How To Use Acrylic Powder Nails

 How to Use Acrylic Powder Nails

Here is a fast and easy way for you to use acrylic powder.

Remove the old polish or wipe it out with acetone before using the acrylic powder at home. Then, during the nail preparation, you’ll decide whether to use the acrylic powder directly on the nails or mix it with nail tips.

Buff away the shine from the nails and apply the primer on the entire nail to prevent it from lifting after the acrylic powder use. 

Roll the acrylic powder jar to disperse the powder properly. 

Next, dip the brush into the monomer, gently lay the brush tip on the surface of the powder, and then apply it to the entire nail. 

When applying the acrylic, spread and tap it on the fingernail using a brush body; make sure to tap smoothly, and then let the acrylic dry completely. 

After drying, go with the e-file to smooth out the top of the nail and while finishing the filling, apply the polish coat over acrylic powder nails.

Today we will go over each of these steps to make life easier when using acrylic powder Nails. 

  • Trim your nails, take care of cuticles and add some primer
  • Making and painting your nails with Acrylic Powder
  • Application of Acrylic Powder like a pro
  • Thoroughly clean your nails
  • Apply the Acrylic Nails Using Acrylic Glue
  • Shape the newly adhered Acrylic Tips
  • Apply Dehydrating Nail Primer
  • Coat your Nails with an Acrylic mixture
  • Let your Acrylic Dry
  • Finish off with some final shaping

You can use it at home if you don’t have time to apply acrylic nail powder. Firstly, purchase the acrylic nail kit, or shop for supplies separately. However, buying the supplies is easier to find acrylic tips that complement your natural nail shape. Here are the essential tools for applying acrylic powder. 

 Nail Clippers, Coarse nail file, Acrylic nail tips, Nail tip glue, Acrylic nail dehydrator, Acrylic nail primer, Acrylic liquid monomer, Acrylic powder, Acrylic brush, and Bowl for mixing.

10 Steps To Using Acrylic Powder Nails Like a Pro

1. Trim your nails, take care of cuticles and then add some primer

 First, trim your nails and during trimming, leave a few millimeters of growth at the end of each nail. After trimming, you’ve to buff your nails to make a rough surface of nails because, on shiny and soft nails, glue does not work well, so aim to buff the shine out from your nails. 

Then take care of the cuticles and push them back with a specialized tool (popsicle stick). Pushing the cuticles is crucial because painting the acrylic mixture on nails lines up the cuticles, not covering them, and painting over your cuticles make them unnatural. 

Lastly, before applying glue on the tips of the nails, put some primer on your nails, and it will remove the excess oil and moisture and help in intervening with the glue. Once you have primer on, you are ready to put artificial tips and about to use acrylic powder nails finally.

Spread some glue on the edge of each artificial nail tip, and press it onto the nails, which help to live longer and define its look. Now the nail tips are on each finger, use the acrylic mixed with acrylic powder. Mix the little amount of liquid into powder to create blobs. The blobs of the acrylic mixture will stick to the polish brush and spread the mixture onto the fingers. A combination of acrylic powderand liquid solidifies to make a perfect base that you can cover with your favorite nail polish color. 

2. Making and painting your nails with Acrylic Powder

 Acrylic powder is made of polymerized monomers. As you mix the acrylic powder with liquid, a suspension polymerization occurs and hardens the shape of the nails. The mixture requires time to dry and after you paint acrylic nails, sit for a few minutes before applying polish. The air drying of the solution will make the shapes harden. 

3. Application of Acrylic Powder like a pro

 The salon technician applies mixed acrylic powder with liquid monomer with a clean brush used for nails. Use the brush from the bottom of the nail to the tip, moving from the center outward. The combination of mixture with liquid causes the hardening of fingernails and further helps fix the glue over the nails.

Here is a more straightforward way of using acrylic powder.

4. Thoroughly clean your nails

 As you do prior with any manicure, remove the old nail polish, push back your cuticles, then trim your nails. So, after completing the trimming, buff your nails so that your acrylic tips will have some grip on to nails. Then, to push the cuticles back, you can soak the nails in warm water to soften the area and gently push the cuticles back using your thumbnails.

5. Apply the Acrylic Nails Using Acrylic Glue

 If you have bought the acrylic nails kit, you may have different acrylic tip sizes, widths, and lengths to choose from and apply to nails. So, choose the one which suits best to you, and, if unfortunately, no one fits you, use the nail file to gently file them correctly in the shape and size of your choice.

 Trim the natural nail short before applying the acrylic nails. After selecting the acrylic nail tips, practice them gently with a drop of acrylic glue on each nail. Finally, fix the bottom edge of the acrylic tip centered about one-third of the way down your nails so that it will remain sturdy as the nails grow out.

For applying an acrylic tip, put the pressure for 10-20 seconds to ensure its fixing before moving toward the next nail tip. 

6. Shape the newly adhered Acrylic Tips

 After securing the acrylic tips, use the nail clippers and a file to shape them. If you noticed the line where you applied the tip, buff them down even to create more space.

7. Apply Dehydrating Nail Primer

After applying the nail tips and shaping them, you can use the acrylic manicure on your nails. Start the manicure by dehydrating, priming, and painting your nails beyond the cuticle entirely and to the acrylics tips. This will help the acrylic mixture adhere to your nails and even nail tips.

8. Coat your Nails with an Acrylic mixture

 First, dip your acrylic brush into a bowl of monomer, avoid over-saturating of nail brush and then pour into an acrylic powder. This process will clear perfect acrylic for applying to nails. 

Next, start the nail brush from the end of the cuticle, and extend it all the way to the acrylic tip at the ends evenly. While applying the acrylic nails, ensure smooth edges and wipe the brush off to a paper towel between the application on every turn to avoid the polish clumps.

 Repeat this process for each nail to make a smooth base of acrylic. You can also follow the same process for the acrylic powder color of your choice. Furthermore, if you want a bright topcoat, make a thin layer of acrylic mixture. 

9. Let your Acrylic Dry

The acrylic is temperature-sensitive. The warmer your room, the sooner it will set. The best way to check if acrylics dry is to tap them gently.

10. Finish off with some final shaping

 After application and drying of the acrylic, simply file the edges. Lastly, if you want to remove the acrylic nails, you can use an e-file for removing them. First, remove the shiny top coat, then wrap the acetone-soaked cotton pad with foil around each nail. Let the finger soak for 15 minutes, then remove the cotton from the nails. Finally, use the cuticle pusher to remove the acrylic gently.

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