Since some women don’t fully understand the process of applying nail tips, we’re going to share some of the best practices in this article for everyone to learn! Firstly, nail tips are a popular alternative to artificial nails. They can be kept natural to match the nails, kept white or colored. If you’re looking to learn how to put on nail tips the right way then this guide is definitely for you!
Start by buying a set of artificial nails if you haven’t already. Artificial nail sets are cheap and they’re also very easy to find, you can even buy them at discount prices. After buying the tips, remove the nail polish (if any) from your fingernails and trim them nicely. The trimming down step is very important if you want the fake tips to look as best as possible after being applied.
The next step is to put on nail glue on your nails, but keep in mind to use a moderate amount! Take an artificial nail tip and position it right on top of your fingernail after applying the glue. Next, apply moderate pressure for about two minutes to make sure that it holds properly. And this is how you apply a nail tip!
You can take it one step further, if you like, and use a nail clipper to give your nail tips the shape and style that you want! Whether you make the tips round or square is your decision at this point. Put on a few coats of nail polish and you’ll be ready to go. As you can see, putting on and styling nail tips is simple and can be done in a short time!
A Video Guide on How to Apply Acrylic Nail Tips
If you’re looking for a more comprehensive guide, be sure to check out this great video. Before starting to apply the tips, the instructor sanitizes her hands using an antibacterial soap. This step is obviously important for health reasons. She continues by applying a cuticle remover to the base of each of her nails and gently pushing them back. As a general rule, never remove the cuticles because they protect the nails against bacterial infections! Next, she washes and sanitizes her hands again. She then gently fills her nails around the cuticles. Be careful at this point not to overdo it. Next, she removes nail shine and brushes off the dust. After this step, she selects the nail tips that she wants to apply and adds glue to each one. She adds that you need to use enough glue in order for the tip to adhere properly; using too little will create bubbles. After applying the glue, hold the tip at an angle (as shown in the video) and lower it gently until it is in place.
After this, she cuts each tip to desired length. This process can be quite time consuming. Next, she shapes each nail using a file. It’s important at this point to make sure that the nails are even. A great tip that she gives at this point is to apply acetone to the seam line as it helps blend the tips easier. Don’t use too much though as acetone can actually damage your nails! This step is entirely optional. Next, she blends the nail tips using a file. After removing the dust, the nails are ready for applying acrylic!
How to Style Up Acrylic Nail Tips
Here is one more tutorial by the same author. In the video, she demonstrates and shows how to apply an original flower design. To be able to create this design, you will need colored acrylic powder, glitter and a bit of patience. The results, however, are definitely worth it. The process is explained in great detail and is very easy to follow – be sure to follow it if you want to style up your nail tips!