Apply Just Gel Polish

Gelac Instructional Video

Fade Effect

Just Gel Nail Art Step by Step

What you need:

  • Coco-Nuts-for-You
  • Just Keep Swimmin'
  • Post Holiday Blues
  • ibd Nail Wipe

Step 1

Step 1

Apply 2 coats of Coco-Nuts-for-You
to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 2

Step 2

Apply Just Keep Swimmin' to 50% of the nail plate and Post Holiday Blues to 25% of the nail plate. Do Not Cure.
Use ibd Nail Wipe to dab the nail plate.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 3

Step 3

To intensify repeat Step 2.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp
Apply Top Coat to entire nail,
Cure and Cleanse.

Geometric Design

Just Gel Nail Art Step by Step

What you need:

  • TOP-tional
  • Passport to Purple
  • Post Holiday Blues

Step 1

Step 1

Apply 2 coats of TOP-tional to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 2

Step 2

Create geometric shape on the corner of nail using Passport to Purple.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 3

Step 3

Continue creating geometric shapes using Post Holiday Blues and Top-tional.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp
Apply Top Coat to entire nail,
Cure and Cleanse.

Color Streak

Just Gel Nail Art Step by Step

What you need:

  • Carte Blanche
  • TOP-tional
  • Passport to Purple
  • Bronze Me Up
  • Just Gel Brush
  • Just Gel Art Striper Brush

Step 1

Step 1

Apply 2 coats of Carte Blanche to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 2

Step 2

Apply TOP-tional in strokes. Brush left to right until effect is reached.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 3

Step 3

Repeat stroke method with
Passport to Purple.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp
With Striper Brush, use Bronze Me Up to create depth.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp
Apply Top Coat to entire nail,
Cure and Cleanse.

Nimbus Effect

Just Gel Nail Art Step by Step

What you need:

  • Coco-Nuts-for-You
  • Bronze Me Up
  • Dip Your Toes
  • ibd Nail Wipe

Step 1

Step 1

Apply 2 coats of Coco-Nuts-for-You
to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 2

Step 2

Alternating between Bronze Me Up and Dip Your Toes, drip small droplets to the plate.

Step 3

Step 3

With an ibd Nail Wipe, dab all over nail bed to blend colors.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp
Apply Top Coat to entire nail,
Cure and Cleanse.

Splatter Effect

Just Gel Nail Art Step by Step

What you need:

  • Post Holiday Blues
  • Just Keep Swimmin'
  • Passport to Purple
  • ibd Nail Wipe

Step 1

Step 1

Alternate brush strokes between Post Holiday Blues and Just Keep Swimmin'.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 2

Step 2

Repeat step 1 to create depper effect. Use ibd Wipe to dab on nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 3

Step 3

Using Passport to Purple, create light strokes by brushing all areas of the nail. Use ibd Nail Wipe to remove excess polish.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp
Apply Top Coat to entire nail,
Cure and Cleanse.

Gradient Effect

Just Tint Nail Art Step by Step

What you need:

  • Just Gel Polish- Whipped Cream
  • Just Gel Polish Just Tints - Tint for Tat
  • Soft Touch Silicone Tool - Taper Point

Step 1

Step 1

Apply 2 coats of Whipped Cream
to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 2

Step 2

Apply one coat of Tint for Tat. Do not cure. Run Soft Touch Silicone Tool - Taper Point left to right across nail to create design.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 3

Step 3

Apply second coat of Tint for Tat, swipe across to create more dept in design.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp
Apply Top Coat to entire nail,
Cure and Cleanse.

Floral Effect

Just Tint Nail Art Step by Step

What you need:

  • Just Gel Polish- Whipped Cream
  • Just Gel Polish Just Tints - Fancy Meeting you Sheer and Tint for Tat

Step 1

Step 1

Apply 2 coats of Whipped Cream
to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 2

Step 2

Create round petals with Fancy Meeting you Sheer & Tint for Tat.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 3

Step 3

Pot center of petals with Whipped Cream, finish the look of flower.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp
Apply Top Coat to entire nail,
Cure and Cleanse.

Marbled Effect

Just Tint Nail Art Step by Step

What you need:

  • Just Gel Polish- Whipped Cream
  • Just Gel Polish Just Tints - Fancy Meeting you Sheer and Transparently So

Step 1

Step 1

Apply 2 coats of Whipped Cream
to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 2

Step 2

Apply Transparently So & Fancy Meeting you Sheer unevenly. Follow by dotting ibd top coat. Do not cure.

Step 3

Step 3

Allow to form into bubble design (2-3 sec).
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp
Apply Top Coat to entire nail,
Cure and Cleanse.

Ombre Effect

Just Tint Nail Art Step by Step

What you need:

  • Just Gel Polish- Whipped Cream
  • Just Gel Polish Just Tints - Fancy Meeting you Sheer and Transparently So

Step 1

Step 1

Apply 2 coats of Whipped Cream
to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 2

Step 2

Apply Transparently So to 70% of the nail plate. Use wipe to ombre upwards

Step 3

Step 3

Apply 2 coats of Transparently So to 50% of the nail plate. Use wipe to ombre upwards.

