Thank you to @rossinailsofficial for sending me your Glam Powder Trial Kit ($59.99 for the Base Coat, Activator, Top Coat and four (4) dip powders – https://rossinails.com/products/rossi-glam-powder-trial-kit-4pcs)! I had been wanting to try an at-home dip powder manicure, so this was a perfect opportunity for me to stop thinking about it and actually doing it!
What it claims:
🔘 Achieve salon-quality results at home with Glam Powder Trial Kit!
🔘 Stronger nails with natural-looking results
🔘 Lasts up to 3 weeks
🔘 Easy to learn brush, dip, tap & file
🔘 Won’t damage your real nails
🔘 No need for UV lights or hard gel applications
🔘 Fun and easy
🔘 Vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic & odor-free
Part of the reason I had yet to buy a kit on my own was because (aside from the fact I own a ton of regular and gel polish that I should really focus my time and energy on) it seemed too complicated. Unfortunately, the instructions located in the kit were not thorough enough to give me the confidence I so desperately needed to start the process. Thankfully they have a YouTube channel and that’s where I found what I needed! The process is actually pretty simple and can go quickly once you get the hang of it. I applied this manicure three (3) days ago and I used three (3) dips into the pot to get this amount of coverage. My only issue, and it’s something I encountered when I got my first and only professional dip manicure, too, is that I get cracks in the polish. As of today, five (5) of my nails have them. I am sure part of that is application error, but part is also probably just one of the downsides of this method. I will enjoy the process of continuing to try to perfect the look, but as of now, I don’t plan to add any powder colors to my collection.
Have you had a dip manicure either done professionally or at home? If yes, did you experience cracking? Or, if you’re a professional yourself, do you know how I can prevent cracking?