If you’ve never heard of Next Generation Nails, then you’re in a for a treat! This could be the best alternative to acrylic and gel polish.

What is NexGenNails?

This the latest lacquer technology in form of a gel powder. Yes! It’s really powder. You literally just dip your nail and instantly you have a gorgeous gel manicure, it works like magic. NexGenNail powder promises no damage to the nail bed, unlike what some people generally experience from acrylic or regular gel polish. There is no need to worry about you nails becoming brittle because NexGenNail powder is fortified with calcium and vitamin E to help ensure healthy nails. The powder is also environment friendly and has no odor. It is lightweight yet durable, so chipping and cracking presents no issue. NexGenNail powder dries superfast and does not require UV light. This was one of my pet peeves about gel polish but that’s all taken care of by NexGenNail gel powder.

I tried NexGenNail gel powder for the first time just two days ago and I can tell you without a doubt that it has stolen my heart. Not only does it look natural, it feels natural. I don’t feel like I have anything extra on my nails, but my nails are solid. They look and feel great. I was skeptical to try it out at first but I’m so glad that I did because I am just in love and I don’t think I’m ever going back to acrylic or gel polish.

Day 1

2 weeks after








I generally get acrylic because I want a solid foundation to avoid breakage but I have found that after taking the acrylic off, my nails are very brittle and cannot be sustained on their own so I would have to continuously get the acrylic. After a while, I decided to start getting gel polish because I didn’t have to add anything extra to my nails, just a hardening polish, which for me sounded good for two reasons: my nails would be hard so I don’t have to worry about breakage and it was water resistant so it would last longer. However, I found that even with the gel polish sometimes, my nails still managed to chip and crack to some extent and after taking the gel off my nails were not in any better condition than they were as compared to the acrylic. Not to mention having to expose my hands to UV radiation just to let the gel polish dry.

There is a process that has to be followed to apply the powder to the nail. If you are interested in getting to know what the process entails, feel free to check out their site (http://nexgenails.com/) and learn more about this amazing new technology.

Essentially, what happens is the nail is prepped and cleaned as usual then necessary prep base and a base coat are added to the nail before dipping it into the powder. The nails are dipped about 3 times into the powder with a base coat layer between each layer of powder. After three dips, an activator liquid is applied on top. The nails are then filed into perfect shape and a finishing gel is applied on top. It is recommended that you dry under a fan for about 2 minutes then you’re good to go.

Oh! I forgot to mention, there’s a wide array of vibrant colors to choose from.  You’re welcome !


Feature image via i-D magazine