Frequently Asked Questions
The technical definition of a gel is a mixture of a polymer and liquid which holds its shape when applied to a surface. The layman’s (consumers and lc’s in the nail industry) perception of a nail gel is a solvent free formulation that contains reactive ingredients to allow the product to set or cure after its application on the nail by exposing it to UV or LED light, heat or by spraying on an activator. Technically therefore Dazzle Dry is a gel but does not fall under what the layman perceives as a nail gel because Dazzle Dry does not contain reactive ingredients.
Dazzle Dry can be applied on any nail – natural, acrylic or gel.
You can but we do not encourage or recommend substituting other brands for any of the components of the Dazzle Dry system. The components of the Dazzle Dry system were optimized to work together to provide the solution to problems inherent in ordinary/regular nail polish. Substituting other brands will compromise our unique selling proposition of rock hard dry in 5 minutes with no UV/LED light, non-yellowing, vegan, hypoallergenic, longest chip-free wear and easy removal with any nail polish remover. In other words, you can use other polish with the Dazzle Dry system but “proceed at your own risk” as we cannot guarantee your results.
Proceed at your own risk as we do not have control over the formulations of other brands.
The Dazzle Dry Nail Prep contains Calcium, proVitamin B5 and hydrolyzed protein dissolved in a mixture of alcohols and ethyl acetate. No other nail prep can claim this at present.
The Dazzle Dry Base Coat is the only water-based base coat using a proprietary rubbery polymer to impart the longest chip-free wear to a nail polish.
The Dazzle Dry Top Coat is the fastest air drying top coat on the market today.
Light, lamps, drying drops or drying sprays are not recommended.
When a Dazzle Dry polish chips faster than normal, the reason is almost always due to improper application. Please review our detailed instructions and tips for Dazzle Dry application.
When the Dazzle Dry Base Coat is exposed to a temperature below 70 degrees F, the polymer molecules aggregate or fold and become opaque. Heat will separate or unfold these molecules. Do not use the Base Coat when it is foggy. Warm it up in a dish of hot water. Do not submerge the whole bottle. The water should not be above the shoulders of the bottle to avoid contaminating the Base Coat with the water in the dish just in case the bottle is not tightly capped.
For some, one coat of Base Coat may be sufficient to get at least one week of wear. The second coat is an insurance.
You may experience lifting of polish, may have residual Base Coat and will be denying yourself with the potential benefits of Calcium, proVitamin B5 and hydrolyzed protein.
Every time the bottle of Lacquer or Top Coat is open, solvents escape from the formulation by evaporation. The solvents are what keeps the solid components suspended and the product liquid. When there is less solvent, the product becomes thicker. Drying of the product happens by the evaporation of solvents. If the bottles are left open for a long time, eventually all of the solvents will be escape and the product will become solid.
NO! The Dazzle Dry Thinner was designed to replace the solvents that escaped while the bottle of Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer or Top Coat is open. Other thinners may not have the same mixture of solvents and may have ingredients that are not compatible with the Dazzle Dry system.
Gently file off the gel top coat and color leaving a thin layer of gel on the nail. Wipe the whole nail with Dazzle Dry Nail Prep. Apply Dazzle Dry Base Coat only on the natural nail area (nail growth part). Let it dry. Apply Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer (1 or 2 coats). Apply a generous layer of Dazzle Dry Top Coat. Let dry 5 minutes.
Buff the surface lightly and then follow the procedure for gel in FAQ 15 above.
Not enough or too much polish on the brush. If streaks do form especially with the first layer of color, do not over brush. Compensate for it with the second layer of color. With minor streaks, the Dazzle Dry Top Coat will smooth them out.
After the second coat of Base Coat is dry, apply a generous layer of Dazzle Dry Top Coat. Let this dry before proceeding with the rest of the Dazzle Dry system application. For very deep ridges, two ridge filling layers of Dazzle Dry Top Coat may be necessary.
On natural nails, apply a layer of Dazzle Dry Base Coat, let it dry and then apply a layer of Dazzle Dry Top Coat. This will restore the high gloss shine without causing the polish to lift. On nail enhancements like acrylics and gels, applying a new layer of Top Coat is all that is needed to restore the high gloss shine.
We interpret this question to mean how to restore the look of a fresh manicure after the color has rubbed off at the tips due to wear or an accidental damage to the color. Lightly wipe the surface with Nail Prep. Apply Base Coat. Let it dry. Apply Nail Lacquer. Apply Top Coat.
On natural nails, follow the Dazzle Dry system application procedure. But after the first layer of Base Coat, let it dry for 1 minute, apply first color and straighten your line. Reapply Base Coat over the whole nail and let it dry 1 minute. Apply second color and then Top Coat. Another technique is after the Base Coat is dry, apply the first color then free hand draw the tips with the other color. Then apply Dazzle Dry Top Coat. With any technique always encapsulate the nail tips with each layer of product.