How To Apply Acrylic Nails:
Everyone wants perfect nails, but sometimes it's hard to get that naturally,
so the next best thing is to apply acrylic nails.
Basically acrylic nails are fake nails that are attached to your existing nail
to give a fake natural appearance that is stronger and lasts longer.
Most nail salons do this procedure, however it can be costly.
If you can do it yourself you can save yourself money and do it just as well
as the professionals can.
However, it will take practice before you can
get your acrylic nails up to professional quality. Practice makes perfect.
You will need:
• Nail Polish Remover
• Nail Files and Filing 'Block
• Acrylic Nipper
• Artificial Nail Tips: Find a size that fits your nail, if this is not possible
find one that is closest and file it down.
• Liquid Acrylic
• Powdered Acrylic
• Acrylic Brush: To apply the acrylic to your nail.
• Dampen Dish: To hold the acrylic liquid in
• Nail Oil: To moisturize your nail after you apply your acrylic nail
How to apply acrylic nails:
• First off all you need to prepare your nail by giving it a really neat manicure,
to remove all the dead skin and to smooth out rough edges.
• Then remove all previous traces of polish and acrylic
with a non-acetone nail polish remover.
• Roughen nails up with a filing block, and trim nails back to the skin,
not too far though.
The reason of cutting your nail back to the skin
is that if the tip of your acrylic nail decides to break,
it's not going to take half of your nail off with it.
• Set your acrylic nail tips out next to your glue ready to apply.
• Apply just a drop of glue on the tip, from the bottom up
to the little indentation where the edge of you nail should go.
• If you apply the acrylic nail wrong you can quickly remove it
by soaking it in water.
• Adjust the acrylic nail's length to suit your needs,
using either an artificial nail tip cutter or toenail clippers.
File down the rough edges as well, and compare them
with the rest of your nails, making sure they're even
• Pour the liquid acrylic into your dish, this stuff is very potent
so open a few windows as it can give you quite a headache when you apply it!
Open you container of powder, dip your brush into the liquid acrylic,
wipe both sides on paper towel. Then dip the brush in the liquid again
and wipe against the side of the container as you would with your nail polish.
• Dip the tip of the brush into you powder; a little ball of product should form.
It should be damp, but not too wet, apply this ball on the edge
of the acrylic tip and your natural nail.
• Quickly spread it out and smooth it in, but be careful not to flatten it though,
wipe your brush to remove excess product.
• Then repeat the steps over and over to build and copy the natural curve
of your nail, apply a coat to the tip as well,
just not as thick.
However be careful NOT to apply any acrylic onto the cuticle area!
You could develop a mold or fungus under the nail if it lifts.
• After your acrylic has set, and dried, (it should take no longer than ten minutes)
file the sides of the nail and close to the cuticle with a grit nail file,
then shape the nail too look natural.
• Smooth your nail with a filing block then scrub them with soapy water
and a nailbrush to remove any dust and filings.
• Remember to apply some nail oil on your cuticles as you just exposed
them to chemicals and buffering and they will need to retain their moisture.
• However every two weeks you will need to reapply some acrylic
to your nails as your nail will grow and move the acrylic nail up.
For more info, download Acrylic Nails, a free ebook.