DIY Dip Powder Nails at Home

Let's be real getting your nails done is expensive and it adds up quickly!! I use to get my nails done allll the time I don't even want to think how much money I've spent over the years, but when covid hit, all salons closed and I had to get creative. I found the perfect Dip Powder Nail Kit Starter Set Suitable for Beginners on Amazon! Once you get the hang of it, it's super easy to do, it looks stunning and lasts which is what we love, so here is how to do Dip Powder nails at home.


First Prep the Nails

I like to start with a clean base to make sure the powder lays nicely. I buff and shape my nails with one of these kits not the most aesthetic but it gets the job done haha.

Applying the Powder

I really like this kit because the bottles are numbered, so you know exactly in what order to apply it and it makes it easy to follow.


Step 1. Apply Base (1), dip into the color powder.

Step 2. Apply Base (1) again, dip into the color powder.

Step 3. File, shape and buff the nails.

Step 4. Apply Activator (2) and air dry for 2 minutes.

Step 5. Apply Top (3) and air dry.

Step 6. Apply T0p (3) again and air dry for 2 minutes.


I usually do 2/3 layers of powder, depending on the color, usually 3 layers for lighter colors and 2 for darker colors. GH Dip has many different kits but obviously I chose the neutrals! I am using the shade Blush Blossom ( GH021) from the kit.

Removing the Powder

I have noticed that if I take my time and do it right they last two weeks but the key is to practice! If you leave them too thin, they will crack and if they're too thick, they chip more easily. When it comes to removing them, you can use cotton rounds and foil, but these plastic nail clips are a game-changer they're only $3.99 on Amazon!

I hope this was helpful! It's so much cheaper than getting your nails done at the salon and you can do it from home so if you have a little extra time it's worth it!


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