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NEXT MADE TO MEASURE PRESS ON SLOT.

Will be 3RD JANUARY, and will pause again when my order limit is reached.  Due to huge order volume this will likely be a 24-48 hour slot, so set your alarms to avoid disappointment!  


This will be my new routine to keep waiting times down.

Please keep an eye on my Instagram (@dippycownails) for updates on future opening slots! 

 

How do I apply your decals?

Take a look here for application instructions and troubleshooting tips for decals.

Unfortunately due to recent significant price increases from the vinyl suppliers, Self Adhesive decals are no longer available.  I still have a limited number of vinyl sheets in stock as well as some already printed decals, so if you've ordered Self Adhesive decals before and want to make another purchase please email me at dippycownails@gmail.com and I can see what I can do!

 

How strong are the nails?

All Made to Measure sets are made by myself using salon standard materials, including hard gel, gel polishes, pigments and genuine Swarovski crystals. They are always top coated with high shine or matte finish UV gel for maximum strength and wear.  If you have a question about a specific design or it's finish just drop me a message.

The LUXE TO GO sets are a limited selection of handmade press on nails that are ready to be shipped within 2-3 business days.  These are made using the same processes and salon materials as my Made to Measure designs.

My Ready to Ship collection contains carefully sourced machine made nails, designed for fast glam on a budget.  Application methods remain the same as M2M and LTG sets.  

 

What size nails do I need?

You can refer to our Measuring Guide, or why not order a Sample Sizing Packs to ensure the perfect fit before ordering your first set of custom Dippy Cow Nails.  All Sample Sizing Packs come with an exclusive discount for you to use with your nail order!

If you are unsure about measuring please do not guess your size!  You can order any design as a Full Set of 20 and receive 2 of each size nails (sizes 0-9).  The Full Set includes the core 10 nails pictured, plus 10 complimenting nails unless otherwise pictured. 

 

What are the shape/length options?
All of my Made to Measure designs are made to your specifications, which means you get to select the tip shape and length that suits you.
There will be a drop down for 'Length' on any M2M design, where you can select between Short, Medium or Long.
You will also need to select which tip shape you would like for that set from the 19 tip shapes shown in the Shape Guide.

Please ensure that the shape selected corresponds with the length you've chosen so that pricing is correct (short and regular shapes are the same price point, but due to extra materials any long nails are priced accordingly).  I will always make the nails according to the actual 'Tip Style' entered even if this is different to the length selected, so if this doesn't match the length an invoice will be raised to cover any discrepancies before I create the nails.

Please double check your selections before ordering, and if you notice an error after you've checked out just drop me an email at dippycownails@gmail.com (or reply to the confirmation email, and I'll pick that up!).

How do I apply the nails and prevent pop-offs?

Prep is the key to strongest adhesion and long wear.  All nail orders will include instructions, a nail prep pack and one pack of 12 adhesive tabs.   You can add a Professional Nail Glue or sheets of 12 Adhesive Tabs to your order.  

IBD and KDS glue are perfect for 1-2 week wear, and the adhesive tabs are strong enough for wear of around 1-2 days at a time and also make your new nails completely reusable.

For strongest wear I recommend combining the tabs with glue, which leaves no dried on residue on the natural nail.  Following the prep pack information provided with each order, apply the tabs to the natural nail first and then add the glue on top of the tab, before firmly pushing and holding the press on in place.

The use of a nail primer and/or dehydrator before applying a quality nail glue will make the press ons adhere with the strongest bond.  These are the same steps used in a salon before acrylic application and are great if you have more oily skin.

 

Can I reuse the nails?

The use of adhesive tabs will make the nails totally reusable.

For frequent wearers who prefer the use of glue, I recommend purchasing an inexpensive electronic filer (a few £/$ on Amazon) which will enable you to gently buff away dried on residue and allow for many more wears.

 

What will come with my nails?

All nail orders include a nail prep pack (12 adhesive tabs, alcohol wipe, nail file, cuticle pusher and buffing block).  These tabs are ideal for short wear of 1-2 days at a time, and I recommend adding a Professional Glue to your order if you are looking for longer wear of 1-2 weeks at a time. All nail sets come with full application and removal instructions.

