Dipping Powder Nails – Suzie’s Step by Step Tutorial

Dipping Powder Nails – Suzie’s Step by Step Tutorial


Well, your vote is in I recently did a haul video with five different products and the dipping powder won the vote Let’s do this So dipping systems can be kind of confusing Because there’s so many steps and you have to do some so quick and one you have to wait a few minutes So I’m gonna try to break that down Easily and simply so we can understand it so if you’re doing this on natural nails you want to remove a little bit of the shine push your cuticles back and Remove that cuticle sticky surface and make it all nice and clean I’ve already done that because my nails are actually acrylic. We’re gonna do this on acrylic so my nails are already prepared and all I’ve done is slightly buff them and All I have to do is just remove the dust before we get started Okay Just gonna grab my glasses so I don’t grab the wrong bottle that would make things even more confusing, okay? so most dipping systems are generally the same and The number one thing you use this is the bonding agent This is what we can do to all fingers at the same time. The stuff can dry. There’s no urgency for it You do want to use it because it cleans the nail completely before we start using the product So I’m just gonna gently paint on each and every single nail I’ve got some previous product. I didn’t hear before We’re just gonna ignore that these have been filled and fresh and they’re all shaped and ready to go you Won’t see the color underneath here once we get the powder on Okay, so that’s the first step that’s done so the next step is called the base We want to make sure we’re doing this step one at a time So don’t put second step the base on all of the nails at once. We’re going to do one at a time This is really the glue that sticks the powder on to the nail Okay, so this stuff can be a little bit stinky and it also needs a little bit more speed You don’t want to wait around too long because it could completely dry because it is like a glue so I’m gonna remove my little holder and I’m going to use a clear base first So this is my clear powder and when I talked to Benny he’s the manufacturer of this stuff He did say that the color helps absorb better to the clear and he get a better color So that was good to know now after we do this clear coat. We are going to want to do with color So I’m gonna prepare my color now, so I’m nice and ready and I’m going to pick this beautiful purple I quite frankly would like to see which way all of life but we’ll do five today. Oh My goodness, it’s gorgeous Okay We’re gonna put the base on first now wherever you put your base is where the color is going to stick So you really want it to be smooth like a polish application? Everywhere where it’s not the powder will not stick So we’re gonna get the base on We’re gonna paint this on very carefully again wherever this is The powder will stick I can actually smell it. I’m used to that smell very similar to our nail glues Now when I put this in I’m gonna dip it in but I do want the product to kind of fall on it, too. And I’m gonna leave it for a second or two because I really want the part to absorb into that finger And I’m gonna knock the excess Nice Now I can let that sit for a bit. Now. You can take a duster and wipe away the dust on the sides However, I don’t really want to do that yet because it’s not quite set It’s a glue. It needs a minute to dry needs a minute to cure So while that’s setting up, let’s do the other one so we can do all the base ones first It’s that when you do the base, you’ve got to do the color right away So you don’t want to do all the bases and then do all the dipping separately. You really kind of want a base and dip Okay, so I’m gonna keep going to the next finger until I get all the fingers covered with the base I’m gonna need a little bit more for that side Now I accidentally hit my finger just a tiny little bit on the skin so I’m gonna take that off Okay, and then I’m gonna dip it into my clear base When I talked to Benny I did ask him can I just get the clear base? And he said well you could but if you’re doing it on a natural nail You don’t want to but also for a smoother color and more pigmented. It’s best. He said if you use the base Make sure you get up to that cuticle to let all the powder to get on there Okay, and then you can just knock the excess off with Your finger okay, they’re set pretty good. Oh I got one more let’s do them You do want to get rid of the excess – okay, so let’s put our clear bass away And with the index now, we can dust off a little powder see that’s dry now and It’s good to get rid of the excess actually I’m gonna leave the pinkie and the thumb for a minute make sure that they’re totally dried before I start wiping it away Okay, let’s get into some color. I’m really excited about that Okay, this beautiful shade look at that my goodness. That’s gorgeous So we’re still working with the base as the second coat. You don’t have to go to your other steps yet The base is still what we work with to make the powder stick. So we’re gonna go back to that index finger again And we’re gonna put the base on Make sure you get it all you want to cover that whole thing where the base is not the powder will not go Okay, did this gorgeous color in get it right up to the cuticle You’re gonna let it sit in there for a sec I Don’t want any missing spots That is gorgeous whoo, I Got my eye on this burgundy color. Let’s get a look at this. Oh Wow, okay, here we go with the base again So I’m gonna paint some more of the base on Which makes the powder stick I’m gonna dip this gorgeous wine color in oh Man, it’s really pretty. These are very heavy pigmented powders That’s what makes dipping powders Special is they are quite heavily pigmented Okay Now let’s try this beautiful sparkly blue one Look at that So the sparkles are a little bit different and I’ll show you why so let’s get that base on again Now just to remind you this is a glue and it dries pretty quick so you only want to do one finger at a time Don’t put your glue in all the fingers first. Okay, we’re gonna dip this beautiful Sparkle. Whoa Just give it a little shake But it really soak into that glue Okay, I’ve got my eye on another one, which is this beautiful green Again I get the base on there Now I’m gonna make sure I get the tip really covered because if you notice on this one didn’t stick as well Get that right in here, okay So now I’m just gonna wipe the dust off of this index finger My thumb, let’s not forget the thumb. Okay, so I think for the thumb I get this color is so pretty That is purty okay again, we’re still working with the base Now I’ve noticed the tip of one of my fingers then I should maybe even the the last two fingers It didn’t quite stay on the tip. So I’m going to try to go more gently in the tip. Maybe I’m pushing too hard I don’t know but And let it sober up a little bit there And then go right in Cover that cuticle completely Mmm that did better so maybe when I’m going in I’m just gonna the tip is not getting fully absorbed with that looks beautiful Okay So because