How to Use the Axxium Nail System

by Janel Lucas ; Updated September 28, 2017

Filing nails is an important step in prepping fingernails before using products from the Axxium Nail System.

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The Axxium Nail System is a soak-off gel lacquer made by OPI. The Axxium manicure can last for up to two weeks and features a simple brush-on application for overlays. The Axxium overlay manicure differs from ordinary nail polishes that chip quickly and frequently from everyday wear and tear. Best of all, with the proper items and products, the Axxium Nail System can be used at home.

Remove nail polish from your fingernails, cut cuticles and push them back with an orange wood stick, and file and shape your nails.

Cleanse fingernails with N.A.S. 99, then apply BondAid pH to the entire nail surface. Both N.A.S. 99 and BondAid pH come with the Axxium Nail System kit.

Apply the Axxium gel base from the Axxium Nail System kit on your nails. Cure the gel by placing your nails under an UV gel lamp or dryer for one minute.

Apply the Axxium clear sculpting gel onto your nails. The sculpting gel should be applied heavier toward the tip of the nail for extra strength and durability.

Place your fingernails under the UV lamp or dryer for five minutes to let the gel dry completely.

Cleanse your nails again with the N.A.S. 99 product.

File and shape your nails for a smooth, neat finish.


  • The Axxium gel applications can be removed by soaking your nails in nail polish remover for 10 to 15 minutes and then scraping the gel off with an orange wood stick.

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Janel Lucas has been writing since 2007, specializing in fashion and beauty topics. Her work has appeared on multiple online magazines and websites, including the World News Network and Lucas holds an Associate of Arts in journalism and mass communications. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in communication from Notre Dame College.