How To Use A Coffee Filter To Lengthen Dip Nails

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Instantly longer nails! It's a miracle! DIY artificial nail tips are easier than you might think. The solution for longer nails is right in your kitchen. We'll walk you through how to add nail tips with a coffee filter and dip powder. That's right - create your own acrylic dip powder tips with just a coffee filter or tea bag and Base & Finish powder.
PRO TIP: Make sure you thoroughly prep nails to ensure adhesion & long-lasting wear! Push back cuticles, create a rough texture on the nail plate by filing, and sanitize thoroughly.
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A coffee filter! This multi-use, accessible product can be easily found in your pantry.

Not a coffee drinker? A fresh tea bag can be cut down and used in the same manner.

Step 1
  • Prepare an artificial nail tip with a coffee filter. Use a pen to mark for sizing.
Step 2
  • Cut to your preferred nail shape, matching the width of your nail.
Step 3
  • Prep the nail as usual.
Step 4
  • Apply Step 1 Bond.
Step 5
  • Apply a small amount of Step 2 Base to the tip (about ⅓ of the way) of the nail.
  • Quickly secure the coffee filter in place with a tweezer.
Step 6
  • Hold and allow a few seconds for the coffee filter to adhere.
Step 7
  • Cut to your desired length.
Step 8
  • Apply Step 2 Base over the entire nail and quickly dip into Base & Finish Powder.
Step 9
  • Wait a few seconds for the blend of dip liquid and powder to saturate, then use a fluffy brush to remove excess powder.
  • Repeat for more durability. This will help strengthen the nail tip and prevent potential breakage.
Step 10
  • Apply Step 3 Activator and allow nails to harden.
Step 11
  • File nails to your desired shape.
Step 12
  • Apply color powder as normal to achieve your desired look. Here we are using CL-40.
  • Broken nails are now a worry of the past. With this super simple (and cheap!) method, you can save your mani whenever disaster strikes.

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