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  • Writer's pictureMia Joyce

How To Use A Dip Powder Nail System

Updated: Mar 6

Hey Friend!

pink dip powder nails

I'm going to walk you through everything you need to know about using a dip powder system like a pro. Whether you've tried a dip powder system before or just curious about trying something new, I've got your back with easy steps to achieve salon-quality nails at home.

I'll share with you the supplies you need to get started and my best tips and tricks to long-lasting nails! So grab your favorite nail colors and let's go on this beauty adventure together!

It's going to be fun, easy, and oh-so fabulous!

Supplies You'll Need

  • Dip Powder Starter Kit (prep, base coat, activator & top coat)

  • Dust Brush - I prefer a baby toothbrush.

  • Dip Colors Of Your Choice

  • Nail File

  • Nail Buffer

  • Nail Tips (optional)

Video - How to Use A Dip Powder System:

Please note, I am no longer affiliated or promote this brand in this video. The routine still remains the same with other products.


Step One:Wash and dry hands. Push back cuticles and lightly buff the surface of each nail to remove all shine.

Step Two: Apply #1 Prep/Bond to temporarily dehydrate nails for a better bond.

Step Three: Apply a thin layer of #2 Base Coat to ONE nail at a time making sure to avoid edges and cuticle.

Step Four: Dip nail into loose powder.

Step Five: Repeat for all other nails. Use a dust brush to remove excess powder from nails.

Step Six: Repeat sets three through six twice (you will dip your nails a total of 3 times). Apply a layer of clear

powder using the same method.

Step Eight: File, buff, and shape nails as desired.

Step Nine: Apply #3 Activator to all nails.

Step Ten: Apply a thin layer of #4 Top Coat and allow to dry. Apply a second coat making sure to cap each nail. Your top layer will fully dry in 5-10 minutes for a shiny finish.

In Closing

No matter the system you choose, I hope this tutorial has been helpful for you. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day, so anything you do takes time and practice.

I am committed to providing quality tutorials to help you use at home systems and products. Feel free to share this post if you found value or know someone who could use this.

Additionally, if you have suggestions for future content, I would love to hear them! 🧏🏻‍♀️

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