Everything You Need to Know About Dip Powder
Aug. 9, 2020
There is so much to tell and so little time; so without wasting any, let’s get going. We’ll try to cover the topic of Dip Powder Nails and just as the title says, we’ll try our best to include everything you really do need to know.
What is it?
To start off, it is a technique to decorate your nails currently in trend. No, it isn’t something new but it is getting quickly popularized by social media. It can give your nails a flawless and immaculate look for up to a month without chipping off. Also called the SNS nails, the process involves using colored acrylic powder that is either brushed-on or nails are dipped in the powder and then covered with a sealant. It is a sort of hybrid between acrylic extensions and gel nail polish.
The Process of Application:
The process is quite simple and experts even say that if you can paint your nails at home, then you can dip powder your nails at home as well. Of course, there are a variety of kits available in the market that you can use, but the process of application is usually the same for all; even at beauty salons, they use the same method (more or less).
- The first step is to prepare the nails by cleaning them and ensuring that there is no dirt or oil. It is here that you may chip off any hangnails by pushing back the cuticles.
- The next step is to apply a bonder (it’s a matter of choice) so the acrylic powder may stick to your nails. Applying an even layer will lessen the chances of lifting.
- The next step involves doing one finger at a time. Apply the base and just after that dip the nail in the acrylic powder (use a tray) or apply it using a brush. If you are dipping the nail in the powder, be sure to brush or tap off the excess powder from the nails. You may want to dip your nails multiple times to get the desire color or opacity you would like.
- Then let your nails dry for a while (2 to 5 minutes will do); use this time to foil them into the desired shape.
- Finally, apply a top coat and seal the deal.
The process is quite simple but requires delicate handy-work with attention to detail. Once done right, you will get smooth and perfect looking nails that will last you almost a month. Beauty salons opt for brushing on the powder instead of dipping due to hygiene concerns; but if you are doing it at home, you might as well dip rather than brushing. You can tap or brush off the excess afterwards.
Pros and Cons:
Now that we have seen how it works and what the process of application is; time to weigh-in the yay and nays.
- First, you don’t have to dry dip powdered nails using harmful UV light.
- Along with that, there are now plenty of do-it-yourself kits available in the market with an endless choice for colors.
- Most importantly, it will last you almost a month without cracking or chipping off, which makes it perfect for those with a busy schedule.
The cons include:
- Bulkier/thicker look than regular nail polish.
- Some people are allergic to the bonder (a type of monomer which is allergenic) used for dip powdered nails.
- Lastly, the removal is a difficult process.
In comparison to gel, dip powder is making quite a disruption in the nails decoration industry; so if you haven’t had your nails done yet, what are you waiting for?
Hate it? Don’t toss it! Repurpose it!
We ♥️ trying new products, new brands, and new ingredients. Raise your hand if you had NEVER even heard of Cica until last year 🤚 Not everything can make it’s way into your starting lineup though. I’m looking at you MARIO BADESCU - Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater So what do you do with all the products that just don’t work for you? Here’s some ideas for recycling your beauty products 💡 Got some facial cleansers you didn’t love? ￼Use them as a manicure/pedicure soak 💅 ￼Let your partner or the teenagers in your life try them ￼Try em out as brush cleanser ￼If they are moisturizing/foaming they might work for shaving Scrubs/exfoliants you don’t want on your face? ￼Use them as hand/foot scrub 🦶 ￼Scrub up those knees and elbows ￼Smooth your booty 🍑 Got some oils that didn’t make the cut? ￼Soften up your knees and elbows ￼Mix some with your body lotion to make it extra rich then slather it all over 🦵 ￼Use it for cuticle oil, any oil works! ￼If it’s cleansing oil try using it to clean your makeup brushes 🖌 Face masks you don’t like? ￼If they are moisturizing they are perfect to soften feet, knees, and elbows ￼Mud masks are perfect to help with buttne or backne! Toners have witch hazel or alcohol? ￼Pop them in the fridge and use as a cooling body spray in the summer ☀️ Bronzer just not your shade? ￼Mix it with lotion for sexy evening body shimmer If all else fails or your skin was sensitive to the product you can always gift to a friend/teen - my daughter and her friends always LOVED to get a bag of my cast offs when she was younger OR find a freecycle/random acts of kindness group OR a women’s shelter in your area to offer it to! What else do you do to recycle your unwanted products?? 💙