Made to Measure and Handmade Ready to Ship orders are packaged in jewellery display boxes.

Ready to Ship sets are packaged in black organza bags, bubble wrapped for extra security.

Unless you request otherwise, multiple orders will be packaged together to keep your shipping costs down.

 

Can I make changes to designs?

All Made to Measure sets are custom made, so if you would prefer a different colour, shorter shape or design tweaks then just make a note in the order!
Like for like customisations are complimentary but if you would like to add crystals or other more intricate detailing please contact me first to confirm pricing.

 

Do you offer custom orders?

I love working on custom orders and bringing ideas to life!
If you have a concept in mind, or perhaps you've seen something that inspires you just send me a message and we can chat through ideas together.  
I do not recreate other press on artists work.

 

Do you ship Worldwide?

Absolutely, I am UK based but in fact most of my customers are in the US.

 

How long will my nails take to be sent?

All Made to Measure nails are hand made to order by myself, and due to such high demand there is a waiting list for these luxe items.  I aim to create nails as soon as possible with current creation time being at least.  4 weeks*.  
This is an estimated timescale and never a guarantee.  Orders may take less time but they may take longer.   By placing an order you are confirming your understanding.
 
Unfortunately due to such high order volume I’m unable to give individual updates, but please know that all orders are hugely important to me.
Stand alone orders for Sample Sets, Adhesive Tabs and Glue will be dispatched within 2-3 business days.
Decals are made to order and dispatched within 5-7 business days. 

Ready to Ship sets are dispatched within 3-5 business days.  If purchased alongside a Made to Measure set or Accent Nails they will be packaged together and will take the full estimated creation time.
If you require them to be sent sooner please order any Ready to Ship sets separately to allow for the multiple postage charges.

Please note that creation time doesn't include shipping time, which you can find more info on below.  As you will see from my Etsy Reviews I pride myself on creating and delivering the highest quality nails and won't rush yours, or anyone else's art.

If you have a question about processing time please message ahead of purchase and I'll be only too happy to help.  
*creation times may vary, especially during very busy times, but I do endeavour to get orders created within this time.

 

Shipping

Tracked shipping is free on all International/European orders over £100 and First Class Signed for all UK orders over £30.
Below are estimated delivery timescales:
1st Class UK: 1-2 business days.
Standard UK: 2-3 business days.
Express Europe: 4-7 business days. 
Tracked Insured Europe: 5-10 business days.
Untracked Uninsured Europe: 10-14 business days.
Express International: 4-7 business days.
Tracked Insured International : 7-10 business days.
Untracked Uninsured International: 21-28 business days.
**These are the estimated timescales for delivery once dispatched based on my experience with Royal Mail, and do not include creation time.  Creation times are kept updated above**.

I highly recommend opting for the Tracked shipping option as I source the lowest priced tracked shipping options available to me, not only for the fastest service but for the added peace of mind.  Unfortunately due to a small number of fraudulent claims I cannot be held responsible for items lost in transit when an untracked shipping option is selected.
I cannot be held responsible for shipping delays or delays caused by customs. 

My parcel has been returned to you.  How can I get it reshipped?

If your tracking shows the parcel has been returned or if it has been over 32 business days since you were sent your despatch email please email me at dippycownails@gmail.com to confirm if your parcel has been returned.  Returned parcels will incur a re-shipping charge which will be raised by invoice and emailed over. 

Due to my products being tailor made they are non refundable.  

I will gladly provide images of any returned parcels with the reason stated by the postal service (e.g. incorrect address or unclaimed parcel). 

Customs and taxes

I do what I can to help with customs/duty fees for customers. Feel free to message me if you’d like clarification!

 

Policies, Cancellations, Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations within 24 hours of purchase only.

Due to the nature of my products I am unable to accept returns or exchanges unless damaged in transit.  Please note that I spend hours creating each set and take great pride in my work and providing detailed instructions for ordering, but I am not responsible if the wrong size nails are ordered or if any of my on site information has been overlooked.

Returned orders will not be refunded as every item is custom and unable to be resold.  If your order is returned to me (for example as an 'unclaimed' item) you will need to arrange the re-delivery with me :)

Please contact me if you have any issues with your order.  It is so important to me that you love your items!