Acrylic powders are used in creative nail design to form a popular type of nail extension and achieve a polished and professional look. Acrylic nails are widely available and are a budget friendly manicure choice for fashionable women.
Using acrylic powders for a professional looking manicure
Affordable and long-lasting, acrylic nails are a great choice for those with weak or brittle nails. Acrylic nail powder is usually applied with a soft brush. When combined with a special liquid, the powder forms a blob. The blob is then shaped to create a nail extension, which eventually hardens.
Acrylic powders can be used at home or in salons. Some women like to keep acrylic powders and kits at home so they can quickly fill the gaps that emerge next to the cuticles when nails grow, or so they can apply acrylic nails without having to visit a salon.
Removing acrylic nails safely
Most women use a solvent, usually acetone, to remove acrylic nails which can take a while. Nails are soaked or wrapped in the solvent and in a well ventilated room, for up to half an hour and a moisturiser is often used before and after to help keep nails soft.
Choosing acrylic powders
There are a few things to consider when choosing acrylic powders. Good acrylics are easy to apply and stand the test of time. After all, there's no point getting acrylic nails at all if they don't last. Minimal filing, flexibility and workability are also important.
Colour is another consideration. Acrylics can be white, natural, clear or coloured, depending on personal preference. Of course, acrylic nails can be painted in any nail varnish once set and then glitter, jewels, crystals and other nail art can be added to further enhance the end result. So the possibilities really are endless.