Kiara Sky Dip Powder Review On Natural Nails Pt. 1

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Hello everyone! Not long ago I published a post featuring some Kiara Sky Ombré soak Off Gels, you can find that post here if you're interested. Today, well, I can not even express how excited I am to bring this post to you! I got the chance to try one of the most awesome nail products ever. In this post I'm sharing the steps I took to having a Kiara Sky dip powder manicure on my natural nails.

Starting off I have washed and dried my hands, pushed back my cuticles and started to gently remove the shine from my natural nails. 

Next I've applied a coat of the Kiara Sky Bond. 


Now it's time to start the Dip process! I'll be using the base and natural  powder.

I've applied the base to 3/4 of my nail and dipped into the natural powder. 

Now its time to dip into your desired color/s. I applied a coat of base and began dipping into the  2 dip powders I chose for my manicure. 

Here's what my manicure looked like after applying a coat of base and dipping once. 
Kiara Sky Dip Powder System Natural Nails

Apply another coat of base and dip the nails again! Here's what they look like after the second dip! Be sure you are painting your coats of base as neatly as possible.. this is the resin that will bond with the powder and you want to try to avoid touching the sidewalls and cuticle areas. We want to prevent any lifting just like with gels or acrylics. 
Kiara Sky Dip Powder System Natural Nails

After the second dip, I applied a coat of base and allowed it to air dry. Then I applied a coat of Seal Protect. 
Kiara Sky Dip Powder System Natural Nails

I dusted off my fingers and now it's time to file and shape the nail, and gently buff the surface. This step didn't take me long at all. In this experience I found that there wasn't a lot of bulk to remove after dipping. 
Kiara Sky Dip Powder System Natural Nails
Time to wash and dry my hands! 

Once you've washed up it's time to apply 1 more coat of Seal Protect and wipe the nail clean. To do this I use 91% isopropyl alcohol and a lint free wipe. 

Now that they're sealed and cleansed, it's time for top coat! 

Kiara Sky Dip Powder System Natural Nails 
I've applied 2 coats of top coat allowing to air dry in between. Lastly I slathered myself in oil and called it a day! Now starts the countdown for the wear of this manicure. These should last anywhere between 14-21 days or so. They can be filled or fully removed at that point. Kiara Sky offers all kinds of videos on that and more on their website!

First Impression, this dip system is really awesome! 

It does have a lot of steps, but they're so easy! I've seen loads of tutorials online and almost all of them used a tip to add extension to the nail. This made me super excited to try this on just my natural nails since that's my preference and I have to say I'm really pleased with the outcome! 

If you're familiar with my blog and social media you know I love to keep some sort of sturdier product on my dominant hand. This is because I tend to over look this hand while focusing on keeping my non dominant hand looking it's best because this is my model hand for swatch and nail art pictures. My dominant hand suffers horrible breaks, wounded cuticles... you name it. In the past I've loved wearing soak off gel polishes the most. I've also tried doing my own acrylics which was always a fail. Even with pop off forms, lol. Oy! After using Kiara Sky dip powders, I might just have a new favorite way of keeping my nails safe from major breaking and look good while doing it. 

The finished product feels a lot more sturdy on the nail than a soak off gel polish. It really gives an almost identical acrylic look without the stink of the monomer liquid. They're also a lot less bulky. At least they're less bulky than the sets I used to get done many, many years ago. The dip system uses a resin and acrylic powder. The resin has a nail glue type scent but it's not overpowering like monomer can be which is great because monomer tends to give me raging headaches. Another bonus of the dip system is that it can easily be removed without the use of a drill. They can be completely soaked off in less than a half hour. 

Stay tuned for part two of this review because I will get more into the removal and I'll be taking progress pictures along the way! I'm also planning a post with swatches of the 4 other dip powder shades I've received, so I hope you'll come back for that one too! 

Kiara Sky dip powder starter kit retails for $109.99 and contains everything you need to achieve dipped french manicures.
Dip powders retail $14.99 for the colored versions and $24.99 for the pinks/white/naturals for french manicures.
Gel polish retails for $12.99 a bottle and their regular nail polish line retails for $8.50 a bottle.

If you're interested in Kiara Sky dip powders or any of their other products here's what you need to know!

Let me know what you think about the dip system down below!

*Sent for swatching/review. All opinions are honest and 100% my own based on my experiences.

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  1. The powder is so crazy! I really want to try it!

  2. This is an interesting system. I'm not terribly familiar with dip systems, but this looks fairly easy.

  3. Wow looks so cool! I'm not sure it's something I would buy because of the price but I can appreciate it.

  4. Great review, I love my Cuccio Dipping System. So many companies are fetching them out now! X

  5. Love Kiara Sky- that color teal is ahhhmazing! - Erika James

  6. I find that after i use the dip set a couple of days they start to lift on the sides... I was wondering if you use a drill or a nail file to buff and file your nails in the process... I use a file and maybe that’s the case I’m not sealing them correctly

    1. For this particular one I used a coarse nail file. I’ve also used a drill but the wear time on myself is the same.

    2. I have the same problem, have you found a way to resolve this?

    3. Lifting is usually caused from the product touching the skin or cuticle. There should be a very tiny gap between the cuticle and the color.

  7. My dip color is coming in cloudy, like a marble look.. what went wrong?