4 April 2013

Tutorial: Acrylic Nails

*edit* Since I wrote this tutorial I have improved a lot! Clearly you just need to practice, practice, practice. Its all in getting the right amount of liquid to powder. I have edited this to show more photos, using a practice hand as taking photos and doing it with your own hand is near impossible.

My mother was wanting a tutorial from me in writing so she could do it herself, copy step by step sort of thing and this is where the tutorial came from. I am no expert, and have no formal training in this. I have used the Nailene Acrylic Sculpture Kit.

Natural stubby nail
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Use nail glue and glue on the tip which fits your fingernail
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Then cut off the excess, use nail clippers or scissors if you don't have any. 
You can get them from eBay cheaply
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And then it should be near enough to your desirable length
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Dip the brush in to the acrylic liquid, wipe the brush against the side of the bottle to make sure its not dripping wet. Then gently drag it across the acrylic powder, you should create a little ball. The brush should be in contact with the powder for 3-4 seconds.
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Then apply the ball to the nail, smooth it over the natural nail as well as the extension
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Go in again with the liquid and powder, with the ball cover the entire nail
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Once it is fully hardened and dry go in with a emery board to work any lumpy bits out
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Then using a buffing file work over the nail to make it fully smooth
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You are free to apply a base coat and apply nail polish 
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I know it doesn't look perfect but I imagine with time I can master the acrylic technique.

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