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29 Products for the Acrylic Faithful

by NLS Staff | June 16, 2015
<p>OPI&rsquo;s Absolute Acrylic Liquid and Powder System offers impeccable shade range and features bubble-free performance for the clearest result. This self-contouring and chase-free system is easy-to-apply and is available in seven powder colors. <br /><br /></p>

OPI’s Absolute Acrylic Liquid and Powder System offers impeccable shade range and features bubble-free performance for the clearest result. This self-contouring and chase-free system is easy-to-apply and is available in seven powder colors.

<p>Nouveau Nail&rsquo;s Advanced Formula Sculpting Powders are triple sifted acrylic powders made with a unique formula that combines the adhesion properties of a hard polymer with the flexibility of a soft polymer. Pair them with Nouveau Nail Advanced Retention Nail Liquid for superior adhesion. The monomer is formulated with UVA and UVB inhibitors to help prevent yellowing. The liquid is available in low-odor and odorless formulas. To add flair to nails, use Nouveau Nail City Lights Neon Bold and Glitter Sculpting Powders. The sculpting powders are available in more than a dozen dazzling colors.&nbsp;</p>

Nouveau Nail’s Advanced Formula Sculpting Powders are triple sifted acrylic powders made with a unique formula that combines the adhesion properties of a hard polymer with the flexibility of a soft polymer. Pair them with Nouveau Nail Advanced Retention Nail Liquid for superior adhesion. The monomer is formulated with UVA and UVB inhibitors to help prevent yellowing. The liquid is available in low-odor and odorless formulas. To add flair to nails, use Nouveau Nail City Lights Neon Bold and Glitter Sculpting Powders. The sculpting powders are available in more than a dozen dazzling colors. 

<p>Mia Secret&rsquo;s Acrylic System includes a Liquid Monomer that is MMA-free and has non-yellowing properties. The advanced-blended formula has a low-odor and features proper adhesion for acrylic powders. It is also a color stabilizer that provides strength and endurance. The White Acrylic Powder provides the ideal consistency, activation timing, superior adhesion, and endurance. Pair the products to create a perfectly sculpted nail, 3-D nail art, and French manicures.&nbsp;</p>

Mia Secret’s Acrylic System includes a Liquid Monomer that is MMA-free and has non-yellowing properties. The advanced-blended formula has a low-odor and features proper adhesion for acrylic powders. It is also a color stabilizer that provides strength and endurance. The White Acrylic Powder provides the ideal consistency, activation timing, superior adhesion, and endurance. Pair the products to create a perfectly sculpted nail, 3-D nail art, and French manicures. 

<p>Available in classic pink and white options, camouflage colors, and a dozen shades of pure color and shimmer, LCN&rsquo;s Ultima Acrylics are a modern self-hardening liquid-and-powder system. The acrylics are flexible, non-yellowing and have fewer odors. The liquid improves the set time of the powders to coincide with a technician&rsquo;s need. Ultima Acrylics Camouflage Powder provides coverage for even the most unappealing nails.</p>

Available in classic pink and white options, camouflage colors, and a dozen shades of pure color and shimmer, LCN’s Ultima Acrylics are a modern self-hardening liquid-and-powder system. The acrylics are flexible, non-yellowing and have fewer odors. The liquid improves the set time of the powders to coincide with a technician’s need. Ultima Acrylics Camouflage Powder provides coverage for even the most unappealing nails.

<p>Kupa&rsquo;s Artfinity 3-D Sculpting Powder gives nail techs everything they need to construct high-quality, long-lasting, and inspired 3-D acrylic nail art designs. Offering a combination of color and glitter acrylics, the line of powders ensures the possibility of bold and shimmering designs. Pair the powders with Dimension 3-D Nail Art monomer for ultimate results.&nbsp;</p>

Kupa’s Artfinity 3-D Sculpting Powder gives nail techs everything they need to construct high-quality, long-lasting, and inspired 3-D acrylic nail art designs. Offering a combination of color and glitter acrylics, the line of powders ensures the possibility of bold and shimmering designs. Pair the powders with Dimension 3-D Nail Art monomer for ultimate results. 

