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How to Get the Perfect Manicure with a Nail Dip Powder Kit

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Every girl needs great nails. But did you know that you do not have to always go to the spa to get the perfect manicure?

In fact, you can invest in a trendy nail dip powder kit so that you can have perfect nails all on your own.

Nail dip powder kits have actually been around for a while. But they are making a serious comeback now with new and improved formulas and tons of vibrant colors to choose from.

So, the next time you want to have your nails looking perfect, all you have to do is grab yourself a nail dip powder kit and give yourself the perfect manicure at home.

You do not need to pay someone else to do it. You do not have to leave the house. And you do not have to be an expert yourself to get the perfect manicure!

8 Tips on How to Get the Perfect Manicure at Home

Today, I’ve rounded up some of the top tips from the experts to create the ultimate how-to guide on how to get the perfect manicure all on your own.

Plus, I’ve even thrown in some helpful hints for when you want to get rid of your current nail color and how to ensure you take advantage of all a nail powder kit can offer your nails.

Step One: Wash Your Hands

First and foremost, make sure to wash your hands and dry them thoroughly. This means using hot water and cleaning with soap for at least two minutes. Once the washing is complete, you will then want to make sure they are completely dry and free of lint before you start the nail process.

Step Two: Prepare Your Workstation

Next, you will want to make sure that your nail dip powder kit is conveniently set up so that it is easy for you to use and free of any external elements that can damage the process. Make sure to inspect and ensure there is no dust around, as that can be a real buzzkill when trying to get the perfect nails.

Step Three: Clean the Nails

Now, it is time to make sure that your nails are all free of oil before you start painting them. To do this, the best and most efficient way is to use a cotton ball to rub away any oil that may be lingering. That way you have a smooth canvas to paint on.

Step Four: Use the Shake, Rattle and Roll Technique

To make sure that the powders have not separated and provide less than quality colors, you want to first give the jars a good solid shake before you open them. This will prevent the color from becoming blotchy. Pro tip: store the powder jars upside down when not in use.

Step Five: More is Okay with Brushes

When it comes to applying the powder to your nails, you want to make sure you have a great assortment of fluffy brushes to help you dust the colors on. The better the brush, the better the powder will look on your nail in the end. In fact, it is recommended to have at least three to four brushes with you when painting your nails with this kit.

Step Six: Apply a Base Layer First

This one is equally very important. You want to make sure that you apply a clear base coat first before you get to the colorful part. This way, your base will be able to provide strength and support to your top layer and also make your nails look less thick. But when you apply the base layer, try to only do the middle of the nail and leave the outer edges unpainted.

Step Seven: Quality Over Quantity

Now, when it comes to the amount of color you apply to your topcoat or even your base coat, keep in mind that less is always more. When you apply too much, your nails will look uneven, and the layers will not dry evenly. By only using a little, the results will go a really long way to helping you get the perfect manicure.

Step Seven: Take Your Time Applying

Don’t rush the process. In fact, in order to get the perfect manicure, you want to wait between dipping your nail in the powder and then giving your nail time to absorb the powder. By going too quickly, the powder risks becoming hard by being activated too much.

Step Eight: Remove with Care

When you are finished with the current color of your nails and want to re-do down the line, make sure you are careful with removing the nail powder. The best way to do this is by actually wrapping each of your fingers with a cotton ball that is saturated in nail powder remover and hold with a foil wrap. Then after five minutes, remove and the color will be gone.


Painting your nails with nail powder is the easiest and most fun way to give your nails some fun color and get the perfect manicure right from the comfort of your home. Give it a try! 

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