DOs & DON'Ts: Dip Powder Nails | how to remove dip powder

  • Published on May 11, 2019
  • Today have have some do’s and don’ts of dip powder nails!
    For this video I used Revel Nail dip powder in the color “flirty”
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Comments • 144

  • Just Misha
    Just Misha Hour ago

    Your nails are so beautiful and healthy 😍

  • Meira Ihm
    Meira Ihm 2 days ago

    My place used an electric file on the surface of my nails and when I removed the dip powder, it's all rough now, is there anything I can do to make it look less horrible?

  • LaTisha W
    LaTisha W 10 days ago


  • missalycious
    missalycious 12 days ago

    This was really helpful and my second attempt came out MUCH better than my first! My problem is when I buff, I end up with lighter blotches- I've done 3 layers of color that are even (not lumpy), so I'm not buffing all the way through to the nail. Do I need to use something finer? Did I not clean off the dust from buffing well enough? Could it be the brand of powder? I'm stumped.

  • Christine Hradil
    Christine Hradil 16 days ago +1

    Can you tell me if the nail gets really hard? And how long does the drying take? Danke

    • Kristin Owens
      Kristin Owens 10 days ago

      If you've ever had acrylic nails on, it's exactly the same.
      I use 2 coats of clear dip powder over my own natural nails to strengthen them. They have the feel of acrylics but are natural, and I absolutely love it!!

  • Michelle Thomas
    Michelle Thomas 19 days ago +1

    Ok so what if you have tips? How do you take it off of tips? Because going to acetone ate the tips as well?

  • honeybbunny
    honeybbunny Month ago

    what kind of acetone do you use?

  • cindy costanzo
    cindy costanzo Month ago

    Great video but I think you talk a little to fast for beginners :)

  • Mlishia Irby
    Mlishia Irby Month ago +1

    Beautiful nails Queen & thanks for the well put together tutorial!

  • SoulfulVeg
    SoulfulVeg Month ago +1

    I've been doing my own dip nails for a while, and they are good but not as perfect as yours. I think I see where in going wrong. Good video!

    • SoulfulVeg
      SoulfulVeg Month ago

      @miettelund84 with taking them off and reapplying, it takes me a little over an hour now. That's no more of a time commitment than going to the salon.

    • miettelund84
      miettelund84 Month ago

      I've done mine twice now and it took me THREE HOURS! Took me over an hour to get them off. I use 100% acetone... Soak them. I hate it, but I saved money, but if you divide my time by hours.... I think the first time it took me 4 hours. I do a couple okay, and then some get really weird and I soak off again. I really suck at this! The only reason I'm not going to any salon is because they always file the top of my nails and have created paper thin nails. I want to get back to just polishing or gel again. I can do my own gel at least. Ug.

  • The Toquero family Toquero

    I have this color too I love it

  • inuyashasmells
    inuyashasmells 2 months ago +1

    Or to take them off, a method that i use a peel off base coat just a droplet in the center, use a thin layer if base coat then do the usual dip powder steps. When I'm ready to peel off I use jojoba oil then they pop right off

  • anitagreg2010
    anitagreg2010 2 months ago

    I made all the mistakes the first time I dipped this week. I almost thought you had a camera in my room. Taking everything off today and trying again. Thanks for the help!

  • medped
    medped 2 months ago +1

    I love your tutorial but I am a professional nail tech and I don’t use a drill

  • Nurhan ayman
    Nurhan ayman 2 months ago

    Can i use the powders of born pretty with out its activator and base because I don’t have yet so can i use the gel base and top with uv lamp ?

  • Jen Machura
    Jen Machura 2 months ago +2

    I bought a kit did it twice .it takes 2 hours to get it to come off I soak cotton in acetone and let it sit wrapped in foil .it turns to sticky glue. Makes a big mess . I have tried soaking in a bowl to and doesn't work takes forever to scrape and sand it off

  • Tricia Rupinski
    Tricia Rupinski 2 months ago

    Should I activate the first layer before doing a second one

    • Dwan Richardson
      Dwan Richardson 2 months ago +2

      heyimtrish andiliketoparty no the activator is used after you’ve done the final layer

  • karin galm
    karin galm 2 months ago

    i have to say this is one of the better videos ive seen on here. good very new and havent even got nail gels yet but i got this powder and tried my pinky but my red top coat didnt look good. was bumpy and shiny here and there , so not an even coat. im sure i did it wrong as it was my first nail. ill be trying more of course. im very persistent. kari

  • Meaghan Rose
    Meaghan Rose 2 months ago

    Can I use liquid latex

  • Casandra Lynn
    Casandra Lynn 2 months ago +7

    You already started wrong, your supposed to build the apex first so you do about 60% of the nail then another one at about 80% and then the last one at about 99% making sure you don't touch the cuticle but usually you build up the apex first 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • Pro_BroXXs
      Pro_BroXXs Month ago

      Someone already politely explained this as a tip in above comments without sounding so condescending. She still did a great job.