<p>Entity&rsquo;s low-odor and cosmetic-grade powders and liquids are formulated to perform perfectly together. The Signature Sculpting Liquid is designed for extreme control and champion performance. A full spectrum of colors ranging from pastels to bold and bright glitters will allow you to bring your creativity to life.&nbsp;</p>

Entity’s low-odor and cosmetic-grade powders and liquids are formulated to perform perfectly together. The Signature Sculpting Liquid is designed for extreme control and champion performance. A full spectrum of colors ranging from pastels to bold and bright glitters will allow you to bring your creativity to life. 

<p>Artistic Nail Design&rsquo;s Rock Hard Liquid and Powder System features extra-fine powders designed to work with the Center Stage Monomer Nail Liquid so they glide on smoothly and require minimal filling. &nbsp;The monomer is designed for exceptional control and unparalleled performance while the fast-setting powders cover flaws and can even extend the nail bed while keeping nails looking natural.&nbsp;</p>

Artistic Nail Design’s Rock Hard Liquid and Powder System features extra-fine powders designed to work with the Center Stage Monomer Nail Liquid so they glide on smoothly and require minimal filling.  The monomer is designed for exceptional control and unparalleled performance while the fast-setting powders cover flaws and can even extend the nail bed while keeping nails looking natural. 

<p>ENP&rsquo;s Acrylic Kit includes everything you need to do 50 sets of acrylic nails. It contains four colored acrylic powders, five acrylic powders, crystal dappen dish, liquid monomer, prep and primer, sculpting brush, a roll of forms, glue, files with varied grits, buffer, and cuticle oil.&nbsp;</p>

ENP’s Acrylic Kit includes everything you need to do 50 sets of acrylic nails. It contains four colored acrylic powders, five acrylic powders, crystal dappen dish, liquid monomer, prep and primer, sculpting brush, a roll of forms, glue, files with varied grits, buffer, and cuticle oil. 

<p>Hand &amp; Nail Harmony&rsquo;s ProHesion Nail Sculpting Liquid and Powders is an advanced liquid and powder line with cross-link technology. It&rsquo;s formulated to provide outstanding acrylic nails using the latest technology and high-quality ingredients. It has an ultra-fine, bubble-free application that is self-leveling and contains brighteners that eliminate any discoloration.</p>

Hand & Nail Harmony’s ProHesion Nail Sculpting Liquid and Powders is an advanced liquid and powder line with cross-link technology. It’s formulated to provide outstanding acrylic nails using the latest technology and high-quality ingredients. It has an ultra-fine, bubble-free application that is self-leveling and contains brighteners that eliminate any discoloration.

<p>C&aacute;cee&rsquo;s ready-to-use acrylic powder is premixed with Caviar and Art Glitter &amp; Confetti, making it convenient for all nail artists to create an aesthetic acrylic manicure. The line is available in 36 colors.</p>

Cácee’s ready-to-use acrylic powder is premixed with Caviar and Art Glitter & Confetti, making it convenient for all nail artists to create an aesthetic acrylic manicure. The line is available in 36 colors.

<p>The Extreme Powder Glaze Acrylic Dip System is Backscratchers&rsquo; revolutionary patented acrylic system that combines resin technology with the acrylic dipping powder to create thin, strong, and natural-looking nails. The system takes the guesswork out of mixing product and creates a super smooth finish with virtually no filing. It&rsquo;s easy to use and can be used with tips or on natural nails. The brand offers a Sample Kit, Deluxe Kit, and the Extreme Intro Kit.</p>

The Extreme Powder Glaze Acrylic Dip System is Backscratchers’ revolutionary patented acrylic system that combines resin technology with the acrylic dipping powder to create thin, strong, and natural-looking nails. The system takes the guesswork out of mixing product and creates a super smooth finish with virtually no filing. It’s easy to use and can be used with tips or on natural nails. The brand offers a Sample Kit, Deluxe Kit, and the Extreme Intro Kit.

<p>Premium Nails&rsquo; Tru Color acrylic powders are made up of an exclusive blend of sheer, acrylic polymers that eliminate bubbling, cloudiness, and crystallization. The powders are available in 11 bright and pigmented colors.&nbsp;</p>

Premium Nails’ Tru Color acrylic powders are made up of an exclusive blend of sheer, acrylic polymers that eliminate bubbling, cloudiness, and crystallization. The powders are available in 11 bright and pigmented colors. 

