Winter 2013

MasterTechnique

Suit & Tie

Take a hint from the boys this season and wear this suit and tie-inspired look on your nails using Gelish Trends: A Pinch Of Pepper. The black and white textured gelpolish offers a feminine twist on the traditional two-toned tuxedo look, which is perfect for the winter and holiday season.

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

Using Gelish Trends of choice (shown here is Gelish A Pinch of Pepper), apply a coat of Trends from cuticle to free edge. Cure in Gelish 18G LED for 30 seconds or 2 minutes in a 36-watt UV light.

04

Apply second thin coat of Gelish Trends from cuticle to free edge, using a dabbing motion to distribute dots if needed. Cure in Gelish 18G LED for 30 seconds or 2 minutes in a 36-watt UV Light.

05

If desired, apply a third coat of Gelish Trends for enhanced coverage, also using a dabbing motion to distribute dots. Cure in Gelish 18G LED for 30 seconds or 2 minutes in a 36-watt UV light.

06

Apply a coat of Gelish Top It Off to the entire nail, making sure to cap the fee edge. Cure for 30 seconds in the Gelish 18G LED light or 2 minutes in a 36-watt UV light. Remove the tacky layer using a lint-free wipe and Gelish Nail Surface Cleanse. Apply Gelish Nourish cuticle oil and massage into nail plate.