Applying Acrylic Nails at Home

April 13, 2017

A finished set of acrylic nails.I purchased an acrylic nail kit for about $7 at Food City. I had previously watched several tutorials on YouTube. I had an overall positive experience, except I didn't put enough of the mixture on my nails, and I trimmed the nails before putting them on.


An acrylic nail kit from the store.


An acrylic nail kit from the store.


I took pictures of how they turned out, and I love them!  I put the three-dollar nail stick-on wraps from Dollar General.  I will be doing this again when the time comes.  Here are my photographs ;)

A set of acrylic nails without polish.
Placing nail decals on acrylic nails.
Filing an acrylic nail.
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May 15, 2012

After applying acrylic and all said in done. I notice after a day or two they start to lift. Why? What am I doing wrong and what can I do to keep from having this happen again?

By Magan V.


May 15, 20120 found this helpful
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Make sure to get all oil off natural nails and push cuticles back and lightly buff the nail plate.

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April 2, 2015

This is my very first time doing this at home. I normally go to a salon, but just figured I would save some money. My question is, when you do your own nails at home, do you have to use the dehydrating liquid and do you have to use the nail primer? Those are the only two things I didn't buy.

By Ashley


August 23, 20150 found this helpful
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Yes you do need them, unless your acrylic liquid has a built in primer then you only need dehydrator.

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