Application

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HELPFUL HINTS
To maximize adhesion:

  • A dry cuticle/nail prep is recommended.
  • Use tweezers when handling DesignFX.
  • Smooth appliqu├ęs throughout application process.
  • Use alcohol that is at least 90% pure when cleansing nails.
  • Use with Dashing Diva Gelife Pure Gel Manicure System for optimal long-wear and high gloss results.


When applying Gelife:

  • Apply gel to pinkies through index fingers first. Then apply to and cure thumbs separately.
  • When applying Top Gel, work on two adjacent fingers at a time.
  • Always clean excess gel from cuticles and skin before curing
  • Cure each layer for 30 seconds in a 24-watt LED lamp or 2 minutes in a 36-watt UV lamp.
  • Lay fingers flat inside lamp to prevent gel from running onto skin.

Application with Gelife Polish-On Soak-Off Gel

Stunning 2-Week Wear with Deep Dimensional Shine


PRODUCTS NEEDED

DesignFX Appliques, Scissors, 150/240-Grit Pink Sponge File, 100/180-Grit White Board File,
100/150-Grit Brown Board File, Alcohol (at least 90% pure), Cotton Balls

INSTRUCTIONS
1. CLEANSE AND PREP NAILS
Treat cuticles. Dry cuticle prep is recommended. Shape nails using the White Board File. Cleanse nails with alcohol. Gently remove shine from natural nails with 240-grit side of Pink Sponge File. Remove all dust filings.
2. SIZE DESIGNFX
Appliques should cover nail plate, sidewall to sidewall, without touching skin. DesignFX can also be cut to desired size.
3. APPLY DESIGNFX
Place applique onto nail starting from cuticle area. Completely smooth out applique over entire nail and free edge. Firmly secure applique edges onto nail plate.
4. TRIM EXCESS APPLIQUE
Using a pair of small scissors and following the contour of the natural nail, trim close to free edge to remove overhanging applique.
Hint: Depending on the curve of the nail, leaving a longer overhang to fold and file under the free edge may be beneficial.
5. FILE TO MAKE FLUSH
Appliques should cover nail plate, sidewall to sidewall, without touching skin. DesignFX can also be cut to desired size.
6. APPLY GELIFE BASE GEL
Brush on 1 layer of Gelife Base Gel. Seal free edge. Remove any excess gel from cuticle or skin with a manicure stick.
7. CURE
Place nails 30 seconds in 24-watt LED light or 2 minutes in 36-watt UV lamp.
8. APPLY GELIFE TOP GEL
Brush on 1 layer of Gelife Top Gel. Seal free edge. Remove any excess gel from cuticle or skin with a manicure stick.
Hint: Top Gel has very thin viscosity. To avoid possible flooding of cuticle area or sidewalls, apply to two nails at a time and flash cure to set. Additional layers of Top Gel can be applied and cured for added strength.
9. CURE
Place nails 30 seconds in 24-watt LED light or 2 minutes in 36-watt UV lamp.
10. CLEANSE NAILS
Remove tacky inhibition layer with at least 90% pure alcohol.
FINISHED!