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Frequently Asked Questions

Get the details on all things Dazzle Dry

Who is the creator of the Dazzle Dry Natural Nail Lacquer System?

Dr. Vivian Valenty is the creator and manufacturer of Dazzle Dry under VB Cosmetics.

Where is Dazzle Dry manufactured?

Dazzle Dry is manufactured in Chandler, Arizona.

What is Dazzle Dry?

Dazzle Dry is a unique and proprietary four-step system backed up by 30+ years of research and development and is considered a healthy gel alternative. It is Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Hypoallergenic, Non-toxic, Non-yellowing, Quick drying (air-dries in 5 min without the use of reactive chemicals), Fortifying, Long-wearing delivering a 7-14 day chip-free wear and removes with regular acetone/non-acetone nail polish remover. Does not contain reactive ingredients, monomers and photo initiators that may cause allergic reactions and skin sensitivities. The system is the cleanest of all solvent-based polishes/lacquers on the market today.

What are DD’s brand responsibility initiatives?

To help stop global warming, we partnered with WeForest in reforestation efforts. For every retail order placed on dazzledry.com, we plant one tree. In less than three years, we have planted about 150,000 trees and counting. Our goal is to plant 2 million trees within 10 years. The accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is one of the main causes of global warming. Trees remove excess carbon dioxide from the air and emit oxygen that humans need to survive. We chose WeForest because along with planting trees, they teach the inhabitants of the reforestation areas on forest management and sustainable means of making a living so that they do not cut down the trees for use as firewood.

  • We use boxes and packing materials made with recycled kraft paper and boxes made with molded pulp will soon replace plastic bubble wrap.
  • As soon as we realized the importance of hand sanitizing to prevent Covid infection and scarcity of supply, we pivoted a portion of our manufacturing to producing the FDA approved hand sanitizer. Our total production is donated to the Salvation Army which distributes it to the front liners in the City of Chandler, State of Arizona and Navajo Nation. We will continue doing this until the pandemic is over.
  • We believe that a good education for all is an effective way to bring social equality. Therefore, we also donate to non-profits with education as part of their platform such as Girls Opportunity Alliance, Black Girls Code and A Call to Men. (Dazzle Dry’s Founder and President, Dr. Vivian B. Valenty ascribe her life’s accomplishments to her education.)

Is Dazzle Dry a Traditional Polish, Gel Polish or Hybrid Polish?

No, Dazzle Dry is the only system of its kind delivering the high performance of a gel polish without the use of harsh chemicals, UV light, or damage to the natural nail; all while protecting and strengthening the nail over time. DD represents the best of all worlds because of our unique technology. Dazzle Dry is in a category all by itself due to the chemical composition being completely different than any other polish/lacquer on the market today. Dazzle Dry is lacquer reinvented.

Do I have to use all the components of the Dazzle Dry System to achieve the benefits and results that are claimed?

Yes. DD is a simple system, and all the components are scientifically engineered to function as a system. Do not separate the components or use any other products when applying DD to your clients, as the components are designed to synergistically to work together.

Is Dazzle Dry Vegan?

Yes, Dazzle Dry is Vegan; we do not use any animal byproducts, no pigments from crushed beetles (Carmine) or Fish Scales (Guanine) that are found in other cosmetics. We use only FDA approved pigments and mineral pigments for our iridescence and opalescence lacquers.

Is Dazzle Dry tested on Animals?

No, Dazzle Dry does not test on animals, we are cruelty-free.

Is Dazzle Dry Hypoallergenic?

Yes, Dazzle Dry is Hypoallergenic, it does not contain reactive ingredients known to cause allergic reactions. Dazzle Dry does not contain any of the plasticizers or ingredients found in traditional, gel, or hybrid polishes that can cause skin sensations and/or contact allergic dermatitis. We have received many reports from those who are allergic to other polishes and are able to wear Dazzle Dry without any issues. Always check with a Doctor first to be sure.

Is Dazzle Dry Non-toxic?

Yes, Dazzle Dry as a nail polish is nontoxic, free of harmful, carcinogenic, and endocrine disrupting ingredients including formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, nitrocellulose, TPHP and many more. DD is the cleanest of all solvent based polishes on the market today and is safe for all in its intended use.

Is Dazzle Dry a 4, 6, 8, or 10 Free lacquer?

We do not subscribe to these “XX-Free” claims as these are often falsified, fear-based marketing claims that can be misleading to the consumer. Some companies list ingredients in their XX-Free claim that are not and never used in nail polishes just to have a higher number of free from claim. A part of our rigorous manufacturing process is to test raw materials before they are used in production, to ensure that the chemicals we claim Dazzle Dry to be free of are not detectable when we analyze them using our state-of-the-art analytical equipment.

Is Dazzle Dry Organic / Natural?

No, DD is not organic or natural, there is no such thing as an organic or natural nail lacquer/polish.

Is there an expiration date for DD’s lacquer system?

Dazzle Dry’s lacquer system do not expire if well maintained.

Will Dazzle Dry turn my nails yellow?

No, Dazzle Dry’s entire system- Base Coat, Top Coat and Lacquer does not contain Nitrocellulose therefore will not turn your nails yellow.

  • Nail professionals have been misled for years and have been taught that yellowing on the nail is caused by pigment staining the nails. This is untrue, the molecular structure of pigment is typically too large to penetrate the nail plate and the yellowing is caused by the presence of nitrocellulose. If yellowing were from pigment staining the nail, then the nail would be stained the color of the polish. For example, blue polish would stain blue, red polish would stain red, purple polish would stain purple, so on and so forth, you get the drift. However, nails are always stained yellow.
  • Nitrocellulose is a reactive ingredient. It is the base ingredient of most nail polishes, base and topcoats that causes yellowing of the natural nail plate.
  • In the presence of moisture, nitrocellulose degrades forming nitric acid, a strong oxidizer which reacts with the nails and turns them yellow.
  • Nitrocellulose is a highly flammable polymer material used in making guncotton and films for cinema and x-rays in the 19th century. As the primary film former in regular nail polish, it creates a hard-shiny surface but is brittle when used on its own. It causes yellowing of the natural nail plate.

How is Dazzle Dry removed?

Dazzle Dry can safely and easily be removed with acetone or non-acetone polish remover. No soaking, scraping, or filing needed. We suggest using DD Remove Acetone with Lemongrass + Clove Oils or DD Remove Non-Acetone with Eucalyptus + Spearmint Oils for best results.

