Step by Step Gelish DIP NAILS!
- STEP 1: Cleanse, shape, and prep nails.
- STEP 2: Apply Base Coat, dip into powder and repeat.
- STEP 3: Brush on Activator.
- STEP 4: Seal the nail with Base Coat. Buff and shape. Apply Activator.
- STEP 5: Complete with Top Coat.
What is the dip method for acrylic nails?
Its name comes from the process itself since you apply a clear adhesive base to the nail, then dip your finger into a fine acrylic powder before repeating several more times. The result is a shiny, super durable mani that you can enjoy for a few weeks before heading back to the nail salon.
Can you apply dip powder like acrylic?
The short answer is yes. Revel Nail has several colors that are monomer compatible.
How to do a fill on dip acrylic nails?
- File down the existing dip powder in the regrowth area, blending the edges of the dip powder to the natural nail bed.
- Use a Jelly Pusher to push back and trim edge of cuticle.
- Apply a coat of Step 1 Bond to the exposed natural nail and allow it to dry.
Do you use activator after every dip?
Be sure to apply enough Activator. The Sealer needs to react with the Activator to fully dry and harden the DIP. If you ever re-do a nail, buff off the top coat and reapply Activator, too. Take note that ridges, waves, or bumps issues usually happen when you're a little too generous when applying the Activator.
What do you use for acrylic dip powder?
Acrylic powder is applied using a brush and monomer. First, you dip your applicator brush with monomer before dipping it into acrylic powder. This dipping action with the brush will form a bead on the tip of it. This dipping action should form a smooth bead that you can apply to your acrylic nail.