Have you been considering an at home nail dip kit? Today I’m sharing my Nailboo review and if I think it’s worth the cost.
One of my “before times” indulgences was getting regular manicures and pedicures, but real talk: I haven’t been to a nail salon in well over 16 months. That said, I really do love the look of painted nails, but once they start to chip, I really dislike how that looks.
All of this to say, I was incredibly intrigued when I started seeing at home nail dip kits pop up all over social media! After reading about a million dip kit reviews on my own, today I’m sharing my full Nailboo review for anyone who might be considering ordering a kit.
Nailboo Review: At Home Nail Dip Kit
I wouldn’t call myself very good at nail painting, so the idea of having nice nails at home seemed like a pipe dream. When my kit arrived, I couldn’t wait to dive in.
Nailboo Dip Kit
The Nailboo kits come with everything you need to give yourself a DIY dip manicure, which is great, because I had not idea what the heck I was doing. I decided on Pink Lemonade (neon pink), Here’s A Tip (white), and Date Night (bright red) for my dip colors and the kit came with accessories (brush, four-way file, and cuticle shaper), nail builder powder, and all the necessary liquids.
The first thing I did was cut and file my nails to the length I wanted. I keep my nails super short, which I was a little bit worried about, but was not a problem! Make sure your nails are clean – I washed mine and made sure they were dry prior to starting.
At Home Nail Dip Powder Tutorial
After my nails were prepped, this was the process:
1. Apply Base Liquid and dip in Build Powder. Tap finger and brush off excess. Repeat this for every nail.
2. Apply Base Liquid again and dip into Color Powder. Tap finger and brush off excess. Repeat this for every nail.
3. I like my color to be a bit darker, so I repeated step 2 for every finger.
4. Apply Activator Coat to every nail and wait two minutes.
5. Buff all of your nails.
6. Apply another Activator Coat and wait another two minutes.
7. Apply top coat and you’re done!
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The first time I did my nails, I used the Pink Lemonade color and in these photos, I’m wearing Date Night. It’s safe to say, I’m totally impressed and I cannot get over how easy this product is to use!
If you look closely, you can see that I’m still very much in the “learning” phase of this, but I think Nailboo is definitely worth the price. My manicures have lasted 10+ days each time and each time when the dip comes off, my regular nails look healthy underneath, not chipped or peeling.
The key (in my opinion) is making sure you do a good job with shaping your nails and cuticles and applying the base. The rest just falls into place! I know I said it above, but I am in shock these look as good as they do and LAST!