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OPI Powder Perfection Nail Art
OPI Powder Perfection Nail Art
  1. Before you begin, create custom shade by mixing 2 parts It’s A Girl! and 6 parts Clear Color Set Powder. Stir until fully mixed.
  2. To properly prep nails, apply 1 coat of Base Coat to 90% of the nail, leaving a noticeable margin around the cuticle area. Immediately dip into the Custom Mix at a 45 degree angle. Allow to absorb then tap to remove excess powder. Use dust brush to remove any remaining powder.
  3. Apply 1 coat of Base Coat to 99% of the nail, leaving a tiny margin around the cuticle area. Immediately dip into the Custom Mix at a 45 degree angle. Allow to absorb then tap to remove excess powder. Use dust brush to remove any remaining powder.
  4. Apply a long stripe of Base Coat at the tip of the nail. Stay towards the right side of the nail but still keep some space to add another shade later. Immediately pour Alpine Snow. Allow to absorb then tap to remove excess powder. Use dust brush to remove any remaining powder.
  5. With Base Coat, apply a short stripe at the tip of the nail. This time applying at the very far left side. Immediately pour Is That A Spear In Your Pocket?. Allow to absorb then tap to remove excess powder. Use dust brush to remove any remaining powder.
  6. On the right side of Alpine Snow, apply a stripe of Base Coat, slightly over lapping Alpine Snow. Immediately pour In The Cable Car-Pool Lane. Allow to absorb then tap to remove excess powder. Use dust brush to remove any remaining powder.
  7. With Base Coat, apply your shortest stripe in between Is That A Spear In Your Pocket? and Alpine Snow. Immediately pour How Does Your Zen Garden Grow?. Allow to absorb then tap to remove excess powder. Use dust brush to remove any remaining powder.
  8. Apply 1 coat of Base Coat to entire nail, leaving a tiny margin around the cuticle area. Immediately dip into Clear Color Set Powder. Allow to absorb then tap to remove excess powder. Use dust brush to remove any remaining powder.
  9. Apply 1 generous coat of Activator to the entire nail. Wait 2 minutes for US and 4 minutes for Canada.
  10. Shape and contour with 180 grit file. Smooth with 100/180 then 220/280 grit buffer. Remove excess dust with a dust brush. Apply 1 generous coat of Activator to the entire nail. Wait 2 minutes for US and 4 minutes for Canada. ProTip: Take Holographic Foil, spray with N.A.S. 99 to the bottom of the foil, then use a Nail Wipe to remove the excess coating. When using transfer foil and Powder Perfection Top Coat, the excess coating must be removed to not absorb the brown color from the coating.
  11. Apply light brush strokes of Powder Perfection Top Coat to areas you want to adhere foil. Let dry slightly but not completely. If it is too dry, the foil will not transfer. If it is too wet, the foil will not transfer as nicely. Place foil over Powder Perfection Top Coat and press down to transfer.
  12. Finish with OPI ProSpa Nail & Cuticle Oil.

To complete this look you will need:

It's a Girl! Dipping PowderIs That a Spear in Your Pocket? Dipping PowderIn the Cable Car-pool Lane Dipping PowderHow Does Your Zen Garden Grow? Dipping Powder
Abstract Melody Nail Art Look

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