Do It All Toner 🍃🍃
I have been loving the brand Truly lately ✨ I recently purchased this: 🍃TRULY - CBD Jelly Toning Solution 🍃 And it’s by far one of my favorite toners. Ingredients: 💚100MG CBD 💚Glycolic Acid 💚Tea Tree Oil 💚Organic Aloe 💚Rose Petal Extract This brand is also: 💚Vegan 💚Cruelty Free 💚Clean I use this every other night and it as tremendously helped my skin barrier and acne. I was really concerned about the glycolic acid irritating or drying my skin but it didn’t at all 🤩 I highly recommend this to combo and oily , acne prone skin. This will be a toner I keep in my night routine. I got it from Ulta (of course) for $24 (I paid $15 after coupons) Do you use CBD products? 🍃
All about Cherie Spotlight
Hi all! 🎉🥳 New year, new (and improved) Cherie Spotlight! There's a lot of new faces, so a big welcome to all those who are new! We want to (re)introduce Cherie Spotlight - a really fun and engaging way to get involved with the cherie community and even win some free beauty prizes - so you don't miss out on all the fun things happening within cherie! ABOUT CHERIE SPOTLIGHT The great thing about Cherie Spotlight is that anyone can participate. You don't have to be a seasoned creator or a professional beautician. Start creating and posting, and you're in the running! Each category has 5 winners, for a total of 15 winners every two weeks - that’s 30 winners a month!! You can find the information about Cherie Spotlight, the winners from last week, and the prizes for the current week in the designated area in the app (more on that later!). THE CATEGORIES There's a few different ways to get involved and win. Here's what you need to know! Cherie’s Picks ￼Cherie's Picks is a selection of our favorite, top engaged with content that is selected by Team cherie. Content that is loved by the community and cheered for, commented on, saved, etc. are considered for Cherie's Picks. New on Cherie ￼So you're new around here... Welcome, we're so glad you're here!! It can be intimidating to create a new account and start posting, but we're here to cheer you on along the way and maybe you can get a free beauty product while you're at it! Share your first posts on cherie for a chance to win the New on Cherie prize. It's THAT simple! Cherie Convo ￼On cherie, we're all about encouraging conversations and listening to what YOU have to say! For this category, we want you to post into the topic of the week with your stories, opinions, and more. You can check out the weekly topics at the top of the Discover page or on this account @cherie and share what's on your mind! Make sure you use the Topic tag to tag the weekly topic in order to be considered for that week's Cherie Convo. WHERE TO FIND CHERIE SPOTLIGHT The Cherie Spotlight page is where you can find all the information regarding Cherie Spotlight. Here, you can see last week's winners & their prizes, as well as this week's prizes. To find the Cherie Convo topics for each week, check out the Discover banners or this account @cherie. There are three ways to view the Cherie Spotlight page in the cherie app: Discover banner ￼Go to the Discover page and find the rotating banner. Click on the banner titled "Win Prizes with Cherie Spotlight!" to be redirected to the Cherie Spotlight page. Notification page ￼Go to your Notifications page and find the uppermost banner labeled "Cherie Spotlight" Insights ￼Go to your profile page and click the "Insights" button. From here, you will see a "cherie spotlight" banner. This will take you to the Cherie Spotlight page! Happy posting! If you have any questions, DM us on cherie or comment below 🍒
BEST mascara for straight lashes 🤩💕
I have straight, thin, long Asian lashes that need volume + curl + length, so it’s pretty much impossible for me to find a mascara that I like. I use a Shu Uemura or Kevyn Aucoin lash curler to curl my lashes first - these two lash curlers have been the best performing for me, since they fit Asian eyelids pretty well! L'ORÉAL - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara - this mascara is supposed to be a dupe for TF Better Than Sex Mascara, and I actually like it better! I’ve used both the waterproof and the regular one, and it’s kept my straight lashes curled. I like drier formulas, and this is definitely one of those - no flaking and curl is held all day, BUT it does get a bit clumpy. if you’re into clumpy lashes (I am, honestly), you might like this one because it does build volume and length. benefit - Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara - this is probably my favorite high end mascara because it actually lengthens, volumizes, and retains my curl. I usually don’t believe that high end mascara is worth it, but I would repurchase this one if I was splurging on myself! benefit - They're Real! Mascara - this is a very ordinary