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.
Apply Vanilla Bean color gel to the ring, middle & thumb nails. Apply Great Chemistry color gel to the pinky & index nails. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
Apply a small amount of Gem gel, on the Vanilla Bean colored nails, where the crystals are to be placed. 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. Once they are perfectly positioned, cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
Apply Pink Lace Glitter gel in a Fade pattern below the crystals.
To Mix up a small amount of Off-White colored gel paint, use the Round 20/0 Art brush to pick up a dollop of white gel paint (enough to cover one side of the bristles), roll that off on to a palette (or the form paper backing), touch just the Tip of the brush into the Pastel Yellow paint and add that to the dollop of white gel paint and last, just a pin head Dot size of Black gel paint. Mix these to create a shade very similar to Vanilla Bean.
To start creating the hand-painted lace look, use the small Striper art brush, pick up a very small amount of the Off-White gel paint color mixed and draw 3 lines, on an angle, across the nail from the sidewall to the tip of Great Chemistry gel colored nails. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
Draw shorter lines across the first lines, from the top line, off the edge of the nail, across the 3 cured lines. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
Using the Round 20/0 Art brush, pick up a very small amount of gel paint on the very tip of the brush, holding perpendicular to the nail, using a light touch, draw the rounded lace edge along the longest line. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
Using the Bling Stylus, add some small dots around the design. Cure for 2 minutes in UV light or for 30 seconds in LED light.
Apply Top Gloss and cure (no cleanse). or 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
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