Nail Design

Maniology Birds of Paradise Nail Art Tutorial

by NAILS Staff | May 22, 2019

1. Start with clean nails. Apply clear base gel and cure. Wipe away the inhibition layer with alcohol. Optional: Place cuticle tape around the nail bed to reduce clean-up time.

2. Apply stamping polish (or regular opaque polish) onto nail plate MXM005, then use your scraper card to scrape away the excess polish.

3. Using a clear stamper, quickly pick up the stamped image.

4. Next, use your nail art brush and polish colors to color in the stamp. Use a selection of colors to dress up the images.

5. Once the image is semi-dry, stamp it directly onto the nail. 

6. Using a cleanup brush and acetone, or using scissors, remove the excess stamped polish. 

7. Next, encapsulate your art using a thick layer of builder gel over the top of the stamped image, making sure to cap the free edge, then cure. 

8. To finish, apply gel top coat and cure.

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