Acrylic Nails

How to Add Pigments to Acrylic Powder for Nail Art

Add a dash of glitter pigments to your favorite polymer for an easy-to-do granite-inspired design.

Add a dash of glitter pigments to your favorite polymer powder for an easy-to-do granite-inspired design.


1. Mix CND Additives in Pink Gold Sparkle, Pavé Diamonds, Black, and Exhibition directly into sculpting powder. Seal containers and shake to blend.


2. Reverse- sculpt zones 2 and 3.


3. Pick up a bead of sculpting powder, using a triple pick-up technique to collect all three custom blended colors on one bead.


4. Marble and swirl the bead on zone 1 of the nail to create a granite effect.


5. Seal zone 1 with clear sculpting powder.


6. Refine and file the nail. Seal the entire nail with gel top coat and cure or buff to a high shine.

John C. Nguyen, CND Education Ambassador, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, @jcnguyen88

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