<p>CuccioPro Revolution Liquid and Powder System features nano technology to produce its powders, offering particles of powders in different sizes that will prevent discoloration.&nbsp;</p>

CuccioPro Revolution Liquid and Powder System features nano technology to produce its powders, offering particles of powders in different sizes that will prevent discoloration. 

<p>Be on top of the world with Gel II&rsquo;s Skyscraper Nail Liquid and Powders. The line features an array of primers, nail sculpting liquid monomer, and four sculpting powders for French manicures and overlays. Skyscraper Nail Liquid and Powders offer a superior combination of flexibility and durability for a breathtaking set of nail enhancements. This advanced polymer network technology will enable you to create gorgeous, thin enhancements with exceptional durability for excellent wearability.&nbsp;</p>

Be on top of the world with Gel II’s Skyscraper Nail Liquid and Powders. The line features an array of primers, nail sculpting liquid monomer, and four sculpting powders for French manicures and overlays. Skyscraper Nail Liquid and Powders offer a superior combination of flexibility and durability for a breathtaking set of nail enhancements. This advanced polymer network technology will enable you to create gorgeous, thin enhancements with exceptional durability for excellent wearability. 

<p>Create competition-worthy pink-and-whites with control and durability using INM&rsquo;s Utopia Acrylic Sculpting Liquid. The liquid features color stability that provides a non-yellowing finish that will leave nails looking brighter and won&rsquo;t marbalize. Pair the monomer with Out the Door fast-setting acrylic powders that offer superior control, expert workability, and a creamy application.&nbsp;</p>

Create competition-worthy pink-and-whites with control and durability using INM’s Utopia Acrylic Sculpting Liquid. The liquid features color stability that provides a non-yellowing finish that will leave nails looking brighter and won’t marbalize. Pair the monomer with Out the Door fast-setting acrylic powders that offer superior control, expert workability, and a creamy application. 

<p>Whether you&rsquo;re a novice or an expert, this kit from The Nail Superstore is packed with acrylic French manicure perfection. The system applies consistently and self-levels so you can finish faster. It is also virtually bubble-free to minimize lifting, chipping, and it&rsquo;s easy to control so you can get any shape you want. The kit includes Artisan Pure Color Powder in Brilliant White, Brilliant Pink Ultra Crystal Clear, Artisan Ultimax Monomer, Artisan Primex, Artisan Equalizer Nail Prep, and C Smile Form.&nbsp;</p>

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, this kit from The Nail Superstore is packed with acrylic French manicure perfection. The system applies consistently and self-levels so you can finish faster. It is also virtually bubble-free to minimize lifting, chipping, and it’s easy to control so you can get any shape you want. The kit includes Artisan Pure Color Powder in Brilliant White, Brilliant Pink Ultra Crystal Clear, Artisan Ultimax Monomer, Artisan Primex, Artisan Equalizer Nail Prep, and C Smile Form. 

<p>CND&rsquo;s Retention+ Sculpting System is set up for prescriptive care. The Retention+ Sculpting Liquid is a kerantin-bonding, cross-linking sculpting liquid that forms covalent and ionic bonds, creating enhancements with superior adhesion to the natural nail. The CND Sculpting Powders activate cross-linking and polymerization of the liquid and determine the color and coverage levels of the enhancement.&nbsp;</p>

CND’s Retention+ Sculpting System is set up for prescriptive care. The Retention+ Sculpting Liquid is a kerantin-bonding, cross-linking sculpting liquid that forms covalent and ionic bonds, creating enhancements with superior adhesion to the natural nail. The CND Sculpting Powders activate cross-linking and polymerization of the liquid and determine the color and coverage levels of the enhancement. 

<p>Bright oranges, pinks, and purples contrast rich greens and blues making them appear even more vibrant with EzFlow&rsquo;s newest collection called Paradise Cove. The set of six, multi-dimensional, and highly pigmented acrylic glitter powders can be layered for intriguing depth or built-up for opaque coverage.&nbsp;</p>

Bright oranges, pinks, and purples contrast rich greens and blues making them appear even more vibrant with EzFlow’s newest collection called Paradise Cove. The set of six, multi-dimensional, and highly pigmented acrylic glitter powders can be layered for intriguing depth or built-up for opaque coverage. 

