Double Dipp'd Dip Liquids
Double Dipp'd Dip Liquids are here! Starter Tool Kits and other accessories for dipping have also be added to our inventory! To purchase, please visit the “Shop” Tab!
Double Dipp'd Dip Liquids Instructions:
- Clean and sanitize your hands
- Lightly buff the surface of your nails (this will help the dip to not peel)
- Push back your cuticles
- Apply Step 1 (Prep/Bond) to the entire nail (do all nails)
- Using Step 2 (Dip Base) apply a thin coat on your nail, but do not get it on your cuticle area (this will cause lifting)
- Quickly Dip your finger into the powder on a slight angle (or lay your finger in for foils or chunky glitters).
- If you have any powder on your cuticle area, now is the time to gently use a wooden stick, toothpick or dotting tool to remove the powder from the cuticle area.
- After about 10-15 seconds, lightly brush the nail surfaces with the dusting brush.
- Repeat steps 5-8 until you have the desired coverage. (2 dips is usually sufficient but some prefer more to avoid cracking. Keep in mind, the more dips you do, the darker your shade may become.)
- Apply Step 3 (Activator) to all 5 nails. (Be generous with the activator. It will harden the powder)
- When Dry (almost instantaneously) lightly shape and buff your nails to the desired shape and to remove any imperfections.
- Reapply Step 3 (Activator) to all nails and let dry a minute.
- Wipe your nails with a clean lint free wipe or rinse your nails in water only then dry with a lint free paper towel.
- Apply a quick thin coat of Step 4 (Dip Top) to all 5 nails (2 quick thin swipes is all you need).
- Go back immediately and apply a full thin coat of Step 4 (Dip Top) and make sure to get all areas including capping the edge.
- Drying time is less than 2 minutes. You are done! Do the other hand!
NOTE: You may want to dip your first layer in clear dip powder and top your mani with a layer of clear dip powder. This will add 2 layers of thickness without darkening your color.
If you file off too much powder after your first activator, or you have spots you missed, you can go back and dip again, just add Step 2 (Dip Base) and dip then activate again before finishing up with steps 14 and 15.
I highly recommend lightly wiping the brush each time you touch a nail, on a paper towel, before putting the brushes back in the bottles to avoid cross contamination of the liquids. Though it is unlikely to happen, if your brush should become hardened, place it in the Brush Saver to soften it.
Patience is the key to a successful mani!
For the fastest removal, you will need the following:
- Bowl large enough for your hand
- 100% Acetone
- Ziplock type baggie quart or gallon size
- Paper Towel
- Hot water
- Heat 1-2 cups of water in your bowl to a temperature that your hand will tolerate.
- Add the paper towel to your baggie and pour in approx. 1/4 cup of the Acetone. (If you have coconut oil, you can add about 5 drops to the baggie to help moisten your hand once it is soaked in the acetone).
- Put your hand in the baggie and put the baggie into the bowl of hot water.
- Seal the baggie around your hand and rub each of your nails on the acetone soaked paper towel until the dip powder comes off. (This process should take no more than 5-10 minutes per hand).
Composition of the individual bottles of dip liquids:
Step 1: Prep/Bond - Ethyl Acetate
Step 2: Dip Base - Ethyl-2-Cyanoacrylate and Polymethyl Methacrylate
Step 3: Activator - Ethyl Acetate, N, N-dihydroxyethyl-m-toluidine
Step 4: Dip Top - Ethyl-2-Cyanoacrylate and Polymethyl Methacrylate
Step 5: Brush Saver - Nitroethane