- As I said above, I had on a mani for the whole weekend before applying these vinyls so I didn’t have to wait for my topcoat to dry like I would with a mani I just painted. Definitely make sure you use quick dry top coat and still wait at least 30 minutes before applying vinyls.
- I used a cotton square and rubbing alcohol to wipe anything from my nails so please excuse the very dry skin below. I wanted good adhesion of the vinyl to the nail to prevent any leaking below the vinyl and messing up the design.
- Then, I grabbed some vinyls from the sheet using my tweezers and placed them on the nails, pressing down firmly:
- Index: bigger of the solid thickness swirl.
- Middle: three of the smaller swirls with the long tails hanging off of the nail.
- Ring: the bigger swirl with the long tail.
- Pinky: the smaller of the swirls that change thickness.
- After firmly pressing the vinyls down, one nail at a time I added a coat of a black creme.
- While still wet, I used my tweezers to carefully peel up the vinyl(s) on that nail.
- Then, I moved onto the next nail repeating the same 2 steps above.
- Once each nail was done, I used my cleanup brush and acetone to clean up the polish I got on the cuticles and any place I messed up the design. (this happened on some of the ones that hang off the nail because it pulled up quickly off of the nail and bumped the design).
- I didn’t add top coat but you definitely could if you wanted a level nail.
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