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      Dipping powder starter sets: What do you need to get started?

      Dipping powder is a popular nail decorating method that is both durable and versatile. It offers an excellent alternative to traditional nail polish and gel nails. But what exactly do you need to get started with this technique?  We will tell you more about this on this page. We will tell you more about the supplies and steps to do your own dipping powder manicure at home. This way you have all the information to get started with the Glowdip starter sets. 

      Basic supplies

      Before you start, it's important to have all the necessary materials on hand. Here are some basic supplies:

      Dipping powder: This is the most important ingredient ;nt. The powder is available in different colors and finishes.

      Liquid lacquers:These include a base coat, activator and top coat.

      Nail file and buffer: For shaping and smoothing the nails.

      Dab brush or lint-free towel: To remove nail dust to remove the filing.

      Bokkenpoot: For pushing back the cuticles .

      Alcohol or cleaner: For degreasing the nails prior to application.

      Optional: Dip powder recycling system and cuticle oil .

      The dipping powder from Glowdip is of excellent quality and often lasts about 3 weeks . Do you want to start using Dipping powder? Then purchase your own starter set. 

      What is the difference between dip powder and regular acrylic powder?

      Although both products contain similar ingredients, such as Poly Ethyl Methacrylate, the biggest difference is the texture. Dipping powder is finer ground than traditional acrylic powder, resulting in a smoother finish.

      How do you use Dipping Powder?

      The application of dipping powder requires careful steps for best results. Here's a simple step-by-step guide:

      1. Preparation:Clean and shape your nails. Push back the cuticles and degrease the nails with alcohol.

      2. Base coat: Apply a thin layer of base coat .

      3. Dip:Dip the nail into the powder and tap off excess powder.

      4. Activator:Apply the activator to powder to harden.

      5. Finish: Finish with a top coat for shine and protection.

      Also watch the video below to see what the whole process looks like. 

      Health and safety

      It is important to be aware of the health and safety aspects when using dipping powder:

      Acetone:For removing dipping powder requires acetone, which can dry out the nails. Consider using cuticle oil to moisturize your nails.

      Allergies: Be aware of possible allergic reactions to the chemical components in the products. Are you sensitive to this? Then read carefully in advance. 

      Durability of your nails

      One of the big advantages of dipping powder is its durability. A properly applied manicure can last up to 3 weeks without chipping. Regular maintenance and avoiding excessive contact with water and chemicals help extend its lifespan.

      Is there an alternative to the activator in a dipping powder set?

      Some ladies wonder if they can do without the specific activator. Although the activator plays a crucial role in the setting process, in an emergency you can use alternatives such as certain types of top coats or even hair spray. Please note that these alternatives do not provide the same quality and durability as a specific activator. We are therefore not in favor of this. That is why our starter set is complete with an activator.

      The role of the base and top coat

      An essential part of the dipping powder technique is the correct use of the base and top coat. The base coat ensures that the powder adheres well to the nail, while the top coat provides a protective, glossy finish. Applying these coats evenly and thinly is crucial for a smooth and professional-looking finish.

      Tips for a long-lasting manicure

      For those who want to keep their dipping powder manicure beautiful for as long as possible, there are some tips. Avoid using your nails as “tools”, wear gloves during housework, and moisturize your nails and cuticles daily with cuticle oil. These simple habits can significantly extend the life of your manicure.

      Dipping powder offers creative possibilities

      Dipping powder offers endless creative possibilities. You can experiment with ombre effects, mixing different powder colors or even adding small embellishments such as glitter or small stones before applying the activator. This personal touch makes your manicure unique and tailor-made.

      Innovations: Glow-in-the-dark dipping powder

      A nice addition to the world of dipping powder are glow-in-the-dark variants. These contain a phosphorescent pigment that glows in the dark, which creates a unique effect.

      Want to buy a dipping powder starter set? Choose Glowdip

      If you're ready to explore the world of dipping powder, there's no better place to start than Glowdip. For both beginners and experienced lovers of nail polish, Glowdip offers extensive starter sets that contain everything you need for a perfect manicure. With high-quality products and a user-friendly approach you are assured of a beautiful result.