How Can You Make Acrylic Press-on Nails

Like every lady, you must be obsessed with your beauty and wish to do everything perfectly. Nevertheless, you need to do your nails, hair, makeover, etc., to beat the trend. Among all these, the nail industry is expanding the most rapidly.


Moreover, different products and styles are launching day by day to enhance nail beauty. If you are a part of this nail art world, you must have heard of press-on nails as well as acrylic nails. After reading the title, you must ponder how we can use these two entirely different things together.

Be calm! I’m here to clear your all misconceptions and insecurities. Since childhood, you must be familiar with press-on nails, which are flawless now. On the other hand, acrylic is something new in the nail world. But here, we will merge both of them to get exciting results.

Let’s move towards the future details to be well informed about acrylic press-on nails, especially their formation.

Materials Needed to Make Acrylic Press-on Nails

While combining acrylic and press-on nails to get acrylic press-on extensions, the following essential things are required to do the whole procedure;

● Press-on nails

● Acrylic powder

● Acrylic liquid

● Acrylic brush

● Coarse nail filer

● Nail buffer

● Acrylic primer

All the stuff mentioned above is needed, but it’s up to you to apply acrylic over press-on nails before applying to natural nails or after applying press-on nails.

Steps to Make Acrylic Press-on Nails

After you have collected all accessories, let’s start preparing acrylic press-on nails. The steps involved to prepare them are listed down;

● Before merging them, make sure to choose press-on extensions for every nail that fits them. If they don’t hold your nails, you may file them down to the size of your nails. Place them in a sequence.

● Place press-on nails in holders and apply a layer of acrylic primer on them.

● Mix the acrylic powder with acrylic liquid very carefully. Make sure to form a perfect acrylic mixture.

● After the acrylic mixture is ready, use an acrylic brush to take the mixture and apply it over press-on nails.

● Don’t apply excessive acrylic; just apply a thin coat neatly on the whole nail from base to tip.

● Let acrylic sit for a few minutes till it is completely dried. It may take 10 minutes.

● After 10 minutes, check whether acrylic has dried or not. Tap the nail with the brush’s handle; it would be dried if a tapping sound is heard.

● It’s time to file nail tips to sharpen the edges to create a more noticeable look. You may file your whole nails slightly to smoothen them.

● Now you may buff your acrylic press-on combo to remove any extra product and give a smooth and flat look.

● After buffing your nails, clean them to remove any nail dust being peeled by a buffer.

● In the end, you need to apply a top coat over acrylic to give a complete shiny finish and to protect the acrylic from popping off.

How to Shape Acrylic Press-on Nails?

In this incredible hybrid, the size and shape of your synthetic nails are entirely determined by only one partner that is a press-on nail. There are two possibilities to have the wanted size and shape of nails.

The first and lenient way is to have prepared press-on nails with desired shape and size. Now press-on nails come in a great variety of sizes and shapes. Shapes may include a coffin, almond, round, oval, almond, square, etc. It’s up to you to select one that matches your personality. 

On the contrary, if your press-on nails don’t have the shape you dreamed of. You may feel free to shape them according to your will. It’s up to you to get any form from the above-mentioned shapes, which adds charm to your hands and personality. In molding your nails, all you need is to have a nail clipper and filer. Filer helps to neat and clear the shape of your nails.

When it comes to adjusting size, you may have short, medium, long, or extra long. It depends on your lifestyle and personality. You may prefer short nails to tackle house chores if you are a housewife. If you are an outgoing and working woman, you may love to have medium-sized nails. Long nails will suit your personality if you are a part of the fashion industry.

How to Paint Acrylic Press-on Nails?

You may paint your acrylic press-on nails with attractive colors and designs. You may opt for the eye-catching and elegant way for your personality. There are several products to do so. Different types of nail paints are considered to do so.

If you want to have a different look every day, you may go for regular nail polish as it is easy to remove and repaint your nails regularly.

Shellac nail paint would be best for you if you dreamed of having an extra glossy finish. It creates more shine and chic coverage.

Gel polish is another way to have a modish look. It will be perfect for you if you are not comfortable changing paint every day and feel easy to wear it for 2-3 days.

Many companies and salons suggest acrylic paint. It would create a matte finishing look, and you may add up some other accessories to decorate them.

Whatever the type of paint is, don’t forget to apply the base coat before polish and topcoat after color or any design.

How to Apply And Remove Acrylic Press-on Nails?

The method for applying and removing them is like those of ordinary press-on nails. It would be best to have nail glue put on these extensions.

You may use various ways like acetone-based remover, cuticle oil, warm soapy water, etc.

Bottom Line

To summarize, the information given in the text mentioned above is that you are eligible to make acrylic press-on nails at home if you haven’t skipped any point.

You will be perfect for this task if you have all the necessary items and knowledge of every step. Don’t be afraid; it’s pretty simple! 

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