I’m so used to acrylic application and gel polish and nail polish being perfectly smooth This is a tiny bit bumpy from my liking so I’m just gonna take a little bit of a file before I dip any further see if I can smooth it out because I don’t want to continue that but I’m just trying to smooth it out a little before I get too deep into color because I go to a second coat Okay, so I think that did help Okay, we’re gonna dip it again to give that true concentration of color so we’re going to go back into our purple This is a time to what you can make sure you get the sides completely just like you would if you’re polishing So when you’re dipping you do want to kind of keep it at that 45-degree angle. I’m tilting my jar up all the time because I’m trying to make it for the angle for the caravan I Am noticing when you do do it with a 45 degree angle, it will lessen any types of bumps or glitches There is some special consideration for the glitter if you want to shape this with your file You cannot do that to the glitter directly. So then you have to do one more coat of the clear So another coat of your base, that’s if you’re going to file a little bit and shape it a little bit I Don’t want to forget about my phone I gotta say I’m really loving this thumb color So I’m just gonna paint the glue on Tipping this beautiful color Now you do want to give it to the 45-degree angle. I am holding it for the camera But I’m still at a 45 to the chart Okay So I decided to clear cap the blue glitter But I decided not to clear cap the green glitter so you can see the difference when you clear cap That is only meant to be if you’re going to file a little bit on that particular finger So I’m going to do that, but this one we can’t file on it because we didn’t clear cap it But I wanted to show you the filing process too. Right? So I won’t do all these lids up But just let me just cover some of these So we don’t have any contamination with powders Okay, so this one needs to dry for a little bit, but these ones are pretty dry So this is the one we want to shape a little bit you can see it’s getting a bit thicker, too Whenever you add more layers, you’re just making it thicker and thicker and thicker Sorry, one of the reasons why I’m not really big on the dip system because If it’s just a color I’m looking for I would rather just put it on with a polish or a gel but I mean this stuff is pretty strong and Now this is not meant to Long gate not meant to put a form on it and build a nail out this product The dipping systems are really meant to be put on Natural nails by not lengthening them or putting it on a curl occurred gel So I just want to thin this a little bit and just because it’s kind of lost its Shape a little with all the layers that we put on it See if I can retain that shape a little bit It does make them stronger I will say it does you’ve got natural nails and you’re trying to Make them a little bit stronger. This could certainly do that for you I’m at liberty to file this one simply because we put the clear capping on top the clear capping of the powder Is the same promise when you’re doing acrylic or gel When you’re encasing the glitter you want to put product on top of it to encase it To protect the glitter really because as you can see we don’t want to file directly on that Okay, so that gave a nice little shape that brought back the shape because I was kind of losing it a little bit So we’re just gonna dust off all the excess and now we’re gonna put on the activator Okay So let’s go with the first to not the glitter ones let’s just focus on these two right now So the activator is this one and the activator is gonna work as in sealant basically, so that’s what we’re gonna do We’re gonna paint the activator on to seal it It spreads out a little bit you can see it’s spreading Now you do want to let this dry So let’s get the activator on the glitters now an activator is working as a sealant We don’t have that so clean and dry for about 30 seconds So once you wait 30 seconds you then can file again if you want to make a little smooth I like to file it in between two because I can try to make it a little bit shaped So you just want to do a soft or a gentle file and you can do some more smoothing You don’t want to take away any of that beautiful glitter. Dipping systems are cool, they’re a quick way to get some color and they are pretty strong But I have to say no matter how much and how thin you try to do it Dipping systems, or even how much filing you try to do in between, they’re generally on the thicker side And I think it’s because it coats the whole thing When you’re doing polish You have a little bit more control to do a thinner near the cuticle and thinner near the tip Right? Or thinner on the whole thing in general Okay So now you want to clean these off. You can wash your hands If you do don’t use soap though, because you don’t want it to interfere with the next step So I’m gonna clean off all the dust that I can, get right into the cuticles to get all that dust out of there Now you don’t want to wipe that pinky if you left it with just the glitter on there Okay now. So I will say when you get to this step, go back to your base and make sure that you Close it because it is a glue and any little bit of air getting in there will start to Harden it right up and you may go use it one day and you can’t use it because it’s all harden up in there So you just want to make sure that’s closed So the activator and the top coat in this system work pretty closely together and to get a really good shine Benny from Joya Mia says you want to work with them close together So we want to put the activator on and then the top coat on right after so I’m going to do activator and then top Coat for each finger, okay So here goes my activator Now I’m gonna do it for the glitter one because I do want to protect that. I want that glitter not to be knocked off It stays pretty shiny That’s pretty And you can see it starting to dry up now. Don’t want to forget my thumb So you just want to wait for about 30 seconds and then you want to apply the top coat one more time and Kind of a slower kind of massage it in kind of layer Make sure you get it everywhere and this will be your final top coat There you have it that’s nice and shiny So you ask what the other two bottles are because there are six and we’ve really only used four so the other one is a vitamin oil and The last one is a brush saver So if you’re getting a lot of product because you’re dipping so much onto the brush You can dip it in here to clean it off So let’s use that cuticle oil Okay, I’m gonna let that soak in, I’m gonna wash up the glitter around the edges and then we’ll look at the reveal shots These colors really are quite beautiful Joya Mia has sixty colors to choose from for their dipping powders, and they have sixty more coming. That’s pretty exciting I can’t wait to see them. Well, thank you for joining me And I thank you for voting on your selection for the dipping powder. I had so much fun I hope I was able to break down it step by step to make it a little bit easier for you I’ll see you in the next video

