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NSI Balance Colored Gels Nail Art

The design options are endless when you lightly pull the point of your brush through colored gels before they're cured.

Nails by Risé Carter, national director of sales and education for NSI.

Design by Joanna Klepka, Poland


After thoroughly prepping the nail, always begin each design by applying any NSI Balance Builder Gel in polish-like strokes from the cuticle to the free edge using the Touch Tip Brush of your choice. Cure for 90 seconds. For the best results, use an Ultra Pro Full Hand Lamp.


Step 1: Apply Balance UV Color Gel in Wisteria #83 in polish-like strokes from cuticle to free edge. Cure for 2 minutes. For deeper color intensity, apply a second layer of Wisteria #83. Do not cure.


Step 2: Using a brush with a fine point, apply semicircles on the nail, leaving a small margin between each color. You’ll want to wipe your brush on a clean Nail Wipe between each color. The colors used for this design are Kelly #91, Vamp #86, Caution #87, Starry, Starry Night #93, X-Treme White #1, and Sangria #82.


Step 3: Using just the point of your brush, lightly pull the gel from center to outer edge several times around the nail, wiping your brush on a clean Nail Wipe after each line. You’ll want to work quickly, and if you are doing more than one finger on a hand, lock the design for 10 seconds before moving to the next finger. Cure for 2 minutes. Remove the tacky dispersion layer with Cleanse.

Step 4: For a high-gloss shine, apply Finish Clear and cure for 90 seconds. Remove the tacky dispersion layer with Cleanse.

Editor’s Note: All material in Demos is provided by the product’s manufacturer and is edited for space by NAILS. The full instructions are not necessarily contained here, so contact the manufacturer directly for complete directions for using these products.


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