NAILS: Rainbow Opal Step by Step

Add a touch of sparkle to manicures with this glitzy rainbow opal design from Salon System nail expert, Jaz Mogler. Read below to find out how you can recreate the look using products from the GELLUX range...

Step One

Start by prepping the nails by filing to a round shape. Push back the cuticle using the Salon System Cuticle Handy Manicure Tool, and remove the cuticle using the GELLUX Erase Cuticle Remover and cuticle clippers.

Buff the nail plate and cleanse nails with GELLUX Prep + Wipe. Apply GELLUX Fast Bond followed by one coat of GELLUX Cover Pink Base Coat. Cure for 60 seconds.

Step Two

Using a fine liner brush, randomly paint thin ‘wiggly' lines of GELLUX Purely White along the nail, but don't cure. 

Step Three

Dip a slightly bigger nail art brush into some GELLUX Acetone and lightly dab the brush along the white line. The acetone will cause the line to ‘bleed' a little. Once you have done this to every line, cure for 30 seconds. 

Step Four

Next, mix an equal amount of GELLUX Sweetie Pie in with GELLUX Clear Base And Top Coat, (you want it to be sheer enough to see the white lines through) and paint a section randomly onto each nail, but don't cure.

Step Five

Repeat the last step with GELLUX Butterfly Blue by mixing it with the GELLUX Clear Base and Top Coatonce again sheer enough to see the white lines but don't cure.

Step Six

Continue to do the same with GELLUX Vividly Violet and GELLUX Ghost Train. Once all of the colours are on and blended well together, cure for 60 seconds to make it slightly tacky.

Step Seven

Add some glitter flakes randomly onto each nail. The nails will now be looking very ‘quartz' like. Once you are happy with this, apply a coat of GELLUX Clear Base and Top Coat and cure for 30 seconds.

Step Eight

Once cured, wipe over the nails with GELLUX Acetone. Apply GELLUX Stick-It-Glue around the edge of the nail and dab gold foil onto the glue.

Step Nine

To finish the look, apply a coat of GELLUX Shiny Top Coat and cure. Following this, wipe over with GELLUX Prep + Wipe and finish by applying GELLUX Nail & Cuticle Oil.

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