How to Apply Dip Powder

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You shouldn’t have to spend a lot of money or all of your free time at the salon to get a chic and stylish nail look that really represents you. If you’re on the search for a method of manicure that won’t tax your nails or your wallet, consider the nail dip process. You’ll find the tools and materials you need right here at Nailboo.

All you need are a few simple materials to begin the nail dip manicure process and to achieve professional manicure looks right at home today. Gather your grooming kit, your essential liquids—base, activator, and topcoat—and build powder and color powder, then settle in to get started.

A Few Easy Steps

You’ll begin by layering on your base coat liquid and then dipping it into your build powder. Dust off with your powder brush over a paper towel to avoid a big clean-up later. Apply your base coat a second time and then dip your nails in your preferred nail color, from the wide variety available here at Nailboo. You can apply a second coat at this stage as needed.

Next, you’ll use the activator liquid. Apply a thin layer to each nail and then wait two minutes for the activator to take effect. Buff out your nails with the nail file from your Nailboo kit and then apply another layer of activator and wait two minutes. The final step is to apply the top coat liquid to your nails, just as you would if you were using regular nail polish, and allow it to dry.

There are many benefits to the nail dip manicure process over other manicure options. You can do your nails right at home, which can save you time and money and give you the option to pick and change the colors at your discretion.

Dip powder is less abrasive on the nails than other types of polish and manicure options, and it can actually help to strengthen your nails and keep them healthy. You don’t need to worry about exposure to UV light, as with other types of long-lasting manicures.

Plus, dip powder really does last! You can enjoy a beautiful, salon-quality manicure for over a month when you use the dip powder application method. Nailboo is here to help you get started with your next dip nail polish manicure. Check out our powders and kits and explore our library of resources and manicure guides today.