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How to Create Matte Nails with Gold Flakes

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Matte green nails get the royal treatment with Limited Edition Gold Flakes. The contrast between the metallic shine and matte background makes this mani look ultra luxe.
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, then use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder.
Step 4
  • Apply another coat of Step 2 Base to the entire nail and immediately dip fingernail into the color powder of choice. Here we are using CL71.

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, and use a pointed tool, like a toothpick or Jelly Pusher, to clean the cuticle edges. Follow by sweeping off excess powder with a fluffy brush. Repeat for more coverage.
Step 6
  • Carefully pour a small amount of Gold Flakes Powder into a shallow container.
Step 7
  • Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer to the entire nail. Use a toothpick to pick up Gold Flake pieces and gently place them on the nail.
Step 8
  • Apply a coat of Step 2 Base to the entire nail and immediately dip fingernail into Base & Finish powder.
Step 9
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder, then use a fluffy brush to sweep off any excess.
Step 10
  • Apply Step 3 Activator to the entire nail and allow a few minutes for dip blend to harden.

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

Step 11
  • File and buff nails to achieve desired nail shape & smoothness.
Step 12
  • Wash hands or use a lint-free wipe saturated in alcohol to wipe the nails clean.
Step 13
  • Apply a coat of Step 3 Activator to the entire nail and allow it to dry completely.
Finish!

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