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At Home Nail Kit Essentials For Powder Dip Nails

With Nailboo, getting started with your powder dip nail dreams is now a reality. We have all the essentials and instructions you need to take the at-home approach to powder dip nails.  The process is simple, the results are salon-quality, and anyone with even an ounce of manicure experience can figure it out. 

Dip powder manicures are the easiest, most affordable, and quickest manicure method currently available. Before we get started on the essentials, let's take a look at what powder dip nails are. 

What Are Powder Dip Nails?

Dip powder nails are a manicure method that uses acrylic powder and liquid base coat, activator, and top coat, to complete. This process is odor-free and requires little to no cleanup. Dip powder nails are a no-mess method that allows anyone to give themselves a salon-quality manicure from home. 

Dip powder nails also last up to six weeks, with no maintenance or tending needed. They also last longer than gel and acrylic manicures, they're easy to do at home, and they don't require any professional manicure skills. Dip powder is also super pigmented and vibrant, making it perfect for nail designs.  

What Is The Powder Dip Nail Process?

Powder dip nails are a simple, quick process that can be done in three easy steps. All you have to do is apply a base coat to your nails, dip them in color powder, and wait seconds for activation. Since there is no drying period or UV light needed to help harden your nails, the dip nail process is the quickest out of any manicure method on the market. 

Compared to other methods, like gel and acrylic, the process with dip powder nails is also simple, clean, and less expensive overall. 

Essential #1: Base, Activator, Top, And Cleaner Liquids

The liquid essentials needed to hold your manicure are base, activator, top, and cleaner liquids. Let’s see what they do:

  1. Base: This liquid is the first step in the dip powder process and is applied before each dip into colored powders. The base is essential for the powders to stick onto your nails. 
  2. Activator: After you’re done applying the base coat and dipping into the colored powder, you’re going to apply this liquid to harden and seal in color. The activator is a very vital step in the process.
  3. Top coat: This is the final touch that keeps your manicure holding for up to six weeks. The top coat secures everything together, protects your nails from UV rays and cracking, and gives your nails that special shine. 

All of these liquids are needed for a perfect Nailboo dip powder manicure. 

Essential #2: Dip Powder

The next essential is your choice of a colorful dip powder. There are so many vibrant and beautiful colors to choose from, especially from our collection at Nailboo. 

Our current favorites are: 

  1. Blues Clues
  2. Magic Matcha
  3. Lavender Mist
  4. Soda Glam
  5. Espresso Elegance
  6. Left On Red

These colors are incredible to complement a sassy summer, a night out, an island get-away trip, and a date night with someone new. 

We also have more subtle options that lend themselves to an elegant and calming manicure:

  1. Tuscan Sea
  2. Wedding Cake
  3. Wine Time
  4. Nude Attitude
  5. Latte Lady
  6. Nail-Flex And Chill

These powder dip colors work for day-to-day looks. For whatever mood or style you’re going for, dip powder is definitely essential to this kind of manicure. Without the color powder, there is no magic. 

Essential #3: Build Powder

Build powder is important in the dip powder process. Why? Well, without the build powder, your manicure’s life could lose a couple of weeks. Build powder adds a strong foundation to help prevent any color powder from lifting over time. Build powder also protects your nails when filing by adding a thin coat over the top of the nail bed to protect it. 

Build powder is clear and doesn’t affect or change how the color of your nails turns out—it’s only an essential applied to protect your nails for a longer-lasting manicure, not manipulate the color powder.

Essential #4: Grooming Brush, File, And Cuticle Pusher

Our grooming kit at Nailboo is definitely essential in the dip powder process. The grooming kit consists of three tools, a salon-quality powder brush, a four-way file, and a cuticle pusher. Our kit includes these three tools to help you achieve a professional-looking DIY manicure. What does each of the tools do?

  1. The Powder Brush: This small brush helps during the dip powder process by dusting off any access dip powder that is collected on or around the nail during application.
  2. The Four-Way File: With a grit file scale of 40, to 320, to 1000, to 3000, this four-way file has you covered for whatever strength filing you need. To perfectly shape your nails before and after your dip powder manicure, our salon-quality file is here to compliment your DIY dip experience.
  3. The Cuticle Pusher: Our pusher is here to help your nails stay healthy by keeping them groomed and ready for your dip powder manicure. Pushing back your cuticles before a DIY mani is actually really important for the process. The cuticle pusher has the job of keeping your nails looking good for the entirety of your manicure—until you dip into a new color, of course.

Grooming your nails before a manicure is essential for a professional-looking manicure. If you forget to prepare your nails for a manicure, the dip powder may look good, but you won’t have healthy-looking nails to compliment the process. You want the skin around your nails and your nail beds to be ready for your dip powder manicure.  

Essential #5: Creativity

Creativity is essential in a DIY manicure because it adds a little something to make your manicure personal to you. Unique designs, the addition of nail tips, or even a themed nail moment are essential for an at-home mani.

By mixing colors and experimenting with your dip powders, there is a lot to discover with dip powder nails that jog our creative juices. With our Nailboo color powders, it’s fun to think about what kind of nail designs we can create, considering we can dip into the powder, dust it, sparkle it, or direct it into specific sections of the nail. 

With our at-home Nailboo dip powder kits, there’s no more guessing if your manicure will look good. You finally have the chance to create an exciting mani experience that is customized to what you love.

The Nailboo dip powder kits also make it simple to have a salon-quality manicure, even if you aren’t a trained manicurist. The process is simple and quick, which leaves room for creativity and the chance to master the dip powder method. 


Dip Powder Nails Are Trending, Indefinitely

Dip powder nails are simple and don’t require many essentials to make the magic happen. From our Nailboo team to your at-home manicure, we mean it when we say that we believe in our product, and we believe that you can make magic happen with it. The short period of time you’ll spend doing your nails with our Nailboo kit will come as a surprise. You might think we’re joking, but you’re going to be the master of your own manicure in less than 10 minutes.  

The process couldn't be quicker, simpler, and easy to learn and teach to others. There’s no part of the dip powder nail manicure that is confusing, and there's no catch. It’s simple for anyone to do their own dip powder manicure in the comfort of their own homes. Did we mention that each powdered jar has enough powder for 30 separate manicures, meaning that you don’t have to leave the house—ever? Since we send everything right to your door and you don’t have to go to the salon anymore, you’re now at a manicure milestone, the one where DIY is back—like the good old days. 

Remember polishing your nails as a kid (maybe with your older sisters' nail polish), and you got more on your fingers than you did on your nails? That’s not something you have to worry about with dip powder, because it requires less talent, less patience, and better results. 

The essentials are listed, the dip powder is poppin’, and it’s time to claim your spot at the DIY dip powder manicure table. There’s a reason this manicure method is trending, and there's a reason it’s going to keep trending. It’s actually the first time in a while where the manicure experience is fun again. 

No more toxic smelling visits at the nail salon and no more waiting for everything to dry with UV lights that are hazardous and definitely not good for your skin. Hello to dip powder nails on your bedroom floor listening to your favorite 2000s throwback. 



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