PREMIUM ACRYLIC KIT PRO DELUXE
Everything you need to create beautiful acrylic enhancements in one convenient kit. Our Premium Acrylic system won NAILPRO Reader's Choice 2021 for Best Acrylic System!
- 250ml Premium Acrylic Liquid
- Prep 7ml x 2
- Primer 7ml x 2
- 80gm each Clear, Pink, White and Fufu Pink Powder
- Premium Forms 500 roll
- Crystal Natural Hair 8 Oval Brush - Silver
- Brush Cleaner 100ml
- Premium Zebra File 1 each Coarse, Medium and Fine
- Premium Buffers 1 each Coarse, Medium and Fine
- Crystal Dappen Dish Set
- C-Curve Set with Crystal Rods
- Premium Fit Tips 500pk
- 15ml Brush-on Glue
- No Wipe Topcoat
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- Have your client thoroughly wash & dry their hands. Lightly push back the proximal fold with our Ugly Duckling Cuticle Tool or C-Curve Tool.
- Gently Etch the nail plate with our Ugly Duckling Medium Zebra File. If you prefer using our e-file, a Medium Arbor Sanding Band works great!
- Remove all dust. Do not use a cleanser that contains oil.
- Apply Ugly Duckling Prep to all 10 nails.
- Apply Ugly Duckling Primer to all 10 nails. (If you are applying Premium Fit Tips: apply Primer after applying the tips.)
- Apply Ugly Duckling Premium Fit Tips or Forms.
- Using your favorite Ugly Duckling Acrylic Brush, Premium Liquid and Premium Acrylic Powder pick up a pearl of product. Apply the 1st pearl at the natural free edge. Begin to press out the product ensuring the natural nail (or tip) is covered from side wall to side wall.
- Apply the 2nd pearl at the cuticle area. Do not build your apex at this point, ensuring that the first 2 pearls are set for a perfect pinch. Tilting the client's finger downward when applying the cuticle pearl will help pull the product towards the stress area. This will aid in building your apex, as well as prevent flooding of the cuticle area.
- Once the acrylic turns from shiny to matte, use the Ugly Duckling C-Curve Tool to begin gently pinching the acrylic. Be sure to hold the C-Curve Tool parallel with the natural nail, focusing the pressure on the widest part of the nail: the stress area.
- Remove the form (if you're not using Tips) and continue to pinch using the Crystal C-Curve Rods to form a uniform c-curve. Hold the pinch until the nail has set. Sculpt your apex.
- Finish file the nail with an Ugly Duckling Coarse or Medium grit Zebra File. If you prefer an e-file, a Medium grit arbor sanding band works great!
- Buff the nail with an Ugly Duckling Coarse or Medium Buffer and remove all traces of dust with a dust brush, or have your client wash their hands thoroughly.
- Finish the nail with Ugly Duckling Gel Polish, or seal it with your choice of Tacky Top, No Wipe or Matte Top Coat.
Q: I notice my nails lift sometimes when using Fufu . Is there something I can do to help this?
A: Its always suggested to apply a thin layer of clear acrylic to the nail plate when using Fufu, White or any other pigmented acrylic. This helps with added adhesion as the acrylic will bond to the exisiting thin layer of clear acrylic, and will help prevent staining of the natural nail plate if you are using colored acrylic as "full color".
Q: Why am I noticing some discoloration on my acrylic enhancements?
A: There are many possible contributing factors as to why acrylic enhancements may discolor. Typically discoloration occurs with exposure to certain beauty products (brozners, self tanners, etc.), sometimes while cooking and using certain spices. Discoloration can also occur if the monomer you are using has been contaminated previously with colored acrylic, or if there is a build up of old acrylic & monomer in your sculpting brush which can discolor the new product as you're working with it. We always suggest cleaning your brush as much as possible while working to avoid creating a build up of product within the brush head. As a last resort, if Brush Cleaner is needed, it is imperative that the brush is thoroughly cleaned prior to using again. Shampoo and rinse brush bristles thoroughly before working the brush in a clean dish of fresh monomer to recondition the brush. Storing your brush on it's side, or hanging with the brush head facing downward is best. Never store your brush with the brush head facing upward, as residual monomer can seep into the ferrule of the brush (the metal part that holds the bristles secure) which can eventually break down the glue and rust the inside of the ferrule which can be a contributing factor to acrylic discoloration.