Hey Double Dip Babes!
In today’s article, we will show you how to do this elegant DIY butterfly nail art manicure using Double Dip products. Watch this butterfly art manicure video for more aesthetic designs.
If you wanna know how to achieve this pretty mani, then please keep on watching!
The powders that we’ll be using are:
Using our Professional cuticle pusher, gently push the cuticle against the nail for a clean nail surface.
Next, we will remove oil and moisture and slightly roughen up the surface so your set can properly adhere to your nail, with our Bellavena.
Nail Drill gets a fine or medium grit sanding band and gently drill parallel to the nail bed.
If you’re right-handed, lightly drill at a right to left motion.
Always drill from one direction when prepping your nails, don’t drill back and forth against the nail as it can cause overheating and potentially damage your natural nail bed.
Gently drill from one direction on each of your nails.
Using a fluffy brush dust off any excess powder.
Next, apply false coffin nail tips to extend the nail. Make sure your natural nails have been trimmed so that it has a better grip on the false nail tip.
Choose a tip that matches your natural nail bed the best, and make sure the tip fits from sidewall to sidewall.
If a tip is too small, it’s better to go up a size and file the false tip to fit your natural nails before applying.
Using nail glue, apply your false tip onto your nail and wait about 30 seconds to dry.
After drying, cut your nail to your desired length.
It’s better to cut it a little bit longer than you expect, since shaping and filing will shorten the nail later.
Take your hand file and file the shape of your nail.
Here we are going to go with the coffin shape today.
If you want to learn more on how to file different nail shapes, check out our HOW-TO Video in our Youtube Channel.
Using our large smooth top medium bit db003, gently blend the nail tip to your nail bed where the tip meets the natural nail to make an even surface. Try to drill only on the artificial nail.
Warning: If this portion isn’t smooth, it would make it easier for your false nails to lift and pop off.
This step is optional: If you want to drill your artificial tip to be thinner and blend more with your natural nail bed, you can use a fine or medium sanding bit to drill on top of the artificial nail.
First apply the Double Dip Bond #1 to your nail bed, this will dehydrate and remove moisture from your nails.
It’s an option step but it can definitely help with your nails to last longer without lifting.
Grab your Dip Base #2 and apply it halfway down your nail, this will prevent your nails from appearing too thick or bulky as we will be applying multiple coats of powder later.
Using the clear base dipping powder, dip your fingers into the jar. It is important to apply a clear base powder at this step whenever you’re using false tips because this will help your nails to last longer without breaking or chipping.
REPEAT THIS STEP ON ALL OF YOUR NAILS.
Take your nail fluffy brush and gently dust off the excess powder.
Apply a thin even layer of the dip base #2 onto the entire nail.
Dip your nails at a 45 degree angle into the color of your choice. Here we are using 1339 potion world.
Press your glitters against your nail to lay them flat and even.
Apply another thin coat of dip base #2 onto your entire nail and repeat.
Dust off the excess dip powder with your fluffy nail brush.
Apply a thin even layer of the dip base #2 onto the entire nail.
Then, dip your nails onto the clear base dipping powder and tap tap tap!
Brush off the excess powder afterwards.
Apply the activator number #3 onto your entire nail and let it dry for 30 seconds.
We will do an ombre on the ring finger today.
So apply a thin even coat of the dip base #2 onto your entire nail.
Take a medium sized eyeshadow brush and dip it into the color of your choice. Here, we are using the 552 Marshmallow dipping powder.
If you want to know more on how to do an ombre mani be sure to check out our HOW-TO-VIDEOS in our Youtube Account!
Take your eyeshadow brush and dip it into the second color of your choice. For our second color we are using the 1334 potion world and sprinkling it at the cuticle going downwards. Afterwards, brush off the excess powder.
Apply another coat of the dip base #2 onto your entire nail.
Because Potion World is a bit of a sheer color, we will sprinkle it again at the cuticle so that the color can appear more vibrant.
Apply another thin even coat of the dip base #2 onto the entire nail.
Here comes the fun part! Adding the holographic butterflies.
So using a rhinestone picker tool, pick out the holographic butterflies you want to add to your nail and place them at the tip.
After that, apply an even coat of Dip Base #2.
Now we are going to encapsulate with a clear base dipping powder.
Dust off the excess dip powder with your fluffy brush.
Again, apply activator number three onto the nail.
Note: We are going to do the same design on the next finger, so let’s repeat the previous steps but with a different color.
On this finger we are using 1337 Silvermist and sprinkling at the cuticle this time.
Tap the nail and use your fluffy brush to brush off the excess powder.
Now apply your Dip Base #2 onto the entire nail again.
Using your nail tool, pick up the holographic butterflies and place them on the nail.
Butterflies are so pretty and cute! What nail art design is your favorite?
Lastly, apply an even coat of Dip Base #2 and encapsulate your design with the clear base dipping powder.
Pro tip: If you feel that some parts of your nails appear a little thin, or you want to even it out… you apply another coat of dip base #2 on those areas and dip with clear base dipping powder.
Apply activator #3 onto the nail and let it dry.
Next, we will dip the rest of our fingers as normal.
Pro tips: If you don’t want your nails to appear thick, when you dip, apply dip base #2 halfway on your nail and dip it into the powder. Proceed to build it up to the entire nail until you reach the cuticle.
This will prevent your nails from appearing too thick or clumpy at the end of your mani. It’s a great technique for people who want to build an apex and for those who have naturally curvy nails, this can help your nails to appear more natural and smooth.
Since we noticed these nails appeared thin as well, we are applying a thin coat of clear base dipping powder on this nail before encapsulating.
This will prevent it from breaking easily. This is an optional step, you can do this whenever you feel it’s necessary.
Apply the activator #3.
Let’s continue dipping as normal.
After letting your activator dry, we’re going to shape the nails.
Pinch your fingers back away from your nail to separate any powder that you might have stuck to your skin.
It’ll make it easy to file and prevent lifting as well. We are doing a coffin shape in this tutorial.
So file at a slight angle to create that narrow slim shape.
This is a great bit to use especially for beginners because it has a rounded tip and you don’t need to worry about cutting into the cuticle.
It also doesn’t overheat as easily compared to a sanding band. You can find this bit in our nail drill set.
Drill wherever you see bumps and some unevenness or if you like to thin out certain areas you can drill there.
Here we are using a small fine bit to gently clean up the cuticles, this same bit can also be used for smoothing so you can drill across for extra smoothness. Be careful not to angle the bit too deep or too close to the cuticle as you don’t want to damage your nails.
Next, flip your hand over and clean up the powder underneath the nails. You can use a slim clean bit to clean underneath. But here, we are using the Tiny Typhoon Medium Bit DB001 to clean up the nail from residue or powder and sharpen the shape.
Take your hand file and shape your nails again for a final retouch.
Grab your buffing block, and buff all your nails for extra smoothness.
Buff at the tip as well and underneath to remove any roughness or hanging powder.
After brushing off the excess powder, apply an activator to all of your nails and wait about 3-5 minutes to dry.
Once your sure all of you activator is dry, apply the dip top coat #4 onto your entire nail. Apply in thin even strokes to get the best shine! Wait 30 seconds for it to dry and repeat.
Finally, apply the Double Dip Nourishing Cuticle Oil #6 on the cuticles of all your fingers.
Massage this into your skin, this will moisturize your cuticles and help your nails to last longer as well! Plus it smells amazing!
And we are finally done with these easy steps! Now go show off those fabulous mani!
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