Nail Art Tutorial: Year of the Monkey Nails

Give your clients some quirky nail art for Chinese New Year! 2016 is the Year of the Monkey – so try this monkey-inspired Gelish nail art:


CNY-2016—Gelish-Step-11. After completing your Gelish nail prep, apply a thin coat of Queen Of Hearts to the entire nail making sure to cap the free edge. Cure for 30 seconds in the 18G LED Light. Repeat for full coverage.

2. Using Black Shadow and a Striper Brush, create the shape of a monkey. Cure for 30 seconds.

3. With Black Shadow and Arctic Freeze, mix the two colors to make a grey shade. Using the Striper Brush and the grey, create the monkey’s face. Cure for 30 seconds.

4. Using Arctic Freeze and the Striper Brush, highlight the features of the monkey’s face. With Black Shadow, fill in ¼ of the nail to create a french tip. With nail glue and gold studs, place the studs along the tip of the nail. Apply Top It Off to the entire nail making sure cap the free edge. Cure for 30 seconds. With Nail Surface Cleanse and Wipe It Off lint-free wipes, cleanse the inhibition layer of the nail. Finish your look by massaging Nourish Cuticle Oil into the skin surrounding the nail plate. Enjoy your finished look.


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