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Nail Art Tutorial: Spooky Eyes

Nail Art Tutorial: Spooky Eyes

10.27.14

By semick

Forget pumpkins and candy corn! This year, try something spunkier but with a dark kick, like the Spooky Eyes Manicure from Gelish Mini. This do-it-yourself, at-home gel manicure adds a touch of uniqueness to an already in-season nail color and lasts longer than your traditional lacquer.  So pull out your Gelish Mini kit and try out the look. Here’s how:

  • Prep the nails first

    Apply Gelish Nail Surface Cleanse on to a lint-free wipe to clean the nails. Push back the cuticle and clean the surrounding nail. Apply an adhesive tab to the Gelish cuticle pusher and lightly buff the nail to remove the shine. Apply Gelish Nail Surface Cleanse to a lint-free wipe to remove the dust and clean the nails. Dehydrate the nail plate with Gelish pH Bond.

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  • Step 1:

    Apply a thin coat of Gelish Foundation Gel to the nail, making sure to cap the free edge. Use a clean orangewood stick to clean up any excess Gelish Foundation Gel from around the cuticle or under the nail. Cure in the Gelish LED Light for 45 seconds. After curing Gelish Foundation Gel, a tacky surface will remain.

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  • Step 2:

    Apply a thin coat of Gelish Black Shadow to the entire nail bed from the cuticle to the free edge.  Cure in the Gelish LED Light for 45 seconds. Apply a second coat of Gelish Black Shadow for full coverage. Cure in for 45 seconds. Darker colors, such as Gelish Black Shadow may need to be cured longer.

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  • Step 3:

    Using the larger end of a double-ended dotting tool, place two dots of Gelish Sheek White on the nail bed next to each other. Cure in the Gelish LED Light for 45 seconds. Using the smaller end of the double-ended dotting tool, place two smaller dots of Gelish Black Shadow inside the dots of Gelish Sheek White. Cure in your Gelish LED Lamp for 45 seconds.

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  • Step 4:

    Seal with a thin coat of Gelish Top It Off Sealer and cure in the Gelish LED Light for 45 seconds. Your nails will remain tacky until they are cleansed.

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  • Step 5:

    Apply Gelish Nail Surface Cleanse to a lint-free nail wipe to remove the tacky surface. To finish, apply Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil to the skin surrounding the nail plate and massage into the cuticles.

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  • Finished!

    Now go strut those nails!

     

    Images: Gelish

    SLIDE 7 OF 7
  • Prep the nails first

    Apply Gelish Nail Surface Cleanse on to a lint-free wipe to clean the nails. Push back the cuticle and clean the surrounding nail. Apply an adhesive tab to the Gelish cuticle pusher and lightly buff the nail to remove the shine. Apply Gelish Nail Surface Cleanse to a lint-free wipe to remove the dust and clean the nails. Dehydrate the nail plate with Gelish pH Bond.

  • Step 1:

    Apply a thin coat of Gelish Foundation Gel to the nail, making sure to cap the free edge. Use a clean orangewood stick to clean up any excess Gelish Foundation Gel from around the cuticle or under the nail. Cure in the Gelish LED Light for 45 seconds. After curing Gelish Foundation Gel, a tacky surface will remain.

  • Step 2:

    Apply a thin coat of Gelish Black Shadow to the entire nail bed from the cuticle to the free edge.  Cure in the Gelish LED Light for 45 seconds. Apply a second coat of Gelish Black Shadow for full coverage. Cure in for 45 seconds. Darker colors, such as Gelish Black Shadow may need to be cured longer.

  • Step 3:

    Using the larger end of a double-ended dotting tool, place two dots of Gelish Sheek White on the nail bed next to each other. Cure in the Gelish LED Light for 45 seconds. Using the smaller end of the double-ended dotting tool, place two smaller dots of Gelish Black Shadow inside the dots of Gelish Sheek White. Cure in your Gelish LED Lamp for 45 seconds.

  • Step 4:

    Seal with a thin coat of Gelish Top It Off Sealer and cure in the Gelish LED Light for 45 seconds. Your nails will remain tacky until they are cleansed.

  • Step 5:

    Apply Gelish Nail Surface Cleanse to a lint-free nail wipe to remove the tacky surface. To finish, apply Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil to the skin surrounding the nail plate and massage into the cuticles.

  • Finished!

    Now go strut those nails!

     

    Images: Gelish

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