OPI Pro Tips: How to Apply Nail Stickers Using OPI GelColor

OPI Professionals: How to Apply Nail Stickers Using OPI GelColor
  • OPI Professionals: How to Apply Nail Stickers Using OPI GelColor

    When it comes to jumping on the nail sticker trend clients are asking for this season, there are definitely a few tips to keep in mind for proper application! In case you missed our recent IG LIVE on social media, we’re recapping below some of the best tips from OPI Nail Artist Galdina Jimenez on the proper application of nail stickers and how to achieve must-have looks. Read on and watch the video to find out how to enhance nail art trends like marble nails, abstract nail art, and even milk bath nails using fun nail stickers.

     

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    Get the Look: Marble Nail Art

    1. After proper OPI GelColor nail prep, apply 1 coat of OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat and cure 30 seconds in the OPI LED Light.
    2. Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Alpine Snow to half of the nail towards the tip. Cure 30 seconds.
    3. Apply a second coat of OPI GelColor Alpine Snow (do not cure yet) and with a striper brush create a marble design using a mixture of OPI GelColor Black Onyx and OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat. Once the desired look is achieved, cure for 30 seconds. Cleanse off the inhibition layer with an Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipe saturated in N.A.S. 99. Pro Tip: This step is the most important to prevent the stickers from lifting!
    4. Apply 2 horizontal nail sticker stripes above the marble nail art design. Make sure to cut off any excess sticker that is hanging off the sidewalls of the nail. Press the nail stickers down with a clean dry Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipe to help remove any bubbles.
    5. Apply a thin coat of OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat over the nail stickers to secure. Cure 30 seconds.
    6. Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat. Cure 30 seconds. Cleanse off the inhibition layer with an Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipe saturated in N.A.S. 99 to complete this marble nail art look featuring nail stickers!

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    Get the Look: Picasso Abstract Nail Art

    1. After proper OPI GelColor nail prep, apply 1 coat of OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat and cure 30 seconds in the OPI LED Light.
    2. Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Alpine Snow to half of the nail towards the tip. Cure 30 seconds.
    3. Apply two coats of OPI GelColor Be There in a Prosecco and cure each coat for 30 seconds.
    4. Using the Pro wide brush from the bottle, create a vertical swipe of OPI GelColor Strawberry Margarita in the center of the tip of the nail. Cure 30 seconds. Follow with a swipe of OPI GelColor Can’t Find my Czechbook and repeat with OPI GelColor How Does Your Zen Garden Grow? on each side. Cure 30 seconds. Cleanse off the inhibition layer with an Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipe saturated in N.A.S. 99. Pro Tip: This step is the most important to prevent the stickers from lifting!
    5. Apply 2 nail stickers overlapping the design. Make sure to cut off any excess sticker that is hanging off the sidewalls of the nail. Press the nail stickers down with a clean dry Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipe to help remove any bubbles.
    6. Apply a thin coat of OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat over the nail stickers to secure. Cure 30 seconds.
    7. Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat. Cure 30 seconds. Cleanse off the inhibition layer with an Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipe saturated in N.A.S. 99 to complete this abstract nail art look!

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    Get the Look: Milk Bath Nails

    1. After proper OPI GelColor nail prep, apply 1 coat of OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat and cure 30 seconds in the OPI LED Light.
    2. Apply 1 coat of OPI GelColor Funny Bunny. Cure 30 seconds. Cleanse off the inhibition layer with an Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipe saturated in N.A.S. 99. Pro Tip: This step is the most important to prevent the stickers from lifting!
    3. Apply flower stickers throughout the nail, and be sure to avoid overlapping them. Make sure to cut off any excess sticker that is hanging off the sidewalls of the nail. Press the nail stickers down with a clean dry Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipe to help remove any bubbles.
    4. Apply a second coat of OPI GelColor Funny Bunny to encapsulate the nail stickers and create the milk bath nail art look. Cure 30 seconds.
    5. Cleanse off the inhibition layer with an Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipe saturated in N.A.S. 99. Apply a couple more nail stickers, repeating the steps above as needed.
    6. Apply a thin coat of OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat over the nail stickers to secure. Cure 30 seconds.
    7. Apply one coat of OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat. Cure 30 seconds. Cleanse off the inhibition layer with an Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipe saturated in N.A.S. 99 to complete this milk bath nail art look!

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    1. OPI Pro Tips: Do’s and Don’ts When Working With Nail Stickers and OPI GelColor

       

      - Do: Remember to cleanse off the inhibition layer with an Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipe saturated with N.A.S. 99 before applying nail stickers.

      - Do: Remember to press out any air bubbles.

      - Do: Apply a thin coat of OPI GelColor Stay Classic Base Coat over nail stickers and cure to secure it in place, or use two coats of OPI GelColor Stay Shiny Top Coat.

      - Do: If there are any bumps after the first application of top coat, lightly buff with a Flex Buffer, cleanse with an Expert Touch Lint-Free Nail Wipe saturated with N.A.S. 99, then add a second coat top coat to seal.

      - Don’t: let nail stickers hang off of the nail when applying.
       

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