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Abstract Polka Dot Nail Art Mani With Dip Powder

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Abstract nail art made easy with dip powder. We'll show you how to create multidimensional abstract polka dot nails for a pretty yet playful look. We used muted tones for a sophisticated mani, but you can use neon powders or even glow in the dark powders for a bolder take on this abstract style. Because it's a "perfectly imperfect" look, this is a great nail art technique for newer dippers!
PRO TIP: Make sure you thoroughly prep nails to ensure adhesion & long-lasting wear! Push back cuticles, create a rough texture on the nail plate by filing, and sanitize thoroughly.
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Step 1
  • Prep the nails as usual.
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 1 Bond. Allow it to dry completely.
  • Be sure to stir powder thoroughly before use.
Step 2
  • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip finger into NA23.
  • Using the trimmer side of Jelly Pusher or wooden cuticle stick, clean the space between cuticle lines. Use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder from nail.

PRO TIP: Avoid getting the product onto cuticles, powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.

Step 3
  • Carefully apply a second coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip into NA23. Repeat for desired coverage.
  • Clean cuticle lines and tap finger to remove loose powder. Use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder from nail.
Step 4
  • Apply Step 3 Activator and allow 3-5 minutes for powder to harden. Buff and shape nails to create a smooth foundation.

PRO TIP: Make sure nails are completely dry before moving to the next step!

Step 5
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 2 Base in desired abstract pattern and immediately dip into French white. Tap to remove loose powder.

PRO TIP: Brushes may harden or pick up color powder during application. Simply switch them between Brush Softener for easy cleaning & workability.

Step 6
  • Apply Step 3 Activator to abstract pattern and allow powder to harden.

PRO TIP: This prevents other colored acrylic powder from staining this part of the design!

Step 7
  • Using a square of foil as a palette, apply a small amount of Step 2 Base.
  • Use a Stylus or toothpick to apply Step 2 Base in small dots around abstract pattern and immediately pour CL64 on nail.
Step 8
  • Repeat for more coverage.
  • Use a fluffy brush to remove all excess powder.
Step 9
  • Apply Step 3 Activator to abstract design and allow powder to harden.
  • Buff nail surface to achieve a smooth surface texture.
Step 10
  • Apply a coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip into Base & Finish. Tap finger to remove loose powder, then use a fluffy brush to get rid of excess.

PRO TIP: Avoid getting the product onto cuticles, powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.

Step 11
  • Apply a coat of Step 3 Activator on entire nail and allow to dry for 3-5 minutes.
  • Then buff & shape nails to your desired finish.
Step 12
  • Wash hands or use a lint free wipe saturated in alcohol to wipe the nails clean.

PRO TIP: Make sure nails are completely dry before moving to the next step!

Step 13
  • Apply a second coat of Step 3 Activator. Allow 3-5 minutes for nails to dry.
Step 14
  • Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow 2-3 minutes for nails to dry.
Step 15
  • Apply a second coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow 3-5 minutes for nails to dry.
Finish!
  • Go as crazy or low-key as you want! Your nails are your canvas.

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