Acrylic Nails

How Long Between Clear Coat & Color Sand Acrylic Lacquer?

How Long Between Clear Coat & Color Sand Acrylic Lacquer?

Guitarist Kirk Lorange doesn’t use picks when he plays. As a...

How to Apply Multiple Coats of Acrylic Topcoat for Nails

How to Apply Multiple Coats of Acrylic Topcoat for Nails

If your nails bend, split and wimp out when they're supposed to stay...

How to Fill Gel French Nails Step by Step

How to Fill Gel French Nails Step by Step

A French manicure -- clear (or skin-color) nails with white tips -- has...

How Long Should I Wait to Get Gel Nails After Having Acrylic?

How Long Should I Wait to Get Gel Nails After Having Acrylic?

Acrylics are old-school glamor, but they have their pluses. Gels are...

Dual System Form Acrylic Nails for Damage Repair

Dual System Form Acrylic Nails for Damage Repair

Accidents happen and your fingernails or toenails may pay the price. A...

Acrylic Nails Articles

Steps to Stop Wearing Acrylic Nails

Steps to Stop Wearing Acrylic Nails

Thinking about quitting your acrylic nails and actually doing it are two different things. When you find yourself wavering between coming clean or hanging on to your fake nails, take a systematic approach. Follow a few steps and watch your acrylic...

The Best Nail Primer

The Best Nail Primer

Getting those great new acrylic nails is something of a trial, especially when dealing with the toxic chemicals of the primer. Methacrylic acid, also referred to as MAA, is the most common chemical used in primers, according to the U.S. Food and...

How Long Between Clear Coat & Color Sand Acrylic Lacquer?

How Long Between Clear Coat & Color Sand Acrylic Lacquer?

Guitarist Kirk Lorange doesn’t use picks when he plays. As a result, his nails were a perpetual mess. Desperate, the dude had acrylics applied at the mall and loved them so much, he started doing his own manicures. Guys doing acrylics? You...

How to Make Acrylic Nails Shorter After They Are Done

How to Make Acrylic Nails Shorter After They Are Done

Long nails are sexy nails, but sometimes too much length is a bad thing. If your new acrylics are so long that you can’t put in your contacts or text that hot new trainer you met at the gym, it’s time to shorten them. Natural nails are...

How to Apply Multiple Coats of Acrylic Topcoat for Nails

How to Apply Multiple Coats of Acrylic Topcoat for Nails

If your nails bend, split and wimp out when they're supposed to stay rigid, polished and gorgeous, you can remedy the situation with an acrylic overlay. Acrylic, used for constructing fake nails, is a hard substance that not only strengthens your...

Nail Manicuring for Fungal Nails

Nail Manicuring for Fungal Nails

Healthy fingernails are clear, strong and resilient, but a fungal infection transforms beautiful nails into something straight out of a horror movie. A little flaking or discoloration happens to many women, but if it lasts more than a few days,...

How to Fill Gel French Nails Step by Step

How to Fill Gel French Nails Step by Step

A French manicure -- clear (or skin-color) nails with white tips -- has an elegant look that’s as natural as it is timeless. When you apply a French manicure to synthetic fingernails, you'll want to fill in the cuticle portion of the nails...

How to Add Shine to Acrylic Nails

How to Add Shine to Acrylic Nails

Do you love the durability of acrylic nails, but are you having trouble adding shine in between manicures? Because acrylic nails are molded and shaped to the nail using a liquid acrylic combined with a powdered acrylic product, by using a few...

How Long Should I Wait to Get Gel Nails After Having Acrylic?

How Long Should I Wait to Get Gel Nails After Having Acrylic?

Acrylics are old-school glamor, but they have their pluses. Gels are shinier, harder and tend to look more natural, so lots of manicure lovers are switching their tips. Going from one to the other doesn’t have to be a hassle and can be done...

Dual System Form Acrylic Nails for Damage Repair

Dual System Form Acrylic Nails for Damage Repair

Accidents happen and your fingernails or toenails may pay the price. A permanently split nail or exposed nail bed can be a major "ouch" factor that your nail tech can help remedy with dual-system-form acrylic nails, which are a type of...

Can You Go From Acrylic Nails to Pink & White Nails?

Can You Go From Acrylic Nails to Pink & White Nails?

Want a clean, classic look for your falsies? Well, you can't get any classier than a French manicure -- white tips, pink base ... you know the look. It's an easy style to acquire with a professional's touch. The nail tech uses white tips with an...

The Best Brush to Apply Acrylic Nails

The Best Brush to Apply Acrylic Nails

If you're looking to skip out on some salon time and apply your own acrylic nails at home, you'll need the right brush to get the perfect application. Typically, acrylic nails are seen as a salon exclusive process and something you could never do...

How to Apply Acrylic Nails Using Fiberglass

How to Apply Acrylic Nails Using Fiberglass

Even in a crummy economy, a lady can't give up her beauty routine. When it comes to your nails, you can save some money, skip the salon treatment and apply acrylic nails with fiberglass wraps yourself. Fly solo and do your own nails, or invite a...

Techniques for a Glitter Fade on Acrylic Nails

Techniques for a Glitter Fade on Acrylic Nails

From airbrushed designs and bold colors to rhinestones and carefully crafted images, acrylic nails have seen their fair share of fashion trending. While the ombre fade is all over the runways, seize the fashion moment and decorate your digits with...

