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“How to Apply Acrylic Nails”

Alexa Garcia-Del Rio, Staff Writer

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Products that will be used:

  • Cuticle remover
  • Cuticle pusher
  • Buffing block
  • Nail file
  • Nail dehydrator
  • Acid free nail primer
  • Dappen dish
  • Acrylic Nail Brush
  • Lint Free Wipes
  • Acrylic powder
  • Acrylic liquid
  • Top coat
  • Nail tips
  • Nail glue
  • Pure Acetone
  • Cuticle oil
  • Manicure brush

Nails have been around for many decades to make women look perfect. Therefore, they were created to satisfy women with the nails they have always wished for.

First, start applying a cuticle remover to the nail. Then, use a cuticle pusher to push the cuticle back. Make sure no cuticle is in the nail bed, since the acrylic will not stick if there is cuticle in the nail. When you are done, use a wipe and clean the nail thoroughly.

Secondly, use a buffing block to add smooth and shine to the nail. Then, remove all dust that was caused by the buffing block with a wipe. Additionally, choose which nail or nail tips properly fits in with your nail. When finish doing the last step, apply a small amount of nail glue to the tip of the nail or to your own nail bed. When done, press and hold them tightly for at least ten seconds. If you could blow on the nail while holding it, this would be better and will help to dry them faster.

Now, grab a nail cutter. With the nail cutter, cut the nail to the length you most desire. Then, use a nail file to give the nail the shape you would like. For example, square nails, coffin nails, oval nails, or rounds nails. In addition, apply some nail dehydrator to the nail to make sure whatever you put in the nail sticks correctly, and then wait a few seconds so the dehydrator dries. Now, apply some acid free nail primer to the entire nail.

Third, pour some acrylic liquid in to the dappen dish. Grab an acrylic nail brush and dip it into the dappen dish and take the excess liquid off. When finished, dip the brush into the acrylic powder. Apply the powder on the brush to the nail and make sure it is in a ball form. Then, with the brush gently move the acrylic to smooth out the bumps and spread it out evenly, all the way to the nail. Wait at least two minutes for the acrylic to dry; to make sure the acrylic is dry tap it and it will make a hollow sound. Use a file again to smooth out the nail and to define the shape of the nail.

Finally, add a top coat to steal the acrylic. If you are not using a lamp apply an air top coat and wait two minutes for it to dry. If you are using a lamp, apply a mega gloss or matt top coat and leave two minutes under lamp. Lastly, add a stroke of cuticle oil in all nails to hydrate the nail cuticle.

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