What happens if there is residual Base Coat on the nail plate after I remove the Lacquer with polish remover?

When you see a faint tint of the Lacquer color on the nail after old polish removal, this is most likely residual Base Coat. Use cotton saturated in Step #1 Nail Prep to remove the residual Base Coat layer on the natural nail plate. If the color persists after scrubbing with Nail Prep, then it must be staining from the specific pigment used in the Lacquer. Let us know if this happens.

How long will it take a Dazzle Dry manicure/pedicure to dry?

Dazzle Dry air dries in 5 minutes after applying Top Coat.

Can I use a fan, UV/LED light, drying drops/sprays to accelerate the dry time?

No, it is not necessary. DD will air dry in 5 minutes; if fans, UV/ LED lights, drying drops/sprays are used, they can cause rippling or wrinkling. Also avoid the common practice of blowing on the nails as the moisture from your mouth can condense on the nail surface, leading to a foggy polish.

How long should a DD manicure/pedicure last?

If proper instructions are followed, a DD manicure can last 7-14 days chip free, a month or longer on toes. Each individual experience will vary depending on lifestyle and how you use your nails. Dazzle Dry is known to last longer than 2 weeks but is recommended to be removed at 2 weeks to manicure and oil the cuticles and nail plate with Mend or Maintain nail and cuticle oil for healthier nails.

  • Dazzle Dry is a fantastic transitional lacquer for those who have removed artificial enhancements that are considered “post-enhancement”. It will help fortify their nails back to optimal health.
  • Keep in mind that although DD will aid in nursing nails back to health if they have been compromised, the polish on the nails may not last as long until the nails are restored to their healthy condition.

What makes DD’s Nail Prep different compared to other nail cleansing products?

DD Nail Prep is designed to cleanse, sanitize, and moisturize the nail while preparing it for optimum nail lacquer adhesion. Most nail preps are made with acetone and alcohol and are designed to dehydrate the nail. Dazzle Dry Nail Prep does not contain any acetone and is infused with Pro Vitamin B5, Calcium and Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein to strengthen nails. Nail Prep replaces any nail strengthener; most experience a noticeable difference in their nail strength only after one use. The more often Dazzle Dry is used exclusively, the healthier nails become.

Is Dazzle Dry Nail Prep Gluten-Free?

We are unsure of this. The wheat protein is in its non-gluten state, but we cannot say it is “gluten-free” because of the controversy surrounding this term. Always seek advice from your physician if you have any concerns.

How long will it take to see a difference in nail strength after starting DD?

Most people experience a noticeable difference in their nail strength only after one use. The more often you use Dazzle Dry exclusively, the healthier your nails become. You will also notice the absence of that achy feeling which most experience when they take off their traditional polish.

Can I use alcohol/acetone to prep the nail in place of/before Nail Prep?

Never use acetone or alcohol to remove oil and lotion off the nail plate as this OVER dehydrates the nail, adversely impacting adhesion and the health of the nail plate. Do not use any other adhesion products in a Dazzle Dry manicure as this too can adversely impact adhesion.

When using cuticle/nail oil, paraffin, and lotion in my manicure/pedicure, will DD Nail Prep alone remove the surface oil/lotion left on the nail plate?

For best results, we recommend using a clean nail brush with a liquid soap that does not contain any moisturizers to scrub each nail with soap and water prior to using DD Nail Prep. Be sure to form a lather to remove all excess oil/lotion off the nail, rinse fingertips in water to remove the suds then proceed with Dazzle Dry Nail Prep #1.

Can I apply the Nail Prep with a brush?

No, DD Nail Prep is not designed to be applied/deposited with a cosmetic or clean-up brush. It is designed to thoroughly cleanse the nail surface using lint-free wipes to ensure all contaminants have been removed prior to applying Base Coat.

What makes DD Base Coat different from other Base Coats?

Dazzle Dry Base Coat is the only water-based base coat that uses a proprietary rubbery flexible polymer to impart a long chip-free wear. Only Dazzle Dry Base Coat allows a manicure to flexibly bend, expand and contract with the natural nail, making it ideal for water manicures or exposure to water. The reason for this is because nails are porous just like our skin and hair. So, when we wash our hands, wash dishes, take a shower, etc., our nails absorb water, and they expand. When they dehydrate, they contract. This motion occurs with our nails all day long. With all this expansion and retraction, traditional nail polish develops micro-fractures which lead to chipping and peeling.

Why do I need 2 layers of Base Coat?

In short, your Lacquer will last longer. The extra layer of Base Coat allows for a more flexible coating so that the Lacquer may expand and contract with water absorption of the nails. Think of it as the Lacquer going along for the ride with your natural nails as it flexes. We find that 1 layer of Base Coat is adequate for toenails as they are not exposed to water as often as your hands.

My Base Coat is cloudy/solid, is it defective?

No, this is a normal occurrence with the Base Coat. The cloudiness occurs when the temperature drops below 70 degrees and the rubbery polymer begins to solidify into a gel-like substance. This is not a defect; it is by design and is NOT to be used unless it is in its clear state.

How do I turn a cloudy/solid bottle of Base Coat clear?

When cold temperatures cause the Base Coat to become cloudy or even solid, close the cap tight and stand it in 1 inch of hot water until it is completely clear and no longer cloudy. DO NOT allow water to get past the shoulder of the bottle, DO NOT submerge bottle under water or hold it under a running faucet, place in a microwave, keep in or on hot towel cabinet or any warming device. Prolonged heating will degrade the product. (Danger! The stainless-steel wire holding the bristles together will cause a fire)

The goal is not to use the Base Coat hot; it is to use it in its clear state. If Base Coat accidentally becomes contaminated with water, it must be discarded.

Can I use my Base Coat when it is cloudy/hazy/solid?

No, using the Base Coat when it is NOT in its crystal-clear state will lead to premature chipping and peeling. Base Coat must be used in its clear state to receive the results we claim.

Do I have to de-cloud the large refill/backbar Base Coat before refilling my small 0.5 oz bottle?

Yes, to get an even mixture of ingredients when refilling small Base Coat bottles, make sure to put the large refill size in hot water until it is completely clear with no cloudy sediment. Mix it well by flipping the bottle upside down a few times but do not shake vigorously prior to pouring into small bottles.

  • De-cloud the small 0.5 oz bottle as well prior to refilling with the larger size.
  • Clean the neck of the bottle using a lint-free wipe and pure acetone after each use so the cap does not become glued to the glass. Be cautious to not drip acetone into the bottle. This practice will allow for an airtight seal, so water does not enter the bottle. If water gets in the bottle, the water will ruin the formula. The bottle is now contaminated and must be discarded.

