Technique - Topic : acrylics

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Amethyst Geode Nail Art Tutorial

June 18, 2015  | Video

Amethyst nail created by Lauren Wireman using acrylic and Wildflowers Nail Academy pigment, loose glitter, and art paints.

Keywords: acrylics   geode nail art   glitter nail art   Lauren Wireman  

Amethyst Geode Nail Art (Time Lapse)

June 18, 2015  | Video

Lauren Wireman shows how to create this geode-inspired look in hyper speed. Click here for a slower, detailed tutorial on creating the look.

Keywords: acrylics   geode nail art   Lauren Wireman   time lapse nail art  

Tammy Taylor Peace Hope Love Prizma & Pink and White French Fade Demo

June 17, 2015  | Video

Tammy Taylor shows how to use the new Peace-Hope-Love Prizma Powderz Collection. "This collection was inspired by the people around the world that help make this world a better place to live; a percentage of all proceeds will be donated to help the Rwanda Peace Plan," says Taylor. "Peace" is a navy blue with shimmer, “Hope” is a cool soft white with shimmer, and “Love” is a bright pink with shimmer.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   Tammy Taylor   Tammy Taylor Nails  

29 Products for the Acrylic Faithful

June 16, 2015  | Photo Gallery

We rounded up a sampling of the industry’s latest liquid and powder products. 

Keywords: acrylics   Alfalfa Nail Supply   Artistic Nail Design   Backscratchers   Cacee  

How-To: Iridescent Stiletto Swirl

June 16, 2015  | Demo

This tutorial shows you how to encapsulate glitter acrylic to add dimension and shine to get a hot look.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   nail art  

Embedded Acrylic for the Flower Girl

June 11, 2015  | Demo

Jen Fetty of Middleton, Idaho, shares how to embed dried flowers for a nail look that’s meant to be worn outdoors.

Keywords: acrylics   embedded nail art   floral nail art  

Premium Nails Acid-Free Primer

June 3, 2015  | Product

This acid-free primer dehydrates the nail completely preparing it for bonding and adhesion. 

Keywords: acid-free   acrylics   gel-polish   Premium Nails   primers  

Behind the Scenes: Acrylic Lace Bridal Nails

May 28, 2015  | Demo

Art Is Passion: For this month’s bridal-themed cover, we asked Sabella Snyder to create gorgeous sculpted nails with a modern negative space art look.

Keywords: acrylics   Behind the Scenes   bridal nail art   doing nails for photo shoots   wedding styles  

3-D Acrylic Flower Power (Hello Pretty! Nail Art Tutorial)

May 18, 2015  | Video

After prepping the nail and performing a Gelish manicure using two of the new Hello Pretty gel-polish colors, create this 3-D acrylic flower using ProHesion acrylic products.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   acrylics   floral nail art   Gelish  

Splendor of Spring Acrylic Nail Design by Gisela Marti

May 18, 2015  | Video

Gisela Marti uses Tammy Taylor acrylic nail products to sculpt the nail and Tammy Taylor Gelegance gel art paint to create the intricate design.

Keywords: acrylics   gel paints   Tammy Taylor Nails  

Cuticle Application by Young Nails

May 11, 2015  | Video

Watch as Greg shows you how to bring the acrylic to just the right point on the natural nail. He takes you through some common mistakes and some very easy solutions!

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   acrylics   young nails  

Henna Design on Sculpted Stiletto Nails

May 9, 2015  | Video

Suzie Moskal demonstrates how to build a Stiletto Nail with acrylic and then creates a beautiful Henna design.

Keywords: acrylics   henna   sculpting   stiletto nails   Suzie Moskal  

Tammy Taylor's Valley of Flowers Prizma Powder Collection

May 5, 2015  | Video

Tammy Taylor demonstrates the Tammy Taylor Valley of Flowers Prizma Powder Collection inspired by the beautiful flowers blooming in the western Himalayas of India this time of year. A percentage of proceeds from every Valley of Flowers Prizma Powder Collection will be donated to the Salvation Army Nepal Earthquake Relief. "The donations will help meet human needs in this time of crisis following the destruction caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Please remember to pray for the people of Nepal," says Taylor.

Keywords: acrylics   charity   colored acrylics   Tammy Taylor   Tammy Taylor Nails  

How-To: Kupa’s Summer Colors Acrylic French

April 22, 2015  | Video

Kupa Inc’s master educator Ann Chang demonstrates how to create an acrylic French extension using fun colors for summer including glitter, rhinestones, and 3-D art.

Keywords: 3-D acrylics   acrylics   colored acrylics   Kupa   nail art  

French Nail Art with Mia Secret Acrylic

April 15, 2015  | Video

Blanca Martinez, Mia Secret International Master Educator, shows a step-by-step tutorial.


1. Prep the nail by filing and applying Mia Secret Nailprep – Dehydrator and Xtrabond Primer for a better adhesion. Mix up Mia Secret Cover Pink and Multibalance natural pink acrylic powder, to begin extending the nail bed and give a more-natural look.

2. Sculpt the free edge with Mia Secret White acrylic powder.

3. Shape and smooth the nail structure with Mia Secret 100/100 Speedy Zebra file.

4. Use a square nail brush, acrylic painting and one-stroke technique to create a flower.

5. Apply foil adhesive creating a beautiful decoration over the nail bed and smile lines. Cure for 45 seconds in Mia Secret Portable LED nail light.

6. Place the foil over the adhesive, press it down for some seconds and take care off quickly. Repeat it as many times as required.

7. Apply a coat of Stars of Splash – Gelux soak-off gel polish, cure for 45 seconds and remove sticky residues with Gel Cleanser. Apply Mia Secret UV Finish Gel – Ultra Shine and cure for 45 seconds. Condition and moisturize with Mia Secret Cuticle Oil.

Keywords: acrylics   French nail art   Mia Secret  

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