<p>Designed to camouflage imperfections and discoloration of the natural nail bed to create a perfect nail, Le Chat&rsquo;s Nail Architecture Acrylic System Camouflage Color Collection features a polymer that will give you amazing results with little effort. Simply combine the product with Le Chat&rsquo;s fine quality monomer for a smooth, quick, self-leveling application. The powder is specially formulated to match most skin tones and is available in six colors.&nbsp;</p>

Designed to camouflage imperfections and discoloration of the natural nail bed to create a perfect nail, Le Chat’s Nail Architecture Acrylic System Camouflage Color Collection features a polymer that will give you amazing results with little effort. Simply combine the product with Le Chat’s fine quality monomer for a smooth, quick, self-leveling application. The powder is specially formulated to match most skin tones and is available in six colors. 

<p>Young Nails&rsquo; Acrylic System was created with exact particle blend technology that gives you flawless consistency and superior adhesion. The Speed Clear Acrylic is ideal for a crystal clear, glass-like transparency. The product begins to set in 60 seconds and is chemically designed to work with Young Nails&rsquo; Nail Liquid. The liquid is easy-to-use and low-odor and features optical brightener and color stabilizers.</p>

Young Nails’ Acrylic System was created with exact particle blend technology that gives you flawless consistency and superior adhesion. The Speed Clear Acrylic is ideal for a crystal clear, glass-like transparency. The product begins to set in 60 seconds and is chemically designed to work with Young Nails’ Nail Liquid. The liquid is easy-to-use and low-odor and features optical brightener and color stabilizers.

<p>Alfalfa Nail Supply&rsquo;s Beyond Acrylic System offers the trendiest colored powders available. The formula is bubble-free, non-lifting, self-leveling, self-contouring, non-yellowing, offers a smooth consistency, and consistent color blending with great adhesion.&nbsp;</p>

Alfalfa Nail Supply’s Beyond Acrylic System offers the trendiest colored powders available. The formula is bubble-free, non-lifting, self-leveling, self-contouring, non-yellowing, offers a smooth consistency, and consistent color blending with great adhesion. 

<p>Nubar&rsquo;s Infinity Acrylic System is MMA-free. The polymer powders are milled so that when mixed with the proper ratio of the monomer, you will get a smooth and manageable application. The liquid monomer is formulated with color stabilizers to keep the polymer powders from discoloring.</p>

Nubar’s Infinity Acrylic System is MMA-free. The polymer powders are milled so that when mixed with the proper ratio of the monomer, you will get a smooth and manageable application. The liquid monomer is formulated with color stabilizers to keep the polymer powders from discoloring.

<p>Create beautiful 3-D designs with Christrio&rsquo;s super convenient and stackable acrylic sets. Choose from bright and fun neon colors that are perfect for summer or soft pastel colors for everyday nails. Create intricate looks with this acrylic polymer system. The line is available in four different sets of 10 unique colors.&nbsp;</p>

Create beautiful 3-D designs with Christrio’s super convenient and stackable acrylic sets. Choose from bright and fun neon colors that are perfect for summer or soft pastel colors for everyday nails. Create intricate looks with this acrylic polymer system. The line is available in four different sets of 10 unique colors. 

<p>Tammy Taylor&rsquo;s acrylic powder is revolutionizing how to use color on nails. The Prizma Powder is created using a special patented process that applies like a regular acrylic. It&rsquo;s easy-to-use, not messy, and does not lift or break. The line is offered in about 50 colors including metallic.&nbsp;</p>

Tammy Taylor’s acrylic powder is revolutionizing how to use color on nails. The Prizma Powder is created using a special patented process that applies like a regular acrylic. It’s easy-to-use, not messy, and does not lift or break. The line is offered in about 50 colors including metallic. 

<p>Light Elegance is setting the curve for acrylic performance with the new Apex Acrylic System. The brand has reformulated, repackaged, and completely revamped its system to boost performance and meet the needs of clients and techs. The system is self-leveling to increase workability, is completely color stable, and non-yellowing.&nbsp;</p>

Light Elegance is setting the curve for acrylic performance with the new Apex Acrylic System. The brand has reformulated, repackaged, and completely revamped its system to boost performance and meet the needs of clients and techs. The system is self-leveling to increase workability, is completely color stable, and non-yellowing. 

