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Nail looks backstage at Dancing On Ice: The Final

By Guest Writer | 25 March 2018 | Events, News

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Follow Maddy Rooke, celebrity nail tech, Gellux fan and MD of Nails at Studio 4, as she tends to the talons of skaters and celebrities backstage at ITV’s Dancing On Ice 

The final of Dancing On Ice seemed to come around so quickly. A lot of the celebs and skaters from earlier on in the series returned for the final show so I brought my fab assistant, Hannah with me (follow her on Instagram, here: @handsbyhans) to say it was manic was an understatement!

I did the nails for our finalists and even eventual winner, Jake, got a mini mani, which he had been asking for the past 10 weeks! He was thrilled.

Our finalist’s looks were based on their potential final performance – the Bolero! Pro skater, Vanessa, wore lilac and silver so I used the GELLUX Gel Polish in Vividly Violet for this look with the Daily Charm Unicorn Holographic Chrome over the top – I think this was one of her faves!

Lovely Corrie actress, Brooke, who did an amazing job skating the Bolero, wore a deep purple. I used IBD for this look and a mixture of the Magpie Glitters, which are just absolutely stunning over this shade. To add variety, I used an ombre glitter on one nail to match the lighter sparkle in her costume.

Finally, skater Ale, wore a gorgeous deep blue, turquoise and silver. We opted for the GELLUX Black Onyx mixed with Mermaid to create a gorgeous shimmering baby blue and added hints of the Lecente Silver glitter on top. Divine.

Another look I loved was for Alex who was skating with Kem! She had a deep purple jumpsuit on so I teamed this with the new GELLUX Rose Gold Chrome Flakes – she loves a bit of rose gold! These are amazing – if you haven’t already got them, you need them! I used a non-wipe topcoat underneath and they adhered beautifully to the nail.

The entire experience was incredible and I’d to thank Marcos Gurgel for the opportunity as well as Salon System for their gorgeous GELLUX nail products and support – the looks would not be the same without this brand!

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