  • 247Beauty
    247Beauty 2 months ago +4

    A quicker way to remove dip nails:
    Get 2 bowls, 1 smaller than the other.
    Fill larger bowl with hot water
    Pour acetone into smaller bowl and place in the larger bowl which has the hot water on
    Place fingers into bowl with acetone and cover with a towel
    Leave for about 5 minutes
    Remove fingers; gel should now start to lift; this can be helped along by using an orange wood stick.
    Keep dipping until all gel is removed. You can remove any last bits with a soft buffer
    You can also use a gel remover bowl which come in 2 parts; one to put hot water in and the other for the acetone
    Takes 10-15 mins

  • Purewisp 1952
    Purewisp 1952 2 months ago

    I wish I had watched this to prevent myself from completely peeling what wasnt chipped off my nail. Now I have to remove the rest and cut the nails back

  • Nami Myung
    Nami Myung 2 months ago +1

    Does anybody know the name of the dipping powder?

    • AgapeAmar
      AgapeAmar 2 months ago

      Flirty from Revel Nail

  • Amy Sipos
    Amy Sipos 2 months ago +1

    Damn.They do look gorgeous! But nails that cause seizures & brain damage? No thanks. PLEASE ask ur doc or search for yourself by looking up DBP, Toluene & TPHP -banned for causing "neurotoxicity" but still sell online.

  • Arden Cho
    Arden Cho 2 months ago

    loved this! just what i needed

  • Darlene Garcia
    Darlene Garcia 2 months ago

    Loved your video. Thank you.

  • Kimberly Thomas
    Kimberly Thomas 3 months ago

    Great video! Short and to the point with lots of great tips!

  • Melissa M
    Melissa M 3 months ago

    Great video!! Thank you for all the tips, I just bought the dipping system and waiting for it to arrive :D

  • keriannak
    keriannak 3 months ago

    Excellent video- thank you!

  • Angela Nguyen
    Angela Nguyen 3 months ago +4

    I was wondering where did you get your soak off caps ?

    • Rochelle
      Rochelle Month ago

      I got some on AliExpress for like $2

    • Aasha Nolton
      Aasha Nolton 2 months ago

      Idk if you have one but if you wanted to buy them in a store I know Sally’s beauty supply has them but I’m sure you can get them cheaper online

  • laBuffiesuzanne
    laBuffiesuzanne 3 months ago +6

    Your nails are already nice. Mine are so thin and so I need and want to use dipping powder, but due to nail thinness, I have a lot of trouble with lifting! Any suggestions?

  • Hillary Field
    Hillary Field 3 months ago +1

    Does anyone else have the problem of the nails not ending up shiny?

  • Deanna Tracey
    Deanna Tracey 3 months ago +48

    5:50 is how to remove if you don't want to watch the whole thing!

  • Valesia Labelle
    Valesia Labelle 3 months ago +5

    You are so freaking awesome,,, This is the best tutorial that I've seen and I understood everything,, Thank you so much by the way I am and new subscriber,,, Sending peace love and joy your way

  • Amanda Lockwood
    Amanda Lockwood 3 months ago +7

    My nail technician had me take them off by soaking them in very warm acetone. he used two glass bowls, a large one with hot water and a medium one with acetone. He would set the medium bowl inside of the large bowl to warm up the acetone. DO NOT try to warm up acetone in the microwave or any other way, it is highly flammable. When I tried this method at home, warming the acetone reduced my soak time to 15 min. I didn't use the wraps or cotton balls, I just soaked my entire fingertips in the warm acetone. My fingers turned white, but after I washed my hands they were fine. No lasting damage to the skin

  • stephanie Jimenez
    stephanie Jimenez 3 months ago +3

    I have 2 questions...
    So i did the dip on my bestie and some parts of the nails after i filed were darker than others? And im not sure why?
    2nd is that when i apply the dip coat and dip it in the powder the edge of my nails are thicker... as if the liquid went down to the edge of the nail. Any suggestions?

  • Margie
    Margie 3 months ago

    Good video and I HATE dip powder!

  • Brenda Harding
    Brenda Harding 3 months ago +6

    So this is why my nails are splitting in 1/2 - which is so painful. The nail shop is grinding my nails to remove the old powder dip. They should only buff my nails....

    • Diane T
      Diane T 3 months ago

      When they grind with power tools it is easy for them. I never allow power tools to touch my fingernails or my feet

  • Dedira Spence
    Dedira Spence 3 months ago +1

    Where did you get the soak off caps?

  • Cynthia Wherry
    Cynthia Wherry 3 months ago +4

    I loved this video. It was very informative and you got right down to brass tacks. I've seen other videos where people would talk for up to 13 minutes with crazy backstories and would be going off on tangents before even getting to the whole point of the video. Lol. Well done.