<p>Created based on the demands of top nail techs in Japan, Nail Labo&rsquo;s Nail de Dance Acrylic System allows professionals to execute quality art or competition-style nails. The kit contains powders, liquids, and primer.&nbsp;</p>

Created based on the demands of top nail techs in Japan, Nail Labo’s Nail de Dance Acrylic System allows professionals to execute quality art or competition-style nails. The kit contains powders, liquids, and primer. 

<p>Glam and Glits&rsquo; Color Pop Acrylic Collection will have you tempted to make your own sensational color library with 48 richly pigmented neon colors. Use these powders for a full coverage nail set, 3-D nail art, and more. The brand offers more than 300 glitter and color acrylic powders to choose from.</p>

Glam and Glits’ Color Pop Acrylic Collection will have you tempted to make your own sensational color library with 48 richly pigmented neon colors. Use these powders for a full coverage nail set, 3-D nail art, and more. The brand offers more than 300 glitter and color acrylic powders to choose from.

<p>NSI&rsquo;s Secrets Shades Collection are powders with fine polymers created for high pigmentation and rich color. Use this line of acrylic powders to help make nail art easy and to create a natural-looking and thin nail enhancement with exceptional adhesion and surpassed strength and flexibility. The collection includes 15 bold and bright colors that can be used to create 3-D designs.&nbsp;</p>

NSI’s Secrets Shades Collection are powders with fine polymers created for high pigmentation and rich color. Use this line of acrylic powders to help make nail art easy and to create a natural-looking and thin nail enhancement with exceptional adhesion and surpassed strength and flexibility. The collection includes 15 bold and bright colors that can be used to create 3-D designs. 

<p>Nailite&rsquo;s Omega Acrylic Kit is the perfect system for problem lifters and those wanting a smooth creamy finish. The kit contains 8-oz. Omega Liquid Monomer, 4-oz. Omega Clear Powder, 4-oz. Omega Double Dark Pink Powder, 4-oz. Omega White Powder, Elite Oval #8 Brush, and a 1/2-oz. Something Wonderful Protein Bonder.&nbsp;</p>

Nailite’s Omega Acrylic Kit is the perfect system for problem lifters and those wanting a smooth creamy finish. The kit contains 8-oz. Omega Liquid Monomer, 4-oz. Omega Clear Powder, 4-oz. Omega Double Dark Pink Powder, 4-oz. Omega White Powder, Elite Oval #8 Brush, and a 1/2-oz. Something Wonderful Protein Bonder. 

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<p>OPI&rsquo;s Absolute Acrylic Liquid and Powder System offers impeccable shade range and features bubble-free performance for the clearest result. This self-contouring and chase-free system is easy-to-apply and is available in seven powder colors. <br /><br /></p>
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OPI’s Absolute Acrylic Liquid and Powder System offers impeccable shade range and features bubble-free performance for the clearest result. This self-contouring and chase-free system is easy-to-apply and is available in seven powder colors.

<p>Nouveau Nail&rsquo;s Advanced Formula Sculpting Powders are triple sifted acrylic powders made with a unique formula that combines the adhesion properties of a hard polymer with the flexibility of a soft polymer. Pair them with Nouveau Nail Advanced Retention Nail Liquid for superior adhesion. The monomer is formulated with UVA and UVB inhibitors to help prevent yellowing. The liquid is available in low-odor and odorless formulas. To add flair to nails, use Nouveau Nail City Lights Neon Bold and Glitter Sculpting Powders. The sculpting powders are available in more than a dozen dazzling colors.&nbsp;</p>
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Nouveau Nail’s Advanced Formula Sculpting Powders are triple sifted acrylic powders made with a unique formula that combines the adhesion properties of a hard polymer with the flexibility of a soft polymer. Pair them with Nouveau Nail Advanced Retention Nail Liquid for superior adhesion. The monomer is formulated with UVA and UVB inhibitors to help prevent yellowing. The liquid is available in low-odor and odorless formulas. To add flair to nails, use Nouveau Nail City Lights Neon Bold and Glitter Sculpting Powders. The sculpting powders are available in more than a dozen dazzling colors. 

