Cleanse, prep and apply Airbond, Tack or Powerbond depending on your client's nail type and cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light. Then, apply one coat of Pink 1-Step Lexy Line UV/LED Gel keeping it thin at the free edge and cuticle. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
Using the Gel Polish brush, Apply Relay Grey Color gel to the Feature nails and Study Buddy Color gel to the other nails. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
Apply a second coat of Relay Grey and Study Buddy Color gels. Using the 20/0 Liner brush, pick up a small amount of Study Buddy and Swipe across the Uncured Relay Grey nails. Then pick up a small amount of Black Tie Color gel and Swipe in the opposite direction of the Study Buddy swipes. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
Apply Gem Gel in the pattern where crystals will be placed. Using the crystal tool, pick up crystal and using the Shader 10/0 Art brush place a small dab of gem gel on the back of each crystal, as it is placed. Place crystals as shown in the picture.
Once each crystal is placed, using a light “dabbing” motion, apply a small amount of gem gel around each crystal, pulling a tiny bit just up onto the very edge of the crystal, creating a “Gel Prong” to secure the crystal to the nail. Be Very Careful Not to cover the crystal with gel, as it will lose its brilliance. Once they are perfectly positioned, cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
Apply Super Shiny, cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 1 minute in LED Light and cleanse the nails with LE Cleanser and Cleansing Wipes.
original art by Darcy Olin