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Halloween Black Cat Nail Art

Black Cat Nails | Halloween Dip Nail Tutorials by DipWell
If you're looking for Halloween nail ideas, then dip into this tutorial. Get the step-by-step instructions for this feline-inspired cute nail design. We happen to think they're the cat's meow. 😻 Simple Halloween nails are now just a dip away. Thankfully, dipping is anything but scary - even for beginners! If this is your first time trying dip nails, head over to our Newbie's Guide to Dip 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
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 1 Bond. Allow it to dry completely

PRO TIP: Be sure to work quickly, before Step 2 Base dries!

Step 2
  • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip tip of finger at an angle into Base & Finish.

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

Step 3
  • Carefully paint a second coat of Step 2 Base in the shape of a cat’s head & ears at the tip of the nails.
  • Use a clean utensil to pour colored acrylic of choice onto the tip of the nail and then tap finger to rid of loose powder; then use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder.

PRO TIP: We used CL-64 but use whatever color speaks to you!

Step 4
  • Repeat for more coverage.
Step 5
  • Carefully apply Step 2 Base where you would like the eyes to be placed, then immediately pour over French White.

PRO TIP: Not satisfied with the eye placement and haven't poured French White yet? Gently dab to rid of majority of Base & let dry completely, then apply again.

Step 6
  • Before the eyes harden, use a toothpick or pointed tip to create the irises, making sure to wipe the end after each eye.
Step 7
  • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip tip of finger at an angle into Base & Finish to encapsulate nail art.

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

Step 8
  • Apply Step 3 Activator, allow 3-5 minutes for nails to harden.
  • Then buff & shape nails to your desired finish.
Step 9
  • 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 10
  • Apply a second coat of Step 3 Activator.
  • Allow 3-5 minutes for nails to harden.
Step 11
  • 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 12
  • 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!
  • Enjoy your purr-fect mani & keep those claws looking sharp.

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