<p>Mia Secret&rsquo;s Acrylic System includes a Liquid Monomer that is MMA-free and has non-yellowing properties. The advanced-blended formula has a low-odor and features proper adhesion for acrylic powders. It is also a color stabilizer that provides strength and endurance. The White Acrylic Powder provides the ideal consistency, activation timing, superior adhesion, and endurance. Pair the products to create a perfectly sculpted nail, 3-D nail art, and French manicures.&nbsp;</p>
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Mia Secret’s Acrylic System includes a Liquid Monomer that is MMA-free and has non-yellowing properties. The advanced-blended formula has a low-odor and features proper adhesion for acrylic powders. It is also a color stabilizer that provides strength and endurance. The White Acrylic Powder provides the ideal consistency, activation timing, superior adhesion, and endurance. Pair the products to create a perfectly sculpted nail, 3-D nail art, and French manicures. 

<p>Available in classic pink and white options, camouflage colors, and a dozen shades of pure color and shimmer, LCN&rsquo;s Ultima Acrylics are a modern self-hardening liquid-and-powder system. The acrylics are flexible, non-yellowing and have fewer odors. The liquid improves the set time of the powders to coincide with a technician&rsquo;s need. Ultima Acrylics Camouflage Powder provides coverage for even the most unappealing nails.</p>
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Available in classic pink and white options, camouflage colors, and a dozen shades of pure color and shimmer, LCN’s Ultima Acrylics are a modern self-hardening liquid-and-powder system. The acrylics are flexible, non-yellowing and have fewer odors. The liquid improves the set time of the powders to coincide with a technician’s need. Ultima Acrylics Camouflage Powder provides coverage for even the most unappealing nails.

<p>Kupa&rsquo;s Artfinity 3-D Sculpting Powder gives nail techs everything they need to construct high-quality, long-lasting, and inspired 3-D acrylic nail art designs. Offering a combination of color and glitter acrylics, the line of powders ensures the possibility of bold and shimmering designs. Pair the powders with Dimension 3-D Nail Art monomer for ultimate results.&nbsp;</p>
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Kupa’s Artfinity 3-D Sculpting Powder gives nail techs everything they need to construct high-quality, long-lasting, and inspired 3-D acrylic nail art designs. Offering a combination of color and glitter acrylics, the line of powders ensures the possibility of bold and shimmering designs. Pair the powders with Dimension 3-D Nail Art monomer for ultimate results. 

<p>Entity&rsquo;s low-odor and cosmetic-grade powders and liquids are formulated to perform perfectly together. The Signature Sculpting Liquid is designed for extreme control and champion performance. A full spectrum of colors ranging from pastels to bold and bright glitters will allow you to bring your creativity to life.&nbsp;</p>
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Entity’s low-odor and cosmetic-grade powders and liquids are formulated to perform perfectly together. The Signature Sculpting Liquid is designed for extreme control and champion performance. A full spectrum of colors ranging from pastels to bold and bright glitters will allow you to bring your creativity to life. 

<p>Artistic Nail Design&rsquo;s Rock Hard Liquid and Powder System features extra-fine powders designed to work with the Center Stage Monomer Nail Liquid so they glide on smoothly and require minimal filling. &nbsp;The monomer is designed for exceptional control and unparalleled performance while the fast-setting powders cover flaws and can even extend the nail bed while keeping nails looking natural.&nbsp;</p>
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Artistic Nail Design’s Rock Hard Liquid and Powder System features extra-fine powders designed to work with the Center Stage Monomer Nail Liquid so they glide on smoothly and require minimal filling.  The monomer is designed for exceptional control and unparalleled performance while the fast-setting powders cover flaws and can even extend the nail bed while keeping nails looking natural. 

<p>ENP&rsquo;s Acrylic Kit includes everything you need to do 50 sets of acrylic nails. It contains four colored acrylic powders, five acrylic powders, crystal dappen dish, liquid monomer, prep and primer, sculpting brush, a roll of forms, glue, files with varied grits, buffer, and cuticle oil.&nbsp;</p>
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ENP’s Acrylic Kit includes everything you need to do 50 sets of acrylic nails. It contains four colored acrylic powders, five acrylic powders, crystal dappen dish, liquid monomer, prep and primer, sculpting brush, a roll of forms, glue, files with varied grits, buffer, and cuticle oil. 

