Always start with clean and freshly manicured nails. Being sure to gently push your cuticles back and to cut or file your nails to the desired length. Use a 180-grit nail file, to lightly buff your natural nail removing the shine. Remove all dust from the nail with a clean and dry nail or makeup brush Working one nail at a time:
Step 1 – apply Step 1 Nail Primer
Step 2 – Apply Step 2 Base & Top Gel
Step 3 – Dip finger at a 45° angle into the chosen Dip Acrylic Powder of choice. Tap off any excess powder back into your jar. *Repeat step 2 & 3, until you’ve achieved the color coverage you desire.
Step 4 – Apply another coat of “Step 2” Base & Top Gel, followed by a coat of “Step 3” Gel Activator
Step 5 – Use a buffing block to smooth over any uneven parts of the application
Step 6 – Apply a Topcoat for Shine and give your cuticles some love with a good cuticle oil
When it comes time for REMOVAL – be sure you have all the tools you’ll need. It is recommend to use 180-grit file, foil, cotton pads and acetone.
Step 1 – using the 180-grit file, file the nail surface to remove approximately 70% of the existing product.
Step 2 – saturate a cotton pad with acetone
Step 3- place the saturated cotton pad on top of the nail and wrap tightly in the foil *Repeat this process on all nails Allow Soak Off Time from anywhere between 10-12 minutes.
Step 4 – when removing the foil from each finger, grasp and pull while rubbing the pad over the nail, to help pick up some of the product
Step 5 – using a cuticle pusher or orangewood stick, gently guide the remaining product off the nail.
Step 6 – use a buffer to gently buff the nail giving it a smooth and even surface
Using a product like ASP Bonder, will help with adhesion to the natural nail, so your manicure will last longer
Use ASP Crystal Clear over your chosen color of choice for an extra layer of protection or shine.
Have Fun layering glitter shades over opaque ones for something a little different.