100 thoughts on “Dipping Powder Nails – Suzie’s Step by Step Tutorial

  1. This was so calming to watch. Just got dip with tips today. I love it so much better than acrylics with gel polish!

  2. The production value of these videos is phenomenal. I think I've watched this video three times. Love Suzie and cameramen – great work peeps x

  3. Suzzie is a master teacher i learn alot from your video your very inspiring and very professional on her work love frm Philippines

  4. I def am going to try this dip powder system. I love the dip powder, which is what I’ve been doing to my nails for over a month, now. Just as hard as acrylic & NO smell. I love it! Save some money & do your own nails! My natural nails are brittle & they’re growing and look really great. I type every day at work, & I’m very happy with dipping.

  5. I bought a kit, but the instruction to the kit I bought was kind of confusing, so the first time I did it, it was a hot mess. Super thick and uneven and the next day they snapped right out lol The second time I did it, it was less of a hot mess, but still a hot mess nonetheless lol Then I decided to get them done professionally and I watched the woman do it and was better able to understand the process, so I tried a third time and it came out really well. Not perfect like the nail salon but quite impressive for someone who isn’t a professional. I went back to the salon to get the soaked off and the lady was impressed with my skills hehe It takes some practice and eventually you’ll get the hang of it. The best part is that it doesn’t need any lights to harden and it takes literally 2 minutes to completely dry. The only pain in the ass part is getting them off, but if you’ve ever taken out gel color, then this will be a breeze because if you leave it on acetone and cotton balls and let it soak for a few minutes, they slide right off—as opposed to the gel color that you have to peel them off and poke at the nail with different objects and then file them down. But I do wish they’d find a way to do these damn nail colors without having it be so annoying to take them off. A girl can wish hehe

  6. I have done hauls for over ten years and this kit is terrible it peels off. Who on earth is able to peel of their acrylic nails?

  7. I know how the dip color is eventually removed but how can you use that removal method on acrylic nails? Won't the prolonged use of acetone to remove the color cause the acrylics to fall off, too??

  8. If your nails appears thick after dipping. Start by applying the base half way the nail and dip in the clear gel then go back with the base and cover the entire nail and dip again into the clear powder. When you dip into the color your nails won't come out thick.
    These nails are thick because the application is not correct.

  9. I always learn so much from your videos but I must say, you do some amazing work with acrylic and the dipping system seems to take all the personality out of the art form. I am striving for excellence and you are the beginning of my yellow brick road.

