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]

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