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  • Negative Space Nails - Fall Nail Ideas

    Negative space nail design
    If you're looking for perfect nail designs for fall, we've got you covered. This gorgeous burnt red color-blocking makes a bold statement, while keeping things simple at the same time. We love the mod look of negative space nails, and this is one of the easiest ways to do negative space nail art. Get ready for your best PSL nailfies yet.
    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.

    You will need the following:

    Some nail tape! (or regular tape if you prefer) This is integral to having a clean and straight line down the middle of your nails. There are plain ones and colorful ones but they are a must have in this nail application. Unless, of course, you are a nail superstar & acrylic dipping is one of your strong suits. 

    Step 1
    • Apply a thin coat of Step 1 Bond. Allow it to dry completely.
    Step 2
    • Place a strip of nail tape slightly off center to create a barrier for the nail art. Make sure it’s not directly on the center line!
    • Place it so the edge of the nail tape is on the center of the nail.
    Step 3
    • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base on the larger exposed side of the nail bed, then immediately pour over color powder of choice. Here we are using CL-01

    PRO TIP: You don't have to use the same colors we did! Use whatever color you like.

    Step 4
    • Tap finger to rid of loose powder and use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder.
    • Repeat for more coverage

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

    Step 5
    • Carefully remove nail tape & then apply Step 3 Activator.
    • Allow a few minutes for powder to harden.
    Step 6
    • Buff and shape the edge of the nail art to create a sharp line.
    Step 7
    • Carefully paint a layer of Base onto the bare nail plate & immediately dip into Base & Finish.
    • Tap finger to rid of loose powder & use a fluffy brush to sweep of excess powder.

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

    Step 8
    • Repeat to match the thickness of the color acrylic powder.
    Step 9
    • Apply Step 3 Activator, allow 3-5 minutes for nails to harden.
    • Then buff & shape nails to your desired finish.
    Step 10
    • Wash hands or use a lint free wipe saturated in alcohol to wipe the nails clean.

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

    Step 11
    • Apply a second coat of Step 3 Activator.
    • Allow 3-5 minutes for nails to harden.
    Step 12
    • Paint a coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow 2-3 minutes for nails to dry.

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

    Step 13
    • Paint another coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow 2-3 minutes for nails to dry.

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

    Finish!
    • Play around with different negative space designs!

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