My friend introduced me to a new nail product on the market which has changed the way I now do my nails. The latest nail technology is an acrylic dip system called ‘Red Carpet Manicure – Colour Dip’. To put it simply, it’s a cross between gel nails and acrylic nails – it’s a game changer.
How Does It Work?
Once you get the hang of it, it’s super simple and can easily be done at home (unlike gel nails and acrylics which require far too much equipment). All you do is apply the base coat, dip your nails into a pigmented coloured powder, repeat for two or three times and then seal with the activator and top coat. Voila – you have picture perfect nails.
How Long Does It Take?
The whole process (including filing and buffing your nails) will take around 30 minutes. And believe me, it’s 30 minutes of your time that is well worth spending as they really do last!
How Long Does It Last?
When I got my nails done, they lasted me for nearly three weeks. The only reason I took them off was due to me wanting a change of colour and they were mostly grown out. Nonetheless, the colour was still shiny, I didn’t have any chips and my nails felt indestructible.
How Do You Take It Off?
The only down side to taking it off is that you have to soak your nails in acetone – just like you would with gels. However, soaking them off will take no longer than 20 minutes and then it should easily peel off. I also found that my nails didn’t feel brittle when I took it off.
How Much Does It Cost?
I discovered the ‘Starter Kit‘ online at Amazon for only £14! The kit includes all the essentials to get started – and if you find you prefer normal polish or gels, you haven’t broken the bank. Each individual dip costs around £12-£14 and you can buy these either on Amazon or Beauty Bay. I would definitely recommend this product to anybody who wants a stunning manicure which can easily be done at home.
Let me know if you give it a go.