mascara and performs really closely to the original L’Oreal Voluminous line, in my opinion. nothing to write home about - didn’t hold up my curl, no significant length or volume. Heroine Mascara - this mascara is INTENSE. it holds my curl super well and gives me some length and volume, but is IMPOSSIBLE to take off. it took about ~3 days for me to completely clean this mascara off with oil-based remover, so if you have really straight and thin lashes, this may be a great option, but do note it’s difficult to remove. Too Faced - Better Than Sex Mascara - I actually despise this mascara because it’s super wet, then gets super dry in the tube really quickly. this is one of the few mascaras that flaked on me, didn’t hold a curl, and just didn’t look good immediately after application. I got a free one and wouldn’t repurchase. L'ORÉAL - Telescopic Waterproof Mascara - my holy grail since middle school! I use the waterproof one and it holds my curl, lengthens, and volumizes (with extra coats) better than any other mascara has. every time I stray from this mascara, I find myself coming back because it’s just that good. I find it’s the right wet/dry ratio that I love. would totally recommend this for all lash types, whether you have straight, curled, thick, thin, or short lashes! overall, my top two picks would be the L’Oreal telescopic mascara and the L’Oreal lash paradise. I wouldn’t spend too much money on mascara and would instead invest in a great eyelash curler, since they can last you for years. drugstore products are always my favorite, so if you have any recs I’d love to hear them!
Self Care: Skin Roller & Sheet Masks
My new year skin-resolution is to use more sheet masks. Sheet masks are the best way to treat yourself to a moment of wellness and to give your skin a boost of hydration along with any treatments. I personally cannot stay still for 10-15 minutes, so my esthetician friends recommended that I use a facial roller with my sheet masks. This will not only keep my hands busy but enhances absorption, drain lymphatic nodes, and sculpt and tone my face. I found this great article from @SkinGym that shows you how to properly use facial rollers: 1. Start by using the larger stone and rolling upward (neck to jawline) 2. Sculpt the Jawline: Roll from chin to ear with upward rolling motion 3. Cheeks: Roll outwards from nose to temple 4. Under eye are: use the smaller stone roll gently outward from inner eye to temple 5. Forehead: use the larger stone roll outward towards the hairline. I repeat each step 2-3 times on each side of the face and repeat until serums in the sheet masks fully sinks into the skin. According to the article to get the best result you should be incorporating rolling into your daily AM and PM routine... but I’m still working on 2-3 times a week. Maybe in a month or so I can work my way up to once daily. Dr. Jart+ - Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution @cherie gifted this to me and I’ve loving this extra bit soothing hydration. They’re pretty inexpensive, ranging around $6-$9 for 5 masks. They’re formulated with patented aquasil component, hyaluronic acid and seaweed extract to provide intensive hydration. 🚫Dr. Jart+ is not cruelty-free they do test on animals when required and they do sell to mainland China which requires animal testing. #Blush Wellness - Rose Quartz Facial-Roller[products]#[FiveStars] This was gifted to me from Blush Wellness. They’re actually having a sale right now for $10. I usually pop it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to get them nice and cold whenever I want to get my “roll-on.”🤪 MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Soniclear Elite Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleansing System and MICHAEL TODD BEAUTY - Soniclear Replacement Serum Infusion Head I’ve also used the sonic clear serum infusion head and it works wonder as well! Here are some of my favorite 🐰cruelty-free face sheet masks: patchology - Perfect Weekend FlashMasque Sheet Mask Kit meebak - Cica Mask GLOW RECIPE - Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask NATURE REPUBLIC - Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel + Real Nature Aloe Mask Sheet skyn ICELAND - Icelandic Relief Eye Cream & Face-Lift In-a-Bag Bundle bliss - The Detoxifier Holographic Foil Sheet Mask Let me know your favorite sheet masks/ rolling tools below. Thank you. Be Kind, Stay Beautiful
Self-Expression, Beauty Rituals, and Uplifting The Trans Community With Mariana MarroquinLearn about LA's Trans Wellness Center and how to become a better ally for the trans community.Jun. 24, 2020
How Cherie's Skin Report Can Help Users Get Advice from their PeersCherie's beauty community offers solutions to all of your skincare questions!Jun. 18, 2020
This Anti-Inflammaging Serum Can Teach Your Skin How to Heal ItselfMeet Heraux (pronounced hero), the serum that just might save your skin.Dec. 31, 2020