  • Janice
    Janice 3 months ago

    Great advice and I was wondering how to cover the whole nail using red dipping powder because it doesn’t grab on the whole nail, thanks

  • BM P
    BM P 4 months ago +4

    Thank you for this. I literally hate how they shaped my nails this time and I keep wanting to do dip at home but always felt like I needed the drill this has been so helpful and I’m going to take the plunge and try it again at home!!

  • ellie12606
    ellie12606 4 months ago

    Does this hurt or ruin your nail?

  • Fab u Nista
    Fab u Nista 4 months ago

    EXCELLENT TUTORIAL!! New subbie! I have this dip system and your video is so helpful 🤗

  • sharon price
    sharon price 4 months ago


  • Olivia Robinson
    Olivia Robinson 4 months ago

    Does your base, activator, and top coat have to be the same brand as your dip powders?

    • Jaime Bridges
      Jaime Bridges 3 months ago +1

      Olivia Robinson mine aren’t when I dip mine and it works fine!

  • peejowner
    peejowner 4 months ago

    This was a fantastic video! Also- your voice is super cathartic! Haha thanks so much! 🙂

  • Gigimax9
    Gigimax9 4 months ago

    I used YN slick pour and everything went great until I put on the activator. The activator made my nails look all bumpy. Do I need to file all that down?

  • Peppi Gel
    Peppi Gel 4 months ago +4

    Hi Gabby! Would love for you to try out our Dip Powder kit.

  • Michelle Schryburt
    Michelle Schryburt 4 months ago

    For this product, how song is the smell?

  • The Thread Shed Studio
    The Thread Shed Studio 4 months ago

    So helpful, thank you for sharing

  • SophieBot 5000
    SophieBot 5000 4 months ago

    I have a hard time with my brushes hardening. I’ve ruined 2 bottles of base and tip coat already😭 can anyone tell me what might be causing that? Am I leaving too much powder on the nail when I layer? Am I not wiping the brush enough?

    • Elizabeth B
      Elizabeth B 4 months ago

      Also make sure u r letting the activator dry fully before doing the next step.

    • ItsmeHeather
      ItsmeHeather 4 months ago

      SophieBot 5000 Be sure to brush off any extra powder from your nail before apply another base layer. If you leave any excess powder on your nail you are contaminating your base

  • Haley Skye
    Haley Skye 4 months ago +308

    Im a nail technician, a helpful tip to help with thickness at cuticle area would be to do the first layer 3/4 of your nail then second layer a little below the cuticle and then 3rd layer the whole nail. It builds strength in the areas that need it and again helps with the thickness so you don’t need to file too much! You did a great job btw!

    • Dee
      Dee Month ago

      @ellie12606 The "soaking" for 30 mins in Acetone will and absorbing a strong solvent is scary

    • Haley Skye
      Haley Skye 2 months ago

      Katie yes I would file it off and re apply. If you soak it, it’s going to take the actual dip off so filling would be easiest :)

    • Katie
      Katie 2 months ago

      Haley Skye can you tell me if doing a dip kit at home, once the gel top coat is on, how do you fix it if you smudge the topcoat? Can you just file it off and reapply?

    • Haley Skye
      Haley Skye 3 months ago +2

      No dip shouldn’t hurt your nail at all! It soaks off just like gel polish would just takes a tad bit longer. Myself and my clients love it!

    • Tiffanie D
      Tiffanie D 3 months ago

      @soccerlover12606 I just got mine done for the first time and I was concerned About the same thing because the acrylic hurt My fingers too Much that Had them removed on like the 3rd day. The SNS powder does not hurt at all!

  • Katie Rose
    Katie Rose 4 months ago

    How do you prevent the base coat from getting like super thick? The polish always gets thick and I try to thin it. The brush saver never works but I love the idea of wiping off the brush between coats.

  • sella Palestine
    sella Palestine 4 months ago +1

    The background should be black to see the white nail polish 💅🏻

  • Alyssa Mendoza
    Alyssa Mendoza 4 months ago

    Thanks! I’m going to try!

  • Kelli
    Kelli 4 months ago

    Thank you for the tips.I have never done this before

  • Tessa Boury
    Tessa Boury 4 months ago +8

    Could you make a video on holographic nails over this dip powder without a UV light?

  • dussutour melanie
    dussutour melanie 4 months ago

    Bonjour le protocole n’est pas bon un premier temps on met du primer sinon ça va se décoller ensuite il faut mettre une couche de poudre clear ensuite deux couches de couleur une couche de Clear apres activator et ensuite on fait la forme et ont fini par deux couches de top coat

  • MissAshleyBaby
    MissAshleyBaby 4 months ago

    Just found your page! Great videos! Two questions... how often do you moisturize your nails after a manicure and what cuticle oil do you use? Thanks Darling!

    • Gabby Morris
      Gabby Morris  4 months ago +1

      MissAshleyBaby thank you! And honestly it just depends I try to moisturize as often as I can I just forget to on a daily basis. I normally use Sally Hansen’s vitamin e nail and cuticle oil!