Thursday, 30 June 2011

OPI Axxium Soak Off Gel Lacquer with Tip Overlay

Hey Guys,

Hope you have all had a great week?! Mine has been crazy busy - which I like, but looking forward to a chilled weekend :)

This blog update is using OPI's Axxium Soak Off Gel Lacquers and Soak Off Overlay Gel.  I have also used white tips.  I thought I should give them a full test run and as I have a wedding to go to on Sunday I thought I would do them in advance to see how the wear as I will not have time to soak them off before! I have used tips as Axxium SOG is not strong enough to sculpt, I broke my thumb nail, and it also made it easier for the French finish, as I was in a bit of a rush and didn't want to have to deal with smile lines!!

I am also using the new Silver Glitter that was brought out a few months back.  It also comes in gold, and does have some lovely holographic pieces. I have not done it justice with applying it to the tip alone, it really is very lovely!!

The only trouble I had was building an arch with the overlay gel, this could partly be because I was doing them on myself and can never get my brush angles right!  The nail shape is not as good as if I were doing on a client, but I hope this gives you a good idea of how the system works - this follows on from my encasing post a few months back!

I will keep you posted with how they wear!

Have you tried Axxium SOG yet?!

Claire xxx

For these nails I used: Base, Overlay Gel, White Well-less tips, Princesses Rule, Silver Glitter and Top Sealer.
I prepped and dehydrated my nails
I sized and prepped tips
 Applied tip with adhesive
 Cut and shaped tips
 Applied base gel
 I love my performance tips - so thin!!!
 Applied overlay gel

 Refined shape and sanitised ready for the colour
 Applied first coat of Princesses Rule - a cute shimmery pink
 Applied Silver Glitter to the white free edge
 I applied another layer of Princesses Rule because I like it and then sealed the nails with top sealer
 All finished!


  1. My friend currently has gel tips, i dunno if their that brand though. Anyway, she loves them!

  2. this is really pretty, is it difficult to do yourself? i have never tried

    shel xx

  3. These are very pretty! They look lovely!

  4. Do you wipe off the sticky layer of the overlay gel before applying color or leave it on? Thanks.