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07
Sep

How to do a Polish Change On Acrylic Nails

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When going through the basic manicure, there are quite a number of options and it can get quite confusing when trying to identify the differences between acrylic, gel and shellac nails. Basically, these nails are placed over your natural nails to either extend your nails or just shape them according to the size of your natural nails. Acrylic nails in contrast with the other nails have greater strength and durability of the nails. They are suitable with women with weak nails and are good for women who have a habit of chewing off their nails. This is quite impossible because acrylic nails are hard to chew off and might just be the salvation from this bad habit. When you are trying to control how much you spend, these nails are the go-to, they are lighter on your wallet than the rest of the nails, lasts longer and still give your nails that sophisticated, put together look.



Facts To Note Before Getting Acrylic Nails

- Make sure your nails are kept clean.

Sometimes, you might forget to trim your nails and as a result of that they grow really long and unkempt. Being conscious of your nails will take care of this problem. A nailbrush should be your best friend especially when you are wearing acrylic nails. It should be brushed regularly to scrub the junk from under the tip of the nails. Taking good care of your acrylic nails and ensuring that it is clean at all times reduces the risk of infection.

- File the nails frequently.

Yes, we all have work to do and get really swamped at times. But going weeks without getting a good nail file is not nice at all. Your nails might end up broken with an infection and is mostly likely to be separated from your natural nails. So a bit of advice from me would be, you want your acrylic nails to look breathtaking at all times, make sure you visit your salon often to get your nails treated and well taken care of.

- Always keep your nails dry.

We all get our nails wet once in a while either when doing the dishes, taking a shower or just washing our hands. It is quite important to dry your hands completely after you wash them. If you leave them moist, there are chances that the acrylic layers begin to lift and this allows for fungal growth. So when on acrylic nails, do not forget to wear gloves when doing the dishes.
Now, having gotten your acrylic nails all done and pretty especially if you’d fallen prey to the irresistible white and pink French tip set, the next question to ask is how do I get the polish off. So how can you achieve this? Changing the polish on your acrylic nails can sometimes prove difficult. This is because acrylic nails are composed of acetone, the same ingredient which is used to polish on acrylic nails. So this can be tricky and may even remove the nails alongside the polish.  But never to worry I have some tips on how you can successfully change your nail polish without your acrylic nails coming off. Listed below are a few steps to guide you on how to change the polish on your acrylic nails.


- Use a polish remover void of acetone.

Since the application of an acetone based polish remover can remove your acrylics, it is advisable to use a non-acetone nail polish remover. With the added advantage that it won’t dissolve your nails extensions, it has a less intense scent and removes the polish faster. Plus, it won’t cost you more than $10. There are different types of non-acetone nail polish remover products of different brands. All you have to do is to check the bottle for the content and ensure that you get the right bottle. A few examples of non-acetone nail polish remover you can easily lay your hands on in the store nearest to you are; zoya remove plus nail polish ($8.99), mineral fusion natural nail polish remover ($10), sally Hanson nail polish remover $4.96), cutex twist and scrub instant sponge regular ($5.5) and OPI Expert touch Lanquer remover ($5.95).

- Moisten your cotton ball generously with your nail polisher.

Add enough nail polish remover to the cotton ball but not so that it now begins to drip. Having enough nail polish remover on your cotton balls will avoid stickiness and help get rid of the polish quickly without removing your acrylics totally.

- Rub the cotton ball on your nail.

Without applying too much pressure, rub the cotton balls on your nails to take off the polish. Repeat for all the nails until the all your nails are clean.

- Replace the cotton ball from time to time. 

It is likely that you would use more than three cotton balls while taking off the polish. If you cotton gets caked, you should get a new cotton ball.
Or you could just get a 150 grit nail file that has enough texture to remove the polish and them move the file in a single direction over the nail polish. While doing this, press the file onto the surface of the polish and begin to move the file in one direction. As you continue to do this you will see the nail polish come off your nails.  You must ensure that you move the file over the different parts of your nails and not just focus on an area. The nail polish begins to come off as you do this because of the friction generated between the surface of the file and the nails this method might take a while so you might just listen to a playlist or watch a show while doing it.

- Apply your new polish.

Once you have removed the old polish on your acrylics, wash your hand and then dry with a towel. Once your nails are dried, you can now apply another polish of your choice.
Check out this video on how to change polish on acrylic nails;
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