Emboss Gel Tutorial



Preparation is everything...

  1. Use the Bluesky Nail File to file your nails to the desired shape.
  2. Push back and trim your cuticles.
  3. Gently buff your nails with your Bluesky Nail Buffer.
  4. Clean your nails with a Bluesky Cleanser Wipe

Slow and steady wins the race...

  1. Apply a thin layer of Bluesky Base Coat to all five nails, capping the ends. Avoid the skin and cuticle.
  2. Cure for 60 seconds under the Bluesky lamp, it will still be tacky but this is normal.
  3. Apply a colour gel polish of your choice in the same way as the base coat; a thin coat, cap the end, avoid your skin. 
  4. Cure for 60 seconds.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 building up the colour each time. 1 coat will give a sheer finish, 2 is normal, 3 will be a solid colour.
  6. Take your Bluesky Emboss Gel and, with a fine brush, put some gel on a palette.
  7. Take some gel and slowly start creating your pattern. Don't rush this step: make sure you control the thickness with every stroke.
  8. Once you've finished your design, cure for 60 seconds.
  9. Take some more emboss gel and modify the edges to make your pattern more vivid if required. Again, do this slowly. Cure for 60 seconds.
  10. Add any finishing touches to your design. Above, we've added small dots in the gaps of the pattern. Cure for 60 seconds.
  11. Apply a Bluesky Top Coat ensuring you cover your entire pattern. Cure for 60 seconds.