How to Replace Acrylic Nails With CND Gel Shellac

How to Replace Acrylic Nails With CND Gel Shellac

Acrylics have been the “go-to” fake nail of choice for decades. A combination of plastic tip and a super-tough acrylic compound, these nails are strong, durable and last for weeks at a time. However, acrylic nails need to be painted...

The Dip Method for Acrylic Nails

The Dip Method for Acrylic Nails

No matter how you like your nails to look, modern acrylic enhancements make it easy for you to have it your way. Professional salons and home kits offer an array of products that let you customize the length and shape of your nails. Getting your...

What to Use for Airbrushing Acrylic Nails

What to Use for Airbrushing Acrylic Nails

Loads of ladies love nail art, as those crowded nail salons prove. Some girls think, "The funkier, the better" when it comes to their acrylic nails. Salon techs need practice and talent to create elaborate nail art using airbrushing...

Does Putting a Gel Top Coat on Acrylic Nails Make Them Last Longer?

Does Putting a Gel Top Coat on Acrylic Nails Make Them Last Longer?

Wearing acrylic nails means you'll suffer far fewer breaks and splits than if you go bare-handed, but even acrylics can snap if you whack them the wrong way -- or try to use them as screwdrivers or staple pullers, not that you’d ever do...

What Are Ways to Shorten Acrylic Nails at Home?

What Are Ways to Shorten Acrylic Nails at Home?

As just about any young, hot, fresh and popping female will tell you, details are everything. If you’re walking around with chipped, half-painted nails, that’s a problem. Enter acrylics, which give you even, manicured, long-wearing...

What Kind of Acrylic Nails Are Safe?

What Kind of Acrylic Nails Are Safe?

In your quest to get Kim Kardashian fingernails, you may consider acrylics. Many women are unsure, however, whether these "fake nail" products are safe. Some women insist acrylic nails lead to infection, while others claim they've used...

What Causes Acrylic Nails to Bubble?

What Causes Acrylic Nails to Bubble?

Decorated acrylic nails are a fashion statement; bubbling and lifting nails are not. Not only do bubbles cause extensive lifting, but once the acrylic nail lifts from the natural nail it opens up the door to fungal infections. There are multiple...

Designs to Do at Home for Acrylic Nails

Designs to Do at Home for Acrylic Nails

Acrylic nails can make a statement, but they cannot do it alone. Designs on your acrylic nails will show off your personality and add a little more flair to your flashy nails. After you have paid the salon to put the nails on, take over by going...

How Long Do Acrylic Nails Stay On?

How Long Do Acrylic Nails Stay On?

If you want the glamorous look of long nails but just can't seem to grown your own, you may want to consider acrylic nails. Having acrylic painted on top of your natural nail will make it stronger and resist breaking -- as long as you keep the...

How to Fill Acrylic Nails When French Tips Grow Out

How to Fill Acrylic Nails When French Tips Grow Out

Your French manicured acrylic nails should be filled in every two to three weeks to avoid any breaking or lifting. A fill-in, known in the nail world as a re-base, adds acrylic to the space created between the acrylic nail and your natural nail as...

How to Prevent Acrylic Nails From Yellowing

How to Prevent Acrylic Nails From Yellowing

You probably spend a decent amount of cash to keep your nails looking their best. So, it's understandable if you get a little upset when your acrylic nails turn yellow. It looks ugly, but it's also a sign that your nails aren't being treated with...

How to Paint Candy Stripes on Acrylic Nails

How to Paint Candy Stripes on Acrylic Nails

Candy-striped nail art makes a super cute holiday decor and a playful anytime look for acrylic nails. The classic candy stripe features red-and-white stripes like a candy cane, but use your imagination and come up with a color combo that whets...

How to Put Clay Art on Acrylic Nails

How to Put Clay Art on Acrylic Nails

One of the great things about acrylic fake nails is that they're so big, they can be your artist's canvas. Maybe you've tried nail art with polishes, dyes, gems and stickers, but how can you take it to the next level? Though it may sound crazy,...

At Home Maintenance for Acrylic Nails

At Home Maintenance for Acrylic Nails

Are you a veteran acrylic nail rocker or new to the game? Whether you know your way around a nail salon or just sat in the chair for the first time to add a little length and thickness to your nails, have a game plan to keep your nails healthy and...

How to Paint Stripes on Acrylic Nails

How to Paint Stripes on Acrylic Nails

So you've gone to a salon or taken on the task yourself -- way to have gusto, girl! -- and put on some acrylic nails. Acrylic nails offer some serious benefits; they instantly give you longer, stronger nails and they're really durable so they will...

What Is the Best Top Coat for Acrylic Nails?

What Is the Best Top Coat for Acrylic Nails?

Acrylic nails get their name from the chemical, methacrylate, which is created when monomer liquid is mixed with polymer powder. When the chemicals combine they form long fibers that harden into a coating resembling the natural fingernail. Acrylic...

How to Keep French Acrylic Nail Tips White

How to Keep French Acrylic Nail Tips White

If you like to rock a French manicure look, you may notice the tips of your nails becoming discolored between touch-ups. Yellowing acrylic nails could be caused by many factors, but there are a bunch of options for preventing and removing...

How to Stop Biting Acrylic Nails

How to Stop Biting Acrylic Nails

Getting a set of acrylic nails can be a quick fix for chronic nail biters, but plunking down cash for a set of acrylics doesn't remove your need to nosh. Stop compulsive nail biting in its tracks while you've got the acrylics, using a combination...

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