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Holiday Glitter French Mani

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Glitter French nails look good any time, but we especially love this look for the holidays! Winter Disco glitter dip powder adds the perfect sparkle that’ll accent any holiday outfit and catch the light at every party.
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
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 1 Bond and allow it to dry completely.
Step 2
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip fingernail into Base & Finish powder.

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

Step 3
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder. Follow by using a pointed tool, like a toothpick or Jelly Pusher, to clean around the cuticles. Then use a fluffy brush to sweep off any excess powder from the nail surface.
Step 4
  • Carefully apply another coat of Step 2 Base, starting at the smile line of a traditional French manicure, and working towards the cuticle end. Then immediately dip your fingernail into the shade of choice. Here we are using NA21.

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

Step 5
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder. Use a pointed tool, like a toothpick or Jelly Pusher, to gently clean the cuticle line. Then use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder. Repeat for more coverage.
Step 6
  • Apply Step 3 Activator and allow a few minutes for the dip blend to harden.
Step 7
  • File the edge of NA21 to create a clean smile line.
Step 8
  • Apply a coat of Step 2 Base onto the rest of the nail and immediately dip into shade Winter Disco.
Step 9
  • Apply Step 3 Activator and allow 3-5 minutes for nails to harden.
Step 10
  • File and buff nails to achieve desired nail shape and smoothness.
Step 11
  • Wash hands or use a lint-free wipe saturated in alcohol to wipe the nails clean from filing debris.
Step 12
  • Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer to the entire nail and allow it to dry for 1-2 minutes.
Step 13
  • Apply a second coat of Step 3 Activator and allow it to dry for 5 full minutes.

PRO TIP: If you live in a humid climate, you may need to increase your dry time.

Step 14
  • Using a dry lint-free wipe, clean nails to remove any excess activator that may still be on the nail surface.
Step 15
  • Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow 2-3 minutes for nails to dry.
Step 16
  • Apply a second coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow 3-5 minutes for nails to dry.

PRO TIP: Don't apply more than 2 consecutive coats of Sealer as this will prevent even drying & may result in a gummy mani.

Finish!
  • Holiday dip nails are easy with this glitter French mani tutorial! Winter Disco glitter dip powder adds the perfect sparkle that’ll accent any holiday outfit and catch the light at every party.

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