- Large, heat-safe or microwave-safe bowl
- Medium, glass, metal, or other acetone-safe bowl
- Used dryer sheet (cotton pads or paper towels can be substituted)
- 4-6 fl. oz. pure acetone
- DipWell Cuticle Drops (coconut, olive, or avocado oil can be substituted)
- 6-10 fl. oz. water
- Optional: hand towel large enough to cover hands and bowls
- Use a coarse, 100-grit nail file or buffer to buff away any shine from the topcoat’s superficial layer. Dust off or wash off filing debris.
PRO TIP: Buffing more of the superficial layer will result in a quicker soak-off time and easier removal.
- Coat fingertips and cuticles with oil.
PRO TIP: This prevents acetone from becoming too abrasive and drying to the skin.
- Place a used dryer sheet, cotton, or cotton pad into a medium-sized bowl, with enough acetone to submerge all fingernails.
- Gently place medium-sized bowl into the larger bowl of hot water.
- Soak nails in acetone.
- Place a towel over your hands and bowl to contain heat.
- While submerged, rub nails against the dryer sheet or cotton to allow acetone to penetrate through gel and dip powder layers. Allow nails to soak for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove any remaining dip products from nails with a file or buffer.
- Continue soaking, rubbing, and filing/buffing nails for as long as needed.
- Wash hands and fingertips with warm water and grease- cutting dish soap to remove excess oil and acetone.
PRO TIP: Clean nails with alcohol to remove any excess oil before applying a new mani.