Blooming gel is a special type of nail polish that can be used to create beautiful floral designs on your nails or pretty abstract nail art designs. This gel polish is designed to spread out and create a unique pattern that looks like flowers blooming on your nails, the fluidity that it possesses allows it to run freely. If you want to learn how to use blooming gel on your nails, as they are a little tricky to get around due to their liquid nature follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Prepare Your Nails
Before you begin, it's important to prepare your nails properly. Start by cleaning your nails and removing any old polish. File and shape your nails to your desired length and shape, and push back your cuticles.
Step 2: Apply a Base Coat and follow it up with Base Color of choice
To help your blooming gel polish adhere better to your nails and last longer, apply a base coat. Allow it to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
You can apply 2 coats of your desired Nail Polish, prefer going for a lighter base color, for the decadent look to come through better. Use colors such as White Nail Polish, Baby Pink Nail Polish, Baby Blue Nail Polish, or Pastel Colors. Shop from an array of solid colors at ilovemypolish.com
Step 3: Apply the Blooming Gel
Now it's time to apply the blooming gel. Start by applying a thin layer of the gel polish to your nails, being careful not to apply too much. Use a brush to spread the gel out evenly over your nail into the desired directions, do this process very gently. The gel should start to spread and create a unique pattern.
Check out this video below to see all the unique patterns you can make.
Step 4: Use a Dotting Tool
Once you've applied the blooming gel, use a dotting tool to create a more defined floral pattern. Dip the dotting tool into a contrasting color of gel polish and gently dot it onto the blooming gel. This will create the appearance of flower petals. Floral designs on nails are incredibly popular with Blooming Gel Nail Polish.
Step 5: Add More Detail
To make your floral design even more beautiful, you can add more detail with a small brush. Use a contrasting color of gel polish to add small lines and dots to your design. This will create the appearance of leaves and other details on your flowers.
Step 6: Cure the Gel
Once you've created your beautiful floral design, it's time to cure the gel. Follow the instructions on your blooming gel polish to cure it properly. This usually involves using a UV lamp for a few minutes. If you are just starting out, and looking for an affordable option for UV lamp which is also portable, check this out! If you are working for a salon and require a higher wattage of the UV Lamp, you can contact us via our social media handles on Instagram and Youtube channel.
Step 7: Apply a Top Coat
To seal in your design and make it last even longer, apply a top coat of clear gel polish. This will also give your nails a shiny finish.
With these simple steps, you can create beautiful floral designs on your nails using blooming gel. With a little practice, you'll be able to create stunning designs that are sure to turn heads!