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Lovely Red Sparklers for Valentine's Day

Give your clients something they'll love for Valentine's Day with these intensely red sparklers using NSI's Balance UV Gel System.

Step 1: After thoroughly prepping the natural nail fit a Platinum or NSI Balance UV Gel Clear Form. Using Balance Builder Clear Gel, apply a layer to the natural nail, extending over the form to the desired length and shape. Cure for 90 seconds, preferably in an NSI Ultra Pro Full Hand Lamp. Do not remove the tacky dispersion layer.


Step 2: Apply Balance Color Gel Vamp #86 or Basic Red #8 mixed with approximately 25% red glitter in the desired pattern and shape.

Step 3: Apply Balance Color Gel Xtreme White or White Shimmer #99 mixed with approximately 25% sliver glitter to continue the desired pattern. Cure for 2 minutes in an NSI Ultra Pro Full Hand Lamp to ensure a complete cure. Do not remove the tacky dispersion layer.


Step 4: Position and secure a few crystals to compliment the pattern. Apply a layer of Balance Body Builder or Builder Clear Gel over the entire nail. Cure for 90 seconds. Remove the tacky dispersion layer with a Nail Wipe lightly saturated with Cleanse. Remove the nail forms to file and shape the nails.


Step 5: Use black striper paint to outline the created pattern and allow it to dry. Apply Glaze ‘n Go for a high-gloss shine.


Step 6: For additional sparkle, use Polybond Drop-On or Brush-On Adhesive to glue crystals or rhinestones to the nail surface.

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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