Acrylic nails have become increasingly popular among girls of all ages. Ranging from a variety of shapes, lengths and designs, they literally look like a piece of art. There are so many colours and designs that you can choose from. Ranging from simple matte shades to glittery nails with beads and pearls, there are literally no limits when it comes to creatively designing your oh so perfect nails.
If you are someone who feels their nails look incomplete without them, you probably have a good idea about how hard it is to regularly maintain them. Once you get a fresh design done, you take extra care in making sure you don’t accidentally chip them off. Even if you need to be extra vigilant while moving your hands about, it is totally worth how good your hands look right?
So eventually the day comes when you have to get them removed and give your natural nails a breather. Today however, you just don’t have it in you to make the effort of going to the salon. Fear not because I will tell you an easy way of removing those sticky babies in no time.
All you need is:
Acetone nail polish remover
So with everything at hand, let the acrylic removal process begin.
First of all you need to cut your acrylics as short as possible. The smaller they are, the easier it will be to get them off. Then you need to file and buff the top of the nails to remove any nail polish that was applied on top of them. Then comes the most important part, you need to apply a generous amount of petroleum jelly to your cuticles and surrounding areas of skin in order to protect them from the ‘acetone soak.’ Now take a cotton ball and soak it in acetone. Then carefully place this cotton ball on top of and around your nail. Then wrap the cotton ball around your finger with a piece of aluminum foil. Continue this process with the rest of your nails.
Once you’re done, it’s time to sit back and relax. After chilling out for about 20 minutes, gently lift the foil off of one nail and check to see if the acrylic comes off easily. If it doesn’t, let your nails be for another ten to fifteen minutes. Viola! It’s as easy as that. Then remove the foil and effortlessly remove the acrylics.
Now this process is very convenient and easy but do remember that your nails will need some extra loving after you get those bad boys off. If there are any remnants left behind, make you sure you buff them off. Don’t forget to apply a nice soothing lotion to your fingers and cuticles so they remain soft and moisturized.
If acrylics are your thing, do make sure you give your natural nails a break for at least 1-2 weeks so they can stay healthy and happy.