Acrylic nails are one of the most popular nail trends and are also the longest-lasting. They can last up to 2 weeks without chipping or cracking, making them perfect for special occasions like weddings or parties.
Kiss nails are easy to apply at home with simple tools and products. This article will go over what you need to get that salon look from your home—and how you can use these exact products on natural nails.
Acrylic nail kit
Acrylic nail kits are a must-have for getting acrylic nails at home. They come with everything you’ll need to do your nails, including:
- Nail glue
- Acrylic powder
- Acrylic liquid
- Top coat liquid
You can buy these kits online or at any beauty store. Make sure to get the right size for your nails; some kits also come with a nail file and cuticle pushers.
Hand sanitiser is an excellent alternative to soap and water for cleaning your hands before applying nail polish. It can be used to remove old nail polish and reduce bacteria on the skin, which will help prevent infection.
Hand sanitiser also works well as a substitute for nail polish remover when you don’t have any around. Just squirt a couple of pumps onto one of those foam pads that come with every bottle, wrap it around both ends of your fingernail, and let sit for about 30 seconds so that the Acetone has time to break down the lacquer’s binders (that’s what makes it sticky), then gently slide off the now-loose polish with the pad—no cotton balls needed.
Nail primer helps to protect your nails from the acrylic and prevents yellowing, discolouration and chipping of the nails.
Nail glue is a transparent adhesive for attaching artificial nails to your natural nails. It’s essential to keep the glue away from your skin, as it can be irritating if it comes in contact with your skin.
If any nail glue has gotten onto your skin, use an acetone-based remover (such as Acetone), or a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol to remove the excess adhesive.
- Cuticle pushers are one of the essential tools to have when making your own home acrylic nail application. They help push back the cuticle, which allows you to have a neat nip area.
- Use: Using cuticle pushers is as simple as it sounds—it’s just pushing them in between your existing nail and skin, then pulling away from your fingers towards yourself and then repeating this process until there’s no more visible skin around the edges of your nails.
- Cleaning: Always thoroughly cleanse your cuticle pusher after each use with antibacterial hand soap or other cleansers to prevent bacteria build-up on its surface that could lead to infections when using them again.
A nail shiner is a clear polish that you apply to the tips of your nails. It’s used to give them a glossy look, which makes them look more natural.
This product is applied on top of an existing manicure and dries quickly to give you that shiny finish. It can be used with any acrylic nails or gel nails.
There are many different types and brands of nail shiner products, so finding one that suits you best will depend on what kind you’re looking for (e.g., high quality). However, as long as it works well with your mani-pedi routine, it will not make much difference in your choice.
Kiss nails will help get you the acrylic nail look from home.
First, you need to have everything you need to get acrylic nails. To start with, you’ll need an acrylic nail kit. This kit should include a nail primer, glue, cuticle pushers, and a nail shiner.
Acrylic nails are made from many different ingredients. Still, depending on the desired effect, they typically contain acrylic monomer, fibreglass resin, silk fibreglass, and other components. Acrylics can be applied over natural nails using nail glue or gel polish remover (or removed) without causing damage to the natural nail plate because it’s all about adhering chemicals onto your tissue for them to work correctly.
Now that you know which products to use for acrylic nails, it’s time to start. The key to getting them right is practice. Don’t be afraid if your first attempts don’t come out ideally. With practice, your techniques will improve over time. And if at any point you want to try something new with your nails (like changing colours or adding designs), remember: the best way is always trial and error.