Stay at home = very limited self care options out of the house. What it also means is time to embrace the opportunity to learn how to do things on our own! At the beginning of the new normal, my salon manicure held up for a while, that was back in March. After the reality hit that salons would not be open for business, it was time to take matters into my own hands. Time to learn how to do my own dip nails!
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Why choose dip polish?
Have you tried dip powders yet? For those of us who live a very active life regular nail polish is no-go. Mine doesn’t stay on for more than a day or two…besides the dry time stinks. I used gel for a while, that would last about a week. It also didn’t; make my nails feel stronger. Now that I’ve tried dip powder I’m hooked! A dip mani lasts about 3 weeks and my nails are so strong & tough when it’s on. As long as you take your time to carefully remove the polish and don’t pick at it, your nails should stay looking and feeling strong.
What do you need to get started?
I did a whole lot of research on dip powders and was sold on the Kiara Sky system. The colors are long lasting and formulated without harsh chemicals. I purchased the Kiara Sky French Starter Kit. I’ve not yet tried a french manicure, but my favorite colors are in this kit, a white and three pinks. The kit also comes with the base, top coat etc. You will also need to purchase a file, nail buff, cuticle pusher and soft brush for dust.
A few things to note
- Take your time! This is not a quick process, but with extra care and patience you will end up with a gorgeous manicure!
- This Kiara Sky nail kit has a great cheat sheet, keep that out when you go through the process.
- You will need GREAT lighting to get this right.
- Have fun taking some time to pamper yourself.
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TO REMOVE POLISH YOU WILL NEED 100% PURE ACETONE
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