Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Quick Dip nails , Red gold ombre with Stars .
Instead of repairing my broken nail with gel , I decided to do the repair with quick dip acrylic instead. I just started with the ring finger because that was the nail that was broken .The nail came out smooth and strong , it has not broken yet :) I was so impressed with how it looked that I decided to do all my nails.
When I first did the repair it took less than 10 minutes , I actually did it while I was working and on hold on the phone . I later decided to do the rest of my nails. There are a lot of videos on YouTube to use as tutorals ,you can either purchase a kit or make your own kit . I brought a wrap kit a little while back and saved the gel and activator spray. I had also purchased a tub of Beauty Secrets acrylic powder in pink .
Items that you use are for this type of application are acrylic powder , risen or UV gel , and if you use risen an activator for the risen. You can usually get the activator if you purchase a quick dip kit or nail wrap kit or you can also use nail glue dryer . I found that you can find all of these items at Sally's Beauty Supply. I have also found that there are many kits for sale on amazon however they are about $45.00 to $100.00. I just figured I could make my own with the stuff that I had on hand.
For this set I just filed the gel nails that I had with the 180 grit side of my file . I took my nail risen and applied to my nail like nail polish . I dipped my nail in the acrylic power , brushed off any excess powder and then took my risen and applied in a slow tapping motion. In stead of applying the risin like polish , I just applied in small sections and let the risen spread onto the nail. Once the whole nail was covered I dipped in acrylic again and did the same procedure with the risen. I sprayed the activator on the nail allowed the nail to dry and once my nail was dry I filed the shape with the 180 side of my file and than filed the nail smooth with the 100 side of my nail file and than followed with a white buffing block.
After filing my nails I brushed off the nails and cleaned them , I applied my red nail polish and than took a gold polish and put it on a sponge and dabbed in on the tips of my nail creating an ombre effect. I used my clear stamper and applied white stars from my Konad stamping plate.
So far I have been impressed with quick dip nails no more have broken so far . I am hoping that these last . The best thing about this application was that they were super easy and very fast to do , also the filing was not bad. I shaved about two hours off of my usual time for doing my nails. I have even gotten compliments on these nails. I feel I still need some practice on my painting technique , but so far so good .