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3D Nail Art: Cozy Sweater Mani with Dip Powder

3D Sweater Nails with Dip Powder

Sweater Nails, plz!

Create a 3D Sweater nail design with this dip powder tutorial. We LOVE 3D nail art, and this time of year we're craving some cozy vibes. This mani has both. Get step by step instructions for creating your own textured cable knit nails. 🧶

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.

Step 1
  • Prep the nails as usual
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 1 Bond. Allow to dry completely.
  • Be sure to stir powder thoroughly before use.
Step 2
  • Apply a coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip finger into color powder of choice.
  • Tap finger gently to remove loose powder. Use a fluffy brush to dust off excess powder.

PRO TIP: Here we are using NA-27; feel free to use whatever color you want! To get the perfect cozy sweater look, we recommend neutrals or deep rich colors.

Step 3
  • Apply a second coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip finger at an angle into color powder to create a solid foundation for nail art.

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

Step 4
  • Apply Step 3 Activator and allow a few minutes for powder to harden.
  • Buff and shape nails to your desired shape.
Step 5
  • Place a couple of drops of Step 2 Base onto a small piece of aluminum foil.
Step 6
  • Using a nail art brush (9mm), draw on lines of Step 2 Base to create the texture of a sweater onto the nail.
  • Spoon color powder onto the nail art. Tap finger gently and then use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder. Repeat for more coverage.
Step 7
  • Using a nail art brush, draw on stacked curved lines of Step 2 Base onto the middle of the nail.
  • Dip nail into acrylic color of choice. Tap finger gently and then use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder. Repeat for more coverage.
Step 8
  • Using a nail art brush, draw on dots of Step 2 Base onto both sides of the nail and immediately dip into powder.
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder and brush with fluffy brush. Repeat for more coverage.

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

Step 9
  • Apply Step 3 Activator and allow a few minutes for powder to harden.
Step 10
  • Apply Step 3 Activator and allow a few minutes for powder to harden.
  • Buff and shape nails to your desired shape and thickness.

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

Step 11
  • Wash hands or use a lint free wipe saturated in alcohol to wipe the nails clean.

PRO TIP: Skip Step 4 Sealer for a matte look!

Finish!
  • Enjoy this cozy 3-D sweater design.

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