Cold as Ice

Create an icy cold manicure with decorative rhinestones that is perfect for a frosty day on the slopes or cuddling by the fire at night. Grab your snow gear and prepare your nails for colors that will warm you right up.

BY Thao Nguyen
Thao Nguyen Regional Manager of Education for Hand & Nail Harmony

01

Shape the nail using a 240/240 Thin Wooden File. Push back cuticle and remove the shine from the nail plate and remove any non-living tissue. 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.

02

Apply pH Bond to remove any excess moisture from the nail plate. 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 #6 Gel Brush, wipe the surface of the cured Foundation Gel to remove excess tackiness.

03

Apply a thin coat of Gelish I Heart My Instructor to the entire nail, making sure to cap the free edge. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED light for 30 seconds. Apply a second coat of I Heart My Instructor to the entire nail. Cap the free edge. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED Light for 30 seconds. Apply a thin coat of Top It Off to the entire nail.

04

Using the rhinestone applicator, place several rhinestones along the free edge of the nail. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED Light for 30 seconds.

05

For the second nail art look, repeat the prep and color application steps mentioned earlier. Next, using the rhinestone applicator place several rhinestones along the nail plate near the cuticle.

06

To seal, apply a thin coat of Top It Off to both nails, making sure to cap the free edge. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED Light for 30 seconds. Apply Nail Surface Cleanse to remove the tacky surface. To finish, massage Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil into skin surrounding the nail plate.