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IBD Aurora Nights Magnetic Gel Polish

by NLS Staff | September 19, 2017

IBD’s Aurora Nights Magnetic Gel Polish is a dazzling and adventurous collection of marbleized shades. Inspired by the shimmering lights of the Aurora Borealis, Aurora Nights features six deep, rich shades in IBD’s Just Gel Polish formula, magnetized to create endless design options with the simple wave of the specially designed magnetic paddle.

1. Apply IBD PowerBond and base coat to nails and cure.

2. Apply one coat of Aurora Nights Magnetic Gel Polish to the nail just like a standard Just Gel Polish manicure.

3. Place the magnet over the nail to create the desired look. Move the magnet in the direction of the preferred design; the magnetic pigment will follow your movement. Avoid getting too close to the gel as it is not cured.

4. Once the desired effect is achieved, cure for two minutes in a UV lamp or 30 seconds in an LED lamp. Apply one coat of Just Gel Polish Top Coat and cure. Cleanse the nail using Just Gel Polish Gel Cleanser.

For more information, visit www.ibdbeauty.com

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