Step 1: Shape Nails
Shape your nails with a nail file to the desired shape.
Pro Tip: Paint your dominant hand first moving from your pinky to your thumb.
Step 2: Apply Cuticle Softener
Apply cuticle softener for five minutes to soften the cuticles.
Step 3: Push Back Cuticles
Push back your cuticles with a wooden cuticle pusher. If you have a hangnail, trim it.
Pro Tip: Do NOT clip your cuticles as they protect nails from infection.
Step 4: Buff Nails
Using a buffer block gently buff your nails.
Step 5: Clean & Dry Nails
Wipe your nails with alcohol. Keep your nails clean and dry.
Pro Tip: Alcohol will make sure all oils are removed from the surface of the nail plate.
Step 6: Apply Base Coat
Apply Barely Blush Basecoat. It helps set the foundation to help adhere polish, prevents cracking, staining, conceal grooves and unevenness.
Step 7: Apply Polish of Choice
Apply 2-3 thin coats of polish. Allow 2-3 minutes dry time per coat.
Pro Tip: Polish down the center of the nail, avoid flooding your cuticles. Then work your way down the sides of the nail, and cap the free edge (tip of nail) as a final step to prevent chipping.
Step 8: Apply Top Coat
Apply Barely Blush Quick Dry Top Coat.
Pro Tip: Cap the free edge (tip of nail) as a final step to prevent chipping.
Step 9: Clean Up
Clean up any smudges using an angled brush. Dip the brush into nail polish remover, and wipe off the excess on a paper towel and clean up any color outside the edges of your nails.
Pro Tip: Invest in an angled brush. If you don’t have an angled brush you can use a paper towel. Fold the paper towel to a thin point. Use nail polish remover to remove the excess color outside the edges of your nails.
Step 10: Apply Cuticle Oil
Apply Barely Blush Cuticle Oil to nails and cuticles and massage gently into each nail and the skin surrounding it.