OPI Powder Dip Tutorial
Updated: Jun 25, 2020
All you need to know!
Let me start off by saying that I am by no means a professional manicurist! I have been doing my own nails for a few years. I started by using a gel set with a UV light that I purchased from amazon. I liked it a lot except for the fact that it never lasted me more than 5-6 days MAX. I liked that I could easily peel them off without damaging my nails.
One day while in CVS I saw a KISS brand dip powder. I bought it and didn't try it out for months later. It was cool but I could tell the quality wasn't superior however I did appreciate the long lasting polish it gave me so I decided to invest in something better and along came OPI.
I ordered 3 dip colors along with the base, activator and top coat polish from: https://nailcompany.com/collections/opi-dip-powders I highly recommend purchasing the bondaid polish that OPI sells. I believe it helps the powder stay on even longer and provide a great base. I love this website, my order came in two days and professionally wrapped to prevent any potential leaking.
Below is a very quick tutorial of how I did my nails. Make sure you cut your nails down, file and buff them and wash them before starting. I also push my cuticles back (I am not into cutting them unless they are still visible after pushing them back).
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As you can see the process is super simple and easy. Like I said above, I am by NO means a professional-licensed manicurist but I do take pride in doing my own nails and not giving up any time of my precious day to the nail salon, (I will for a pedi though)!
I really like how long these lasted on my nails and I was able to remove them easily without acetone and didn't damage my nails (insert happy dance here). The first time I used OPI powder dip, my nails lasted me almost 2 weeks long and that was without using the BondAid! I was highly impressed. I also really liked the hard shiny look it gave my nails. Needless to say, I am SOLD!
Let me know if you have any questions! I am always happy to answer :-)