So powders are the new big thing and it's obvious why. Well, for those that don't know why it's obvious, IT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE FRIGGIN FABULOUS! They make your nails sparkle and shine and shift colors! So I thought I'd type up a short blog on how to use the powders and I thought you wonderful readers can also chime in and add your tips and tricks in the comment section and we can all share and spread the love and knowledge around. Let's get started!
1. I'm All About That Base, 'Bout The Base!
You can use either regular polish or gel polish for your base polish. Just keep in mind that if you are using a regular polish you will have to wait for the polish to dry completely before the next step. If you apply a gel polish as your base, cure under a lamp for 60 seconds. We recommend a lamp that is 36 watts.
It's important to note here that different base colors will affect how the powders look once applied. For example, over a black base, Icing Powder will appear green and orange. Over a white base, it'll appear pink and blue.
2. Applying the Top Coat
I know this is the one you've all been waiting for! This step seems pretty easy but you know, it's the number 1 question we get emails about in regards to powders. In order to apply powders, you MUST use a No Wipe Top Coat. We have specially formulated the Talk the Top Coat to be the perfect gel polish for powders.
Apply the top coat and cure for JUST 10 seconds. You want to make sure you don't cure it all the way. We need the slight tacky layer to apply the powder & make sure it sticks.
3. Applying the Powder
Time for some fun! Remember, less is more when it comes to powders. You really don't need much to get results. I wish all relationships were this easy. *Le sigh* Lightly sprinkle your powder over the entire nail. You may also dip your fingernail directly into the pot. Once the nail is covered, begin rubbing the powder in using either your fingertips, a sponge applicator, or a Twinkled T Silicone Tool. Once desired look has been achieved (hooray!) apply the gel top coat again and cure for 60 seconds.
4. Clean Up
Seriously? Why am I writing a step for this? Just wash your hands with soap and water. If you'd like a recommendation, I've personally been using Arctic Berry from B&BWorks but really, you can use any soap you'd like.You're all done!! Look at those beautiful nails omgaaaaah.
Lots of love,
1/2 Twinkled T Sisters