What causes contamination of Base Coat?

  • Not allowing each layer to dry matte prior to applying next layer can cause dragging of semi-wet rubbery Base Coat onto the brush, therefore transferring into the bottle and causing contamination.
  • When the neck of the Base Coat bottles become crusty, you cannot achieve an airtight seal.
  • When bottle is placed in hot water and if water gets past the shoulder, you risk water entering the bottle, therefore contaminating the contents. This can lead to premature chipping and/or other issues.
  • When cleaning the neck of the bottle with a lint-free wipe saturated with pure acetone and acetone accidentally dripped into the bottle.
  • If oil/lotion are not properly removed with Step #1 Nail Prep prior to Base Coat application, your brush will become contaminated with oil/lotion and transfer into the bottle. Therefore, ruining the Base Coat.

How to identify contaminated bottles of Base Coat:

  • Base Coat bottle seems gooey, snotty, slimy or will not stay clear after putting it in hot water, is indicative of contamination.
  • If Base Coat contains floating sediment, it is contaminated.

How to remedy contaminated bottles of Base Coat:

  • Contaminated bottles of Base Coat cannot be remedied and must be discarded. Continued use of contaminated bottles will cause premature chipping.

How to prevent contamination of Base Coat:

  • Allow each layer of Base Coat to dry well prior to applying next coat to prevent dragging semi-wet rubber polymers onto the brush.
  • Do NOT allow water to get in the bottle when putting in hot water. Stand bottle in no higher than 1 inch of hot water until it becomes de-clouded. Shake bottle gently to mix de-clouded contents before using.
  • Bottles may also be wrapped in a hot towel for a few minutes until it de-clouds.
  • Do NOT store the bottle in or on hot towel cabinets. Do not hold under running water.
  • Simply place the bottle in 1 inch of hot water for 1-3 minutes until it is clear.

How many Nail Lacquer shades does DD have?

DD has 150 colors available in fashion forward cremes, shimmers and glitters that deliver the longest wear available. Dazzle Dry also has 7 Stamping Lacquers that are slower drying to create beautiful nail art and are available in black, white, silver, gold, red, blue, and green. Stamping Lacquers dry a little bit slower than the Nail Lacquers do so you have more time to work with them.

When does DD come out with new colors?

New colors are released as we become inspired by the current trends.

Will I have to warm up my DD Nail Lacquers?

No, DD Nail Lacquers will never need to be warmed, only the Base Coat when it becomes cloudy, hazy or solid.

Why are my Nail Lacquers separating?

Some of the colors can separate and this is normal behavior for the Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer. We use mineral pigments which are heavy, so they sink to the bottom and causes separation to occur. Shake up the bottles routinely and prior to each use to re-suspend the pigment.

Why are some of my DD Nail Lacquer bottles looking marbled, is the color effected?

Some of the colors have shown marbling over time. When left unshaken the white pigment (titanium dioxide) separates because it is heavy and has stronger affinity to the glass. To prevent this, the colors should be shaken regularly (at least once a week). After marbling already has happened, it will take a lot more shaking to re-disperse the pigment. The color or the efficacy of the Nail Lacquer is not affected.

What causes contamination of DD Nail Lacquer?

Not allowing each layer of Base Coat to dry matte prior to applying next layer can cause dragging of semi-wet rubbery Base Coat onto the brush, therefore transferring into the bottle of Lacquer and causing contamination. Applying too much pressure on the brush and over-stroking the layer during Lacquer application will drag the Base Coat also and transfer it into the Lacquer bottle.

How to identify contaminated bottles of Nail Lacquer?

When you pull out the brush and you notice that there is a rubbery bounce, slimy and/or snotty texture to the Nail Lacquer, this is indicative of contamination with semi-wet Base Coat.

How to remedy contaminated bottles of Nail Lacquer:

Contaminated bottles of Lacquer cannot be remedied and must be discarded.

How to prevent contamination of Nail Lacquer:

  • Allow each layer of Base Coat and Nail Lacquer to dry well prior to applying next coat.
  • Tip, the second layer of Base Coat is not quite as “matte” as the first layer and may have more of a sheen. You will notice that it goes from looking wet and watery to dry.
  • Tip: not all colors dry chalky or matte. Your indication that the Nail Lacquer is dry and ready for the next layer is that it loses the wet and watery appearance.
  • Make sure your Nail Lacquer is reconstituted with Revive prior to application. This will help the Nail Lacquer glide on vs. having you to brush over and over.
  • Do not try to perfect the first layer of Nail Lacquer. Don’t worry if it appears streaky and uneven as the second layer will cover imperfections.
  • Using other brands of polish will contaminate your Dazzle Dry Top Coat.

Can I apply Dazzle Dry over acrylic or hard gel enhancements?

The Dazzle Dry System is designed to be used for natural nails. Although it is not optimal, it can be used over enhancements, but you would skip Step #1 Nail Prep and Step #2 Base Coat.

  • Buff the surface to remove imperfections but do not buff smooth or to a high shine.
  • Go right into 2 coats of Nail Lacquer, allowing each layer to dry matte.
  • Follow with Top Coat.
  • When gouges, ridges, bumps or scratches are left on acrylics or other enhancements, Dazzle Dry will accentuate these imperfections unless a ridge filler such as Transform is used.

What makes DD Top Coat different from other Top Coats?

DD Top Coat is high-gloss, non-yellowing, quick-drying, long-wearing and self-leveling.

If there are any minor imperfections in the Nail Lacquer application, the Top Coat will self-level and smooth it out.

Is there UV protection in Dazzle Dry Top Coat?

Yes, Dazzle Dry Top Coat contains UV protectant.

Do I have to warm up my Top Coat?

No, DD Top Coat will never need to be warmed, only a cloudy, hazy, or solid DD Base Coat.

What causes contamination of Top Coat?

  • Not allowing each layer of Lacquer to dry prior to applying Top Coat can cause contamination.
  • Using other brands of polish with Top Coat will contaminate your Dazzle Dry Top Coat.
  • Warming the Top Coat in hot water could cause water to get inside the bottle, causing the Top Coat to turn cloudy and should be discarded. The DD Top Coat never needs to be warmed.

How do I identify contaminated bottles of Top Coat?

