About a year and a half ago my best friend took me with her to get a mani and I tried dip for the first time. I've been getting dip manis ever since and never looked back. Before that I never even went to get a manicure because I didn't like sitting there and it never lasted long enough for it to be worth it for me. Now I either get dip or do my nails at home when I'm giving them a break. So here's everything you need to know about it if you're thinking about trying it...
what is dip?
The nail color (what would be polish) is actually a powder that they dip your nails in. Also called SNS dip but there's other companies that make the powders.
Lasts two to three weeks with zero chipping- You'll only have to get them done again after they grow out. It just depends on how fast your nails grow
Natural nails grow out underneath: If you want longer nails you can get tips the first time but after that it's all "natural"
Does some damage- The nail underneath will NOT look pretty- Once I take a break from the dip my nails are brittle and break easily
Can remove it at home- You can remove it at home but it will take some WORK. It either peels off or you can use hot water, acetone and cotton pads.
Your nails will look amazing for at least a couple weeks and it's definitely worth trying! It's perfect before special events or trips when the last thing you want to worry about is your nails.