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Golden Foil Finish for the Lunar New Year

by Sigourney Nuñez | February 10, 2016

2016 is the Year or the Monkey and in honor of the Lunar New Year (February 8), Gelish released a special duo set of matching lacquer and gel-polish shades. This tutorial offers a look to make the most of the holiday.


1. After completing the nail prep, apply a thin coat of Queen of Hearts to the entire nail, making sure to cap the free edge. Cure for 30 seconds in the 18G LED light. Repeat for full coverage.


2. Apply Top It Off to the entire nail making sure to cap the free edge. Cure for 30 seconds. With Nail Surface Cleanse and Wipe It Off lint-free wipes, cleanse the inhibition layer of the nail. Using Black Shadow and a striper brush, create a squared-off zigzag pattern design down the center of the nail. Cure for 30 seconds.


3. Apply gold transfer foil on top of the design. Gently remove the foil from the nail. Apply Top It Off to the entire nail, making sure to cap the free edge. Cure for 30 seconds. With Nail Surface Cleanse and Wipe It Off lint-free wipes, cleanse the inhibition layer of the nail. Finish your look by massaging Nourish Cuticle Oil into the skin surrounding the nail.
For more information, visit www.gelish.com.

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