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Cuccio Revolution Acrylic Product Guide

About Cuccio Revolution Liquid and Powder

Cuccio Revolution liquid and powder is the first of its kind using innovative new ‘nano’ technology to produce its powders. This means that the particles of powder are all now different sizes.

Imagine a basket full of tennis balls... the pockets of air between each ball would all be exactly the same size. This can allow for products to become ‘slightly’ discoloured over time. This if you can imagine would be like most powders on the market. Observe ours under a microscope and every grain is different, just like snow! This makes it unique.

Nano technology now means that we can produce the particles in our powders to be all different sizes. This means that your basket now has tennis balls, marbles, ping pong balls and so on. So the pockets of air now become much tighter allowing for no discolouration or lift and better clarity.

We have no pink builder colours in our range but this is because it would be impossible to make enough colours to match all shades of nail plates but we have come up with a ‘pigment’ selection, this means that with the red pigment you can make the perfect match for each of your clients. Thus keeping the cost down for you in and increased profit margin!

Cuccio Pro is a leader in the industry with 30 years experience. We strive to bring to you the best products that we can and are forever researching and developing the industry. This does mean that our liquid and powder does work differently to other products on the market, please see our application section for details.

If you are experiencing problems then please do call our team on the technical helpline who will be happy to help.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Acrylic is lifting:
There could be several reasons for this:

  • The product is too thick around the cuticle area nail folds
  • The product is touching soft tissue
  • You did not sufficiently remove the ‘cuticle’
  • Ratio of liquid to powder was too wet
  • Once you have finished filing the ridge around the cuticle area is not even and smooth

There are bubbles in my overlay:
Again there could be a couple of reasons for this:

  • Ratio of liquid to powder is too dry
  • When the bead was placed on the nail sufficient time was not allowed to let the product ‘rise and melt’ (please see application)
  • The brush needs to be pressed against the bottom of the dappen dish to release air from the hairs in the brush
  • You have not worked the bead enough on the nail.

The product has gone yellow on the nail:
Always allow the primer to dry

  • You have not kept your brush clean
    • -never stand your brush upright
    • -never let any other product touch your brush other than monomer
    • -always store flat and in a dust free container/couch roll
  • You have poured old liquid back into the bottle
  • Contaminants have got into your powder
  • Temperature has affected the Monomer

The product won’t set:

  • The temperature in the room is too cold
  • You have swapped one of your products for a different brand
  • One of the products is contaminated

The product is running into the side walls before I have had chance to move it:

  • The ratio of liquid and powder is incorrect
  • The room and your client are too cold4

Does Acrylic damage the natural nail:
If you place a clipping of a natural nail in a bottle of monomer and have a look at it in a few months you will see that the nail is as it was when first placed in the bottle.

It is technicians that damage nails not chemicals.

My clients are complaining that their nails are breaking easily:

  • Incorrect ratio
  • The tip has been stuck on with air and so coming away easily
  • Nails are too long

There is a strong smell to the liquid:

  • Only ever pour enough that you will use, the liquid evaporating is what you can smell
  • Always work with a metal bin

Application for liquid and powder:

Application of the liquid and powder:

As I have already explained our products are using new technology and so it is essential for you to read through this to enable you to get maximum workability with the product.

You must make sure that you are working with a brush that has been prepared properly and that your station is clean and dust free, dust is a contamination and cause problems with the finished product.

Fill a dappen dish ¾ full with monomer.

Squeeze the brush at the bottom of the dappen dish to make sure that you release all of the air bubbles from the brush, if left this can cause air bubbles to appear in the overlay.

Completely drain the brush on one side and then turn the brush over and do half a drain, this is important to ensure that you have the right amount of liquid on your brush so that you can always pick up the perfect bead. Drain more for a smaller bead and less for a larger bead.

Hold the brush in the powder and let the products come together. Please do not be tempted to draw a line in the powder or circle the brush to pick up a bead. Because of nano technology you must let the products come together in their own time.

This is essential, not getting this bit right will cause you to pick up the wrong ratio and will later give you an unclear finish or lifting problems.

Wet ratios can lead to a slower set and maybe overexposure problems. Dry beads could lead to a brittle overlay.

When you place the bead on the nail watch the product rise and then let it ‘melt’...... Do Not be tempted to start moving the product to early, if you leave it for enough time you will almost witness the bead self level.

Press the product to where you need it and then feather the product to give it a smooth finish.
It is still recommended that you apply the overlay in 3 zones as you will not only build the perfect shape but the overlay will naturally be built well in the stress area.

Finishing off:

It is advised to use a 240grit or 180g file to buff up newly applied Acrylic. If you use anything rougher you are at risk of putting too deep scathes in the nail which will inhibit polymerisation process.

White block the nail to remove all of the scratches.

If you are leaving them clear you could 3way buff them now to a high shine.

Always finish will cuticle oil this is essential for polymerisation process, tiny microscopic holes will be left in the nail, the oil will push the dust out and allow the product to finish setting.

Remember to always tell your client to be careful for the first 24 hours, the Acrylic actually takes 48 hours to completely set but if they are careful for the first day it will ensure they last well.

Advise that your client puts cuticle oil on every day, it will help the enhancements last longer and nourish the natural nail.

PRODUCTS YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER?

  • 240ml Monomer
  • Pink powder
  • Clear powder
  • White powder
  • Acid free primer
  • Master tech tool set
  • White angle file
  • Miracle shiner
  • Pigment pack – for custom blending
  • Wheatgerm cuticle oil
  • A butter
  • A lyte

Add on’s for nail art conscience tech’s

  • A good selection of Hollywood Glitz for encapsulation and normal nail art
  • Pigment pack for creating any colour
  • Coloured Acrylic pack
  • Sculpting forms
  • Hollywood Glitz sealer