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Pucci-Inspired Nails: 70’s Nail Art with Dip Powder

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Pucci-inspired nails bring the 70’s to life and let you put your own current twist on this retro design. Wavy ribbons of color weave across your nails with the help of an orangewood stick for precise application.
PRO TIP: Make sure you thoroughly prep nails to ensure adhesion & long-lasting wear! Push back cuticles, create a rough texture on the nail plate by filing, and sanitize thoroughly.
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Step 1
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 1 Bond & allow it to dry completely.
Step 2
  • pply a thin coat of Step 2 Base to the entire nail. Immediately dip fingernail into Base & Finish powder, tap finger to remove loose powder.

PRO TIP: Avoid getting the product onto cuticles, powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.

Step 3
  • Use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder.
Step 4
  • On a small piece of foil, add 1-2 drops of Step 4 Sealer.
Step 5
  • Using a pointed tool, such as a cuticle stick or toothpick, to apply Step 4 Sealer & create a squiggly line that goes from the cuticle end of the nail to the tip.
  • Use a small scoop to immediately pour NE08 over the wet sealer. Tap finger to remove loose powder.
Step 6
  • Use the pointed tool, to smooth the curved lines of the dip application & clean the cuticle edge. Then use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder. Repeat for more coverage.
Step 7
  • Using your pointed tool, apply Step 4 Sealer to create another squiggle along the previous one. Use a small scoop to immediately pour CL15 over the wet sealer, then tap finger to remove loose powder.
Step 8
  • Clean the cuticle edge, & smooth out the sides of the curve using the pointed tool. Use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder. Repeat for more coverage.
Step 9
  • Create another squiggle using the pointed tool & Step 4 Sealer. Immediately pour PA14 over the wet sealer, then tap finger to remove loose powder.
  • Clean the edges of the squiggle using a pointed tool. Use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder. Repeat for more coverage.
  • Repeat the steps, creating additional vertical waves, each in a different color, until you reach the opposite edge of your nail.
Step 10
  • Apply a coat of Step 3 Activator, & allow a few minutes for dip blend to harden.

PRO TIP: If you live in a humid climate, you may need to increase your dry time.

Step 11
  • File & buff nail until dip powder is even & smooth. Then use a fluffy brush to sweep off any filing debris.
Step 12
  • Apply another coat of Step 2 Base to the entire nail. Immediately dip fingernail into Base & Finish Powder.

PRO TIP: Brushes may harden or pick up color powder during application. Simply switch them between Brush Softener for easy cleaning & workability.

Step 13
  • Apply another coat of Step 3 Activator to the entire nail. Allow a few minutes for dip powder to harden.

PRO TIP: If you live in a humid climate, you may need to increase your dry time.

Step 14
  • Buff & file nails to achieve desired nail shape & smoothness. Use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder.
Step 15
  • Wash hands or use a lint-free wipe saturated in alcohol to wipe the nails clean.

PRO TIP: Make sure nails are completely dry before moving to the next step!

Step 16
  • Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer, & allow it to dry for 1-2 minutes.
Step 17
  • Apply a second coat of Step 3 Activator to the entire nail. Allow it to dry for 5 full minutes.
  • Use a dry lint-free wipe to remove any excess activator from the nail surface.
Step 18
  • Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer in thin, quick strokes. Allow 2-3 minutes for nails to dry.
  • Apply a final coat of Step 4 Sealer to the entire nail. Allow 3-5 minutes for nails to completely dry.
Finish!
  • If your cuticles tend to dry out during a mani, try our Cuticle Drops! A little goes a long way with our ultra-rich formula. Natural oils condition and moisturize, while other powerhouse ingredients add anti-aging benefits to keep your hands looking fabulous for years to come.

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