My First Time Trying SNS Dip Powder Nails

Hi Bellas,

I tried something new!  I went to the nail salon and got a SNS or Dip Powder manicure for the first time ever.  It's something I've been wanting to try for a long time.  I've got some mixed thoughts on the procedure.  Check it out!

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*Picture Credit - Betty with a Why

I've only ever done natural nail polish or gel nails before.  Some of my friends swear by SnS and I've been wanting to try it for a long time.  I finally bit the bullet and gave it a shot.  My friend took me to her salon and she got her nails redone.  I noticed the removal procedure is a lot like gel nails - you file the nails down and soak them in acetone and scrape them off.

When the nail technician did my nails, she applied a clear nail polish product then dipped them in a powder and filed them and repeated the process several times and finally finished with a clear top coat.  There was no UV light curing involved which is a plus.

I noticed that the end result looked a bit chunkier and round than I'm used to.  Some of my friends who favor gel nails mentioned that this is why they don't like SNS.  But honestly I think it may boil down to the expertise of the nail technician.

One week later my nails haven't cracked or shown wear just grown out a little bit.  I can see why people like this.  Your natural nails grow strong underneath and I think these hold up better than gel nails.  I'm going to try a new technician and see if I like the results better next time.  If you have an awesome SNS Nail Technician in Atlanta that you can recommend, let me know in the comments below!