If you're new to using an e-file or nail drill on your dip powder nails, you might be wondering which drill bits you need to use for best results.
Most drills come with a set of generic bits - for the most part, these are junk and you're best off just ditching them in favour of some good ones! I find the generic bits are too fine to be helpful, and the sandpaper bands will destroy your cuticles while you're learning.
You actually don't need many drill bits for a beautiful manicure - you can get away with just 4 different bits, and still have a perfect salon style dip powder manicure.
So which nail drill bits do you need when you're starting out?
Here are my top 4 essential drill bits for beginners.
This tiny, ball-ended bit is a must-have. It does a brilliant job getting rid of excess cuticle during your manicure prep, and will increase the longevity of your dip powder nails. You can use it on your actual cuticle, and also on the nail bed to remove any cuticle that still attached to the nail bed. It's this cuticle that will cause your dip powder manicure to lift, so getting rid of it is super important.