If you do not have the time to visit a nail salon or COVID-19 protocols prevent you from visiting one, the best thing you can do is to have your powder acrylic nails at home. However, it should not be difficult as this tutorial can help you with the acrylic powder manicure procedure in detail.
Without wasting time, let us understand the procedure straight away.
Invest in a Proper Acrylic Nail Kit
If you have never tried acrylic before, investing in an all-inclusive acrylic nail kit is better. However, when purchasing one, you should not go for the acrylic tips made with MMA (Methyl Methacrylate) because it is not flexible to use and can damage your nail beds. Instead, you should look for a safer alternative in EMA (Ethyl Methacrylate).
Keep your manicure accessories handy
Your nail manicure accessories include nail clippers, nail file, acrylic nail tips, nail tip glue, dehydrator, acrylic nail primer, acrylic liquid monomer, acrylic powder, acrylic brush, and bowl for mixing.
Prepare Your Nails Thoroughly for the Manicure
Start by removing traces of existing polish on your nails. Then, use a cotton pad soaked in nail polish removing-solution and remove the traces. If the nail polish feels stubborn to remove, go through the entire removal procedure.
Push the cuticles into their natural grooves using a cuticle pusher. You should not cut your cuticles as it can cause injuries. On pushing the cuticles back into their grooves, you can trim the nails using the nail clippers. It is better to have short nails because you will attach the acrylic tips.
Use a nail buff to rough up the nail surface to allow the acrylic extensions to grip your nails.
The Acrylic Nail Aplication Process
Your powder acrylic nails kit contains different acrylic tip sizes. First, choose the pieces that fit each nail properly. Then, you can file the nail tips to get the perfect match.
Nail experts recommend that the acrylic tips have an indentation on their insides to enable the nail’s free edge to fit underneath. Therefore, it is advisable to have your nails short.
Apply the acrylic tips one piece at a time using a drop of nail glue. The tip’s bottom edge should extend up to one-third of your nail. It ensures that they remain steady as the nails grow naturally. Press the tips firmly for around 10 to 12 seconds to secure them. Repeat the procedure on all your fingers.
Shape your acrylic tips
You can cut, file, and shape your acrylic tips according to your preferences. It helps to make your nail tips look attractive.
The acrylic manicure process
Keep all the requisite items handy and within reach. Ensure to open the windows and keep the room airy as the acrylic liquid has strong fumes.
Dehydrating your nails is the next step in the procedure. It helps remove leftover moisture from the nails, preventing the acrylic from sticking to the nails. The nail dehydrator and primer come in handy for this purpose.
Dip the brush into the monomer but ensure not to oversaturate it. Next, dip the brush into the acrylic powder to create an ideal acrylic bead. Finally, start applying the mixture to your nails, starting from the base of the nails and extending it to the acrylic tips. You can use a paper napkin between strokes to prevent clump formation.
Repeat the procedure on all your nails using acrylic powder of your favorite color. If you need a glossy topcoat, you should opt for a thin layer of the acrylic mixture.
Allow the acrylic layer to dry. The warmer your room, the faster it will dry. Generally, the acrylic layer should dry within ten minutes. You can tap your nail gently to get a clicking sound if the drying process is perfect.
Finish the process by shaping the nails
The powder acrylic nails procedure finishes with touching up your nail edges. That should not take much time because you have already shaped and filed your acrylic tips earlier. Nevertheless, you can file the nail edges and get picture-perfect acrylic nails.
A Crucial Tip
When removing the acrylic tips, you should never pull them off. Instead, you can use a nail file to remove the top layer gently. Next, place a cotton pad soaked in acetone over the nails, wrap them with aluminum foils, and soak for around 30 minutes. Finally, use the orangewood cuticle pusher to gently push the nail acrylic tips after removing the foils. The tip should slide off easily.
As you see, the powder acrylic nails manicure is easy to perform. You can master the technique with practice and get the best-looking acrylic nails in town. Your Instagram profile would look great as you display your selfies with well-manicured nails.