Step 4

Step 4

Apply Fancy Meeting you Sheer to 20% of the nail plate. Ombre upwards.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp
Apply Top Coat to entire nail,
Cure and Cleanse.

Swirl Effect

Just Tint Nail Art Step by Step

What you need:

  • Just Gel Polish- Whipped Cream
  • Just Gel Polish Just Tints - Fancy Meeting you Sheer and Transparently So

Step 1

Step 1

Apply 2 coats of Whipped Cream
to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 2

Step 2

Apply See Through to You, Tint for Tat & Meeting you Sheer in different strokes to fill nail plate.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp

Step 3

Step 3

Use Whipped Cream to connect the lines and finish with a clean border around nail plate
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp
Apply Top Coat to entire nail,
Cure and Cleanse.

Bloom Effect

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Gel Art Polish – Blazing Cobalt, Peppy Pink
  • Gel Art Striper Brush (included in each shade) & Dotting Tool

Step 1

Step 1

Apply Peppy Pink to the entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp

Step 2

Step 2

Use Striper Brush to add a half moon in the bottom right corner of nail and petals using Blazing Cobalt.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 3

Step 3

Use Striper Brush and Dotting Tool to add final details using Blazing Cobalt.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.
Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Cloud Effect

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Gel Art Polish – Blazing Cobalt, Peppy Pink, Punchy Periwinkle
  • Gel Art Striper Brush (included in each shade)

Step 1

Step 1

Apply Blazing Cobalt to the entire nail..
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp

Step 2

Step 2

Use Striper Brush to add three curves of Peppy Pink onto the tip of the nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 3

Step 3

Use Striper Brush to outline the three curves created with Punchy Periwinkle.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.
Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Flora Effect

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Just Gel Polish – Rome Around, Heedless To Say, Celfie in Amalfi
  • Gel Art Dotting Tool, Gel Art Striper Brush

Step 1

Step 1

Apply Rome Around to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 2

Step 2

Apply Celfie in Amalfi over Rome Around.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 3

Step 3

Use Dotting Tool or Gel Art Striper Brush to add petals using Heedless To Say.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 4

Step 4

Use Dotting Tool to add accents using Rome Around inside each petal.
Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Riviera Effect

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Just Gel Polish – Rome Around, Heedless To Say, Celfie in Amalfi
  • Gel Art Dotting Tool, Gel Art Striper Brush

Step 1

Step 1

Apply Riviera Rendezvous to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 2

Step 2

Use Gel Art Striper Brush to create two curved lines down the center of the nail using Just Me n' Capri.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 3

Step 3

Use Dotting Tool to add dots on either side of each curved line using Just Me n' Capri.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 4

Step 4

Add Bellinis & Bikinis glitter to desired areas. Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Ying Yang Effect

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Gel Art Polish - Peppy Pink, Punchy Periwinkle
  • Gel Art Striper Brush (included in each shade) & Dotting Tool

Step 1

Step 1

Apply Punchy Periwinkle to the entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 2

Step 2

Use Striper Brush to add curved line at the tip of the nail using Peppy Pink.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 3

Step 3

Use Dotting Tool to add dots on either side of the curved line using Peppy Pink and Punchy Periwinkle.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.
Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Bow Effect-Pop Art Kit

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Gel Art Polish – Culture Shock, Polka Dot Purple, WAM!BAM!POW!
  • Gel Art Dotting Tool

Step 1

Step 1

Apply WAM!BAM!POW! to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 2

Step 2

Use Dotting Tool to create three triangles in lower left corner and one large triangle from nail base, three quarters down the nail using Polka Dot Purple.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 3

Step 3

Use Dotting Tool to create a triangle from right side of nail, slightly in Culture Shock.
Add a center dot and lines in the bow using Culture Shock.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 4

Step 4

Use Dotting Tool to create polka dots around the bow as a finishing touch using Culture Shock.
Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Cheetah Effect-Animal Print Kit

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Gel Art Polish – Just Black, Robin’s Egg, Paw Prints
  • Gel Art Dotting Tool

Step 1

Step 1

Apply Robin’s Egg to the entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 2

Step 2

Use Dotting Tool to add dots of Paw Prints onto random areas of the nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 3

Step 3

Use Dotting Tool to partially outline dots in Just Black.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp. Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Giraffe Effect-Animal Print Kit

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Gel Art Polish – Robin’s Egg, Paw Prints
  • Gel Art Dotting Tool

Step 1

Step 1

Apply Robin’s Egg to the entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 2

Step 2

Use Dotting Tool to create geometric shapes mimicking giraffe skin using Paw Prints.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 3

Step 3

Use Striper Brush to fill in geometric shapes using Paw Prints.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp. Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Lips & Stripe Effect-Pop Art Kit

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Gel Art Polish – Culture Shock, Polka Dot Purple, WAM!BAM!POW!
  • Gel Art Dotting Tool

