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How To Apply Acrylic Nails

With a little practice, you can save money and avoid the salon by applying stylish acrylic nails yourself.


  • Step 1: Let the acrylic dry for 10 to 20 minutes. Then shape and smooth your nails with the nail file. Moisturize with nail oil as needed.
  • Step 2: Apply your desired hue of nail polish for a finished appearance. The result – professional looking nails!
  • FACT: Did you know? Fingernails grow faster on a person's dominant hand.
  • TIP: Apply the acrylic mixture as many times as needed to build the natural nail up to the same height as the acrylic tip. Avoid the cuticle area.
  • Step 3: Pour the liquid acrylic into the dish. Dip a brush into the liquid, blot, and then dip into the powder acrylic. Apply the mixture to both your natural nail and the acrylic nail tip.
  • Step 4: Dab a small amount of glue on a natural nail and apply the acrylic tips. Then trim as needed with a nail file and cutter.
  • TIP: Immerse your finger in a bowl of water to immediately remove a crooked acrylic nail.
  • Step 5: Remove any old nail polish, file your nails smooth, and push back overgrown cuticles. Then cut your nails short and apply a hand sanitizer to prohibit bacterial growth.

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