Helpful Hints:

  • For best adhesion, prep nails using the OPI Nail Preparation Method.If the acrylic has separated from the free edge, completely remove all product from the free edge.
  • If the acrylic has lifted at the cuticle area, file down wafer thin and gently nip away lifted product.
  • For Clarité application: apply Clarité Curing Resin immediately after sculpting each nail, making sure entire nail is covered. Wipe Curing Resin brush out on an Expert Touch Nail Wipe before returning it to the bottle.

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    Step 2

  • Prep nails. Use the EDGE 150 file to reshape free edges and side walls. Contour around cuticles and sidewalls with the EDGE 180 file. Angle file down 45° and file from apex out through free edge, while leaving the bulk of product at the apex.
  • Using no pressure, remove shine from natural nail regrowth with an EDGE 180 file.
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    Step 4

  • Dust nails with The Fluffy.
  • Cleanse nails with an OPI Expert Touch Nail Wipe saturated with N.A.S. 99.
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    Step 6

  • Apply Bond-Aid pH Balancing Agent to the natural nail only and allow to dry.
  • Apply one coat of Bondex or Bondex2 to the natural nail only, avoiding skin contact. Allow to dry completely.
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    Step 10

  • Apply a large bead of white to the free edge, pushing product into place to form the new smile line.
  • Move brush in the opposite direction to a 45° angle to the nail. Use the tip of the brush to create a crisp, clean edge
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    Step 8

  • Place a small bead at the base of the nail.
  • Press product from side to side, leaving a small margin from the cuticle and sidewalls. Stroke out over the nail to blend into existing acrylic. File and finish nails.
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