Step 1

Step 1

Apply Culture Shock to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 2

Step 2

Use Dotting Tool to create lips using WAM!BAM!POW! by drawing a wide “M” and “W” shape on top and bottom of each other.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 3

Step 3

Use striper brush to create vertical lines in Polka Dot Purple from nail bed to top of lips.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp. Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Polka Dot Effect-Pop Art Kit

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Gel Art Polish – Culture Shock, Polka Dot Purple, WAM!BAM!POW!
  • Gel Art Dotting Tool

Step 1

Step 1

Apply WAM!BAM!POW! to entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 2

Step 2

Use Dotting Tool to create polka dots in diagonal lines using Polka Dot Purple.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp. Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Zebra Effect-Animal Print Kit

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Gel Art Polish – Just Black, Robin’s Egg, Paw Prints
  • Gel Art Dotting Tool

Step 1

Step 1

Apply Robin’s Egg to half of the nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 2

Step 2

Apply Paw Prints to other half of the nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 3

Step 2

Use Dotting Tool or striping brush to create unperfected lines mimicking zebra stripes using Just Black.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp. Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Marble Effect-Gel Art Kit

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Gel Art Polish - Just White, Just Red, Just Blue, Just Yellow, Just Green
  • Gel Art Dotting Tool

Step 1

Step 1

Apply Just White to the entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 2

Step 2

Using the 4 Gel Art colors, paint each color in diagonal line next to each other, from top left to bottom right of nail. Do not cure.

Step 3

Step 3

Drag the Dotting Tool back and forth from bottom left to top right of nail at a diagonal.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.
Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Snake Skin Effect-Gel Art Kit

Gel-Art Polish Step by Step

What you need:

  • Gel Art Polish - Just Black, Just White, Just Yellow
  • Gel Art Dotting Tool

Step 1

Step 1

Apply Just Black to the entire nail.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp.

Step 2

Step 2

Apply a very thin coat of Just White on top of Black. Do not cure.

Step 3

Step 3

Dip the Dotting Tool in Top Coat. Drop beads of Top Coat onto White. It will disperse the white polish, and you will see shadowing of black.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp. This will give the look of snake skin, or bubbles.

Step 4

Step 4

Use Dotting Tool to add small dots of Just Yellow onto design.
Cure: 30 seconds in LED lamp or 2 minutes in UV lamp. Apply Top Coat to entire nail, Cure and Cleanse.

Apply Just Gel Polish

Get ready. Get set. Go with the Just Gel Polish Starter Kit. This handy Starter Kit arrives with all the essentials you need to start performing no-chip, long-lasting manicures and pedicures.

  • English English version
  • Spanish Version Español
  • French Version Français
  • Vietnamese Version Việt

Duration: 5 min.

Gelac Instructional Video

Get the must-have 14-day manicure! Gelac™, ibd's exclusive UV gel polish formula holds the secret to long-lasting shine. There's no chipping, no smudging, no kidding! When it's time to change colors, Gelac™ soaks off in just 10 minutes. It's that easy!

Duration: 5 min.

Dot Effect-Social Lights Collection

Nail Lacquer Step by Step

What you need:

  • ibd Nail Lacquer – Dockside Diva, Gala-vant, Full Blu-um, Polo Can U Go, Cashmere Cutie, Chic to Chic
  • ibd Dotting Tool
  • ibd Nail Lacquer Top Coat

Step 1

Step 1

Apply two coats of Dockside Diva to entire nail.

Step 2

Step 2

Use Dotting Tool to create dots along the right side of the nail down to the bottom center using Gala-vant.

Step 3

Step 3

Repeat Step 2, layering dots using Full Blu-um, Polo Can U Go, Cashmere Cutie and Chic to Chic along the right side of the nail down to the bottom center.

Step 4

Step 4

Apply ibd Nail Lacquer Top Coat to seal your design and add high gloss shine.

Gradient Effect-Social Lights Collection

Nail Lacquer Step by Step

What you need:

  • ibd Nail Lacquer – Chic to Chic, Cashmere Cutie, Full Blu-um, Carte Blanche
  • ibd Nail Wipe
  • Striping Tape
  • ibd Nail Lacquer Top Coat

Step 1

Step 1

Apply two coats of Carte Blanche to entire nail.

Step 2

Step 2

Cut Striping Tape into 1 inch strips and place 4 horizontally down the nail with equal spacing.

Step 3

Step 3

Use Striping Tape to place 3 strips diagonally across the nail with equal spacing.

Step 4

Step 4

Use Striping Tape to place 2 strips in the opposite diagonal direction across the nail with equal spacing.

Step 5

Step 5

Using Chic to Chic, Cashmere Cutie and Full Blu-um, paint 3 stripes on a nail wipe or sponge and dab the nail to create a gradient effect.

Step 6

Step 6

Remove Striping Tape in the opposite order of application to assure best results while lacquer is still wet.

Step 7

Step 7

Clean cuticle area using acetone and a brush. Apply ibd Nail Lacquer Top Coat to seal your design and add high gloss shine.