Nail Art Tutorial: The Plastic Wrap Technique Using Gel
There’s no need to stick to a one-color manicure due to time or patience. This pastel pattern is gorgeous, and all you need to do is dab a few extra colors on. Get out your gel polish (Dianna used Young Nails Mani-Q) and see how this tech does this design.
Step 1: Apply two coats of Young Nails Mani-Q White 101 to natural nails or enhancement (cure both layers).
Step 2: Apply a dot of Mani-Q Yellow 101 to inhibition layer.
Step 3: Apply a dot of metallic Mani-Q Lilac 101.
Step 4: Apply a dot of Mani-Q Tangerine Neon 101.
Step 5: Apply a dot of Mani-Q Ultimate Pink 101.
Step 6: Apply a dot of Mani-Q Aqua Marine 101.
Step 7: Dip a piece of plastic (sandwich bag, paraffin bag, or plastic wrap) gently in uncured Mani-Q.
Step 8: Press down making sure not to slide the plastic around too much, which could cause colors to become muddy.
Step 9: Press plastic in to small areas where more or less Mani-Q is desired (your preference).
Step 10: Clean up cuticles before curing.
Step 11: Cure for 30 seconds.
Step 12: Using Mani-Q Top Coat and cure for 30 seconds.
Step 13: Spray with 91% alcohol (mine is cherry-scented).
Step 14: Wipe.
Step 15: Apply Young Nails Rose Cuticle Oil.
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[Courtesy of Dianna Galindez-Gill]