Dip nails are a type of manicure, and a fantastic alternative to acrylic or gel nails and nail polishes. The basic process involves removing all existing polish, shaping, and applying a bond or dehydrator to remove any oils and debris. The surface is then built up using a base coat and natural powder for thickness and durability. Next is the color. A couple of layers are applied using the base coat, after which you would dip the nail into a pot of highly pigmented powder, or pour it on the nail. The process is repeated a few times for each nail, depending on the effect you want to achieve. The look is finished off with a sealing or activating coat to harden the powder and a top coat for that extra beautiful, fresh manicure shine. You can do dip powders on both natural and false nails, making it an excellent option for everyone.