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Color Dip Starter Kit

Red Carpet Manicure

Color Dip Starter Kit

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Red Carpet Manicure Color Dip will change the way you apply color. This Starter Kit creates intense, vibrant colors with even application powders. Mani's just got an upgrade with 21 days of wear! Wide range of flawless colors available. Get perfect runway nails every time!

Benefits:
  • Non-Irritating formulas
  • Gentle on the nail
  • No LED or UV lights needed
  • Easy to use
  • Up to 21 days wear

Set Includes:
  • Color Dip Brush Restorer (0.3 oz)
  • Color Dip Top Coat (0.3 oz)
  • Color Dip Activator (0.3 oz)
  • Color Dip Base Coat (0.3 oz)
  • Color Dip Nail Neutral Powder in Contract Please (sheer pink) (0.4 oz)
Step 1: Prep nails, apply Base Coat, dip into powder & repeat.

Step 2: Brush on Activator and Base Coat to bond color.

Step 3: Shape and buff nails to the perfect finish.

Step 4: Finish with Top Coat.

Tips and Tricks:
  • Apply thin layer of base coat to nail (thick application can cause lumps)
  • Dip prepped nail directly into color jar at a 45° angle
  • Do not twist, swirl, stir nail while dipping, this can cause lumps
  • When applying a dark or neon color, use a sheer powder base as the first step
Base Coat: Ethyl Cyanoacrylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Retinyl Palmitate.

Brush Restorer: 1-Nitropropane, Acetone, Fragrance (Parfum), Pigment Blue 15 (CI 74160).

Top Coat: Ethyl Cyanoacrylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Retinyl Palmitate.

Activator: Ethyl Acetate, Dimethyltolylamine.

Nail Powder: Polyethylmethacrylate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica. May Contain: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 30 (CI 73360), Red 34 (CI 15880), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Violet 2 (CI 60725).

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Red Carpet ManicureColor Dip Starter Kit
 
3.8

(based on 183 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dries quickly (136)
  • Long lasting (108)
  • Easy to use (106)
  • Goes on smoothly (57)
  • Gentle (42)

Cons

  • Hard to remove (44)
  • Strong odor (42)
  • Messy (39)
  • Does not work (16)
  • Chips easily (13)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (57)
  • Special occasions (28)
  • Daily use (21)
  • Monthly (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (73), Manicure/pedicure addict (67), Trendy style (34), Dramatic (5)

Reviewed by 183 customers

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5.0

Great investment

By Jen

from Naples, FL

About Me Classic

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Long Lasting
  • Quality

Cons

  • Need to be extremely precise

Best Uses

  • Every 2 weeks

Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Color Dip Starter Kit:

I bought this kit curiously to see if it's really that hard to do your own dip nails. My experience is that it isn't! If you've had your nails done before you know their technique. If you follow the directions it will come out great! However, be extremely PRECISE with the base coats or you'll get funky shaped nails!! You definitely can't paint outside the lines with this one

 
5.0

Love it!

By Gsj

from Huntsville, AL

About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Use
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Hard To Remove

Best Uses

    Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Color Dip Starter Kit:

    Easy to use when you follow directions. My only suggestion would be to add more colors!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Victoria

    from Henrietta, NY

    Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Color Dip Starter Kit:

    This was very easy to do with the help of YouTube instructional videos. My nails look gorgeous and I know that color isn't chipping any time soon. My nails feel hard and strong as well. Definitely getting more colors!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Starter Kit

    By Lizmab20

    from New Mexico

    About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Use
    • Goes On Smoothly

    Cons

    • Strong Odor

    Best Uses

    • Bi-Weekly

    Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Color Dip Starter Kit:

    I am not a professional nail tech, but I am pretty good at doing my own nails. I have a large gel polish collection and normally use that. I've gotten dip manicures a couple times at a nail salon and really liked them. For the price I figured this kit was worth a try. I haven't used it on myself yet, but I used it on two of my daughters last weekend. It was very easy to use and the girls nails turned out really well. It has a bit of a strong odor so make sure to use it in a well ventilated area. Also the included nail file didn't last long so I would recommend getting an extra. The base coat is extremely sticky and will glue you to things so use caution to not get it on your skin. If you are wanting to try dip power yourself I would definitely recommend trying out this kit.

     
    1.0

    Tried so hard to like it

    By Kristinpbdy

    from Michigan

    Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Color Dip Starter Kit:

    I tried to use this kit three different times. I followed the directions exactly and watched tutorials on YouTube and it just did not turn out. It was never an even application and looked lumpy, uneven, and just horrible. Ended up returning it.

     
    1.0

    Wish I could return.

    By Michellek

    from Milwaukee, WI

    Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Color Dip Starter Kit:

    I bought this kit because I figured I could save some money instead of going to get my nails done every 2-3 weeks. I hated every single thing about this. It's super chunky, hard/almost impossible to remove, and messy. Unless you're a nail pro, don't even waste your money. I wish I hadn't thrown the packaging away otherwise this would be going right back to the store.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Impressed!

    By Tk

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Classic

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

    • Hard To Remove

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Color Dip Starter Kit:

    I am so impressed with this kit and the nail dipping powder as a whole. I am not a pro and I have a hard time letting traditional nail polish dry. I'm always messing my nails and finding even the most expensive polish chips the next day. A friend of mine had been paying $45 for a dip every 2 weeks at a salon so I just decided to try it on my own. The powder can be a little messy, but it looks great if done correctly. It comes with instructions which are very important to follow correctly. If you miss a step or assume while applying, it will be messed up. (I made this mistake myself.) I found it's also very important to make sure your nail is buffed and completely smooth before applying. This will help the application to be smooth and not bulky. I've also found 3 coats of the powder works the best and top coat applied twice as instructed. The first time I applied, I missed a step and my nails looked bad. I attempted to remove which took about an hour to do both of my hands soaking in hot water and 100% acetone. Needless to say, this color powder isn't going anywhere unless you want it to! I reapplied correctly which looks great and dried almost instantly. A few reviews I read said the brushes dried out fast/hardended. I didn't have thisblisting problem at all. However, the kit did come with a bag of replacement brushes. I love this kit and the dipping colors available!

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best brand I've used!!

    By Alexx

    from Houston Texas

    About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Use
    • Gentle
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

    • Hard To Remove

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Color Dip Starter Kit:

    So easy to use!!

    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Can't Return This Soon Enough!

    By vachick

    from Chesapeake, VA

    Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Color Dip Starter Kit:

    Bought this today, and was so excited to come home and use it. It was an absolute mess. I hated the feel of it so much that the risk of damaging my nails outweighed the alternate option of leaving them on. I will be taking this kit back to the store ASAP!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love the dip kits!

    By Kimmie!

    from Zionsville Indiana

    Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Color Dip Starter Kit:

    I absolutely love this system! It is a little strong and irritated my eyes but now I wear goggles! Only tip I have is brush off excess after every dip! I'll never go to the salon again! Absolutely love!!! ❤️ it does take a few practice rounds but once you get it it's awesome!

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