How To: DIY Classic Dip French Manicure
Posted on April 07 2020
OPI Powder Perfection is an odor-free acrylic alternative for protective overlay services on clients with weak, flexible nails that break easily. This technique creates a timeless and classic looking French manicure featuring the best pink and white shades from OPI.
- OPI Powder Perfection in a light pink & white color
- A Clear Color Set Powder
- Dip Powder Essentials - Base Coat, Top Coat, Activator
- A File or Buffer
|Prepare the nail following OPI Powder Perfection Nail Prep Step by Step. Pour a small amount of OPI Powder Perfection Alpine Snow into the OPI Powder Perfection Dipping Dish. Pour a small amount of OPI Powder Perfection Bubble Bath & Clear Color Set Powder into a small plastic cups.||Apply one coat of OPI Powder Perfection Base Coat to a single nail making sure to cover the entire surface of the nail.||Create a smile line by dipping the tip of the nail at a 45 degree angle into OPI Powder Perfection Alpine Snow. Immediately dip the entire nail into OPI Powder Perfection Bubble Bath. Tap off excess powder.|
|Repeat on the other 4 nails of the same hand. Continue to work on one nail at a time in order to avoid the base coat from drying too quickly.||Use a cosmetic brush to dust off excess powder.||Apply a second coat of
OPI Powder Perfection Base Coat and Color Powders by repeating the same application.
|Apply one coat of OPI Powder Perfection Base Coat to each nail. Dip each nail at a 45 degree angle into OPI Powder Perfection Clear Color Set Powder. Tap off excess powder.||Apply one coat of OPI Powder Perfection Activator to all five nails, making sure to cover the entire surface of the nail. Allow to dry completely. While the Activator dries, complete steps 2 - 8 on the other hand.||Go back to the first hand you started working on and make sure the OPI Powder Perfection Activator is completely dry. Contour the surface if needed by gently filing with the EDGE 180 File. Buff with the FLEX 100/180 Buffer.|
|Smooth the surface if needed with a FLEX 220/280 Buffer. Use a light hand when filing and buffing to avoid filing through the OPI Powder Perfection Color Powder layers. Use a cosmetic brush to remove excess powder and filing dust.||Apply a second coat of OPI Powder Perfection Activator to all five nails and allow 1 to 2 minutes to dry. Repeat steps 9 - 11 on the other hand.||Apply one coat of OPI Powder Perfection Top Coat to each nail and allow at least 1 minute to dry. Repeat this application on the other hand.|
|Apply a second coat of OPI Powder Perfection Top Coat to each nail. Allow 1 - 2 minutes to dry. Repeat this application on the other hand. Dispose of any leftover OPI Powder Perfection Color Powders and Clear Color Set Powder.||FINISHED LOOK|
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See our blog post on "How To Remove Dip Powder Nails".