We don’t know about you, but nothing makes us feel more put-together and confident than rocking a fresh manicure. There’s something about looking down at a row of glossy (or matte!) nails, all perfectly shaped and smoothed, that makes us feel like we can do just about anything.
At the very least, they’re incredibly satisfying to look at!
On the opposite end of that spectrum, chipped nails are basically the antithesis of that wonderful feeling. Seeing gaps in your perfect polish can make you feel, well, kind of a mess.
Yesterday, you had a gorgeous manicure that you either worked hard to perfect or paid good money to get, and today that’s all ruined simply because you wanted to open a can of seltzer. Doesn’t seem particularly fair, does it?
There are fake nails, of course, but press-on tips can be a pain in the butt to put on and keep on.
So, what are you to do if you want a no-fuss manicure that looks fabulous and doesn’t chip the moment you leave the house/salon? Well, you’re about to fall in love with this new polish that’s unlike anything else in the beauty world right now.
It’s called “dip powder,” and it’s exactly what it sounds like: powdered nail polish that you dip your nails right into. Glamour describes the product as “somewhere between a regular mani and a fake nail.”
Needless to say, we’re all ears.
Glamour also notes that this process isn’t “new,” but it’s gaining some new attention thanks to social media. And, seriously, we can see why it’s trending.
This powder dip alternative is simple enough that you can use it right at home, saving yourself some serious time and money. There’s no need to worry about dust inhalation or UV exposure, as you would have to with acrylics or gels; the powder is odorless, non-toxic, and free of harsh chemicals.
Not only that, Kiara Sky beauty products offer 124 incredible colors to choose from! Each powder mani can last up to THREE WEEKS and it’s easy to remove with your regular, drugstore acetone.
Right about now, you’re probably wondering what the catch must be. The powder must be tricky to use in some way, right?
We hate to break it to you, but there’s not a ton of downsides when it comes to the application! The process is actually pretty simple.
You choose your dip polish of choice and simply dip your fingertip right into the jar so that your entire nail is covered. Don’t worry about the skin around your nail; this powder won’t stick on your cuticles like a typical nail polish will, but it will stick on your nails.
Then you simply wipe the excess powder off your skin and coat your nail with a protective clear polish to lock all the color in.
To see this amazing new beauty trend in action, make sure to watch the Insider video below! It’ll only take one watch for beauty enthusiasts to be totally sold on this incredible, easy-to-use product.