  • If the Top Coat contains a tint and is not clear, this is indicative of contamination with pigment from the Lacquers.
  • If the Top Coat becomes cloudy, it may have been contaminated with a white pigment or with water.
  • Top Coat should be clear without any color tint.

How do I remedy contaminated bottles of Top Coat?

  • Top Coat bottle contents may be poured out into a chemical waste EPA-approved container, clean the bottle by adding several drops of Revive, NOT ACETONE, swirl around and dump these solvents into the same waste container several times until the bottle is clean. Submit this chemical waste to your local chemical waste collection agency. Do not dump solvents into the sewer system to prevent contaminating your drinking water supply and as a respect for the environment.
  • Then refill Top Coat bottle using larger Dazzle Dry refill sizes of Top Coat.
  • A simpler, less expensive, and more environmentally sound action is to have a reserve 0.5 oz bottle and discard your contaminated bottle following your local community’s chemical waste program.

How do I prevent contamination of Top Coat?

  • Allow each layer of Base Coat and Nail Lacquer to dry well prior to applying Top Coat.
  • Apply Top Coat generously to avoid dragging pigment from the Nail Lacquer.
  • Make sure your Top Coat viscosity is reconstituted with Revive prior to application if needed, (do this before starting the manicure to give any bubbles time to disappear). This will help glide on vs having you to brush over and over.
  • Never warm your Top Coat, especially do not immerse it in hot water.

Can I use DD Base Coat, Nail Lacquer, or Top Coat with other brands of nail polish?

Never use the DD Base Coat, Nail Lacquer, or Top Coat with other polishes. DD is scientifically engineered to function as a system. If you combine our Base Coat/Nail Lacquer/Top Coat with other brands of nail coatings, we lose the ability to stand behind our claims and also you can risk a reaction.

I have air bubbles in my Top Coat/Nail Lacquer, why is this happening?

  • Your Top Coat/Nail Lacquer may be too thick. It is easily remedied by adding 6-8 drops of Revive at a time to your Top Coat or Nail Lacquer.
  • Then roll your Top Coat and shake your Nail Lacquers to mix well for about a minute.
  • If viscosity is still too thick, add more Revive until desired fluidity is achieved.
  • Shaking the Top Coat will cause bubbles.

Why is it important to keep the neck of the Base Coat, Nail Lacquer and Top Coat bottles clean?

The product (including Base Coat, Top Coat, and Nail Lacquer) left on the neck of all the bottles can become dry and crusty due to the fast-drying formulation. The crust will not allow for an airtight seal and will cause contamination of the products and more cost to you.

  • Use cotton saturated in acetone to clean the neck of each bottle after every use.
  • Be cautious not to drip acetone into the bottles as this will contaminate the product.
  • By keeping the neck of the Base Coat clean, you can create an airtight seal that will prevent water from seeping in the Base Coat bottle when it is in hot water.
  • Keeping the neck of the Nail Lacquers and Top Coat clean, you can create an airtight seal that will keep the volatile solvents from evaporating, less Revive to use and less cost.
  • Keeping the neck clean prevents dried particles of polish from getting on your brush during application.

My Base Coat/Top Coat/Nail Lacquer Brushes are getting clogged/ “gunky”, what should I do?

If your Top Coat or Nail Lacquer brush become clogged, you can clean it with Revive by wiping several times. If your Base Coat brush becomes clogged, you must discard and replace with a new one.

Can I clean out the bottles of Base Coat/Top Coat before refilling them if they become contaminated?

Contaminated bottles of Base Coat cannot be remedied and must be discarded. Top Coat bottle contents may be poured out into a chemical waste EPA-approved container, clean the bottle by adding several drops of Revive, NOT ACETONE, swirl around and dump these solvents into the same waste container several times until the bottle is clean. Submit this chemical waste to your local chemical waste collection agency. Do not dump solvents into the sewer system as a respect for the environment and to prevent contaminating your drinking water supply and as a respect for the environment.

  • Then refill Top Coat bottle using larger Dazzle Dry refill sizes of Top Coat.
  • A simple action is to have a reserve 0.5 oz bottle and discard your contaminated bottle following your local community’s chemical waste program.

Why do DD Nail Lacquers, Top Coat, and Transform get thick so fast?

Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquers, Top Coat and Transform Ridge Filler do not thicken due to oxidation but thicken due to the evaporation of the volatile solvents. When you open a bottle of Nail Lacquer, Top Coat, or Transform, volatile solvents evaporate and the contents become thick. We cannot have a Nail Lacquer System that dries in 5 minutes and not expect it to get thick. This is normal behavior for this system and is easily remedied.

What is Revive?

Revive is your best friend and a vital component of the Dazzle Dry System. Revive is not a typical thinner. Do not fear it and you will more than likely use it in front of your clients as needed. Be sure to explain to them that it is a normal part of the maintenance of this system. With routine use of Revive (as needed in Nail Lacquer, Top Coat and Transform ONLY), Dazzle Dry is designed to be used until the end of the bottle to maximize the return in your investment in Dazzle Dry. Revive is comprised of the same ingredients that are evaporating out of our Nail Lacquer, Top Coat and Transform Ridge Filler. You are not introducing a new ingredient by adding Revive, therefore you are not compromising the formula.

How often/when should I use Revive in my Nail Lacquer and Top Coat?

How often you add Revive will vary with each color, depending on how often it is used and the level of pigment saturation. Once the viscosity becomes too thick and the Nail Lacquer is not fluid, smooth and flawless, your Top Coat or Transform develops pesky spider web like strings or forms air bubbles, then you need to add Revive. The goal is to keep the bottles around the same consistency as they were when they were new.

How much Revive can I add to my Nail Lacquer?

  • Start with 6-8 drops at a time and add more until the fluidity is restored.
  • Shake the bottle well.

How much Revive can I add to my Top Coat?

  • Start with 6-8 drops at a time and add more until the fluidity drip is restored.
  • Don’t shake, roll the bottle in one direction for about 1 minute until Revive is well-blended.

How much Revive can I add to my Transform Ridge Filler?

  • Start with 6-8 drops at a time and add more until the fluidity is restored.
  • Don’t shake, roll the bottle in one direction for about 1 minute until Revive is well blended.

Can I use Revive in my Base Coat?

No. The Base Coat will NEVER need Revive. In fact, adding Revive to the Base Coat will ruin the formulation and must be discarded.

Can I use other brands of nail polish thinners with DD?

NO, other thinners do not have the same composition and may contain acetone which will ruin the DD formulations.

