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Nail Art Gallery Mag's Oct/Nov Cover Look

Thao Nguyen of Santa Monica, Calif., shows the steps to creating the look for Nail Art Gallery Magazine's October/November issue.

Thao Nguyen of Santa Monica, Calif., uses a shiny top coat over matte to create a monochromatic textured design for the cover of Nail Art Gallery Magazine, a digital-only publication.

1. After removing the shine from the natural nail plate, apply Gelish Cleanser to a lint-free nail wipe. Then apply Gelish pH Bond to the natural nail plate.

 

2. Apply a thin coat of Gelish Foundation from the cuticle to the free edge. Remember to seal the edge of the nail. Cure the nails under the LED 18G light for five seconds or a UV light for one minute. Use a clean gel brush or a lint-free nail wipe to remove the access Foundation on the nail plate.

 

3. Apply a thin coat of Gelish A Touch of Sass from the Fall 2013 collection to the entire nail. Don’t forget to cap the free edge. Cure the nails under the LED 18G light for 30 seconds or a UV light for two minutes.

 

4. Repeat step 3 to get more color coverage.

 

5. Apply a thin coat of Gelish Top It Off Gel Sealer from the cuticle to the free edge on the nail. (Remember to seal the edge of the nail.) Cure the nails under the LED 18G light for 30 seconds or a UV light for two minutes.

 

6. Remove the tacky residue on nails with Gelish Cleanser.

 

7. Apply a thin coat of Gelish Matte Top It Off Sealer from the cuticle to the free edge on the nail. (Remember to seal the edge of the nail.) Cure the nails under the LED 18G light for 30 seconds or a UV light for two minutes.

 

8. Remove the tacky residue on the nails with Gelish Cleanser to show the Matte look.

 

9. Use a Gelish Mini Striper brush to make the swirl design with Gelish Top It Off Sealer. (It can be any shape or design that you like.)

10. Cure the hand with the design under the 18G LED light for 30 seconds or under the UV light for two minutes. Then use a lint-free nail wipe to remove the tacky residue with Gelish Cleanser. Apply Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil to rehydrate moisture into the cuticle and the skin surrounding the nail.

 

Check out the latest issue of Nail Art Gallery Magazine at www.nailartgallerymag.com.



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