There’s a few things you need; nail clippers, a good nail file and buffer, a cuticle pusher, a small bowl and some pure acetone. You’ll probably have some bits around the house, others you might have to buy (you can get them all on Amazon).
The first step is to cut your nails down – especially if they’re long. Use nail clippers to cut the acrylic down to the length of your natural nail underneath (flip your hand over, you’ll be able to see where your natural nail ends).
Grab a nail file (it needs to be a good one, acrylic is tough) and start filing the flat of the nail to thin out the product. The more product you file away, the less time they’ll take to soak off.
Pour the acetone into a bowl and dip your nails in, leaving them to soak until the acrylic fully breaks down. Every 20 minutes take them out the bowl and scrape off the gooey top layer of acrylic with a cuticle pusher – repeat until its all gone. If your skin is sensitive use cotton pads and foils (as if you’re removing gel polish).
Buffing them with a soft buffer will help to remove any stubborn bits of acrylic and smooth out the nail plate. Finish with nail strengthener and some hand cream.
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