French Manicure

Step-by-step instructions on how to apply a classic French Manicure using Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish.

French Manicure Nail Art Instructions

STEP 1:

Shape the nail using a 240/240 Thin Wooden File. Push back the cuticle and remove any non-living tissue from the nail plate. Remove the shine from the nail plate using the 180-grit side of the Harmony 100/180 grit buffer. Apply Nail Surface Cleanse to a lint-free nail wipe to remove any dust. Apply pH Bond to remove any excess moisture from the nail plate.

STEP 2:

Apply a thin coat of Ambience, capping free edge.

Cure for 30 seconds in the
18G LED light or 2 minutes
in a 36 watt UV light.

 
     

STEP 3:

Apply a thin coat of Sheek White to the tip. Using a #6 Gel Brush, wipe away excess color
to perfect the smile line.

Cure for 30 seconds in the
18G LED light or 2 minutes
in a 36 watt UV light.

STEP 4:

Apply a second coat of Sheek White; wipe away excess color if necessary.

Cure for 30 seconds in the
18G LED light or 2 minutes
in a 36 watt UV light.

 
     

STEP 5:

Apply Top It Off Sealer Gel, capping free edge.

Cure for 30 seconds in the
18G LED light or 2 minutes
in a 36 watt UV light.

STEP 6:

Apply Nail Surface Cleanse to a lint-free wipe to remove tacky
layer.

       

STEP 7:

Apply Nourish Cuticle Oil to rehydrate surrounding skin.