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How do I keep the white acrylic from blending in with the pink?

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How do I keep the white acrylic from blending in with the pink? Is there a trick to keeping the white and pink apart?

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Yes, there is. When building a pink and white naill, never brush or pull your pink acrylic over the white. If the nail needs more product in the stress or arch location, reach for your clear powder. Another suggestion: Really work that smile line while the product is setting up to prevent it from self-lveling. you want a defined, crisp wall to build up against. -- Elaine Watson


To keep white tips white, I prep all 10 nails, apply the form to one nail, then sculpt to the white tip. I allow this to set, then go onto the next nail. You can gently "swipe" the point of your acrylic brush across the smile line to make a perfect smile line before the white sets. After the white has set up for a minute, I go onto the next nail, apply a form, build the white tip, swipe the smile line if needed, allow it to set, then go onto the next one. This works great because the white is really set by the time you get back to add the pink. It's the easiest and most foolproof way I've found to do it. With a little practice, you'll end up with 10 nice white tips. -- Pam Karousis

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