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HOW TO USE AVVA DIY DIP POWDERS

TIPS & TRICKS VIDEO

"How to" detailed instructions

1. Preparation is a no-skip step and maybe the most important one for having a long-lasting manicure. First of all, you must wash your hands with water and soap and then dry them very well with a towel. The next thing you have to do is push back your cuticles with a cuticle stick. If you have very stubborn cuticles you can push them with a stainless steel cuticle pusher and then cut them with a cuticle nipper, being very careful not to cut yourself.

2. After pushing/cutting your cuticles you can start to shape your nails and gently file their surface. You don’t have to file your nails too much, just until they are no longer shiny, as the products need a surface to adhere to. You can use a normal nail file or an electric nail file, but if you go for the second choice please use it on a very low speed and with one direction motion, not back and forth because this way you can damage your nail bed.

3. After you’re done with the filing you have to clean the nails with rubbing alcohol to remove the dust and any kind of natural oils. You can also wash your nails, but don’t forget to clean them with alcohol after doing this, as many soaps contain oils that can cause the product not to adhere well and you can end with a ‘not-that-pretty’ manicure or it may lift after a few days.

4. Take the AVVA Base Coat and the desired powder/s. As the base must help the powder stick to your nails we recommend to do only one nail at a time, as it dries very fast (we know it’s very tempting to apply a lot of AVVA Base on your nail thinking that this way a lot more powder will get on your nail, but it doesn’t work that way. If you apply a thick layer of AVVA Base it can leak into your cuticle and when dipping the nail into the powder it can get clunky and uneven). The best way to do it is to apply the AVVA Base in a thin layer, in 2-3 strokes, a hairline away from the cuticle and then immediately and gently dip the nail into the powder at a 45 degrees angle. After you take the nail out of the jar allow it a few seconds to dry and then brush off the excess powder so it will not contaminate your gels and in order to get a perfectly smooth result. You can repeat this step as many times as you want until you get the desired color.

5. After you obtained the color you wanted you can go to the next step, which is AVVA Activator. You may notice that it is very liquid, but no worries, this is how it is supposed to be. Apply a generous amount of AVVA Activator as it has the role to harden the AVVA Base and the powder. Allow it a few seconds to get into the previous layers and then you will notice that your nail is very hard. This is the perfect time to make the nails smooth and correct any imperfections. Again, you can use a regular nail file or an electric nail file. If you go for a regular nail file use one with a grit of at least 180 and as the imperfections disappear you can go for a file with a bigger grit in order to achieve a very smooth result. After all this filing it is time to clean your nails with rubbing alcohol.

6. And we have (literally) reached the Top step. Take your AVVA Top and apply it in thin layers in 2-3 strokes so it would not get into the cuticle. You may notice that the first coat of AVVA Top starts to get matte. Allow it a few moments to dry and then apply a second coat, also on the edges of the nails in order to make your manicure resist more time to the external factors. Let the final coat of AVVA Top to dry for 2 minutes and then apply some nourishing oil on your cuticles, massage them and then you’re free to go!

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    Q&A

    Why is my AVVA Top Coat taking a long time to dry or not drying with a shiny finish?

    After the AVVA Activator is applied, let it dry for 2 minutes exactly before you apply the first coat of AVVA Top coat. The first coat of AVVA Top coat is to be applied thin and fast. The second coat is to be applied right away moving at a steady swift pace. This is BEST done one hand at a time.

    After filing, before the AVVA Top coat - step III, use a small piece of paper towel to wipe the nail down with acetone, it helps with the smoothness. It will make a big difference.

    Why does my AVVA Top Coat have streak marks on the surface and it's clumpy?

    The matte streak marks are from applying the finish gel outside of the recommended timeframe after the second step AVVA Activator is applied or the first coat of step III AVVA Top Coat shine too slowly. 

    The lid on my AVVA Base Coat or AVVA Top Coat is stuck, what happened?

    AVVA Base Coat and Top Coat are strong adhesives. You will need to be careful to NOT get any product on the neck of the bottle. Doing so can seal the lid shut making it very hard to open. The neck and rim will need to be cleaned thoroughly with acetone, WITHOUT dripping any acetone into the bottle. This should ideally be done after each use. After it is cleaned, you may use a cuticle oil or vaseline to rub a small amount on the bottle neck helping it to open easier on the next use (also avoid dripping any into the bottles).

    Do not use warm water to “loosen” the lid. The bottles are light & temperature sensitive. Both can have a negative impact on the liquid inside, especially the warmth/heat. NEVER use pliers to open a bottle. NEVER soak the bottle lid in acetone. NEVER bang the bottle on anything to "loosen" the lid. One solution would be to use a napkin to open it and then apply the instructions mentioned earlier for future uses. 

    How do I remove AVVA Dip Powders?

    AVVA Dip Powders are removable in under 10 minutes Please follow the exact steps provided in our video:

     


     

     

    HOW TO USE AVVA DIY NAIL GEL EXTENSIONS

    "How to" detailed instructions


    1. Preparation is a no-skip step and maybe the most important one for having a long-lasting manicure. First of all, you must wash your hands with water and soap and then dry them very well with a towel. The next thing you have to do is push back your cuticles with a cuticle stick. If you have very stubborn cuticles you can push them with a stainless steel cuticle pusher and then cut them with a cuticle nipper, being very careful not to cut yourself.


    2. Next, you can start to gently file the surface of your nails. You don’t have to file your nails too much, just until they are no longer shiny, as the product needs a surface to adhere to. After you’re done with the filing you have to clean the nails with rubbing alcohol to remove the dust and any kind of natural oils. 


    3. Now that your nails are very well prepped you can get to the fun part. First of all, choose the nail forms that fit your nail. If a form is to small the poly gel will not cover the whole nail and if it is to big you can end up with product on your skin. 


    4. Apply a layer of Base coat and cure for 60 seconds under the UV Lamp. This will help the nail gel to adhere to the nail.
    After choosing the forms, take the tube with the desired color, squeeze a bead of the right side, slice it with the spatula and apply it on the form. While applying the product on the popit you can also create the form, whether it is square, round, almond or stiletto.


    5. Soak the brush very well in the Slip Solution and start to model your product on the nail form. Be careful to make the Nail Gel thinner in the cuticle area, thicker in the middle of the nail where the apex should be and thinner as you go to the nail tip. Make sure to eliminate all the existing bubbles in your nail gel. Dip the brush in Slip Solution every time you feel it starts to stick to the gel. You don’t have to hurry as the poly gel does not flow and it gets hard only if you put in the lamp. 

    6. Now that you’re done with sculpting you can apply the popit with the product on the nail. When applying it, start from the cuticle to the top so the product won’t gel outside the form and touch your skin. As applying the form you should see how it starts to stick to your nail. Now you can cure it for 60 seconds in the LED lamp or 2 minutes in the UV lamp.

    7. When the nails are cured you can take down the popits. All you have to do is squeeze the form from the tip, rock it a bit and it should come of very easy. If you notice any gaps after taking of the form you can clean the sticky layer with rubbing alcohol, take a bit of product, fill them and cure. As the nails are rock hard you can start to file, get them smooth and obtain the desired shape.
    8. Now that you obtained the perfect shape and smoothness you can add the Top Coat and cure it in the lamp. And don’t forget to apply cuticle oil to keep your nails healthy.

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    How do I remove AVVA DIY Nail Gel Extensions?

    AVVA Nail Gel is super easy to remove. Please follow the exact steps provided in our video:

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