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  • How to Apply a French Mani

    How to Apply a French Mani

    Oh, you speak French now? ūü•ź Here is an easy dip nail art tutorial featuring the classic French manicure.

    PRO TIP: If you're just starting out your dip journey with us, be sure to select our value pack below: Dip Nail Starter Kit - French Set. It includes all the essentials (Buffer Set, Dip Liquids, French White, Sheer Pink, and Base & Finish Powder) - everything you need to recreate this classic French mani!

    Step 1
    • Apply a coat of Step 1 Bond to all fingernails

    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.

    Step 2
    • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip finger into Base & Finish
    • Tap finger to rid of loose powder and use a fluffy brush to sweep off excess powder

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

    Step 3
    • Carefully paint a second coat of Step 2 stopping at the smile line of a traditional French manicure
    • Then immediately dip at an angle into Sheer Pink

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

    Step 4
    • Repeat for more coverage
    Step 5
    • Apply a coat of Activator to harden the blend of powder & liquid
    • Allow 3-5 minutes for Activator to dry completely
    Step 6
    • Buff and shape the edge of the Sheer Pink to create the foundation of a clean smile line
    Step 7
    • Paint a coat of Step 2 Base onto the rest of the nail & immediately dip into French White
    • Tap gently to rid of any loose color dipping powder & gently swipe with a fluffy brush

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

    Step 8
    • Repeat for more coverage

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

    Step 9
    • Apply a coat of Step 3 Activator to harden the blend of powder & liquid
    • Allow two minutes for Activator to dry completely
    Step 10
    • When the blend of powder and liquid has hardened, file nails to the desired shape
    • Use a our coarse grit buffer to even out the preferred thickness of the nails, then use the 240 grit buffer to smooth the nail surface
    Step 11
    • Wash hands and nails thoroughly or wipe with alcohol, then apply another coat of Step 3 Activator to harden the blend of powder & liquid
    • Allow 3 minutes for Activator to dry
    Step 12
    • Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow 3 minutes for nails to dry

    PRO TIP: To extend product life, be sure to wipe neck and rims of bottles with alcohol immediately after each set of application. Close caps tightly and store in a cool environment away from heat and direct sunlight. If not cleaned properly, caps may become difficult to open for future use.

    Step 13
    • Apply a coat of Step 4 Sealer and allow 3 minutes for nails to dry