Dip nails don’t require any UV curing. You get the color by applying a sticky base coat, dipping your nail into powder, applying an activator coat, and then a shiny topcoat in a regimented set of steps.
There are 12 steps to applying dip nails, but don’t go, keep reading, It isn’t complicated & most of the steps are very quick. You want to follow the directions to the T for the best results. This entire process only takes about 1 hour.
Prep – Sanitize hands and push back cuticles.
Remove shine – Using 150 grit file, remove shine from nails.
Pro Base – Apply a thin layer of liquid #2 Base using even strokes from base to tip.
Dip – Dip finger in powder using a scooping motion and tap off excess dip powder.
Repeat – Perform steps 3-4 again to each nail. Each nail should have 2 coats of powder.
Activator – Apply a generous amount of #3 Activator on all ten fingers covering the edges and capping the tips of the nails. Let dry for 2 minutes.
Shape – Shape nails with a 180 grit remove excess powder from the cuticle area.
Buff – Smooth out nails with buffer, then rinse hands with water (no soap).
Activator coat 2 – Apply a second coat of #3 Activator, wait one minute. Gently wipe dry with a lent free cotton towel
Finish topcoat – Apply #4 topcoat. The first coat should be applied using 2-3 quick brush strokes. Don’t worry about getting close to the cuticle area or capping the edges.
Finish topcoat– After one minute, apply a second coat of #4 topcoat. This coat is a slower & more detailed coat. Do not over brush (could harm the overall shine). The manicure is dry in two minutes.
Moisturize – Apply DoubleDip Nail cuticle oil after nails have dried for two minutes.