Is there a limit on how much/many times I can add Revive to Nail Lacquer/Top Coat/Transform?

There is no limit to the number of times you can add Revive. These bottles are designed to be used down to the end of the bottle.

Can I over-Revive my Nail Lacquers/Top Coat/Transform?

You can over thin by adding too much Revive at a time, but you will not ruin them. That is why we suggest adding 6-8 drops at a time until desired viscosity is achieved. If you accidentally over-thin, leave the cap off for a few minutes until the volatile solvents escape.

Why did my 0.5 oz bottle of Revive dry up?

When storing the 0.5 fl oz bottle of Revive, always remove the dropper cap from the bottle that is included and replace it with the original screw top for an airtight seal to prevent the solvents from evaporating. Store the bottle and the dropper in the same box in the same way the product came in to avoid misplacing the dropper.

What are the proper steps for a successful DD manicure? Step #1 Nail Prep

  • If lotion, oil or paraffin was used, we recommend scrubbing the nails with a nail brush, oil-free soap (such as Softsoap) and water to clean the nails prior to using Nail Prep.
  • If soap and water is not an option, use soaking wet towels to remove most of the surface oils and especially, residual alkaline cuticle remover (if used in the manicuring process).
  • Do not use a highly alkaline cuticle remover product if you can’t use water to thoroughly remove or neutralize the highly alkaline product (such as cuticle removers that have a pH of about 13-14). These products when left on the nail could continue to degrade the keratin of the nail which may be one of the causes of nail damage manifested as white spots/patches.
  • Saturate 2 lint-free cotton pads (or gauze) well with Nail Prep and scrub each nail, removing ALL remnants of oil, lotion, and other contaminants (except that the current DD Nail Prep will not remove or neutralize the alkaline cuticle remover left on the nail).
  • Use 1 lint-free pad per hand to avoid transfer of oils from one hand to the other, ensuring optimum cleanliness of the nail plate prior to polish application.
  • Be sure to really pull back side walls and scrub the nail well with the Nail Prep.
  • As you move on to the next nail, rotate your pad to find a clean spot to ensure that you are not pushing around oil/lotion.
  • Oil and lotion can hide under the eponychium so make sure that you are removing all contaminants very well as the presence of oil/lotion/paraffin wax can often be the main culprit that prevents adhesion.
  • Ask your guest to not touch their nails once they have been cleansed with the Nail Prep to avoid transfer of oil/lotion onto the nail plate.

Step #2 Base Coat

  • Apply Base Coat by dipping the brush in the bottle for each nail and swiping excess product on the inner neck of the bottle. Encapsulate the free edge of each nail with the Base Coat. Allow to dry matte prior to applying next layer.
  • Note that the Dazzle Dry Base Coat does not dry to a chalky matte finish, but it is dry when it loses its shine or no longer looks wet.
  • Can get “gummy” if second layer is applied while first one is still wet.
  • All layers dry very quickly. By the time you complete the 10th nail, the first nail should be dry.
  • Repeat the second layer of Base Coat and again, cap the free edge. Allow this layer to also dry matte prior to applying color. Note: second layer is not as matte as the first layer.
  • Don’t apply Base Coat heavily as it can flood the side walls and come in contact with skin, which could lead to premature chipping.
  • Toenails may not require a second layer; one is usually adequate as toes are not exposed to water as much as nails and do not chip as fast.
  • If nails are short, no need to encapsulate.

Step #3 Nail Lacquer

  • The key to applying the DD Nail Lacquer is having more polish on your brush, using minimal pressure on your brush, working more with the tip of the brush, not fanning out the bristles (you are pressing too hard if the bristles are fanned out), and not over-stroking to avoid disrupting the previous layer.
  • Apply the first layer of Nail Lacquer using about a medium consistency, not too thin and not too thick and cap the free edge. Allow to dry matte prior to applying the second layer.
  • The second layer may be applied generously. Dip the brush in the bottle for each nail and swipe excess product on the inner neck of the bottle.
  • Be mindful of not applying too heavily so that the Nail Lacquer does not roll to one side or pool.
  • Encapsulate the free edge of each nail with the Nail Lacquer and allow to dry matte.
  • If you get it on the skin, clean up with pure acetone and a detail brush as you go. Waiting until the end will make it more difficult to clean as it dries so quickly.
  • If nails are short, no need to encapsulate.

Step #4 Top Coat

  • Generously float Top Coat by dipping the brush in the bottle for each nail and swiping the excess product on the inner neck of the bottle. Use minimal pressure and work with the tip of the brush to glide over and burst any air bubbles that may have formed. Encapsulate the free edge of each nail, sealing in all the layers.
  • Wait 5 minutes and voila – Nail Lacquer is hard set.
  • If nails are short, no need to encapsulate.
  • Do not use drying drops, sprays, or fans to accelerate dry time. Also avoid blowing on the nails.

How long will it take each layer to dry in-between layers?

All layers dry very quickly. Typically, by the time you complete the 10th nail, the first nail should be dry.

What can I use to clean up Nail Lacquer on my skin when polishing?

Pure acetone is ideal for detailing your manicure with cleanup brush or orange wood stick.

Clean up as you get product on the skin. Waiting until the end can make it harder to clean up as the Nail Lacquer will be too dry.

How do I perform a French manicure with Dazzle Dry?

  • Option 1: Apply one layer of Base Coat (let dry matte). Apply two layers of the first color at the tip of the nail (allowing each layer to dry matte). Straighten line using detail brush and pure acetone only. Reapply Base Coat over entire nail (let dry matte). You have now sandwiched the first color with Base Coat over it and under it.
  • Apply second color (let dry matte). Finish with Top Coat.
  • Tip for Option #1. Work on one hand at a time as this will make it easier to carve out your smile line. If you wait until it is dry, it is too difficult to sculpt your smile line.
  • Option 2: Apply 2 layers of Base Coat (allowing each layer to dry matte). Apply first color to entire nail (allow to dry matte) and free hand draw the tips with another color (allow to dry matte). Finish with Top Coat.
  • Always encapsulate the nail tips with each layer.

What is Transform and how do I use it?

Transform will smooth out ridges and other nail imperfections. This superhero creates a glossy surface, a more durable feel, and a neutral base when used under a Nail Lacquer and Top Coat to make any Nail Lacquer pop. Smooths imperfection for a gel-like appearance and creates a stronger, more durable feel.

