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NSI Cherry Blossoms

Flower blossoms spring from this luscious base of intense color.

Nails and design by Erin Dixon, Newport News, Virg.  

After thoroughly prepping the nail, always begin each design by applying any NSI Balance Builder Gel in polish-like strokes from the cuticle to the free edge using the Touch Tip Brush of your choice. Cure for 90 seconds. For the best results, use an Ultra Pro Full Hand Lamp.

 

Step 1: Apply Balance UV Color Gel in Root Beer Float #84 in polish-style strokes from cuticle to free edge.  Cure for 2 minutes. For deeper color intensity, apply a second layer of Root Beer Float and cure for 2 minutes. Pick up a small amount of Balance UV Color Gel in Hot Pink #90 using your Touch Tip Brush. Form flower petals by making a “U” shape, as shown. Continue making these shapes until the base of the flower is created. “Lock” the design for 10 seconds in the Ultra Pro Full Hand Lamp.

 

Step 2: Pick up a small amount of Balance UV Color Gel in Kelly #91 using your Touch Tip Brush. Form leaves by making a triangular shape, as shown. “Lock” the design for 10 seconds in the Ultra Pro Full Hand Lamp.

  

Step 3: Pick up a small amount of Balance UV Color Gel in X-Treme White #1 using your Touch Tip Brush. Apply highlights to each leaf.  “Lock” the design for 10 seconds in the Ultra Pro Full Hand Lamp.

 

Step 4: Pick up a small amount of Balance UV Color Gel in X-Treme White #1 using your Touch Tip Brush.  Apply loops within each flower. “Lock” the design for 10 seconds in the Ultra Pro Full Hand Lamp.

 

Step 5: Using just the very tip of the brush, apply a tiny amount of Balance UV Color Gel in Noir #88 to detail the center of the blossoms and the vines. “Lock” the design for 10 seconds in the Ultra Pro Full Hand Lamp.

 

Step 6: Add final details to flowers using Balance UV Color Gel in Cherry Red #80 mixed with Opal Shimmer. Cure for 2 minutes in the Ultra Pro Full Hand Lamp. Remove the tacky dispersion layer with a Nail Wipe lightly saturated with Cleanse. Apply Balance FinishClear for a high-gloss shine and cure for 90 seconds. Remove the tacky dispersion layer with a Nail Wipe lightly saturated with Cleanse.

 

Editor’s Note: All material in Demos is provided by the product’s manufacturer and is edited for space by NAILS. The full instructions are not necessarily contained here, so contact the manufacturer directly for complete directions for using these products.

 



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