of each colours at the top of the stripe. Do not cure.

Step Four

Now using a very fine liner brush, connect the dots at the bottom to create hearts. Cure for 60 seconds.

Step Five

Repeat the same process for all nails and cure.

Step Six

Next, apply some foil glue or gel at the top and bottom of each stripe and dab on some iridescent foil.

Step Seven

Finally, apply two layers of GELLUX Mirror Glaze Top Coat and cure again. Wipe nails with GELLUX Prep + Wipe and GELLUX Nail & Cuticle Oil to finish your love heart nails.

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