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.
On Ring and Thumb feature nails, apply Pass the Torch Color gel in an angled design, curving around to the tip of the nail, if needed, use Smile Line Brush to swipe a clean line. Apply Pass the Torch to middle and index nails and Ready for Rio Color gel to pinky nails. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
On feature nails, apply Ready for Rio color gel from the lower edge of Pass the Torch to the free edge. Apply a second coat of color gels on the other nails. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
Apply a small amount of gem gel along the line between Pass the Torch and Ready for Rio. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
Place crystals like shown in the picture. Using a crystal tool, pick up each 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. 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.
Using the Liner 20/0 art brush, apply a thin swipe of Synchronized Sparkle glitter gel from the lowest crystal, to the free edge of the nail. Double check that the crystals still are perfectly positioned.
original art by Darcy Olin