Dip Powder Nails

Amazon Must Have Tools for Dip Powder

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If you are new to dip powder or even if you have been dipping your nails for a while, this post is for you.

Nailboo Dip Powder – Pink Lemonade

You have probably seen the ads all over social media for various dip powder brands and even gel polish brands. Some of these companies offer kits that include a nail file, fluffy brush and even a cuticle pusher, but not every company offers this. And let’s be honest here, some of those kits are pricey.

As a newbie, you may not want to spend that kind of money on a product that you aren’t even sure you will like. Luckily some companies offer refunds, but on the flip side, some companies do not offer refunds. So instead of forking out hundreds of dollars on a kit (slight exaggeration), you decide to purchase one or two powders and the essential liquids (base, top, activator, and brush cleaner) to test out the waters before you become fully invested in this process… Which by the way I think is a smart idea.

Now, whether you purchased a kit or you purchased individual powders, there are still some much needed items to purchase that you may not have even thought about.

While all items listed will enhance your dipping experience, these items are completely optional. Only purchase the items you feel you need or should have, do not purchase them simply because they are on a list of suggested items.

If you are ready, let’s dive into this list of must have tools for dip powder. All items are from Amazon because why not, who doesn’t love Amazon and quick delivery.

Nail File and Buffer Block

Rectangular Buffer Block and 100/180 Grit Nail File

If you have seen any of my dip powder videos then you know how much I love this set. I use them on my natural nails as well on dip to shape, smooth and remove dip residue. The file is black, but it does not leave any residue on the nail like most black files tend to do. The buffer blocks are the right mix of soft and firm. And they last a long time.

If you prefer an electric file (e-file), here are a few suggestions. While I have not used an e-file on any of my sets, I do have these e-files sitting in my cart right now and would recommend them.

MelodySusie Portable Electric Nail Drill

The MelodySusie Portable Electric Nail Drill is small, quiet, but still powerful enough to get the job done and the price is reasonable especially for beginners. This brand makes several drills and another option that allows you to pick your desired speed is the MelodySusie 30000 rpm Professional Nail Drill.

MelodySusie 30000 rpm Professional Nail Drill

Cuticle Trimmer and Cuticle Pusher Set

This set has also been featured in a few of my videos. Prep is key when doing nails and this set can be used multiple ways. The clippers are great for removing the dead skin around your cuticles as well as clipping finger nails, toe nails and cutting the dip powder during removal. The flat cuticle pusher is great for pushing back the cuticle, scraping off dip or gel reside and can also be used to pour dip powder onto your nail.

YINYIN Cuticle Remover Cuticle Nippers, Trimmer and Pusher

Cuticle Remover

The Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover helps make the cuticle cleanup a bit easier.

Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover

Fluffy Brush

A fluffy brush or even a stiff brush is needed to dust off all excess powder in between dips. A fluffy brush works great although some people prefer to use a stiff manicure pedicure brush.

Nail Duster Brush

Peel Base

UNT Peel Base is great for anyone that likes to change their nail color often. It can be applied to the natural nail or on top of base powder/builder gel if you do not want to fully remove/soak off your nails. While there is a learning curve to find the perfect application technique for your nails, this is a great product to have.

UNT Peel Base

Gel Polish Remover

Don’t let the name fool you. This remover is a great alternative to using acetone and no soaking is needed. While it does take a little longer, depending on how many layers are applied to your nail, the Aliver Gel Polish Remover will remove dip powder without causing damage to the nail.

Aliver Gel Polish Remover

These items will help you start dipping your nails as well as take off the dip powder.

Let me know what item(s) you must have to help improve with your dipping experience. If it’s not on the list, leave it in the comment section to help out the next dipper.

Happy Dipping!

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