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Nail Art with OPI GelColor

by NLS Staff | April 12, 2012

 

The release of OPI’s hotly anticipated GelColor means one thing to nail art aficionados: longer lasting nail art designs in your client’s favorite OPI hues. The gel line debuts with 30 of the most sought-after OPI colors and is sold in familiar OPI bottles with brushes comparable to those for traditional OPI Lacquer. It lasts two to three weeks, according to the company. Need more inspiration? Here are four step-by-steps.

TRIBAL

1. Apply three coats of GelColor in Suzi Says Feng Shui, curing for 30 seconds between each coat. Remove residue with an Expert Touch Nail Wipe and N.A.S. 99.

2. Create large vines with GelColor in Black Onyx.

3. Fill in spaces with GelColor in Russian Navy. Cure for 30 seconds. Apply GelColor Top Coat. Cure  for 30 seconds. Remove residue with N.A.S. 99.

STARS

1. Apply three coats of GelColor in Alpine Snow, curing for 30 seconds between each coat. Remove residue with an Expert Touch Nail Wipe and N.A.S. 99.Using a fine point brush, apply three beads of GelColor in Big Apple Red.

2. Pull the product out from the center of each bead to form star points.

3. Complete the points. Cure for 30 seconds. Apply GelColor Top Coat. Cure  for 30 seconds. Remove residue with N.A.S. 99.

PAISLEY

1. Apply three coats of GelColor in Strawberry Margarita, curing for 30 seconds between each coat. Remove residue with an Expert Touch Nail Wipe and N.A.S. 99.

2. Create a paisley pattern on the nail base using GelColor in Alpine Snow. Cure for 30 seconds.

3. Apply GelColor Top Coat on the nail tip (to create a “French” smile line) and over the paisley pattern. Cure for 30 seconds. Remove residue with N.A.S. 99.

ANIMAL

1 Apply three coats of GelColor in Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey!, curing for 30 seconds each coat.Remove residue with an Expert Touch Nail Wipe and N.A.S. 99.

2.Use a fine point brush to apply dots of GelColor in Brisbane Bronze. Cure for 30 seconds.

3. Outline the dots in GelColor in Black Onyx. Cure for 30 seconds. Apply GelColor Top Coat. Cure  for 30 seconds. Remove residue with N.A.S. 99.

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