For as long as people have been painting their nails, manufacturers have been looking for ways to make polishes dry faster and last longer. Hence, the wide popularity of UV-cured gel and powder dip manicures. But while a number of people seem to be under the assumption that powder dip manicures are a more natural alternative to the UV-cured gel process, nail technicians and their clients are gradually learning the ugly truth: they’re not. In fact, just like UV-cured gels, the powder dip process utilizes reactive ingredients, which are unstable substances that react with other substances, in order to...
Ask any beauty buff snapping a “shelfie” of their medicine cabinet and they’ll tell you: this is the age of self-care. From Korean sheet masks to crystal face rollers, more people than ever are investing in a little more “me time.” But there’s one cosmetic category that’s not getting the self-care status it deserves: nail care. Our hands and feet bear the brunt of daily activity but when it comes to making time for a little extra pampering, they often get overlooked. Sure, many people go to the nail salon every two to three weeks for a quick gel removal,...
Prettyismyprofesssion.com puts Dazzle Dry to the test over gel manicures and traditional polishes