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How To Apply A Pastel Gradient Mani

How To Apply A Pastel Gradient Mani
Can't decide on just one color? Level up your mani game with this colorful array of gradient dip powder nails! This fun and easy nail art is a whole summer vibe - someone queue the pools floats & rosé!
PRO TIP:

For a smoother transition to achieving gradient or ombre nails, be sure to use a fluffy brush to dust on color powder of choice. Keep in mind to clean the brush between each color powder application to avoid mixing unwanted ombre colors.

Step 1
  • Apply a coat of Step 1 Bond to all fingernails

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 2A
  • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base and load a small fluffy brush with powder by dipping into color powder of choice

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

Step 2B
  • Repeat to fill in the rest of the nail with the other color powders of choice
  • Tap finger to rid of loose powder in between nails
Step 3
  • Make sure to thoroughly swipe each nail to remove loose powder
Step 4
  • 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 5
  • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base, then immediately dip into Base & Finish
  • Tap off loose powder and brush off excess
Step 6
  • Apply a coat of Step 3 Activator to harden the blend of powder & liquid
  • Allow two minutes for Activator to dry completely
Step 7
  • When the blend of powder and liquid has hardened, file nails to the desired shape
  • Use our coarse grit buffer to even out the preferred thickness of the nails, then use the 240 grit buffer to smooth the nail surface
Step 8
  • Wash hands and nails thoroughly or wipe with alcohol
Step 9
  • Apply a coat of Activator to harden the blend of powder & liquid
  • Apply another coat of Activator and allow 3-4 minutes for Activator to completely dry
Step 10
  • Apply a coat of Sealer in quick thin strokes
  • Allow 3 minutes for nails to dry
Step 11
  • Apply a coat of Sealer in quick thin strokes
  • Allow 3 minutes for nails to dry
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