Tips to Prevent Chipping & Lifting

In this lesson, we'll go through helpful tips to prevent premature chipping and lifting

Dip Powder

Prioritize Nail Prep

Nail prep is crucial. Push back cuticles, remove dead skin, lightly buff nails for texture, and clean with alcohol-soaked lint-free wipes to ensure they're oil-free.

Choose Quality Products

Opt for high-quality products from trusted brands. Avoid mixing different brands as they may be chemically incompatible.

Don't Skip Build Powder

Don't skip the Build Powder. It adds support, especially for active lifestyles. Apply two coats of Build and two coats of color for extra strength instead of solely relying on color coats.

Don't Apply Too Close To Cuticle

Avoid applying dip powder too close to the skin to prevent cracking over time.

Use Thin and Even Layers of Liquids

Always use a thin layer of a base to avoid hills and ridges in your surface. Dip powder should be applied evenly between layers and coats.

Activate Thoroughly

Ensure all powder layers are fully saturated with Step 2 Activator during the activation process. Proper activation sets and cures the powder, preventing chipping and lifting.

Blend the Edges

File and shape nails as needed, but remember that less filing is required when dip powder is applied correctly. Blend the edges of the nail to prevent snagging and minimize lifting risks.

Seal the Free Edges with Top Coat

Don't forget to seal the free edge of the nail withTop Coat to provide added protection and longevity to your manicure.

Hydrate Daily

Show your cuticles and nails some love by using Cuticle Milk daily. Hydrated nails are less prone to breaking or peeling away from dip powder layers.