This spring, why not add some vibrant color to your life?
Getting a manicure is one of the best ways to ensure that your life remains colorful, bright and cheerful no matter where you go. But going into the nail salon on a monthly basis can get expensive fast. That is why it is a great idea to try nail dip powder –which lets you have a great DIY manicure at home with little professional skill required at all.
In fact, not only do nail dip powder manicures last way longer than your other options of gel or acrylics, but you do not even need to put those nails under a UV light to ensure the nail remains hardened and the colors sealed in.
The other game-changer with nail dip powder is because you do not need to rely on UV lights, your nails will likely remain healthy for much longer compared to the other alternatives.
We are all about nail dip powder manicures this season. So we are giving you the down low and all you need to know about them and the top tips for discovering the best ones on offer.
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Defining Nail Dip Powder Manicures
But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s first dip into what a powder manicure even is. Rather than using the traditional pain and brush method, a dip powder manicure is achieved by simply brushing a pigmented powder onto your nail. The process is then repeated in layers until you lock it all in with both a top coat and a sealant.
While nail dip powder has been around for a while, it has come back as one of the newest emerging self care trends because it really does make manicures at home so much easier and affordable.
How Easy are Nail Dip Manicures
But when we say easy, you may be wondering just how easy it actually is. To do the dip nail powder manicure at home, there are just a few simple and straightforward steps to perform. First, you will want to actually clean your nails. This means that you will want to take the time to sanitize your nails and hands, care for your cuticles and also buff and prep the actual nail bed.
Once the prep phase is finished, you simply apply the base coat of powder on each nail and then carefully tap off any extra powder. You then literally just keep dipping until you get the color tone you are after. IN general, it is recommended to dip around two to three times before then adding on the top layer and sealant.
In general, the whole process should take only a matter of minutes. Removing the nail dip powder is equally easy, simply wrapping your nails in acetone soaked cotton balls and letting sit for fifteen or so minutes.
Helpful Tips for Nail Dipping
While the application process for dipping your nails in powder is quite straightforward, there are still some tips you will want to follow so you can get salon-worthy results. Here are just a few.
Tip 1: Start with the Cuticle
When you are mixing the dip powder, do so with a cuticle pusher first so that you can actually get an even color base on your nail. In fact, make sure to shake the nail dip powder jar really well before you use it so the color is ready to go as soon as you apply it.
Tip 2: Be Modest on the First Layer
You do not need to go crazy with the first layer of nail dip powder. In fact, you should really only be layering half of your nail for the first layer so that as it spreads it does not flood on to your skin. Try gently applying the powder at the tip and then go down to the middle of the nail. It will naturally make its way down to your cuticle from there.
Tip 3: Do Not Neglect the Base Coat
While neutral in color, you do not want to neglect the actual base coat of your manicure. This means that before you start dipping your nails in different hues, you want to use a neutral white powder first so that the extra layers of color can properly be absorbed and pop.
Tip 4: Brush Stroke Moderation Matters
Finally, it really does matter when it comes to the number of brush strokes you used when you apply the actual top coat of your nail dip powder. While the top coat is designed to seal the deal, you do not need to be overzealous with it. Instead, a simple few strokes will do the trick.
This spring, dip into discovering how great powder manicures can be at home. You will love the process and the end result.