The Gel Method - Dip liquids alternative

THE GEL METHOD

THE DIP POWDER BASICS

Difficulty

Easy

Time

45'

Cost per Mani

$4.99

Products used

$15.99$4.99

STEP 1 - PREP

- Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back cuticles. Use a cuticle nipper only if you need to. 

- Lightly buff your nails along the tops and sides to give them a matte look so your manicure will stick to your nails much better. 

- Wipe your nails clean with alcohol to ensure your nails are totally clean and oil-free. 


STEP 2 - BASE COAT

- Start by applying a thin layer of base coat to all the nails. 

- Cure for 60s in Rossi LED Nail Lamp. 


STEP 3 - BASE COAT

- Apply the next thin layer of Rossi Base coat to the full nail.

  • PRO TIP: Stir your Glam Powder with a clean utensil prior to use for the best results.


STEP 4 - SCOOP THE DIP

- Place your nail over the jar, scoop some powder and pour it over the entire nail. 

- Tap the finger to remove excess powder, but do not brush.

  • PRO TIP: You can take as much time as you need, there is no rush as the gel polish base won’t dry until placed in the lamp. 


STEP 5 - CURE & BRUSH

- When you are done with the first coat, place your hand in the Rossi LED Nail Lamp for 60s. 

- After curing you can brush off any excess powder using a kabuki brush. 


STEP 6 - NEXT LAYER OF BASE COAT

- Apply another layer of Rossi Base Coat this time a hairline away from the cuticle.

- Sprinkle the powder over the wet base.

  • PRO TIP: Gel liquids have a different viscosity, that's why we pour the powder over the nail. Dipping would make the base move and squish around, making the application uneven.


STEP 7 - CORRECT & CURE

- Using this method makes it really easy to get close to the cuticle and clean up any mistakes before curing. 

- Use an orange woodstick to remove any product from the skin.

- Cure in the Rossi LED Nail Lamp for 60s. 


STEP 8 - BRUSH & BUFF

- There is no need for an activator as everything cures under the LED light and hardens perfectly. 

- After curing brush away any leftover uncured powder. 

- Lightly buff any imperfections and smooth the surface. 

- Wipe your nail with alcohol to remove filing dust. 


STEP 9 - TOP COAT

- Last step is to apply a nice, even layer of Gel Polish Top Coat.

- There are no worries about brushes hardening so you have plenty of time to work at your own speed. 

- Cure for 60 second in Rossi LED Nail Lamp.


STEP 10 - DONE

- Finally, apply a liberal amount of Rossi Nourish Cuticle Oil into the skin surrounding the nail plate and you’re done!

- If you are having troubles with Glam Powder liquids give this method a try.

- Nails done this method have more of the gel feel and are not as hard as with dipping liquids and last 2-3 weeks.