The Pros of a Nailboo Dip Manicure
- Instructional Videos Helped the Process: All of Nailboo's kits come with the basics. There are four liquids — base, activator, top, and brush cleaner — and a "build powder." If you've only ever painted your nails with regular lacquer, it might look intimidating. Nailboo anticipated this and has several incredibly helpful tutorials on its website. (I found "Get to Know Your Kit" to be the most informative overall.)
- Nailboo Has a Great Color Selection: Nailboo currently has 58 colors to choose from. I tried a selection called Modern Mint, and was pleasantly surprised that the color was actually more neutral on in-person than it was on the website. You never know with dip! Once you put on that top coat, the color can change entirely.
- It Was Quick: Compared to a traditional lacquer manicure, which can take over an hour to dry, or a gel mani, which requires a UV light, dip is a relatively fast routine. You'll need to apply a base and two layers of color, activate, file, and top it off. Wait for that top coat to dry (two minutes max) and you're good to go!
- The Manicure Lasts: I kept the dip on for two weeks then opted to remove it. It was every bit as durable as pricier dip systems.