Enhance the beauty of your nails with various acrylic nail designs – one of which is acrylic nail tips. You can have this professionally done or do it yourself at home. You will need the following:
- Nail brush
- Nail oil
- Nail polish remover
- Liquid acrylic
- Powder acrylic
- Acrylic clippers
- Acrylic tips
To apply, clean and dry your nails and push back the cuticles first. It is important that you have removed previous nail polish and dead skin cells. Go get a basic manicure prior to application of acrylic nails.
Trim the nails to the skin so that natural nails won’t come off when acrylic nail chips. Next, apply a drop of glue on the acrylic nails tips and the edge of the nail where the tip is to be glued. If you applied it incorrectly, just soak your finger in water and take off the tip.
File and shape them according to your desired shape and length but it is advisable that you file acrylic nail tips according to how the natural nail grows.
Now, transfer the liquid acrylic into a dish, dip the nail brush in it and then dip it into the acrylic powder. Apply the brush on the edge of the acrylic nail and spread the powder and liquid evenly on the nail. Remember not to apply the acrylic liquid and powder mixture into your cuticles as fungus may begin to grow.
You may need to reapply a new set of acrylic nail tips every two to three weeks to fill in the gaps that will show.
To remove acrylic nails, clip your nails first as far as possible. Cut some squares of aluminum foil. Soak your cotton balls with acetone, lay it on the nail, and cover it with the square-cut aluminum foil. Make sure you cover it tightly and you do one hand at a time. Let the foil cover the nails for about 20 to 30 minutes. After that, remove the foil one at a time and scrape the acrylic off with an orange stick. Just repeat the process if there are still traces left.
Since your digits have been exposed to chemicals, see to it that you apply nail oil to your cuticles to moisturize them. Massage it gently to your fingernails to keep it smooth and soft.
Keep your acrylic nails dry and make sure you wear gloves when doing house chores. Always protect your hands and nails from accidents like splitting or chipping. Thoroughly towel them dry and keep them away from water as water seeped underneath the acrylic can cause damage.
If there are chips and splits, consider consulting a professional and have it repaired. Never let moisture allow fungi and bacteria to grow in your nail to ensure that your nails look good and stay healthy every time.