A Beginner's Guide: Caring for your Dip Powder Liquids

Dip powder nails require the use of specific liquids - namely, the base coat, activator, and top coat - which play a significant role in the overall durability and appearance of the manicure. By following these simple tips, you can maximize the lifespan of your dip powder liquids and keep them fresh for longer.

Store the liquids properly:
To ensure the longevity of your dip powder liquids, it is essential to store them upright in a cool and dry place. Exposure to heat, excessive humidity, or direct sunlight can lead to the deterioration of the liquids over time. Always make sure to seal the containers tightly to prevent evaporation and contamination.

Prevent liquid bottles from sealing:
One of the most common complaints about dip powder liquids are their tendency to seal completely shut after a couple of uses - mainly the base coat and top coat. One way to prevent this from happening is to ensure that you're not getting any liquid around the threading of the bottle. Instead, wipe excess liquid from your brush onto the inside of the bottle. If you do happen to get liquid on the outside of your bottle, be sure to wipe the threading of the bottle with 100% acetone before screwing that lid back on tight. Another tip is to apply a little bit of cuticle oil to the threading, which can work wonders!

Prevent cross-contamination:
To prevent cross-contamination which may lead to your dip powder liquids from thickening to a point of no return, it is important to wipe your brush on a lint-free cloth before returning it inside the bottle. This helps to ensure that no powder or activator gets into your base coat or finish gel. 

By following these care tips, you can ensure that your dip powder nail liquids remain in optimal condition, leading to long-lasting and beautiful manicures. Remember, proper maintenance is key to maximizing the lifespan of your dip powder liquids, allowing you to enjoy them for months on end!