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OPI Axxium Soak Off Gel Lacquer

by Staff Writer | March 1, 2010

OPI’s Axxium Soak Off Gel Lacquers come in a number of fan-favorite OPI polish colors and are easily applied and soaked off. The gels are perfect for busy women that demand long-lasting color, and best of all, toes can go straight into shoes immediately. Some of the classic colors include You Don’t Know Jacques, I’m Not Really A Waitress, and Strawberry Margarita.

 

1. Stir Gel Lacquers prior to application using an OPI Reusable Cuticle Stick. Use the OPI Artist Series Mini Gel Brush and moderate pressure to apply a thin, dry coat of Gel Base. Do not cure. Use light pressure and apply a second coat of Gel base. Cure one minute and repeat application on the other foot. After applying each coat, make sure to cap free edges and brush down over the free edge to remove any excess gel. Remove any gel from cuticles with an OPI Reusable Cuticle Stick and N.A.S. 99 before curing.

 

2. Using moderate pressure, apply a thin dry coat of a Gel Lacquer color of choice. Do not cure. Then use light pressure to apply a second coat, stroking on similar to nail lacquer. Cure two minutes. Repeat application on other foot.

 

3. Reapply the Gel Lacquer color, using a light stroke similar to nail lacquer. Cure two minutes and repeat application on other foot.

 

4. Apply Soak-Off Original Top Sealer or Soak-Off THICK Sealer, using a light stroke similar to applying top coat. Cure three minutes and remove gel residue with an Expert Touch Nail Wipe saturated with N.A.S. 99.

 

For more information, go to www.opi.com

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