<p>Hand &amp; Nail Harmony&rsquo;s ProHesion Nail Sculpting Liquid and Powders is an advanced liquid and powder line with cross-link technology. It&rsquo;s formulated to provide outstanding acrylic nails using the latest technology and high-quality ingredients. It has an ultra-fine, bubble-free application that is self-leveling and contains brighteners that eliminate any discoloration.</p>
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Hand & Nail Harmony’s ProHesion Nail Sculpting Liquid and Powders is an advanced liquid and powder line with cross-link technology. It’s formulated to provide outstanding acrylic nails using the latest technology and high-quality ingredients. It has an ultra-fine, bubble-free application that is self-leveling and contains brighteners that eliminate any discoloration.

<p>C&aacute;cee&rsquo;s ready-to-use acrylic powder is premixed with Caviar and Art Glitter &amp; Confetti, making it convenient for all nail artists to create an aesthetic acrylic manicure. The line is available in 36 colors.</p>
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Cácee’s ready-to-use acrylic powder is premixed with Caviar and Art Glitter & Confetti, making it convenient for all nail artists to create an aesthetic acrylic manicure. The line is available in 36 colors.

<p>The Extreme Powder Glaze Acrylic Dip System is Backscratchers&rsquo; revolutionary patented acrylic system that combines resin technology with the acrylic dipping powder to create thin, strong, and natural-looking nails. The system takes the guesswork out of mixing product and creates a super smooth finish with virtually no filing. It&rsquo;s easy to use and can be used with tips or on natural nails. The brand offers a Sample Kit, Deluxe Kit, and the Extreme Intro Kit.</p>
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The Extreme Powder Glaze Acrylic Dip System is Backscratchers’ revolutionary patented acrylic system that combines resin technology with the acrylic dipping powder to create thin, strong, and natural-looking nails. The system takes the guesswork out of mixing product and creates a super smooth finish with virtually no filing. It’s easy to use and can be used with tips or on natural nails. The brand offers a Sample Kit, Deluxe Kit, and the Extreme Intro Kit.

<p>Premium Nails&rsquo; Tru Color acrylic powders are made up of an exclusive blend of sheer, acrylic polymers that eliminate bubbling, cloudiness, and crystallization. The powders are available in 11 bright and pigmented colors.&nbsp;</p>
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Premium Nails’ Tru Color acrylic powders are made up of an exclusive blend of sheer, acrylic polymers that eliminate bubbling, cloudiness, and crystallization. The powders are available in 11 bright and pigmented colors. 

<p>CuccioPro Revolution Liquid and Powder System features nano technology to produce its powders, offering particles of powders in different sizes that will prevent discoloration.&nbsp;</p>
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CuccioPro Revolution Liquid and Powder System features nano technology to produce its powders, offering particles of powders in different sizes that will prevent discoloration. 

<p>Be on top of the world with Gel II&rsquo;s Skyscraper Nail Liquid and Powders. The line features an array of primers, nail sculpting liquid monomer, and four sculpting powders for French manicures and overlays. Skyscraper Nail Liquid and Powders offer a superior combination of flexibility and durability for a breathtaking set of nail enhancements. This advanced polymer network technology will enable you to create gorgeous, thin enhancements with exceptional durability for excellent wearability.&nbsp;</p>
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Be on top of the world with Gel II’s Skyscraper Nail Liquid and Powders. The line features an array of primers, nail sculpting liquid monomer, and four sculpting powders for French manicures and overlays. Skyscraper Nail Liquid and Powders offer a superior combination of flexibility and durability for a breathtaking set of nail enhancements. This advanced polymer network technology will enable you to create gorgeous, thin enhancements with exceptional durability for excellent wearability. 

<p>Create competition-worthy pink-and-whites with control and durability using INM&rsquo;s Utopia Acrylic Sculpting Liquid. The liquid features color stability that provides a non-yellowing finish that will leave nails looking brighter and won&rsquo;t marbalize. Pair the monomer with Out the Door fast-setting acrylic powders that offer superior control, expert workability, and a creamy application.&nbsp;</p>
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Create competition-worthy pink-and-whites with control and durability using INM’s Utopia Acrylic Sculpting Liquid. The liquid features color stability that provides a non-yellowing finish that will leave nails looking brighter and won’t marbalize. Pair the monomer with Out the Door fast-setting acrylic powders that offer superior control, expert workability, and a creamy application. 