Transform Application Directions:

  • Saturate (1 per hand) lint-free cotton pad with Nail Prep – scrub each nail.
  • Apply 2 layers of Base Coat – allowing each layer to dry matte.
  • Apply 1 generous layer of Transform – allow 5 minutes to dry.
  • Apply 1 layer of Base Coat over Transform and allow to dry matte.
  • Apply 2 layers of Nail Lacquer – allow each layer to dry.
  • Apply 1 layer of Top Coat.
  • Allow 5 minutes to dry.
  • TIP: Add 6-8 drops of Revive as needed when Transform becomes too thick.

Why does a Dazzle Dry manicure become dull and how do I refresh it?

Dazzle Dry Top Coat can dull if you come in contact with alcohol-based products such as hand sanitizer, hairspray, etc. Simply follow the touch up technique by applying a layer of Base Coat over the existing manicure followed by a layer of Top Coat to freshen up the shine and extend the life of the manicure. This is you retail opportunity to send your clients home with a mini kit and proper instructions on how to use at home.

How do I touch up a chipped manicure?

  • First make sure hands are free of oil and lotion residue by washing and drying.
  • Make sure Base Coat is clear by putting in shallow bowl of hot water.
  • Cleanse the nail right over the existing manicure with Step #1 Nail Prep.
  • Apply 1 layer of Base Coat over entire nail including the area that is chipped and allow to dry matte.
  • Follow with the first layer of Nail Lacquer either just where the chip is or over the entire nail, allow this layer to dry matte.
  • Apply second layer of Lacquer and allow this layer to dry matte.
  • Seal with Top Coat.

What is Mattify and how should it be applied?

You may use the Mattify to achieve a matte finish.

  • To use, apply 1 generous layer of Mattify right over the regular Dazzle Dry Top Coat for optimum results.

How can I make the metallic, shimmer, or glitter DD Nail Lacquers to last longer?

Glitter, Extreme Glitter & Shimmer Nail Lacquers may not last as well as crème colors. To avoid premature chipping, follow the instructions below:

  • After using Step #1 Nail Prep, apply 2 layers of Base Coat (allowing each layer to dry matte).
  • Apply 2-3 THIN layers of the Glitter, Extreme Glitter or Shimmer (allowing each layer to dry matte) or apply one layer of a crème color and one layer of the Glitter, Extreme Glitter or Shimmer, allowing each layer to dry matte.
  • Follow with 1 layer of Base Coat (allow to dry matte).
  • Finish with 1 generous layer of Top Coat.
  • Applying these effects over crème colors enhances their longevity of wear.

Does DD have neon colors?

No, Dazzle Dry only uses FDA certified pigments according to cosmetics regulations. We do not have neon colors because these pigments are not approved by the FDA. However, we have 5 colors that we consider our “Brights” that behave slightly differently than other colors and should be applied thinly. They may even require a 3rd layer.

These colors: Grape Lollipop, Blueberry SnoCone, Watermelon Slice, Halo and Tutti Frutti can also be layered over DD White Lightning Nail Lacquer to make them pop.

What have I been doing incorrectly if my clients’ manicures are not lasting at least 7 days?

Following detailed instructions are vital for the success of a DD service. If the manicure is chipping/peeling in less than 7 days, it is usually due to either application error or product contamination. While the system is exceptionally easy, proper prep and application is always critical to success.

  • Was the prep work done correctly?
  • Was cuticle tissue safely removed off the nail plate during grooming?
  • Was a 240 or higher grit buffer used to remove the shine gently from the nail plate and smooth out cuticle work? This is sometimes necessary.
  • Are you using soap and water to cleanse the nail prior to using Dazzle Dry Nail Prep? *Using cuticle oil after buffing in the manicure keeps the nail well-moisturized and supple, this can prevent premature chipping, but the oil on the surface of the nail MUST be properly and thoroughly removed. If oils and lotion are used during the manicure, we recommend scrubbing the nails with soap and water to remove them from the nail plate’s surface. Put soap on a brush, add some water to get the brush wet and scrub each nail to form a lather, then thoroughly rinse off suds with water in bowl.
  • Are you using one lint-free wipe per hand? Was it well-saturated with Step #1 Nail Prep to thoroughly clean the nail plate? Did you rotate the pad as you move from nail to nail, being sure to pull down the lateral folds so that remaining traces of oil and lotion are removed? Remaining oil or lotion on the nail surface will lead to poorer adhesion of the DD Base Coat and therefore shorter wear.
  • Are you using any other products to prep the nail like alcohol, acetone, chip skip, Bond-aid, etc.? These are not compatible with the DD Nail Lacquer System.
  • Is your Base Coat warmed to a completely clear state (no traces of a milky look and residue on bottom of bottle)? Using the Base Coat when it is not completely clear will lead to shorter wear.
  • Are you warming your Base Coat in a microwave, in/on a hot towel cabinet or any other heating element? This will cause degradation of the Base Coat and shorter wear.
  • Were two layers of Base Coat applied to the nails being sure to cap the free edge and allowing each layer to dry matte? Not applying enough Base Coat will lead to shorter wear.
  • Is your Nail Lacquer and Top Coat too thick? Reconstituting the viscosity with the Revive (thinner) is essential to maintain the correct viscosity. 6-8 drops at a time, add more if it is still too thick. Using Nail Lacquer and Top Coat when they are too thick will lead to shorter wear.
  • Was the first layer of Nail Lacquer applied at a medium consistency?
  • Was the application of the second layer of Nail Lacquer a bit heavier?
  • Did you wait until each layer dried matte in between coats?
  • Did you apply a generous layer of Top Coat over the Nail Lacquer, capping the free edge?
  • What was the condition of the guest’s nails prior to manicure service? Did they appear to have a layering / peeling look or perhaps thin and weak look? Dazzle Dry will have shorter than normal wear on nails that are in poor condition, but wear will improve with consistent proper application and use as the nails are nursed back to health.
  • When you refilled the Base Coat bottles, did you place large refill in hot water until it was clear, then did you mix the refill bottle prior to refilling?
  • Is your Base Coat, Nail Lacquer or Top Coat contaminated? Contaminated product should not be used as this will lead to premature chipping/shorter wear.
  • Have you tried applying a second layer of Top Coat right after the first one is applied? Sometimes just having that “extra” layer of Top Coat helps.
  • After Top Coat, do you or your clients blow on the nails or do the clients flap their hands and are you using drying drops, quick dry sprays or fans to accelerate dry time? These actions and products will adversely affect the drying time and wear of Dazzle Dry.

How much time should I take for a Dazzle Dry Service?

