How To: Dip Powder Nails At Home

Dip powder nails can help revive your basic nails by giving you the perfect manicure you crave quickly and at an affordable price.

Let's face it – frequent trips to the salon can be time-consuming and expensive. Fear not, because you can apply and remove dip powder nails right at home with a little practice!


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1. Prep Nail-prepare by sanitizing hands and pushing cuticles back using the Revel Nail Cuticle Pusher. Use a fine drill bit or buffer/file to remove shine from nails.

2. Pro Base-Apply thin layer of Pro Base with even strokes from base to tip.

3. Dip Nail-Dip finger in a scooping motion. Brush or tap off excess powder. Repeat until each nail has two coats of powder

4. Activate-Apply a generous amount of activator covering the edges and capping the tips of the nails. Then, let dry for two minutes.

5. Buff & Shape-Shape nails with a file/drill to remove excess powder from the cuticle area. Smooth out nails with buffer, then rinse hands with water (no soap).

6. Activate- Apply a second coat of activator on all fingers. Wait one minute. Wipe dry with a lint-free paper towel.

7. Finish Gel-Apply Finish gel in 2-3 quick strokes. No need to get close to the cuticle area. After one minute, apply a slower and more detailed coat for the finish gel. Be sure to cap the edges.


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1. File- Use a file to remove the shiny top coat of dip powder from the nail.

2. Spa Prep- Remove the base of the nail spa and fill the base part with warm water. Re-attach and place one cotton ball with 100% acetone in each of the five indents.

3. Place- Place fingers in indents and wait 7-10 minutes.

4. Wipe- Gently rub nails with the soaked cotton balls and wipe off the remaining dip powder.

5. Wait- If your dip powder is not fully removed, place fingers back in indents and continue waiting for it to soak off.


So, there you have it – the ultimate guide to applying and removing dip powder nails at home.

With just a few supplies and a little patience, you can achieve salon-quality nails in the comfort of your own home. Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors and techniques!

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