Step 1: Pre the nail.
Step 2: Apply a thin base coat to 3/4th of your nails. Avoid getting any on cuticles.
Step 3: Dip in the powder immediately, then pull nails straight back out, tap off the excess powder, and clean nails with brush.
Step 4: Apply a thin base coat to the tip of nails.
Step 5: Repeat Step 3. (You could always repeat Step 4 & 5 until the desired opacity is reached.)
Step 6: Apply activator and give it a minute to dry.
Step 7: Buff and shape the nail to your liking. Then apply a 2nd layer of activator and let it dry completely for 2 minutes. Then clean again with lint free wipe.
Step 8: Apply top coat, when dry apply a second layer of top coat and let it dry completely for 2 minutes.
Step 9: Enjoy your manicure!