Allow at least 45-60 minutes for a DD manicure and 60-75 minutes for a pedicure as it is imperative to allow each layer to dry matte in a Dazzle Dry manicure. To effectively file and shape the nails to perfection, perform immaculate cuticle care without harming the proximal nail fold or damaging the nail plate, perform a nice massage, remove oil and lotion properly and finally apply the Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer System flawlessly, cannot be efficiently performed in under 45 minutes.

How much should I charge for a Dazzle Dry service?

If you offer gel-polish in your salon/spa, be sure to charge the same price for a Dazzle Dry manicure. Give the consumer the option to choose between a UV/LED curing product or an air-drying product that is a healthy alternative to gel polish. A Dazzle Dry manicure is a healthy gel polish alternative and should be upgraded at a $10-20 up-charge from traditional polish manicure and on par with the price of a gel manicure. The client who values wellness will not hesitate to pay the higher price and you will put more money in your pocket.

SOAKING SERVICE vs. WATERLESS SERVICE, which is best when applying Dazzle Dry?

Dazzle Dry is designed to support either soaking water manicures or dry waterless/soakless services.

It is a personal preference. Whichever modality you choose, DD is conducive to either service as the rubber polymers in the Base Coat is designed to expand and contract with water absorption.

Why do I have to deactivate cuticle softener/remover after wiping it off the nail plate?

If alkaline cuticle softener/remover is used in either soaking or waterless manicures, be sure to deactivate cuticle softener/remover with water and completely wash off the nail plate. Not doing so can cause white chalky patches to appear on the natural nail plate as the residual alkaline cuticle softener/remover if not completely removed or neutralized, will continue to degrade the keratin layers of the nail plate.

Why is my polish rippling?

Not allowing each layer to dry matte or using a fan to accelerate dry time can cause rippling.

Why is my manicure shrinking at the free edge/cuticle?

If you are experiencing shrinkage or wear and tear from the free edge, your Nail Lacquer and Top Coat may be too thick, there was oil/lotion hiding under the free edge of the nail or the free edge was capped too heavily. Experiment with skipping the encapsulation of each layer as some have experienced favorable results with shrinking at the free edge.

Why did my manicure turn yellow/brownish?

Products that contain a high percentage of alcohol such as hand sanitizer, hair products, cleaning products, skin care toners, which we may be using daily could compromise the Top Coat, leaving the manicure susceptible to color transfer.

  • Example: if Top Coat is compromised with excessive use of hand sanitizer and then you potentially peel an orange, smoke, or apply products such as tanning lotion, the manicure can change color taking on a yellow or even brown tint.
  • This can usually be remedied by wiping the Topcoat with Step #1 Nail Prep, applying a coat of Base Coat (allow to dry matte), then Topcoat.
  • You can also apply 2 layers of Top Coat to your manicure to prevent the discoloration from reaching the Nail Lacquer layer.

Why did my manicure bleach out?

All light pink colors and colors such as Watermelon Slice, Cotton Candy, Munchkin Madness and Tutti Frutti can fade/bleach when exposed to light, chlorine, saltwater, and sunscreen.

  • Their susceptibility to bleaching is dependent upon the amount of white pigment (titanium dioxide). Thus, the opaque creams will bleach faster than the semi-sheer Nail Lacquers.
  • Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquers are more stable to bleaching or change in composition than other polishes.
  • We are continuing to address this bleaching issue. We are familiar with synthetic chemicals that can prevent this bleaching issue, but we are trying to avoid using them as we would like to keep the Dazzle Dry formulation as true to our philosophy of using only ingredients that are known not to cause skin sensitization or allergy so that we can continue to use the term hypoallergenic.
  • TIP: Store the light pink colors in a drawer or in a box and avoid the above-named contributing factors as a band aid to this issue until we figure out the best solution without compromising our hypoallergenic claim. Another tip is to apply two layers of Top Coat as it contains a UV absorber which may help with the bleaching.

How do I prevent light colors from getting streaky?

When applying the Nail Lacquer, pick up more polish on your brush, apply less pressure on your brush and work mostly with the tip of the brush with few brushstrokes to prevent streaking.

Can I use Dazzle Dry Over Acrylics or Hard Gel?

Dazzle Dry is scientifically designed for use on natural nails. However, if you choose to use Dazzle Dry over artificial nail enhancements, please follow the steps below:

  • File/buff the enhancement to reduce any imperfections as Dazzle Dry can accentuate these if the nail enhancement is not filed well.
  • The shiny finish on hard gel needs to be lightly buffed for best adhesion.
  • Wash/cleanse the nails with soap and water to remove any dust or contaminants.
  • Skip Dazzle Dry Step #1 Nail Prep and Step #2 Base Coat as these products are designed for natural nails only and do not adhere well to enhancements.
  • Apply 2 layers of Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer, allowing each layer to dry matte.
  • Apply 1 generous coat of Dazzle Dry Top Coat and allow it to dry for 5 minutes.
  • Do not use a fan, drying drops, or any other dry time accelerators.

Does your product contain Methacrylate?

  • Which specific methacrylate are you allergic to?
  • Are you allergic to traditional polish or gel polish, and hybrid polish?
  • We do have a high molecular weight polymer in the Top Coat and the Nail Lacquers – polyisobutyl methacrylate, present in very low concentration.
  • If you have been allergy tested and shown to be allergic to ALL methacrylates (not just HEMA), I would recommend you do not use Dazzle Dry. Note that gel polishes and hybrids contain HEMA (hydroxyethyl methacrylate), which is a monomer, not a polymer, and is the ingredient commonly cited as the cause of the allergy in these.

Why is it important to use nail and cuticle oils in a Dazzle Dry Manicure?

We recommend using cuticle oil in a professional manicure for healthy nails.

Cuticle oil:

  • Protects the skin, improves nail growth, and keeps a manicure looking beautiful longer.
  • Well-conditioned skin around the nail is less prone to hang nails.
  • Dazzle Dry adheres well to well-conditioned nails as opposed to dry/brittle nails.
  • Nail and cuticle oils condition the natural nail plate; a well-conditioned nail plate is less prone to becoming brittle, keeping it flexible and preventing breaks.
  • Dazzle Dry nail and cuticle treatments absorb quickly however, it is important to wipe off surface oil properly prior to applying the DD Nail Lacquer System.

What is Dazzle Dry Maintain Nail & Cuticle Oil?

