Powder for nails
When the need for a strong, long-lasting manicure arises, most of us choose gel polish by default. But it turns out that there is a more resistant alternative - nail powder! I will tell you about it today.
Manicure trends come and go, but there are some that are confidently occupying a niche in the world of nail services. One of them is powder nail polish, which not only took social media by storm earlier this year, but really proved itself to be the best.
What is nail powder
Simply put, this is a special powder with which you kind of “powder” your nails. :)
Manicure with nail powder is a cross between a regular coating and artificial nails. I would call it "dietary acrylic".
You can often find another name for this tool - deep powder (from the English "deep" - depth, immersion). Dip powder has no unpleasant monomer odor that acrylic nail fans are very familiar with, and it takes half the time to apply the coat. In this case, the nail bed remains intact and unharmed.
Powder coating is more durable than gel polish and no less durable than extended nails. And the color palette allows you to give free rein to your imagination. :)
Many girls mistakenly confuse powder with its other manicure "relatives", due to the fact that the jars and their contents look very similar. In fact, it is difficult for an unprepared person to figure out what is the difference between chrome , rubbing and powder for nails . But for this we exist, professional masters who are ready to bring you up to date at any time of the day or night! :)
How to apply nail powder
The name deep powder basically explains the whole process. To begin with, the master applies a base coat of varnish, and immerses the nail in powder. Although many masters find this method unhygienic and still prefer to powder the nail on top , rather than dipping it in a jar.
The process is repeated several times depending on how rich the color you want to end up with. Then, with the help of a special sealant, nails, which so far are more like close relatives of sandpaper, acquire a smooth glossy surface. You can clearly see all the stages of applying dip powder in this video:
Another plus is that you do not have to worry about the dangers of using a UV lamp. Unlike classic gel polish, powder dries instantly. So such a manicure can be afforded by pregnant girls, whom doctors recommend to refrain from exposure to ultraviolet rays in the early stages. It is also believed that such powder does not pose any threat to the respiratory tract. However, do not actively check this by inhaling the powder straight from the jar! :)
If you want to buy powder for nails, you should not always believe such sweet epithets as "safe", "natural" and "organic". After all, there are other substances in the composition, and it's not always harmless.
What do nail powder, gel polish and acrylic nails have in common?
Gel polish, dip powder, and traditional nail extensions have more in common than you might think. After all, it's all made on the basis of acrylic. All the ingredients used to make any type of artificial nail, whether false, UV-cured or mixed with liquid and powder, are all from the acrylic family.
How long will a manicure with dip powder last?
This coating will last from 4 to 6 weeks, depending on the activity of your crazy hands, of course! :)
How to remove dip powder from nails
It is very important to find a master who is in no hurry to remove the powder as soon as possible. To remove deep powder, the nails are soaked in the same way as in the case of removing gel polish, but this may take longer. The minimum soaking time is 15 minutes . And the longer you wore your nails with powder, the longer it will take to remove it. But, again, you should not rush into this matter, because the last thing you want to do is scrape off the layers of nails, so you should be patient.
My conclusion: Powder for nails is a great alternative to the coatings we are already familiar with. But despite this, I would not use it on an ongoing basis, but most likely I would save it for special occasions (after all, my heart belongs to gel polish). :)