Hello dear readers,
Ahhh, I couldn’t soak off that faded mess that was my last mani quick enough and do this current design ( Gelish Go Girl faded to a sickly flesh color so I did not post it ). I’ve been wanting to try a color block design with foiling so here is what I came up with.
First, I placed a dot of pink, blue, purple and yellow gel polishes ( brands used listed below) on a tile and using a small art brush I painted random block shapes (done over wiped base coat). I flash cured each block to make sure they held their shape. Once I covered the entire nail, I cured for the full 30 seconds. I cleansed the sticky layer with alcohol and then using Shellac Black Pool and a very fine art brush I outlined the shapes. Cured for 3 min in a UV lamp and then took some gold transfer foil and pressed into the tacky layer. Topped with 2 coats Gelaze top coat and done!
This really is pretty easy to do, just time consuming, especially doing all the nails.
And speaking of Gelaze, I’m really not keen on their formula for the colors BUT the top coat is really nice. It’s on the thick side but it applies very nicely with no skips, pitting or flooding into the sidewalls and its very shiny. My last mani, with 2 coats of Gelaze top was still super shiny with no tip wear after a week. Soak off was not a problem, I just buffed the shine off and it took about 10 min. So it looks like I have found a replacement for my fave Kiss Top Gel, which has been discontinued.