Hailey Bieber "Glazed Donut" gel nails have been the talk of the town recently, and why not? They’re absolutely gorgeous and surprisingly easy to mimic with the right products. We have been working hard at Gelous to create the perfect Gel Nail Polish combination to achieve this look and we think we’ve found it! So keep reading to find out how to create this chic gel manicure.
Gel Nail Polish colours needed
For this gel manicure to be pulled off flawlessly, we have outlined what you will need and why.
- Pink Rubber Base Coat: The pink tone of the Pink Rubber Base Coat gives the beautiful pinky tinge under the sheer, pearlescent-white nails. Rubber Base Coat is also amazing smoothing, strengthening and thickening flaky, brittle, thin or splitting nails. It has has enhanced rubber-like qualities that allow your nails to flex without breaking.
- Pink Builder Gel: This reinforces the pink undertone of the manicure while adding thickness and strength. Builder Gel is harder and thicker than our other Gel Nail Polishes, so will decrease nail flexibility and bending, helping your Gel Nail Polish last longer.
- Swan Lake Gel Nail Polish: This milky-white, semi-opaque shade creates the semi-transparent, white effect on the nails.
- Snow Place Like Home Gel Nail Polish: This semi-opaque shimmer with a white base gives more coverage, while adding that all-important white chrome effect.
- Top Coat: Top Coat locks your gel manicure in place and adds that extra shine to top off your flawless Hailey Bieber manicure.
Prepping your nails
Shape your nails into an almond shape if they are long enough. To do this use a nail clipper to cut the sides of your nails, then file each side towards the middle using the fine side of the Gelous Nail File. Make sure you’re not filing too much on one side and that the sides are even. Following this, softly buff your nail bed with the fine side of the Gelous Nail File to create a matte surface for the first layer of Gel Nail Polish to adhere to. Make sure you buff as close to the cuticles and sides as possible to ensure a long-lasting finish and prevent any lifting. Wipe your nails down with a Lint Free Wipe soaked in Nail Polish Remover, then follow with our Nail Primer. This step is to dehydrate the nail bed and remove any natural oils and moisture your hands and cuticles create. It’s a vital step, as any residual dust or oils let behind on the nails can impede on the way your Gel Nail Polishes apply and last.
Applying your Gel Nail Polish
We're breaking your gel manicure down step-by-step. When applying all your coats, always cap the free edge of the nail and leave a small gap between the Gel Nail Polish and your cuticle. Aim to avoid getting any Gel Nail Polish on your skin or cuticle, however if you do, remove it with an Orangewood Cuticle Stick before curing. Your Base Coat and Colour Coat should remain a little sticky after curing, so that when you apply the following layer it sticks to the layer below.
- Begin your gel manicure with a thin layer of Pink Rubber Base Coat, curing for 60 seconds under your UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp.
- Then apply 1-2 coats of Pink Builder Gel on top to get that subtle pink tinged base, curing for 60 seconds after each coat. With Builder Gel, it is particularly important to apply thin coats, as this a thick, hard polish that can easily flood your cuticles or look bulky.
- Following this, apply 1-2 coats of the milky white Swan Lake Gel Nail Polish, curing after each coat for 60 seconds.
- Apply your final colour coat - the shimmering Snow Place Like Home Gel Nail Polish. Paint 1-2 thin coats, curing after each coat for 60 seconds.
- Finally, apply our standard Top Coat or Clear Rubber Top Coat and cure for 60 seconds.