Application

Watch another option for a custom-cut DesignFX manicure.



HELPFUL HINTS

  • Begin with a sketch or plan of your final nail design.
  • Cut appliqué while still on plastic backing for easier handling.
  • Use tweezers to handle DesignFX to not compromise adhesion.
  • Apply cut appliqués to a cured gel-polished nails or dry polished nails for a color base.

Applying Customized Designs over a Color Base

Cut and Combine DesignFX to Create One-of-a-Kind Nail Expressions



INSTRUCTIONS
1. CREATE A COLOR BASE
Apply either Dashing Diva polish or Gelife Soak-Off Gel. Let nails fully dry if polished. Make sure nails are fully cured if using gel.
2. CUT DESIGNFX
Carefully cut first piece of DesignFX appliqué into desired shape and size. Use an a craft knife blade for more controlled and precise cuts.
3. PEEL AND PLACE
Using tweezers, apply cut appliqué onto nail in desired position. Completely smooth onto nail bed while firmly securing edges.
4. TRIM AND FILE
Remove overhanging appliqué to make flush with edges of the nail bed. When filing, first use a thin coarse 100-grit file. Then smooth edge with a finer 180-grit file.
5. REPEAT STEPS 2, 3, AND 4
Continue to cut and apply, trim and file, until desired design is achieved.
6. SEAL TO FINISH
Apply Dashing Diva Top Seal if DesignFX was applied to polished nails. Apply Gelife Top Gel, curing as indicated, if appliqués were applied to soak-off gel.