Acrylic nails - are they good?

How to use Acrylic/ artificial nails? Does it affect your natural nails? What are the different types and whats the best?

If this is your first time doing your own acrylic nails, you may want to start with a kit. Kits contain everything you need to get started and come with detailed instructions to help you achieve the look you want.

  1. Acrylic should be applied to clean nails, so remove your old polish before getting started.
  2. Trim your nails.
  3. Buff the surface of your nails
  4. Push back your cuticles.
  5. Apply the tips.
  6. Get the acrylic materials ready.
  7. Load the acrylic brush with acrylic.
  8. Apply the acrylic mixture to your nails. Start at the “smile line”
  9. Let the acrylic dry. It should only take about ten minutes before the acrylic is completely set.
  10. Now that the acrylic has set, use a coarse nail file (180 grit for example) to shape the tips and file them to the length you want.
  11. Paint your nails. You can use a coat of clear polish or choose to paint them with colored nail polish.

Types of Artificial Nails
• Acrylic nails
• Gel nails
• Sculpted nails
• Wrap nails

You can choose as per your preference.
With proper application & removal will not damage your natural nails.


@licknail Thank you so much for the detailed answer. Can you please suggest a good brand to purchase online?