What Are Dip Nails?

What Are Dip Nails?
Have you ever seen someone with shiny nails that looked different from everyone else's? They were probably sporting dip nails. Dip nails are a newer trend in nail art that has been gaining popularity. Let's find out what they are and how to get them!

What Are Dip Nails?

The dip powder nail technique, often known as SNS nails, entails dipping your nail into colored powder (or brushing the dip powder over the nail), then applying a transparent wet gel coat. The end product is a longer-lasting manicure that can stay chip-free for up to four weeks.

The Benefits Of Dip Powder Nails

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Dip powder nails are perfect for you if you like to save time and appreciate a long-lasting nail style. The advantages of dip powder nails include greater durability, longevity, and the ability to perform them at home. We'll go through these benefits in detail below.

Easy to do at home: You don't need to go to a nail salon or hire a nail technician to get these done. Gellydrops offers a complete at-home nail kit that doesn't take long to apply! What's more, the process is almost as simple as painting your nails with regular gel polish.

Tons of color choices: Just as you would have with traditional nail polish, there are an endless number of colors to choose from with dip powder nails. You can go for a bright and bold look or opt for something more subdued. So you shouldn't have any trouble finding powder shades to replace your favorite lacquers.

Durable and strong: One of the best benefits of dip powder nails is that they are much more durable than regular nail polish. If you're looking for a long-lasting manicure, this is definitely the route to go.

How Long Does A Dip Powder Manicure Last?

The length of time your dip powder nails last can depend upon two things: how hard you are on your nails and how often you're willing to deal with regrowth at the base. But with proper care, your dip powder mani can last up to four weeks.

Introducing Gellydrops Neon Pigment DIP Powder Nail Kit

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Gellydrops Neon Pigment Powder Set is a set of 6 neon pigment jars that can be used to create stunning dip powder nails. This powder set gives your nails a burst of color and also allows you to have more control over the wet gel, which reduces the risk of flooding the nail edges and gives you a clean appearance. You may change the application approach to obtain either a delicate pastel tone or a rich electric color with only minor modifications in technique.

Step By Step Guide For Applying Dip Powder Nails

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Below, we've put together a step-by-step guide on how to apply Gellydrops Neon Pigment Powder set to your nails. After reading this guide, you'll know everything you need in order to achieve perfect dip powder nails at home!

1. Do Some Light Prep Work

You can't have a proper manicure without taking the time to prep your nails. This includes cleaning them, removing any dirt or oil, pushing back your cuticles, clipping hangnails, and buffing the surface of your nails.

2. Adhere Semi-cured Gel Strip To Nails

Apply gel strips to your nails and cure under a UV lamp. Make sure that the gel strips are big enough to cover your entire nail but not so big that they're hanging over the sides. We recommend using white or clear gel strips for the best results with dip powder. Use a semi-cured gel strip as a base instead of traditional wet base gels because the removal process is more gentle on your nails. Unlike traditional base gels, semi-cured gels remove easily with an acetone/cuticle oil solution. There's no soak-off process needed for removal that comes with wet gel applications. This gives you long durability but easy removal in one.

3. Apply the Pigment Powder

There are two ways you can do this:

For a soft pastel look:

Apply a top coat and cure with a 6-watt bulb for only 8-10 seconds. Pour powder over the semi-wet nails using a scooper, then cure them. After this, apply another top coat and cure. Need a UV lamp? You can get one from our store.

For a rich, saturated look:

Apply a gel top coat and don't cure it. Instead, leave it completely wet. Then, use a scooper to pour powder over the wet nails and proceed to cure them afterward. If you want a second coat, apply the top coat again before sprinkling powder over the wet nails and cure it. Finally, add another layer of top coat and finish with curing. Your last layer needs to always be the top coat.

Tips For Applying Dip Powder Nails

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Here are a few essential tips that will help you apply your Gellydrops Neon Pigment Powder set correctly:

1. You can control how light or dark your nails appear by altering the amount of wetness in your top coat. For lighter pastel colors, cure the top coat for 8-10 seconds before applying powder. The darker, richer shade uses completely wet top gel and applies pigment powder twice.

2. Don't forget to clean your top coat brush in between applications with lint-free paper to remove any color from the powder that may have fallen on it. You don't want any of the neon colors from your top coat gel bottle seeping into your bottle.

3. It's always a good idea to have a few extra gel strips on hand in case you need them. You can never be too prepared when doing your nails!

4. Be sure to tap your nails before curing to avoid excess powder.

How To Remove Dip Powder Nails

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Removing your dip powder manis is as easy as applying them. You don't even need to visit the nail salon or see a nail tech for the process. Below, we discuss steps on how to remove your neon pigment powder nails.

File the Nail Tips

Gently file the tips of your nails to remove the top coat used to seal in the free edge. This opens up your nails so that the solution can penetrate between the colored layers and your nail. If you used a base wet gel instead of semi-cured gel strip, you will need to file a bit of the color layer off. Be careful not to file too much, as you don't want to damage your nail plate.

Soak Your Nails In A Bowl Of Acetone

If you have a semi-cured gel base, simply add a few drops of acetone/cuticle oil mixture to each nail. Let it soak in for a minute or two, and use the wooden stick that comes with each kit to remove the nail piece. If you applied a layer of wet base coat instead of a semi-cured gel strip, we recommend submerging them for 10 -12 minutes, then gently chafe off as much of the excess as you can. You can also use a cotton ball soaked in acetone and wrap it around each nail with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.

Give Your Natural Nails Some TLC

After you've removed all the powder and resin, your nails will be weak and dehydrated. Rehydrate them by applying a generous amount of cuticle oil and/or cream. Your nails will thank you for it!

We hope you enjoyed this guide on how to apply and remove neon pigment powder nails! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're always happy to help.

Need Awesome Semi-cured Gel Nails? Shop Gellydrops

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GellyDrops is a store that offers more than 230 designs! Our goal is to offer the most diverse and inclusive selection of semi-cured gel nail art on the market. We have the quickest turnaround with gellies shipping from our Los Angeles warehouse and delivered in 1-3 days in the USA. We also have a dedicated customer service team to help answer all your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Dip Powder Safe For Your Nails?

Yes, it is. When it comes to dipping powder, the first thing you should think about is your nails' health. You never want to dip into a new container if you have nail fungus. Furthermore, we don't recommend sharing your powder with others unless they have their own separate container.

This will eliminate the risk of any infections occurring in the future. All in all, as long as you take the necessary precautions, dip powder is a perfectly safe way to achieve beautiful nails.

How Often Should You Get Dip Nails Done?

Although dip powder can give your nails a strong appearance, using it too often will eventually weaken them. It's best to space out your dip powder manicures and give your nails at least a week (preferably more) in between each treatment if you notice that they're starting to peel or chip.

Can You Dip Short Nails?

Dip powder can be used on any nail length, including short natural nails. However, if you are looking to grow your nails out, you might want to avoid dip powder, acrylic, or gel nails—constant exposure to acetone during the removal process can compromise the health of your nails.

Can You Add Length With Dip Nails?

Similar to gel and acrylic nails, you can add extensions to your dip powder set. You can use the dip powder on natural nails, but it may also be used with long nails (such as tips, but not forms)


Our neon pigment powder nails are a great way to add some fun and flair to your nails. They are also relatively easy to apply and remove, which makes them a great option for those who are new to doing their own nails. We hope you found this guide helpful and that you enjoy your new nails!

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