Beauty Tip Of The Day Ever had issues with removing acrylic/powder nails? Try this!

Ever struggled with removing false nails by yourself? Then you'd probably relate to this...

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Embellished nails by Jessica O Studio

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Ever struggled with removing false nails (after wearing it fab for weeks)? Then you'd probably relate to this.

Taking out false nails with acrylic/power after they have been pushed all the way up can be extremely frustrating if there's no time to sit still for a decent removal at the salon or patient enough to take it off by oneself (stick ons are way easier to remove).

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(At this point- weeks after- they've probably become an embarrassment as they only look good from afar, with natural nails peeking...clearly showing underneath the 'tips' and the supposed 'tips' pushed all the way out) I'm sure it's happened at least once to any lady who fixes false nails regularly.

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Matte and embellished mix nails by Jessica O Studio

(Instagram/Jessicaostudio)

 

Apart from the fact that it becomes a 'pain' where nails get caught in things easily and snapping the real nails underneath (and because it can't be taken out/cut off or attended to, it gets really PAINFUL- that isn't an exaggeration), it's not decent truth be told!

I have carried mine for a few weeks and because work got in the way, I couldn't visit a salon to take them out or make time to remove by dissolving them by myself, I had to keep managing (well till the weekend or so I thought) and this morning, one came off forcefully, I think I hit my hand against the table and the 'falsie' on my index finger flew off with half of my natural nail along with it (see the picture?)! It hurt like hell!

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When nails overgrow, they become obviously horrible and become accident prone

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With acrylic nails, the technician mixes liquid with powder then brushes the mixture on the nails sometimes covering the entire nail and some other times, tips or flexible bits are added to sculpt and extend the nails and because they dry hard, they are usually super hard to remove!

I found out this time saving and easy technique works!

What you need:

1. Foil

2. Acetone (or 'dissolver')

3. Cotton Wool

How to:

1. File or buff of the nail a bit

2. Moisten cotton balls with acetone or 'dissolver'

3. Place or wrap the soaked cotton balls around the nails

4. Cover/wrap the foil to  keep moisture locked in and concentrated

5. Leave on for about 25 or more minutes

6. Wipe off the dissolved acrylic and buff or excess

Remember to treat the nails at a professional's afterwards.

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