  10. I wonder if this would be ok to use with nude press ons? I hate permenant nails i had a bad experience where my real nail cracked painful af ams since then I used designed press ons or nudes & paint & design them myself

  11. Cringed when she filed before activating and cringed when she dipped her colored nail into the clear😭 you contaminated it

  12. I love all your videos they are so good and I learn on every video something new that so great. Thank you so much and greetings from Germany

  13. So… Ive been biting my nails since i was 5 yrs old… 30 this year…

    And lately ive benleb getting into getting my nails done to get that horribpe habit and it def helps but I cannot afford them so I do my own nails which people always think i got them done at the salon 2 of the main reasons i dont get them. Done at a salon its because one: i cannot afford it hahahaha amd two: im so ashamed of how bad they were but now its more of a personal ritual that I do this… And Im so happy about it because your videos have helped so much 💕

  14. Thank you for explaining this process so i could actually understand how to do my own nails at home . So many videos they do it so fast adn you cant follow . Great job

  15. Could you please do another dip powder video, using Nicole Diary products. I love your videos and they explain so clearly what to do. Thanks, and please, please, please do another dip powder video!!!

  16. I see the sparkles got on your base, hope it don't ruin. Maybe back up throw away brush would be good for sparkle
    And looks a bit thick for Suzie nails but I get the concept and what your purpose was. I know we can always file thinner

  17. I love watchin you do nails, it's so relaxing & you're so beautiful, & very soft spoken, you explain every little detail. Btw what is the name of the color on your pointed finger? The purplish lavender, that color is so beautiful.

  18. I know your a nail tech but you have no idea what your doing with dip powder. Like at all. You did almost everything wrong. Just an fyi for people that are new to dip powder. Im pretty sure she's learned now because she's probably practiced and this is an old video but she needs to update. This was all wrong. I love you and your videos Suzie but your teaching people wrong things.

  19. After getting gel/shellac polish on my nails for over 5 years, I switched to dip and was SHOCKED. My nails last for over a month, they never break, they stay shiny, and never chip. It's double the price of shellac at my salon but sooooo worth it. Dip for life!

  20. No,thank you, I was able to follow each step. My nails turned out, not to bad. Love you videos. Thanks.

  21. Hello could you advice me I have always had good nails but lately they are flaking and splitting I’ve tried everything and high end products I went into a beauty salon and they recommended I should have SNS dipping powder is this safe on natural nails and will it help I’ve never had anything put on my nails apart from nail strengthens please could you let me know your thoughts 💭 a nail addict that I am 💅🏻 thank you 😊

  22. I'll stick to my gel polish. These are too thick and lumpy. Plus way too much time. Just my two cents worth.

  23. i have a question im not a nail tech just curios,whats the difference between acrylic powder and dipping powder?and can u dip acrylic powder as well? or make ur own dipping powder with acrylic ?

  24. Can u use dip powder on press ons to make them thicker and sturdier?

    Thanks in advance to anyone that will answer 😄❤

  25. I hate long nails so much and I’m an ultimate tom boy but bloody hell I love watching Suzie do nails! Thank you for another sweet vid 🙏

  26. I never do my nails I never go get them done I know nothing about nails but after watching this video I got to try it and also learn about hypergamy and other side of the things I never knew thank you so much

  27. Hi I really enjoy watching all your videos have learned a lot. My question is about the dipping powders. You said that they cannot be used with gels. Why can't they be used with gel?

  28. I LOVE nail dip kits- i own two- and they are amazing, way less time consuming then going to the nail salon, i apply it to my natural nail- it was a learning curve to get them the way i like them specially around the cuticle but now i cnt wait to do them

  29. Can you do a video on how to remove the dipping powder off the natural nail? I tried soaking but it never all comes off so I end up filing with my e-file and it always burns

  30. I just want to rectify something you said, indeed you can’t lengthen the nail with a form but the dip system can be used as a nail enhancement not only to cover natural nails. If you want you can go check on Instagram this page @roxee_naiils_addict she is only doing dip powder.

  31. Been doing various dip systems with my clients for at least 20 years now, and I don’t recommend shoving you nail into the jar like you showed here, as product can get too thick, and pushed towards the cuticle! I learned to “ lay” my clients nail into the powder instead, that way, you don’t get any empty spaces or mega thick bumpy application. Many clients wants the same color for weeks, so you won’t want them too thick. I also had a little bottle where I’d sprinkle the product on, if needed for a second layer. Then you should have next to no filing ! I also used the different types of activators in between coats, let it set and do a second dip. Most activators are sprayed on, and the nail, is done instantly ! Just tips I’ve learned over time. And these systems are not new – neither is coloured acrylic. I never used the actual container to dip into, since drops of glue will sometimes be left in your powder, wasting lots of product, and not maybe the most hygienic way to do a clients nails ? I would drizzle enough out on a shallow dish instead.

