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Hello, all! This week, I’ll tell you about my experience with DIY Dip Powder Nails. If you checked out my earlier post of my weekly faves, you will have already saw this product. I love so many things about this DIY Dip Powder Kit, but this affection did not come without a learning curve.
I ended up “dipping” my nails twice, both with failures of their own. The first time I used the dip powder, I had prior acrylic nails on. This made the powder build up entirely too tall and hard to file down. The second time, I used acrylic tips, and did not glue the tips down all the way, leaving a gap between my natural nail and my “dip” nails.
It wasn’t until I practice on someone else was I truly able to achieve success. I hope you can learn from my mistakes!
To prep your nails, you will need:
– an electric nail file or a course manual nail file
– protein bond
– nail tip extenders
– nail glue
– rubbing alcohol
– cotton pads
Begin by gently filing your natural nails. If you have acrylic nails on, soak your nails in pure Acetone nail polish remover for 30-40 minutes, until you can painlessly remove nails.
Once your nails have been filed, wipe away the dust with a cotton pad soaked in rubbing alcohol and immediately apply protein bond.
If you would like to extend the length of your nails, apply the nail tip extenders by covering the tip with nail glue.
Once the tips are applied, gently sand around the edge of the artificial tip, to create a seamless look. Once again, clean your nails with a cotton pad and rubbing alcohol.
Dip Powder Kit
I found this Dip Powder Kit on Amazon, and I love it. The price of this kit is cheaper than it costs for me to go to the salon!
I got the french tip kit, but this brand also has an assortment of Color Kits.
To begin, I coated my nail in “Base 1,” this is a glue that bonds with the powder. I dipped my finger completely in pink powder. RepeatI repeated this one more time, dusting the excess off each finger after 1 minute. I then dipped the tip of my finger into the white powder to make a french tip. Though you can do this on your own, I liked to have this Dip Powder Tray to perfect the shape of my tip. I redipped my tip twice, following each dip with an additional dip into the pink powder. Don’t worry! This will not affect your french tip.
By this point, you nail is getting pretty thick. I took my electric nail file and thinned my nails down. You want to be careful not to take off the white tip.
Once my nails were shaped, I dipped them in the clear powder. I remanded gently, and buffed my nails with this Nail Buffer. I apply the “Applicator,” which hardens the Dip Nails. Let the “Applicator” dry completely before reapplying.
The last step is to apply the “Top” coat, twice. This feels more like a glue, so be careful not to touch anything that will leave dust or fuzz behind. I also like to top my nails with gel topcoat, but you can apply any glossy top coat for a glossy finish!
With this kit, you can fill in your nails as soon as they grow out, too! Oh, the money I’ll save!