Dip Powder: have you heard of it?
The last time I was at the salon, I was curious about the Dip Powder (or Dipping Powder) a kind of nail polish that is, like, powdered!
It’s all very simple: the manicure passes a base layer on the nail and then plunges it into a pot with a (magic) powder and your nail comes out of there completely transformed.
The result looks like a gel nail and very shiny, by the way. I was so delighted that I decided to make this post with the pros and cons of this type of manicure and also showing the whole process.
It supposedly lasts longer than the gel nail. In the salon I was told that lasts up to 4 weeks!
It is easier to apply. You do not need to have the precision needed to apply enamel with well-made layers. Simply dip your finger into the pot and the nail is evenly painted.
It does not need ultraviolet light. Raise your hand there who, like me, is not much of a fan of resting his hand inside something, supposedly, cancerous.
It is more expensive than the gel nail. I usually pay $ 30 to do the nails and those with the powder technique cost me $ 40.
I found it more time consuming. It has several steps, so I thought it takes a little longer to make the nail gel.
Hygiene. This does not worry me much, but I have read reports of people who do not feel comfortable dipping their fingers in the same pot as other customers in the salon.
First the manicure removed my nail polish.
Then she tended the cuticle normally.
Then she applied a specific base for this technique.
Then she dipped my finger in the pot of dust. It came back as if it had passed by a liquid base.
Then she repeated the application of the base and dipped my finger in another pot, this time with the color I chose. She made two applications.
She applied something to shine.
She polished the nails.
And finished with brighter.
And so my nails came out of the salon:
I did it at Organic Nail Bar, 26 Bathurst St.