Applying Acrylic Nails at Home
Sometimes, going to a professional nail salon can be troublesome for a number of reasons. Whether you simply can’t afford getting your acrylic nails done at the salon or just want to give it a go yourself, there are many people who have mastered the art of DIY acrylic nail applications from home. The important thing to keep in mind is not to allow yourself to become overwhelmed or intimidated. With these easy steps, you’ll have gorgeous professional looking acrylic nails in no time.
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What You Will Need
For starters, you will need full cover acrylic glue on nails. These can be found at just about any drugstore. We recommend the 100 nail pack so that you have plenty of sizes to choose from as well as the best possible deal and extras for mishaps. The square shaped ones are ideal in comparison to the rounded as you can easily round them if need be or leave them square tipped depending on your personal preference. Don’t forget the nail glue, a metal fingernail file, clippers, your polish, topcoat, nail polish remover and cotton swabs.
How to Get Started
Try on each of the varying nail sizes which have come in your package until you uncover which fits each particular finger best. Then you will need to line them up in a corresponding order for both hands to make the process organized, quick and easy. Upon examining the back of each nail closely, you will typically see a small number to indicate the size. A good tip is to write these numbers down for next time.
Gluing on the Nails
Simply squeeze a tiny bit of glue onto the center of your natural nail and spread it with the bottle’s tip. Next, you will do the same to the inside of the acrylic nail in an area about the size of your natural nail.
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Pressing on the Nails
All that’s left is to press on the acrylic nails to your natural nails until the glue is firmly holding it in place. You will want to file the edges to give it a natural look before polishing and finishing with a clear topcoat.