The pandemic has taken the entire world by storm, with everyone working from home. You have fewer social interactions with people. Though it can be a challenge for people to stay at home and manage things, I love this experience. It has taught me new things, like having a fantastic dip manicure at home.
Yes, I struggled a bit in the initial part, but I have mastered the art now. Having practiced enough, I can confidently state that I will never go to a salon again, at least for a dip powder manicure. At this moment, I wish to thank Kiara Sky dip colors for helping me to become a self-proclaimed expert. Through this blog, I share my secrets and help each of you get your favorite Kiara Sky nails.
Get your things in order
Before you start your dipping powder manicure, it is better to keep the apparatus ready on hand. You would not like to search for it with your hands smeared in polish.
- A sterilized nail file and buff nail cutter
- Sterilized cotton napkins
- Cuticle oil or Massage oil
- Kiara Sky dipping powder
- Nail polish remover
- Plastic bowls, brushes, cuticle pusher.
Prepare your nails for the grind
Cut your nails and bring them into shape using the nail cutter and nail file. If there is any excess polish leftover on the nails, use the nail polish remover to eliminate it and prepare the nails for a fresh round of nail polish. Wash your hands with soap to remove the debris. Use the sterilized cotton napkins to wipe your nails dry.
Take care of your cuticles
The cuticles are crucial for healthy nail growth. Hence, you should take care not to apply polish on the cuticles. Use a cuticle pusher to push back the cuticles gently. You can also apply cuticle oil on the cuticles to ensure that dipping powder does not stick to the cuticles and mess up your nails.
Apply the basecoat
The next step is to apply the basecoat evenly over your nails. One should take care to leave out a millimeter or two at the nail base to ensure that the cuticles do not get smeared with dipping powder. The basecoat will dry out quickly. Hence, you should be alert enough to complete the dip powder job on time.
Dip your nails into Kiara Sky dipping powder
As you are having the manicure at home, you can dip your nails into the powder without any fear of bacterial contamination. You should dip your nails at a 45-degree angle and rotate your nails in such a way that the dipping powder sticks to the entire nail.
Tap your fingers in the plastic bowl to remove excess dipping powder, if any.
The applicator comes next
You should use a gentle brush to apply the applicator in thin strokes over the dipping powder. It helps to gel the dipping powder and stick to the nail.
If you need a thicker coat of nail polish, you can proceed with the dipping procedure again. Repeat the process with all your fingers. One should take care to remove the dipping powder sticking to the fingers before using the applicator.
Use the topcoat
The topcoat application is the final part of the dipping powder manicure. One should use gentle strokes of the brush when applying the topcoat. The topcoat dries quickly enough without using a UV lamp.
Massage your nails
Once the topcoat has dried out, you should ensure to massage your nails using cuticle oil. Tap your nails with the cotton napkins to ensure that the polish does not stick to it. You are now ready to boast and show off your beautiful Kiara Sky dipping powder to the world on social media.
The best aspect of dipping powder is that it lasts long. It will need a minimum of three or four weeks for your nails to grow. Thus, you would feel the necessity to remove the polish and apply a fresh coat. Do you need to visit a salon? No, you need not. We shall discuss the removal procedure in brief.
Dipping Powder removal procedure
- Use a sterilized nail file to scrape away at the polish gently.
- Do not use force, or you could risk chipping the nail off.
- Dip a cotton ball into acetone solution and place it on the nail.
- Tie a tin foil over the cotton ball to keep it in place.
- Wait for around 20 to 25 minutes before removing the tin foil and cotton ball.
- The dipping powder residue should fall off on its own.
- Gently buff the nail to remove the traces.
- Wash your nails clean with soap and water.
- Allow some time for the nails to hydrate naturally before going in for the next round of dipping powder manicure.
See, you have become an expert within no time. How about sharing this piece on social media to help your friends master the art?