Easy DIY Acrylics

Don’t be intimidated by the “DIY” in the title because trust me, if I can do it, you can do it. I started doing this over the past couple months because I have a horrible habit of chipping off my nailpolish. I don’t think i’m the only one but if one nail starts to chip, check back 3 minutes later and I will have chipped all of the color off of every nail. I hate how having one chipped nail looks so I have to get it all off which gets annoying when I spend so much time painting them. I love the look of acrylics but was worried about the damage to my nails and of course, the cost. I have used imPRESS nails (pictured and linked below) and I love them. They are super easy to apply since they don’t require glue and the color selection and appearence is stunning. Since I fidget a lot and I’m constantly putting my hair up those nails would only last about a week and then one would fall off and similar to the nailpolish, I can’t have one acrylic missing so I had to take them all off. THEN I realized I could see if they sell acrylic glue anywhere and just attach those nails with the glue so they would last longer. Finding glue was easier than expected as it’s sold at Target and Walgreens and CVS. Now I buy whatever color nails I want from the imPRESS collection and put them on with the glue and I am ready to go for weeks! Another bonus of the glue is that you can reattach one if it is loose or falling off and there is little to no damage to your nails. Perfect for someone like me who would feel the need to take them all off if one was off. This hack saves so much time and money especially if you’re balling on a budget like me:)


Here is the glue I use, it is super heavy duty so avoid getting it on your skin but it won’t ruin your nails! The price is unbeatable compared to how much it costs to get acrylics dscreen shot 2019-01-13 at 5.10.12 pmone at a salon!







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Nails range from $5.99 to $10 and come with at least 30 nails to ensure you will find 10 that fit every finger nail size. I am always able to find the perfect match for each nail. It also comes with a small nail file I like to use to shape them a little bit once I have put them on. Sometimes there are “accent nails” in the pack but there is always an equal size normal color if you don’t want to put the accent nails on (I usually don’t)!




If even one person tries this out then this post will have been worth it so I hope you enjoyed and comment below if you give it a shot:) If you’re on the market for afforable, durable and adorable nails, this is the way to go!



-Etta Grace