How-To: Cuccio Nail Dip System

 

To celebrate the launch of the incredible Cuccio Powder Polish Dip System, we’re giving you step by step instructions on how to get the most from this fabulous range.

 

How does it work?

The Cuccio Powder Polish Dip System uses a combination of ultra finely-milled acrylic powder, a specially-formulated adhesive gel, and a state-of-the-art activator to create beautiful results that last for a minimum of 14 days.

The Dip System is super quick and easy to apply and is extremely versatile – allowing you to mix multiple powders to create the perfect shade for your clients.

Main Benefits:

STRENGTH – Cuccio dip system produces a significantly stronger, harder-wearing finish than gel polish.
ODOURLESS – no odour as this system uses specially-formulated adhesive rather than acrylic monomer.
LIGHTWEIGHT – the system delivers a natural-looking, thin result with all the strength and benefits of acrylics.
COLOUR – Cuccio Dipping Powders are available in a selection of vibrant, highly-pigmented colours including bright tones, pastels, glitters, French manicure and natural clear and pink.
PERSONALISATION – all dipping powders can be combined to create hundreds of shades to please every client.
VERSATILE – this system can be easily applied to both natural nails and short nail tips.
EASY TO APPLY – the entire system is extremely simple to use.
SPEED – a full set can be applied in approximately 20-25 minutes meaning more sets can be applied in a working day, which means more profit for you!

 

 
Step by Step: Solid Colour on Natural Nails or Nail Tips

Step 1: Cleanse both your own hands and your client’s hands with antibacterial cleanser.

Step 2: Prepare the nails: gently push back the cuticles with a cuticle pusher and file and buff the shine from the natural nail using a white sanding block, a 180 grit file or an electric file. Remove debris from the nail plate using a dry nail brush.

If using the system on a natural nail, skip to Step 5.

Step 3: Trim and shape the natural nails. Select a nail tip that best matches the shape and style of the natural nail (please note, as the product does not have the flexibility of hard gels or acrylics, it is advised that nail tips are kept to a short/medium length). To adhere the tip, apply a small amount of glue to the tip well and, holding the tip at a 45° angle, press the tip well to the nail’s free edge.

Step 4: Gently blend the tip to the natural nail and remove shine with a 180 grit file. Use a nail cutter to cut the nail tips to the desired length and file the free edge to the desired shape.

Step 5: Apply Step 1: Primer and allow to dry for a few seconds.

Step 6: Brush Step 2 & 4: Base & Top Gel onto the entire nail bed and dip into your choice of Powder Polish Dipping Powder, tapping off the excess powder.

Step 7: Apply Step 3: Layering Gel to the entire nail bed and re-dip into the same powder. Tap off the excess.

Step 8: Repeat Step 10 for an additional layer if a deeper colour is desired.

Step 9: Apply Step 3: Layering Gel and dip into Clear Powder Polish.

Step 10: Apply Step 2 & 4: Base & Top Gel and allow to dry for a few seconds.

Step 11: Brush on Step 5: Gel Activator.

Step 12: File the nail using a 180 grit file or and electric file and buff with a white sanding block. Apply Step 7: Cuticle Oil to finish.

 

 

 

Step by Step: French Application on Natural Nails or Nail Tips

Step 1: Cleanse both your own hands and your client’s hands with antibacterial cleanser.

Step 2: Prepare the nails: gently push back the cuticles with a cuticle pusher and file and buff the shine from the natural nail using a white sanding block, a 180 grit file or an electric file. Remove debris from the nail plate using a dry nail brush.

If using the system on a natural nail, skip to Step 5.

Step 3: Trim and shape the natural nails. Select a nail tip that best matches the shape and style of the natural nail. To adhere the tip, apply a small amount of glue to the tip well and, holding the tip at a 45° angle, press the tip well to the nail’s free edge.

Step 4: Gently blend the tip to the natural nail and remove shine with a 180 grit file. Use a nail cutter to cut the nail tips to the desired length and file the free edge to the desired shape.

Step 5: Apply Step 1: Primer and allow to dry for a few seconds.

Step 6: Brush Step 2 & 4: Base & Top Gel onto the entire nail bed. 

Step 7: Using the Dipping Tray as a guide for the finger, slide the nail into the White Powder until you reach the desired smile line placement. Quickly dip the entire nail into Clear or Pink Powder and tap off the excess.

Step 8: Apply Step 3: Layering Gel and repeat dipping as in Step 7.

Step 9: Apply Step 3: Layering Gel and dip into Clear Powder Polish.

Step 10: Apply Step 2 & 4: Base & Top Gel and allow to dry for a few seconds.

Step 11: Brush on Step 5: Gel Activator.

Step 12: File the nail using a 180 grit file or and electric file and buff with a white sanding block. Apply Step 7: Cuticle Oil to finish.

 

 

Step by Step: Building an Apex

Step 1: Prep the nail – push back cuticles, sand and buff the nails and remove excess debris.

Step 2: Apply Step 1: Primer to the natural nail and allow to dry for a few seconds.

Step 3: Brush Step 2 & 4: Base & Top Gel across the nail bed and dip into Clear Powder.

Step 4: Apply Step 3: Layering Gel to 3/4 of the nail bed and dip into Clear Powder.

Step 5: Apply Step 3: Layering Gel to 4/5 of the nail bed and dip into Clear Powder.

Step 6: Apply Step 2 & 4: Base & Top Gel and allow to dry for a few seconds.

Step 7: Brush on Step 5: Gel Activator.

Step 8: File the nail using a 180 grit file or electric file and buff with a white sanding block to finish.

 

 

Step by Step: Removal

Step 1: Sand the surface of the nail using a 180 grit file.

Step 2: Soak a cotton ball in acetone.

Step 3: Wrap the nail (with the saturated cotton ball) in foil.

Step 4: After 8-12 minutes, remove the foil from the nail.

Step 5: Using a cuticle pusher or manicure stick, gently guide the product off the nail of not already removed.

Step 6: Gently buff the nail to a smooth and even surface.

Step 7: If you are preparing to apply a new colour, it is important that clients wash their hands with soap and water to remove any moisturiser left behind. If this step is missed, this could cause lifting when re-applying the Powder Polish Dip System.

 

 

2 Comments

  • Sandra

    If I would like to use gel polish with UV lamp after applying a plain colour, do I still need to use the Gel Activator?

    • Hi Sandra,
      Thanks for your question!
      The Gel Activator has been specifically designed for the Cuccio Powder Polish Dip System. For normal gel polish, you’d simply need to apply your chosen top coat after the base and colour to seal it 🙂