As a girl with weak and unattractive natural nails I like to get them done at the salon, and when I do I get acrylic nails. I recently completed my very first set of DIY Acrylic Nails with two of my closest friends and you can find our video here!
Was it worth it? How long did it take?
Overall the nails were worth the price, but not so much the time. It took me a good 3-4 hours to complete both of my hands, including the paint job. Yet the kit was only $30 and was good for 3 applications.
What was the hardest part?
I would say that the hardest part of doing the nails was applying the acrylic. Obviously with practice one would get better at this task but for a first timer it was a little difficult to get a smooth application and all three of us ended up with bumpy/lumpy acrylic. It was even more difficult on the right hand! (I’m right handed FYI.)
Which part took the longest?
The part that took the longest was not actually the application of the acrylic but rather the buffing and filing that came afterward. This part took the longest for me because I’m quite a perfectionist so I needed to get them absolutely perfect. In the end though they turned out very nice and I actually went back the day after, took my nail polish off, and filed them again to my liking. It was that easy to do!
What didn’t you like about the experience?
The worst part about doing this was the smell of the acrylic primer and application liquid. That stuff is strong!!! I would even suggest wearing a face mask if you decide to do this. It is definitely stronger than at the salon, but only because its right in front of your face and you’re not sitting far away as usual.
Would you do it again?
Honestly, I probably won’t do this again any time soon just because it is so time consuming but I highly recommend this for those of you who don’t always have the money to get a full set at the salon!
Let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried this or are planning to!
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