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HOW TO APPLY DIP POWDER

How to Apply Dip Powder?

Step 1: Prep the nail. Push back the cuticle. Remove shine from the natural nail with a file or a drill, especially around the cuticle and edges of the nail. Use brush remove dust and clean.

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Step 2: Apply a thin Base to the entire nail surface and quickly dip the nail at a 45-degree angle into the choice of dipping color powder coating the entire nail bed and pull straight back out.(Avoid getting the Base onto cuticles. Powder will pick up wherever Base is applied)

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Step 3: Allow 20s for nails to dry and then tap off excess powder. Hold finger straight down & use a clean brush to *lightly* remove excess powder from around the nail plate & nail surface (This ensures that the powder does not fall back onto the nail.)

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Step 4: Repeat steps 2-3 for 2 or 3 times coverage( Remember to put the BASE brush into BRUSH SAVER to clean when use the second/third times)

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Step 5: Apply a coat of Activator to harden the blend of powder & liquid(Allow 10s for Activator to dry completely.

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Step 6: File / Shape / Buff

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Step 7: Wash hands & nails thoroughly.

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Step 8: Apply another coat of Activator.(Allow 30s for Activator to dry completely)

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Step 9: Apply a coat of Top in quick thin strokes and then apply a second coat.

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FAQs

What do I need to apply dip powder?
Nail file and buffer: To shape and smooth your nails.
Cuticle pusher: To prepare your cuticles.
Base coat: Specific to dip powder systems.
Dip powder: Your chosen color.
Activator: To harden the powder and cure it without light.
Top coat: For shine and protection.
Brush saver: To clean and maintain your brushes.
 
How do I prepare my nails for dip powder?
Wash and dry your hands.
Push back and trim your cuticles if necessary.
Shape your nails with a file.
Buff the surface of each nail.
Clean your nails with alcohol or acetone to remove oils.
 
How many layers of dip powder should I apply?
Typically, 2-3 layers are recommended for optimal strength and color depth.
 
How do I remove dip powder nails?
File the top layer to break the seal.
Soak cotton balls in acetone, place on nails, and wrap in foil.
Wait 15-20 minutes.
Gently scrape off the softened powder.
Moisturize your nails and cuticles afterwards.
 
Can dip powder be applied on natural nails?
Yes, dip powder is commonly applied directly to natural nails, following proper nail preparation.
 
Why is my dip powder lifting or chipping?
Common causes include improper nail preparation, thick application of base coat, or moisture on the nails before application.
 
How long does dip powder last?
When applied correctly, dip powder can last up to 3-4 weeks without chipping.
 
Is dip powder better than gel?
Dip powder and gel have their advantages. Dip powder is known for its durability and doesn't require a UV/LED lamp to cure, while gel offers a glossy finish and may be quicker to apply.
 
Is dip powder damaging to my nails?
Dip powder itself is not damaging, but improper application or removal can weaken nails. Always use a gentle touch when filing and soaking off the product to minimize damage.