Don't Be Chai, Morning Grind and Caffeine Coma

Step-By-Step

  1. 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.

  2. Using Morning Grind color gel and the Gel Polish brush, apply a small amount to 1/3rd of the Thumb, Index and Pinky nails, starting at the base nails. Pinch excess color out of brush into a lint free wipe. Using the pinched clean brush, dab at the line where color gel stops, thinning it out onto nail, keeping color limited to the back half of the nail. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.

  3. Apply Don’t Be Chai color gel to the free edge half of the nails, pinching excess color out into lint free wipe and dabbing the color lightly up onto the the dabbed thin area of Morning Grind. Apply a thin coat of Don’t Be Chai to the Middle and Ring nails. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.

  4. Add a second coat of Morning Grind & Don't Be Chai to the ombre nails and using the same light dabbing motion, blend the colors slightly along the center of the nails. Apply a second coat of Don’t Be Chai to the Middle and Ring nails. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.

  5. Using the Liner 20/0 brush, apply a small amount of Caffeine Coma across the ombre center of the Thumb, Index and Pinky nails. Apply a small amount of Gem Gel to the area of the Middle and Ring feature nails, where the 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

Product used in this design

AirBond - Light Elegance
AirBond
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POWERBOND UV/LED Bonding Base Coat - Light Elegance
POWERBOND UV/LED Bonding Base Coat
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Tack UV/LED Bonding Agent - Light Elegance
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Tack UV/LED Bonding Agent
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Cleanser, 8 fl. oz / 236 ml - Light Elegance
Cleanser, 8 fl. oz / 236 ml
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Cleansing Wipes - Light Elegance
Cleansing Wipes
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Morning Grind UV/LED Color Gel - Light Elegance
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Morning Grind UV/LED Color Gel
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Don't Be Chai UV/LED Color Gel - Light Elegance
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Don't Be Chai UV/LED Color Gel
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Caffeine Coma UV/LED Glitter Gel - Light Elegance
Caffeine Coma UV/LED Glitter Gel
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Gel Polish Bling Brush
Gel Polish Bling Brush
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Shader 10/0 Art Brush - Light Elegance
Shader 10/0 Art Brush
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Super Shiny 15 - Light Elegance
Super Shiny 15
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Pink Easy Cure 110 UV or UV/LED Lamp - Light Elegance
Pink Easy Cure 110 UV or UV/LED Lamp
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LEDPlus+ 110 V - Light Elegance
LEDPlus+ 110 V
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