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  • Marble Nail Art

    Marble Nail Art

    Learn how to achieve dip powder nails with a marble nail art technique. Salon-quality nails just got easy.

    PRO TIP: If you're just starting out your dip journey with us, be sure to select our customizable value pack below: Build Your Own Bundle (BYOB) Kit. Choose the Pick-3, and don't forget to add CL64, French White, and Base & Finish Powder to your BYOB Kit for everything you need to recreate this mani!

    Step 1
    Prep Your Nails
    • Shape & buff nails to desired look
    • Sanitize hands, nails, and under the nails thoroughly

    PRO TIP: To ensure your dip powder mani lasts 2-3 weeks, thoroughly prep nails to remove any oil, debris, or moisture prior to applying dip products. Use an oil-free hand soap.

    Step 2
    Apply Bond to All Fingernails
    • Allow Bond to dry completely
    • If your nails are prone to lifting, be sure to sweep an extra coat near the cuticle area

    PRO TIP: Avoid touching nails to prevent distributing any unwanted oil onto the nail bed

    Step 3
    Prep Your Marble Design
    • Pour French White & randomly place CL-64 in a dip tray or any open container
    • Use a toothpick or pointed instrument to mix or swirl the powder, creating a marble effect

    PRO TIP: Try not to over-swirl color powders together. The goal is to create a marbled stone effect.

    Step 4
    Paint & Dip!
    • Apply a thin coat of Base, starting halfway on the nail surface, stroking out towards the free edge of the nail (AKA nail tip)
    • Quickly press the nail flat down onto the marble dip powder

    PRO TIP: Be sure to paint and immediately dip only one finger at a time, before moving onto the next nail. Avoid getting Base onto cuticles as dip powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.

    Step 5
    Remove Excess Powder
    • Tap finger gently to rid of any loose dip powder
    • Wait 10-15 seconds for dip powder to settle, then use a fluffy brush to gently remove excess powder from the nail
    Step 6
    And Repeat!
    • Repeat steps 3-5 for more coverage, and to achieve your desired marbled effect & thickness
    Step 7
    Encapsulation Time!
    • Apply another coat of Base to the entire nail surface & dip into Base & Finish Powder

    PRO TIP: Be sure to paint and immediately dip only one finger at a time, before moving onto the next nail. Avoid getting Base onto cuticles as dip powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.

    Step 8
    Cure Your Dip Powder
    • Apply a coat of Activator to cure (harden) the blend of dip powder & dip liquid
    • Allow two minutes for Activator to cure nails completely.

    PRO TIP: Without distributing natural oils from your fingertip, use the tip of your nail to press down onto the dip powder. If your nail does not leave an indentation mark, the blend of dip powder and dip liquid has fully cured and you're ready for the next step!

    Step 9
    Buff, File, & Shape Your Nails
    • Use the 100/180 coarse grit nail file to spot-treat and even out any unwanted bumps or lumps. File down to your preferred thickness and shape.
    • Use the 240 grit foam buffer to smooth out the nail surface

    PRO TIP: The smoother the nails are buffed, the shinier the topcoat will look!

    Step 10
    Remove Nail Debris
    • Wash hands & nails thoroughly or wipe with alcohol to remove any dust
    • Be sure to clean every corner of the nails, including the cuticle area

    PRO TIP: If washing hands, be sure to use an oil-free hand soap.

    Step 11
    Apply Second Coat of Activator
    • Apply a second coat of Activator to prep for Sealer (Activator & Sealer react to each other to achieve a shiny finish)
    • Allow two minutes for Activator to dry completely

    PRO TIP: Use a lint-free wipe to remove any excess Activator that has not evaporated from the nail surface

    Step 12
    Finish Off with Sealer
    • Apply a thin coat of Sealer in quick strokes (no need to cover the entire nail as long as the majority of the nail is covered). Allow 2-3 minutes for Sealer to dry.
    • Apply a thin second coat of Sealer. Allow 3-5 minutes for nails to dry completely.