Hey, it's Sandi! Welcome back to
CutePolish. Today, Juli will be testing out the Azure Dip Powder Nail Starter
Kit which is currently the top dip powder kit on Amazon! We'll have a link
for you guys to this dip powder kit in the description box below. Ff you aren't
familiar with dip powder nails, essentially they're easy to apply at
home, however there are a lot of steps. But it's worth it because the manicure
ends up lasting for weeks until you're ready to remove them! Also,
dip powder is super strong so you can even add fake tips to your nails and the
dip powder will keep them on. Hey, it's Juli! Now let's jump right on into the

So when you get your Azure dip powder set, this is what its gonna look
like. It comes in a pretty large box and now we're gonna take out the contents and see what's inside! So of course you get your little paper
products like the instructions and the store you get it from on Amazon and the
instructions on this are very thorough and I like that they have pictures for
each step. You get two nail files. One is pretty coarse for buffing down layers of
the dip powder and the other is smooth. And you get a cuticle oil, a wooden
cuticle stick, a brush to clean off the excess powder… which I really like.
You get one clear base dip powder and three colours as well as the five step
liquids. So as you can see, you really get everything you need for a complete dip
manicure! Okay, so the first step in the instructions is to apply step one which
is bond and this is pretty much a dehydrator.

Next I'm going to go ahead
and just remove all of the seals from the powder while that's drying on my
nails and I really like that all of these did come with a protective seal so
that I know that they haven't been used. Next I'll be applying the step two
liquid which is a base to my nails. Because in the past this has dried
really fast for me, I did this one nail at a time. So I applied it and then I
dipped it into the clear base powder. So normally in the past when I have done
this, the base liquid dries super duper fast, which is why I do it so quick! But
this base actually has a little bit of a drying time so I noticed that it took
maybe thirty seconds to fully dry.

So I would
wait a little bit and then dip it into the powder. So I would apply it, maybe
wait 15 seconds, and then dip it in. Otherwise I noticed that when I would
dust off the powder, which I also suggest waiting a little bit before you dust off
the excess with the brush, I would actually dent the dip powder which I've
never had happened before. But I kind of like that the base does take a little
bit longer to dry than other dip powder kits I've tried. I also notice that the
base powder applied very evenly and it stuck to all the parts of the base
liquid that I applied. So I'm getting a little bit behind, but next I applied the
base liquid again and then I dipped it into the color powder. So first I'm doing
the pink and I did that on my index and pinky now and next I'm going to dip it
into the purple powder and make sure as the instructions say if you get any of
that base liquid on your skin to remove it before dipping into the powder and
the instructions also say to dip your finger into the dip powder at a
45-degree angle and then pull it out.

I like to tap off the excess powder again,
wait 30 seconds, and then dust off the excess that's on the skin and the nail
with the brush. So the pink powder and the purple powder looked to be almost
opaque after the first coat but with the glitter I could tell that it was like
definitely going to be a full coverage glitter! And unfortunately, as you can see
here, this is where I noticed that I had to wait for the powder to dry a little
before dusting with excess because as you can see it picked up some of the
liquid and the powder and it got stuck to the brush and I never was able to
fully remove it. The instructions say to go back in with one more coat repeating
those steps so that is what I did. After I applied two coats of the dip
powder, I gave it a thorough dusting and then I
applied the activator liquid. The instructions say to let this dry for two
minutes and then that you can move on to filing.

So next I used the coarse grit
file that came in the kit to file down the bulk of the powder and then I
switched over to the softer grit one to just smooth out the surface. As you can
see here as I was filing and a little bit of the powder chipped off. I'm not sure if
this is because I applied to the base liquid unevenly and it picked up sparsely in that area, but that did happen on the pink colored

I also found it very odd that the instructions didn't say to dip your
nails back into the clear base powder after you applied the color ones. I
looked everywhere on the instructions and it definitely did not say to do that.
In the past that's what I have done to seal in the color so that when I'm
filing it, I don't accidentally file the color powder. And then once I was happy
with the filing and everything was smoothed down, the instructions say to
apply one layer of the top coat and allow two minutes to dry and then apply a
second layer of the top coat. For me, every time I've used dip powder kits, the
top coat isn't really like a top coat.

It smells like nail glue and it does dry
with a sheen but it's not like a glossy top coat. So I'm never fully satisfied
with the shine of the top coats for these kit. But this one was pretty nice!
If I were to apply like a gel topcoat over top, I think it would look extra shiny and really pretty! So overall I think this kit is great for
beginners and you really do get everything you need for a complete dip
manicure. If you'd like to watch more helpful CutePolish videos you can click
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next time!.

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