I painted two coats of Hot & Spicy by OPI to start.
Although I don't think this step is necessary, I used Matte About You by Essie to give the color a softer look and as my "glue" for the microbeads.
One nail at a time, put a thick coat of the matte about you topcoat and then pour the microbeads on the nail while it is still wet. (do this over a box) I poured small amounts of the microbeads into a piece of paper I used as a funnel to pour the beads on my nails.
After the nail was covered I used my finger to pat the beads in the place.
Repeat this for each nail and after they appear to be fully dry, apply a top coat to hold the beads in place.
As you can see I left my ring finger without the matte polish and microbeads for a little bit of a pop.
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