Dip nails are my new favorite way to give myself a manicure and although I wrote a review months ago, many of you reached out and asked for a tutorial.


  • Start with a lighter color. I used the shade Lovely (D105) because it’s incredibly forgiving while you’re still getting used to the process. A darker color can stain your fingers and look messy if you don’t know what you’re doing.
  • Use good lighting. It’s so much easier to do this when you can see what you’re doing. Although most of my manicures happen at night- I still make sure I can see what I’m doing.
  • Don’t be afraid to file. One of my favorite things about dip nails is the ability to fix mistakes. If I add too much on a layer (too thick) I can just file it down- both on the edge and on the top. A fine grit nail block is the best tool ever for dip nails. In fact, you’re supposed to file it down before you add the top coat at the end.

Watch the video to see how I apply my dip nails at home!

Let me know if you have any questions!

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