How to do a Fill with Dip Powder


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How To Do a Fill With Dip Powder

Nailboo dip powder manicures last up to six weeks, but what do you do when that time has expired? Just like acrylic and gel nails, dip powder manicures also require refills. The refill process is not difficult as long as you follow the proper steps. We will walk you through the dip fill process in just a few simple steps.

What Is a Dip Powder Fill?

You can refill your dip powder mani without completely removing the entire manicure. A Nailboo dip powder refill replaces the colored powder in the area of your nails where the new nail has regrown. You may choose the exact shade you currently have on your nails or a different color. 

The result is a fresh, professional-looking manicure that lasts up to six weeks. That is much longer-lasting than regular polish and gel polish manicures. 

What You Need

Dip powder refills do not require much work, so the supplies you need are minimal also. Grab your Nailboo dip kit, or gather the following Nailboo supplies to complete your dip refill manicure:

  • Cuticle pusher
  • Four-way nail file
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Brush
  • Nailboo colored dip powder in any shade you desire
  • Nailboo base coat liquid
  • Nailboo activator liquid
  • Nailboo top coat

Safety First

Before you begin your manicure, remember your safety practices. If you have sensitive skin or eyes, you may be sensitive to the dip powder formula. Work in a well-ventilated area and wear a face mask and glasses. Be sure not to touch your face or eyes during the manicure process and always clean your workspace after your manicure is complete. 

Clean-up will eliminate the spread of dust and debris, and prevent possible allergic reactions in the future.

These safety tips help prevent possible allergic reactions, making your manicure a more pleasant experience.

Nail Prep

Nail prep is crucial for obtaining a long-lasting manicure. First, grab your cuticle pusher and gently push back your cuticles. Trim your cuticles if necessary, and use cuticle oil in between manicure sessions to keep your cuticles hydrated and healthy. Cuticle care is essential for healthy nail growth. 

Next, using your four-way nail file, file down the surface of the existing dip on your nails. If you are using a different color dip powder for the refill, be sure to buff all of the current dip powder away from your nails. 

Blend your nails where the regrowth and the existing dip powder meet, making them smooth and ridge-free. Refills work best using the same color or a shade darker than the one currently on your nails.

Finally, clean your nails with a swipe of isopropyl alcohol. Nail prep is now complete, and you’re ready for the dip powder fill.

Step 1

Step one fills in the dip color powder in the areas where your nails have regrown. Make sure to choose the shade of Nailboo powder that matches the color currently on your nails. Remember to work with one nail at a time to ensure an even application.

Coat & Build 

  1. Apply Nailboo base coat liquid to the entire nail.
  2. Dip the nail into the pigmented Nailboo powder of your choice.
  3. Tap and brush the nail to remove excess powder.
  4. Repeat on each nail.

Step 2

Step two hardens the powder and seals in color for a long-lasting manicure. Nailboo activator does not require UV or LED light for curing, which makes it much more convenient than other manicure types.

Step 3

Step three is the final step in the dip powder refill process. This step adds the glossy shine you love and protects the color from the sun’s harmful UV rays. UV rays will fade nail color if the nails are not protected. The top coat acts as a sunscreen for your dip powder color. 

Top Coat

  1. Apply Nailboo top coat to each nail.
  2. Allow the nails to dry completely.
  3. Apply a second layer of top coat.
  4. Dry your nails one last time. 

To Sum It Up

Nailboo dip powder and dip kits provide everything you need to create beautiful salon-quality dip powder manicures at home. Nailboo dip manicures last up to six weeks with no chipping or peeling. It’s a dream come true for manicure lovers! 

Forget extended salon visits and costly manicures. Create your own salon-quality professional-looking dip powder manicure at home with Nailboo.

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Snag all of the Nailboo products you need to create your dip powder manicure!

  1. The Nailboo Dip Kit has everything you need to design your dip kit manicure.
  2. Nailboo dip powders are available in a variety of beautifully pigmented colors.

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  1. Refill your Nailboo dip kit essentials here.


What You Should Know Before Getting Dip Powder Nails | The List

Nails: How to Take Care of Your Cuticles | Web MD

Dip-powder manicures are all the rage: Here's what you need to know | USA Today

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