DD Maintain is a nail & cuticle oil that is fast-absorbing, non-greasy proprietary blend of 19 plant oils, rich in skin-identical ceramides and membrane phospholipids for naturally advanced hydration and protection. One drop per hand is enough to spread onto 5 nails. Take a few seconds to rub into each nail to stimulate circulation.

 

Ingredients — Avocado Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Safflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Olive Squalane, Avena Sativa Kernel (Oat) Oil, Shea Butter, Jasmine Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Geranium Oil, Spearmint Oil, Spruce Needle Oil, Rosemary Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Orange Oil, Lemongrass Oil and Lavender Oil.

How do I apply Maintain and how often?

One drop per hand is enough to spread onto 5 nails. Take a few seconds to rub into each nail to stimulate circulation. Use at least once daily. Reapply after hand washing to keep nails and cuticles supple.

What is Dazzle Dry Mend?

Mend is an oil that transforms damaged nails using a proprietary blend of essential oils, ceramides, and phospholipids to restore proper hydration and create a protective barrier that seals in moisture. This game-changing nail oil is formulated specifically to treat white spots caused by, frequent use of long-wearing nail polishes, Gel or acrylic manicures and pedicures, aggressive cuticle removal or severe bending of the nails.

Ingredients — Squalane (Olives), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Ethylhexyldodecanol, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Seed Extract, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Lemongrass Oil, Tea Tree Oil.

How should I apply Dazzle Dry Mend and how often?

Apply Mend liberally on naked nails for maximum absorption by massaging oil into nails and cuticle area. Continue to use at least once daily. Reapply after handwashing. If white spots are prevalent, use 2-3 times a day until nails are restored to their optimal healthy condition. Consistent use can promote healthier, stronger, and smoother nails. If applying polish after treatment, thoroughly cleanse hands and scrub nails with soapy water, then follow with the 4-step Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer System for a flawless, healthy manicure.

Can I apply Mend/Maintain over Nail Lacquer?

Yes, you may apply these oils over Nail Lacquer as they will absorb through the side walls and the cuticle area. For maximum absorption, use over bare nails.

Why did my clients’ nails develop white spots?

  • This type of nail damage is typically caused by various reasons, usually not caused by the Nail Lacquer.
  • One culprit may be that the cuticle remover was left on too long and not washed off well which could have caused the white spots.
  • Avoid using pure acetone to remove Nail Lacquer; try DD Remove Acetone with Lemongrass that is formulated to moisturize the nail plate, not over dehydrate it.
  • Some clients may have an aversion to acetone that can contribute to white spots. Try switching to a non-acetone remover like DD Remove with Spearmint.
  • Aggressive force with implements can contribute to white spots on the nail plate.
  • Using dehydrating products to cleanse the nail plate before using DD’s #1 Nail Prep is against our protocol as it can contribute to the white spots. Be sure that polish removers, (both acetone and non-acetone), nail dehydrators such as alcohol, Scrub Fresh, or Bond-Aid are not being used to remove oil and lotion prior to using step #1 Nail Prep before #2 Base Coat application.
  • Injury or accidental force can cause the white spots, otherwise known as leukonychia.
  • Medication/mature age can also contribute to the delamination on the nails as well.
  • DD is considered a Long-wear polish; some people have more porous nails and are prone to delamination from Long-wear polishes. Long-wear polishes/lacquers can create a pulling sensation on the nail which may slightly separate the layers of keratin, causing air pockets or divots on the nail surface that manifest as white spots.
  • Eliminating the above causes (except medication or mature age of course), going polish free for a period, and at the same time advising the client to apply Mend on her nails several times a day should restore the nails to their blemish-free condition. The Mend has ceramides that fill the crevices and diminish the appearance of white spots.
  • During a manicure use on naked nails liberally (after cuticle care) and allow to sit on the nails for as long as possible.
  • Thoroughly cleanse the oil on the nail surface using soap and water followed by the Nail Prep prior to Nail Lacquer application.
  • Retail Mend to the client for at home use until the unhealthy spots grow out then advise the client to switch to using Maintain for consistent daily use, assuming the nails experience no more trauma.
  • Mend works best/fastest when the guest takes a break from polish for a while and just uses the oil 2-3 times per day. Once the white spots have cleared your client can switch to Maintain nail & cuticle oil.
  • We do not recommend leaving the Nail Lacquer on nails beyond 14 days. We recommend a manicure regularly every 7-14 days.

How do I use Dazzle Dry Stamping Lacquers?

Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer Step #3 is great to stamp over because it dries so fast. However, it is difficult to use them as stamping polishes because they dry so fast. Dr. Vivian Valenty created DD Stamping Lacquers that dry a little slower and are deeply pigmented to give you the ability to create beautiful stamping nail art. They can also be used to free-hand draw nail art.

1. Follow all the steps for Dazzle Dry Nail Prep, Base Coat and Nail Lacquer and allow a few minutes to dry. Do NOT apply Top Coat. Apply a layer of Base Coat to fix the pattern and prevent it from smearing before it is totally dry.

2. Select your desired stamping plate pattern.

3. Generously cover the desired pattern on the stamping plate with Dazzle Dry Stamping Lacquer.

4. Hold the scraper at a 45° angle to the stamping plate. Scrape off excess Stamping Lacquer. Do not

double scrape as this will not allow the stamper from picking up the Stamping Lacquer off the plate.

5. Quickly apply stamper to coated stamping plate pattern in a rolling motion (one time, side to side) to pick up the Stamping Lacquer off the plate. Do not press the stamper but instead allow its own weight to apply the pressure on the plate. Do not allow Stamping Lacquer to dry on the plate before picking it up with the stamper.

6. Roll the stamper (one time, side to side) over the nail to transfer the pattern.

7. Remove excess Stamping Lacquer on surrounding skin using transparent tape. Use detail brush and acetone to finish the cleanup. For easy cleanup, do this step after each nail.

8. Apply a generous layer of Dazzle Dry Top Coat. To avoid dragging/smearing the fine lines of the design, gently dab (DO NOT brush) the Top Coat over the design and then flood the Top Coat over the entire nail. You may apply a second layer of Top Coat over entire nail for a smoother glossier finish.

  • To clean stamping plate, use a cotton ball or pad and acetone.
  • To clean stamper, use a link roller or transparent tape. Do NOT use acetone as it will ruin the stamper. Always store the stamper with its clear cover on. Do not rest it on a magazine or photographic paper as some films on these pages will damage the stamper.
  • Dazzle Dry Revive can be added to Stamping Lacquer to restore the desired viscosity.