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Coastal Mosaic Mix

Coastal Mosaic Mix

Regular price $7.00 USD
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Natural shell flake mixes inspired by the southern California coast. Our Coastal Mosaic mixes are best encapsulated under gel or attached withn your favrotie charm adhesive for a 3d effect. 

Color may vary screen to screen. 

Application tips for encapsulating shell flakes with gel:

  • Shell flakes are natural and can vary in thickness and texture, so give youself more room to encapsulate and only structure your base enough to create a smooth surface. 
  • Break the shell pieces to an appropriate size for the desired nail art look. 
  • Apply a dot of clear gel or charm adhesive gel and place your shell piece into it and flash cure with a hand held light or in the lamp for a few seconds. Repeat until all pieces are placed and fully cure. 
  • Apply an overlay of builder gel on top of the nail and cure. 
  • Wipe away inhibition layer and using a file, sponge buffer or sanding band finish file on top feeling for protrusions and pointy bits and gently filing them smooth. 
  • Clean the nail and wipe away any dust and debris. 
  • Apply your favorite top gel and cure. 

Application tips for 3D gel nail art: 

  • Break shell pieces to the desired size and shape, gently file any pointy edges. 
  • After youve completed your nail art apply charm adhesive gel to the area you'd like to place the shell piece , flash cure until all desired pieces are placed and then fully cure. 
  • Using a liner brush fill in any gaps between the shell pieces and the surface of the nail, this can be done with top gel, hard gel or clear gel, 
  • Apply top gel to the nail, being sure to keep it thin on top of the shells but at full coverage on the rest of the nail and fully cure. 

Application tips for regular polish:

  • Shell pieces cannot be encapsulated with traditional nail polish, it will always have a texture. 
  • Break the shell flake to desired size and gently file any sharp edges.
  • Apply your nail color and top coat and allow to dry completely. 
  • Add a dot of nail glue where you'd like to place the shells and quickly add the shell piece, holding in place until the glue sets. Repeat until desired effect is achieved. 
  • Add a thin layer of top coat on the entire nail and let it dry completely. 
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