I Fell For The Nailboo Dip Powder Nails Instagram Ad

Posted November 17, 2020 by Prairie Wife -

Nailboo dip nails

In a moment of weakness, I fell for the Nailboo Dip Powder Nails Instagram ad.

I tell you what, those Instagram ads are so darn accurate it’s scary!

And I’d be a big fat liar if I said this was the first time I fell for one 😉

It all happened in September while The Cowboy was gone Elk hunting. I had been contemplating what to do about my nails for an upcoming event.

It has been years since I have consistently had gel nails, and while naked nails don’t bother me, when I have an event I like to take my look to the next level.

Normally I spend about an hour doing my nails myself (it takes SO long for them to dry) and I carefully time it so that they will look good for the event. Sometimes I can even get a day or two more with no chips, but usually, after about 3 days I have to clean them off.

So…when I saw the Nailboo ad for their kit, and they talked about how easy it was, and I watched a few YouTube videos I decided I would try it.

The first time I did them (in true go big or go home Prairie Wife form) I tried to do an ombre look.

They turned out okay but not amazing…and lasted about a week before one chipped.

The next time I tried them, I kept it simple with one color on each nail and used a few tricks (I’ll leave them at the end) and they lasted more than two weeks with no issues.

Removal was a pain in the butt…but not any worse than gel nails, so I decided to get really invested in these and bought a few more colors.

As of right now I’ve been using this product for 3 months and loving it.

I’ve received multiple messages asking me about the product, so I thought I would share it with you here. I am NOT an affiliate or a partner with Nailboo.

My Nailboo nails last a solid two weeks, and so do Cowgirl G’s. Depending on how OCD you are about chips or growth I feel comfortable saying that you can probably get 3 weeks out of this product.

I haven’t seen any damage to my nails and I usually keep them naked for about 4 days to a week in between using this product.

It takes me around 30 minutes start to finish to do my nails and plan on an hour for removal (I told you it’s a pain).

What I’ve Learned:

  • Take time to rough up your nails.
  • Clean them with rubbing alcohol after you rough them up and before you apply your base.
  • Cap the edges and corners. Don’t know what that means? This link tells you.
  • Let them sit for a few minutes before you brush off the powder especially if you used a thick coat.
  • Do two coats of colored dip powder, and use the second one to fill in any spots you missed.
  • When your nails are coated with the color dip powder (but before you activate them) you can use an orange stick to even out your sides and the cuticle area. The dip is still a bit soft so you can push it or scrape a bit off.
  • After you activate the first time and let it sit for three minutes use a rough nail file to really even out the top of your nail. This is the time to get rid of any bumps or unevenness that may have occurred. Don’t be afraid to go to town 😉
  • They really are ready for you to use to do anything (yes even shower or do dishes) about three minutes after you put that shiny topcoat on!
  • After you are totally done you can use a nail file to round off the cuticle areas or smooth the edges if they are bumpy.
  • Just use an orange stick to scrape off any extra residue on the skin under the tips of your nails.
  • I usually use a file to clean up the edges after about a week of growth to keep them looking neat.


Don’t count on perfection the first time you do this, but by the third time, you should have the hang of it.

So far I’ve loved all the colors we’ve bought, with my favorites being the soft grays and pinks…and the white was pretty awesome too.

Questions about the product I didn’t answer?

Ask them in the comments!

NOTE: I bought this steamer to help with removal. It worked pretty well but I would caution you to be gentle when scrapping off the powder so you don’t dig into your actual nail.

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