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How to Create Crocodile Nails with Dip Powder

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Jaw-dropping crocodile nails are easy with this simple dip powder technique! Watch the video and follow these steps for a glamorous croc mani that’ll match your fave bag and shoes!
PRO TIP: Make sure you thoroughly prep nails to ensure adhesion & long-lasting wear! Push back cuticles, create a rough texture on the nail plate by filing, and sanitize thoroughly.
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Step 1
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 1 Bond to the entire nail and allow it to dry completely.
Step 2
  • Apply a thin coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip fingernail into Base & Finish powder.

PRO TIP: Avoid getting the product onto cuticles, powder will pick up wherever Base is applied.

Step 3
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder, and use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder from the nail surface.
Step 4
  • Apply a second coat of Step 2 Base to the entire nail and immediately dip fingernail into color powder. Here we are using CL74.

PRO TIP: Brushes may harden or pick up color powder during application. Simply switch them between Brush Softener for easy cleaning & workability.

Step 5
  • Tap finger to remove loose powder, then use a pointed tool to remove excess product from the cuticle line. Use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder from the nail surface. Repeat for more coverage.
Step 6
  • Apply Step 3 Activator to the entire nail, and allow a few minutes for dip blend to harden.

PRO TIP: If you live in a humid climate, you may need to increase your dry time.

Step 7
  • File and buff nail to achieve desired nail shape and smoothness.
Step 8
  • Wash hands or use a lint-free wipe saturated in alcohol to wipe the nails clean from filing debris.
Step 9
  • On a small piece of foil, add a few drops of Step 4 Sealer.
Step 10
  • Use a pointed tool, such as a toothpick, to apply Step 4 Sealer in oblong shapes that resemble crocodile scales. Reapply to each spot for additional coverage. Allow it to dry completely.
Step 11
  • If you experience a white residue, simply clean nails with a lint-free wipe saturated in alcohol.
Finish!

Crocodile nails come to life in this easy dip mani. Create crocodile print nail art; we used olive, but you can pick any dip powder shade!

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