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Dip Powder vs. Gel Polish - What's The Difference?

Posted on April 23 2020

We all have a shade range of nail colours that defines us. Some of us are all about nudes and natural pinks, others love a bold shade of red, or maybe you can’t get enough of neon tones. But, for the longest time, we all share this nightmare of walking around with chipped nail polish. Nothing worst than a mani that fails you before a big event, birthday celebration or your regular word day. We want a mani that lasts and we deserve it.

Thankfully, liquid nail option isn’t the only option that we now have. Stronger manicure options are available for us to enjoy: dip powder and gel polish. Here’s a helpful breakdown of two of the greatest solutions a woman can get for perfect nails, that lasts.

Your nails will fall for these

But which is better between gel polish and dip powders ? Well, it depends on what you’re looking for.

A gel manicure is suitable for those of you who crave a glossy finish. Gels have the closest look and feel to traditional nail polish. Also, gel polish comes in liquid form and use a UV light or Led light to cure the polish.

A dip manicure is something between traditional nail polish and gels. One main difference is that nail dips get their color from powders that are “activated” using a liquid activator. Also, a huge pro is the fact that you don’t need to seal your nails using UV light.

But yes, both manicures really last

With gel polish, your manicure can last from two to three weeks, it depends how quickly your nails grow. But there’s also some tips you can follow for making your gel last longer: push back your cuticle, use cuticle oil & keep your nails dry as much as possible.

As long as it is done properly, a dip manicure will last anywhere from three to four weeks - which is pretty amazing for us, Rossi babes. It means that a dip mani lasts as much as acrylic nails but is has way more benefits: is gentler to your nails, safer and a time saver.

Which is best for you

Many people love the gel nails because of its durability and it also doesn’t chip, so it’s safe for you to keep it on for weeks. It is a good choice for those of you who use their hands a lot or who can simply can’t stand chipped nails.

A dip manicure can last longer than gel manicure so it’s a pretty good option for every woman, but especially for those with thin or brittle nails. Also, if you’re looking for a process quicker than traditional acrylic, you can’t go wrong with dip powder.

The best way to have them removed

Girls, there are many option for you to remove gel polish but the one that I find truly effective is using Rossi Bye-Bye Gel. It makes the removal process so much easier and we no longer need to go to a professional nail salon to get it done. Just buff the top coat, apply Rossi Bye-Bye Gel & the nail surface will peel off after 5 minutes.

Also, removing a dip mani isn’t hard at all. We have to buff out our manicure’s shine and then soak some cotton balls with the acetone and wrap them around our fingertips. After that, we wrap the cotton with the aluminium foil pieces and in a few minutes the dip powder is removed.

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