9 March 2015

Nails: Acrylic Paint - Why I Use It

While I use a lot of nail polishes in my nail art I also really like to use acrylic paints.

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I use them for a couple of reasons:

- You can mix custom colours, so I don't need to have a million polishes
- Acrylic paint dries slower than polish, which means you have longer to do your designs and it doesn't go thick, gloopy and stringy

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- If you mess up it is easy to wipe off with some water and start again, without messing the base polish
- The pigmentation of the paint is good so you don't need to go over and over the same area

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- The acrylic is thinner than normal polish and because of this you can achieve thinner more delicate lines and details

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The acrylic paints that I use are from Wilkinsons, I first got this set of twelve paints
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A nice array of colours
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I quickly went through the black and white paints and so have purchased these ones which have 75ml in each bottle compared to the 12ml in the mini tubes.

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Wilkinsons has quite a few different colours to choose from, this silver one for example I got because the box assortment didn't have a silver and you can't mix two colours to make a silver. This isn't as pigmented as all of the other acrylic paints though.

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The assorted pack of paints (12ml x12) was around £2
The individual bottles (75ml) were around £1 and the metallic paints are around £1.25


 

2 comments:

  1. really, acrylic colors? never thouzght about that and i use them for whatever artsy thing i am doing O_O

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    1. Yeah they seem to work really well, just have to topcoat everything so the design doesn't wash off with water.

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