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  • How To Encapsulate Floral & Gold

    How To Encapsulate Floral & Gold

    A mani look that grows on you 🌸 This nail art tutorial breaks down the steps in how to encapsulate dried flowers and gold foil with your dip powder nails. Our take on this nail art design features DipWell shades: CL40, CL43, NA7

    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 1
    • Apply a coat of Step 1 Bond to all fingernails
    Step 2
    • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip entire finger at an angle into color acrylic of choice
    • 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
    • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip accent nail into Base & Finish to create a strong foundation

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

    Step 4
    • Repeat color application on the solid color nails

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

    Step 5
    • Carefully paint another thin coat of Step 2 Base on the entire nail plate, avoiding the cuticle, where you will be placing the gold & dried flowers
    • Dip the tip of a toothpick or nail art applicator into Step 2 Base and quickly use the toothpick or nail art applicator to carry over nail art, placing on top of the Step 2 Base laye

    PRO TIP: Use the toothpick or nail art applicator to press down any petals or gold leaf that are sticking up

    Step 6
    • Paint a thin coat of Step 2 Base and immediately dip finger at an angle into Base & Finish

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

    Step 7
    • Apply Step 3 Activator onto the nail and allow a few minutes for powder to harden
    • Then use our coarse grit buffer to even out the preferred thickness of the nails and the 240 grit buffer to smooth the nail surface
    Step 8
    • Wash hands and nails thoroughly or wipe with alcohol

    PRO TIP: Make sure nails are completely dry before moving to the next step!

    Step 9
    • Apply another coat of Activator and allow 3-4 minutes for Activator to completely dry
    Step 10
    • Apply a coat of Sealer in quick thin strokes
    • Allow 3 minutes for nails to dry

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

    Step 11
    • Apply a coat of Sealer in quick thin strokes
    • Allow 3 minutes for nails to dry