Instagram is so popular today and a lot of people are engaging in it. Its purpose is to bring people closer and to share things you love. Just like the hottest topic “Nail Art Designs”. It is widely used as everyday fashion and to express your personality and moods.
Today, I will be sharing to you how I have done my dip powder nails at home.
Here’s a walk-through step-by-step guide:An important reminder: If you want to achieve the perfect dip nails, you need to have the correct tools and a complete kit. In this tutorial, I have used the Kiara Sky Dipping Powders Essentials Kit from Amazon for only $94.00 which I would highly recommend. This kit can really save you money and time in going to the nail salon to do up your nails.
It may look a bit hard when doing it the first time but you would probably get the hang out of it after a few practice.
Here we go. Make sure you gather all the things you need on your table before starting so you can easily grab them while doing the process. Mind you, it will get messy! So prepare paper or hand towels.
Products I Used in this Tutorial:
- Kiara Sky Dipping Powders Essentials Kit
- Kiara Sky Dip Powder Recycling System
- Kiara Sky Dip Powder Top Coat Refill
- Nail Duster Brush
- Nail Files and Buffer
- Portable Electric Nail File
Step 1: Applying the bond.
The bond is included in your Kiara Starter Kit which is labeled as “1”. Apply it to your entire nail.
Step 2: The Basecoat.
It is labeled “2” in your starter kit. Also, open up the “Natural” jar powder.
In applying the basecoat, make sure it is not too thick, just about three-quarters of your nail – and do not include all the way down to your cuticle. Once you are done applying the base, get ready to dip your nail into the Natural powder at a 45-degree angle.
I would suggest applying the base and dipping the nail one at a time. Apply the coat, dip into the powder and repeat for all your nails.After dipping all your nails, expect to have excess powder on your hands. That’s normal! Use a nail duster brush to clean the excess powder. You can buy it separately at Amazon for only $8.99.
Always make sure to apply enough and even powder for each nail to avoid any yellowing from appearing. This tip is very important especially if you are having an all-white nail color.
Step 3: Next Layer Powder – The Dipping Powder
Set aside the Natural nail powder and ready your dipping powder. Here, I used the Kiara Sky Dip Powder Recycling System, which costs $19.99 on Amazon.
In this step, you need to re-apply another layer of basecoat to your nails but take note, you should now be applying all the way down to your cuticle. Now dip your nail into your colored powder at a 45 degrees angle.
Repeat the same procedure for all your nails.
After applying your first layer of dip color, repeat steps to add another layer.By doing so, your nail color will become brighter, just like if you will apply a second layer to your ordinary nail polish.
At this point, you may notice small spots appearing on your nails. Do not worry about this, We will take care of this in the later part of this tutorial.
Step 4: Powder Recycling System
The powder recycling system is used to make sure that your colored powder and clear powder won’t mix together. Your clear powder application allows you to buff-off any excess or imperfections in your nails without damaging the nail color.
Again, apply your basecoat to your entire nail. Use the spoon to dip it from your recycling system into your Natural powder. Keep still and hold your nail over the recycling system and sprinkle the Natural powder evenly all over your nail. Check on the sides of your nails and repeat the same process all over.
Brush the excess powder from your nails and it should fall-off into your recycling system box then remove the scoop from the recycling powder system and put any unused powder back into the Natural powder jar.
Step 5: Seal Protect
Prepare the “Step 3” labeled in your kit or the “Seal Protect.” Now apply the seal protect for all your nails and allow it to dry for a few minutes.
Step 6: Buffing and Shaping
You are almost done! We will now start buffing and shaping your nails. Here you will need a portable electric nail file which costs $19.99 from Amazon or the square nail files and buffer costs $9.99.
You need to buffer your nails to avoid creating lumps once your nails grow. Focus on buffing the area just above your cuticles. By doing this, you will have a more natural-looking transition but make sure you will not thin out your nails too much.
After buffering, you are now ready to shape up your nails and finish it with the use of the buffing square.
Step 7: Washing-off
Wash your hands to clean the dirt made from buffing and shaping. Do not use soap first. Allow to dry or wipe your hands gently with a soft hand towel and use the seal protect again for all your nails. Let it dry for a few minutes and then tap or gently rub the seal protect into your nails with a tissue paper or a lint-free hand towel for full absorption.
Step 8: Topcoat Application
Applying 2 topcoats of clear polish. Your kit is inclusive of a top-coat. Make sure to close the cover bottle to avoid the brush to get hard as it dries very quickly.
There are times that this can’t be avoided so I must recommend to buy Kiara Sky Dip Powder Top Coat Refill at $21.00 on Amazon.
Apply using simple brush strokes. The first layer of coat may appear dry or matte looking, so try using a topcoat as your second layer to get a better shine for your nails.
At last! How do your nails look now? Aren’t they Instagramable-worthy? By doing your own dip powder manicure at home, you can save up a lot of money instead of spending too much on your salon visits. Other than this, you can get to enjoy and be more creative in getting your nails done.