Lace Seduction

Lace
Seduction

Lace material and patterning made a huge impact on the runways for the fall season. Here, in this Master Technique, Gelish U.S. Dean of Education MaeLing Parrish shows us how to translate the runway trend into a wearable nail look using colors from the fall 2013 Under Her Spell collection.

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PHOTO BY SCOTT STACER
Step 1

01

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

02

Apply a very thin coat of Foundation Base Gel to the entire nail. Cap the free edge. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED Light for 5 seconds (or 1 minute in a 36-watt UV Light). Using a clean dry gel brush, wipe the surface of the cured Foundation Gel to remove excess tackiness.

Step 3

03

Apply a thin coat of My Nightly Craving to the entire nail. Cap the free edge. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED Light for 30 seconds (or 2 minutes in a 36 watt UV Light). Apply a second coat of My Nightly Craving to the entire nail. Cap the free edge. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED Light for 30 seconds (or 2 minutes in a 36-watt UV Light).

Step 4

04

Using a small piece of makeup sponge and Tweezers, dab Love Me Like a Vamp onto the nail to achieve a frame effect. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED Light for 30 seconds (or 2 minutes in a 36-watt UV Light). Apply a coat of Top It Off to the entire nail. DO NOT CURE.

Step 5

05

Place your lace design onto the nail in the desired location using Tweezers. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED Light for 30 seconds (or 2 minutes in a 36 watt UV Light). Apply a coat of Top It Off to the entire nail. Cap the free edge. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED Light for 30 seconds (or 2 minutes in a 36-watt UV Light). Using a clean #6 square gel brush, wipe off excess product from the nail.

Step 6

06

With the extra fine end of a marbleizing tool and Black Shadow, add extra dots to emphasize the designs on the nail. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED Light for 30 seconds (or 2 minutes in a 36-watt UV Light).

Step 7

07

Apply a coat of Top It Off to the entire nail. Cap the free edge. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED Light for 30 seconds (or 2 minutes in a 36-watt UV Light). Apply Nail Surface Cleanse to a lint-free nail wipe to remove the tacky surface.

Step 8

08

Massage Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil into surrounding skin.