Your nails need to be cleaned and sanitized before getting your dip powder manicure.
Use a nail drill to file the surface of your natural nails.
Using a lint-free wipe, apply a thin layer of Gel Base and cure under the LED lamp for 30 seconds or under UV lamp for 2 minutes.
Make sure to cap the free edge for better adhesion.
Dip one finger into the jar of powder; tap off excess; repeat steps until all 10 fingers are covered with dip powder.
Apply Activator over the top of each nail and cuticle area, making sure each nail is completely saturated. Allow this coat to dry for 2 minutes under an LED light or 3 minutes under a UV light. Cure the second coat of Activator under the LED lamp for 30 seconds or under UV lamp for 2 minutes.
Wipe away tacky residue using Isopropyl Alcohol and a lint-free wipe.
Always wear gloves when cleaning. If you want to treat your nails the best that you can, you should always wear protective gloves when handling household chemicals such as bleach or those found in common cleaning supplies. Also, remember that acetone is not a good thing for your nails. Although it does help to remove nail polish and fake nails, it will also dry out your real nails, leaving them brittle over time.
After getting your nails dipped, be sure to use hand cream on a regular basis. This will help to keep your hands from drying out, which can lead to the dip powder coming off of your nails prematurely. You should also use cuticle oil on them often to ensure that they do not start to crack or split.
The ombre nail look has been around for a while, and on my fingers it’s not going anywhere. I’m obsessed with the whole dip-powder process and all the colors that come with it. More than three months into my dip-powder nail journey, I’ve had to become a pro at taking care of my nails so they don’t peel or break. Here are the things I do every day to take care of my ombre nails:
1. Keep them out of water as much as possible.
2. Apply cuticle oil every day.
3. Buff out imperfections with a fine-grade buffer every day or two.
4. Apply topcoat once a week for extra shine and protection from discoloration (especially if you’re using red).
If you love to keep your nails done, then you already know the pain of having to grow out your manicure as soon as it gets a scratch or you see a chip.
Dip powder nails solve that problem. Since there’s no liquid, there’s no chance for smudges and scratches. Dip powder is also much lighter than acrylics so your nails are less likely to break.
The manicure lasts two to three weeks, but you can extend its life by sticking to the advice below:
1.Use oil on the cuticles daily to keep the nail bed moisturized and prevent dryness.
2.Wear rubber gloves when doing dishes or using household cleaners.
3.Be cautious when using your nails as tools to open packages or cans, as it can cause damage or breakage.
4.Avoid long exposure to water, such as soaking in hot tubs or during prolonged swimming; prolonged exposure will weaken the adhesion of the powder over time.
Apply a base coat to protect your natural nails. Then, apply one layer of your favorite nail polish color in the center of each nail.
You can use any color you want as long as it is not a sheer shade. If you like, you can also use two different colors on each nail for a ombre effect.
Apply the second color to the top half of each nail, leaving about 1/4 inch space at the bottom of each nail for the first color to show through.
Apply a third or fourth color to the tip of each nail to create a slight gradient from the first two colors.
Finish with a top coat to seal in your design and add shine to your nails!
1. Paint your nails with two coats of black polish. Let dry completely.
2. Dip the end of a makeup sponge into white polish at an angle, so you only get polish on one side of the sponge.
3. Starting at the tip of your nail, dab the sponge onto your nail to create an ombre effect. Use a different part of the sponge each time you dab, so that your nail doesn’t become too concentrated with white polish in one area. Repeat until most of your nail is covered with polish (but leaving a small amount of black visible).
4. Apply a clear top coat to all nails, and let dry completely.
5. To remove, soak cotton balls in acetone and wrap around each finger for about 15 minutes; peel off once it’s loosened from the nail bed.”