  32. I have steered clear of dip because it does not seem sanitary to have other peoples cuticles in before me. I may try it now though.

  33. Excellent tutorial!! I've been dipping for over a year now and have used a few different liquid systems. Never have I been told to follow the last activator step so quickly with top coat! In fact I'm told that when I have topcoat issues it's because my activator wasn't dry fully. And to be very careful not to contaminate my top coat with activator! Is this unique to Joya Mia's liquids??

  34. I love your videos and your knowledge and skill. For people who watch, but that was incorrect when you said that dip powder is meant to be used on Natural Nails and not for extensions are tips. That was where you were incorrect they can be used to add length. There's also a proper technique on how to build a nail with dip powder. Just go watch SNS tutorials to see what I mean. And another thing dip powder is basically in the acrylic family. The glue is your acrylic liquid and dipping powder is your acrylic powder. Chemically acrylics taking time to cure dip being instant. But basically it's acrylic and in strength too

  35. I guess you could say dip powder is a diet acrylic as the bond that forms isn't as strong and adhered to on your nail bed as acrylic is Is, but almost as hard in strength it easier to remove. And apply. Gel, resin, liquid powder acrylics and dip all contain an acrylates polymer.

  36. Wonderful video.  Today was my 3rd try dipping on short natural nails.  First time disaster.  2nd time not too bad.  This time it (almost) looks like I had them done at salon.  Even my husband thought so.I need to use it for strength on my thin nails.  I'm too much of a DIY home remodeler, chef and on my computer full time to have long acrylics.    I think dip nails are the solution!

  37. I wanted to click out this video but her voice got me so relaxed and just so smooth work she does… I watched a lot of her videos now for relaxation she's amazing at what does too…

  38. Hey hun love your work, wish I could do nails like you.Can you do a taper square nail shape tutorial please! Keep up the good work💪🏽🙌🏽👍🏽

  39. Please Help!!
    Ok maybe you can help me.. I went to a salon with beautiful nails and they put a regular polish on that lasted approximately a week. I went in a week later and they used a gel. Again3 weeks later had a gel put on again. My nails starting breaking.
    I finally had to cut all my nails off.
    What is the difference between all these different nail techniques? I mean it used to be just going in and having fake nails put on and then you would go bk every couple of weeks for new growth and a new color. Now you have gel, acrylic, etc etc. I heard they can put nails on and add the dipping powder and this will allow your nails to grow out and your nail underneath won’t be damaged. It will continue to grow and you can eventually take the fake nail off?? I’m all confused. Maybe I have been living in Nader a rock.. lol Nahh I just don’t understand all the techniques. What’s the best to use when I have my own grown out nails again or if I want to have a set of nails put on…?

  40. I love your speaking voice and clean spirit, I'm at work and this tutoria, which I may or may not try and replicate was very relaxing….Thank you 🙂

  41. Color dip systems have been my natural nails saving grace! They're just soo thin and weak and have been damn near impossible to grow long. Don't be discouraged to try. You can get a natural looking shape with a bit of filing so as your nails grow out it won't look funny or catch your hair. I've never used the clear powder as a base. I don't think it is necessary. The color powder is so highly pigmented two coats (would use clear powder over sparkly powder) is enough.

  42. Hello Suzie, I am very frustrated. My natural nails are so thin and broke here and there, so I tried gel polish to support my natural nails. Not thick enough for me and I don't feel safe. So next I try polygel, that's to thick, looks so faky on my natural nails and also it's so hard for me to apply this stuff…. And now Im looking for dip powder. My Questions, is it unhealthy? If seen a video from a girl and she said that dip powder is horrible and unhealthy and things like this. Is the Base glue? I don't know what to do. All I want is that my natural nails are a bit thicker and safer. Greetings from Germany. PS: You are so a beautiful Person, so relaxing, I love your videos.

  43. random question that I dont know will be answered…do you recommend a clear coat over the glitter nail for longer wear? Or does it matter?

  44. Does anyone else find with nail techs, that they get SUPER aggressive when tapping off the excess dipping powder!? 🙁

  45. There is nothing quick about this lol. I enjoyed watching you do this but I would much rather pay someone to do this for me lol. This has to be very costly. I have natural nails and use color street nail strips… so easy. Thank you for doing the video, you have a very soothing voice and tone.

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