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How to remove dip powder nails like a pro

October 06 2022 – Nadia Stamp

How to remove DIPD
How to remove DIPD

Dip powder nails are the next big thing in beauty, offering the staying power of other nail treatments like gel and acrylic, without the UV lights or harsh primers. Both of these things can have ongoing negative effects on the health of your hands and nails, so finding a less damaging alternative is important. DIPD nails offer a profusion of exciting nail colours, providing endless cute design options without sacrificing your nails’ wellbeing. 

All our products are vegan, cruelty free and free of nasty additives. So that you know our dip nail colours are good for you and good for the animals and environment. Choose from our individual classic dip powder nail colours or if you like to keep up to date with the latest trends, check out our new arrivals. We’re always coming up with new twists on textbook looks for you to add to your dip powder nail colours collection. 

But after you have enjoyed our dip colours for three to four glorious weeks, you may wish to know how to remove these nails and prepare for your next killer nail colour. It’s important to follow the below guidelines carefully to successfully understand how to remove dip powder nails properly to minimise any damage to your nails. You may also wish to have a rest period in between dip powder nail colours to allow your nails to breathe and reset, before you colour them pretty once again. 

Here’s our quick guide on how to remove dip powder nails:


Step 1.

Use the buffer or nail file to file away your dip powder nail colours leaving a thin layer on each nail. Don’t buff right down to the actual nail. 

Pro tip: Use our Portable Mini e-file to cut the time in half!

Step 2. 

Cut out square foil pieces with enough room to wrap a nail and cotton ball. 

Pro tip: You can DIY these at home or you can also use our Removable Foil Wraps.

Step 3.

Soak the cotton balls in acetone.

Step 4.

Put each moist cotton ball on one nail and wrap the foil around to secure. 

Step 5. 

Soak nails with the foil on for 15-20 minutes. 

Pro tip: make sure you have an a good TV show - you wont be able to use your phone!

Step 6.

Twist to remove foil wraps. 

Step 7.

Remove residue with a file or re-soak nails for another 5 minutes. 

Step 8.

Wash your hands and make sure you moisturise your hands and look after your cuticles with your cuticles with our Cuticle Oil.


Now you know how to remove dip nails like a pro, you can easily switch shades whenever you want to. Choose from our classic hues, or from our new arrivals to get the latest in dip powder nail colours trends. Dip nails present a safer and healthier way to enjoy on-point nail colours, with no UV lights or harsh chemicals necessary in their application. All they require is a little soak in acetone to remove them ready for your next choice of eye-catching colour. 

For a professional nail clean, see our dip removal kits

Nadia xoxo