How to Do a French Manicure with Dip Powder

Hi girls, Lauren here!


I have a confession to make: I love french nails! They go with anything, anywhere and they are super elegant. I used to have a lot of trouble getting my french manicure done at home. 

It was all so complicated with the polish and always painting the edges wrong. But since I discovered AVVA dip powder, my french manicures have been on the spot, perfect, easy and long lasting. 

That's why I want to show a few steps necessary for a successful french dip powder manicure.

First of all we need to talk about What you need for a french manicure. No matter what colors you choose for your french (God knows there are some cool trending ideas out there) you will need for sure a dipping container. This will secure the proper application without any extra steps. 

If you are new to dip powder I need to tell you, AVVA has the perfect French Dip Powder Kit for you! You will get 1 White, 1 Clear, 1 Natural Pink and 1 Hot Red dip powders plus a FREE dipping container. 

Other accessories you might need? A buffer, a cuticle tool, nail files, a brush (find them all here + some extra useful clips here) and some essential liquids:

So now that we know what we need let's break it down. 

1. Prep your nails

File, shape and buff your nails to perfection! You can use your cuticle pusher to clean out the nail very well and make sure you don't have any skin getting in your way. It's very important to avoid getting the product on your skin, as this can cause lifting and cracking. 

2. Apply AVVA Primer

Make sure you dehydrate your nails with alcohol and apply your primer before starting the procedure. Proper dehydration can make you avoid any future lifting and cracking of the nail. 

3. Prepare for the application

Let's assume you want a classic french. Shake the powder, then open it and pour your White powder in the dipping container. Get your nail tool close to you & open the Clear Dip powder as well. They will be essential for the next steps.

4. Apply the Base and dip in

Now apply your AVVA Base not too close to the cuticles and dip the tip of your nail in the dipping container. Stop when you can't see the natural white line of your nail. Then quickly take the finger out and dip it in the Clear dip powder.  Wait for 30 seconds and brush off the excess powder.

Repeat these procedures until you have the desired intensity.

5. Apply Activator and buff well

After you've brushed off all the excess powder, you can move on to the Activator. Apply it on your whole nail, caping every edge. Let it dry for 2 minutes and buff the nails to eliminate any imperfections. Apply a second coat of Activator and let it dry again. Before moving to the next step make sure to clean your nails with alcohol. If the nails are not completely clean at this point, you will have a messy finish.

6. Apply AVVA Top and Enjoy!

After you clean your nails well apply the first coat of AVVA Top with quick, fast brushes. Let it dry for 30 seconds and then apply the second layer. Be sure to cover all the edges very well and cap the tips of the nail. Let it dry for 3 minutes and go about your business! 

Now you can enjoy your own french manicure right at-home!

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