<p>Whether you&rsquo;re a novice or an expert, this kit from The Nail Superstore is packed with acrylic French manicure perfection. The system applies consistently and self-levels so you can finish faster. It is also virtually bubble-free to minimize lifting, chipping, and it&rsquo;s easy to control so you can get any shape you want. The kit includes Artisan Pure Color Powder in Brilliant White, Brilliant Pink Ultra Crystal Clear, Artisan Ultimax Monomer, Artisan Primex, Artisan Equalizer Nail Prep, and C Smile Form.&nbsp;</p>
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Whether you’re a novice or an expert, this kit from The Nail Superstore is packed with acrylic French manicure perfection. The system applies consistently and self-levels so you can finish faster. It is also virtually bubble-free to minimize lifting, chipping, and it’s easy to control so you can get any shape you want. The kit includes Artisan Pure Color Powder in Brilliant White, Brilliant Pink Ultra Crystal Clear, Artisan Ultimax Monomer, Artisan Primex, Artisan Equalizer Nail Prep, and C Smile Form. 

<p>CND&rsquo;s Retention+ Sculpting System is set up for prescriptive care. The Retention+ Sculpting Liquid is a kerantin-bonding, cross-linking sculpting liquid that forms covalent and ionic bonds, creating enhancements with superior adhesion to the natural nail. The CND Sculpting Powders activate cross-linking and polymerization of the liquid and determine the color and coverage levels of the enhancement.&nbsp;</p>
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CND’s Retention+ Sculpting System is set up for prescriptive care. The Retention+ Sculpting Liquid is a kerantin-bonding, cross-linking sculpting liquid that forms covalent and ionic bonds, creating enhancements with superior adhesion to the natural nail. The CND Sculpting Powders activate cross-linking and polymerization of the liquid and determine the color and coverage levels of the enhancement. 

<p>Bright oranges, pinks, and purples contrast rich greens and blues making them appear even more vibrant with EzFlow&rsquo;s newest collection called Paradise Cove. The set of six, multi-dimensional, and highly pigmented acrylic glitter powders can be layered for intriguing depth or built-up for opaque coverage.&nbsp;</p>
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Bright oranges, pinks, and purples contrast rich greens and blues making them appear even more vibrant with EzFlow’s newest collection called Paradise Cove. The set of six, multi-dimensional, and highly pigmented acrylic glitter powders can be layered for intriguing depth or built-up for opaque coverage. 

<p>Designed to camouflage imperfections and discoloration of the natural nail bed to create a perfect nail, Le Chat&rsquo;s Nail Architecture Acrylic System Camouflage Color Collection features a polymer that will give you amazing results with little effort. Simply combine the product with Le Chat&rsquo;s fine quality monomer for a smooth, quick, self-leveling application. The powder is specially formulated to match most skin tones and is available in six colors.&nbsp;</p>
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Designed to camouflage imperfections and discoloration of the natural nail bed to create a perfect nail, Le Chat’s Nail Architecture Acrylic System Camouflage Color Collection features a polymer that will give you amazing results with little effort. Simply combine the product with Le Chat’s fine quality monomer for a smooth, quick, self-leveling application. The powder is specially formulated to match most skin tones and is available in six colors. 

<p>Young Nails&rsquo; Acrylic System was created with exact particle blend technology that gives you flawless consistency and superior adhesion. The Speed Clear Acrylic is ideal for a crystal clear, glass-like transparency. The product begins to set in 60 seconds and is chemically designed to work with Young Nails&rsquo; Nail Liquid. The liquid is easy-to-use and low-odor and features optical brightener and color stabilizers.</p>
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Young Nails’ Acrylic System was created with exact particle blend technology that gives you flawless consistency and superior adhesion. The Speed Clear Acrylic is ideal for a crystal clear, glass-like transparency. The product begins to set in 60 seconds and is chemically designed to work with Young Nails’ Nail Liquid. The liquid is easy-to-use and low-odor and features optical brightener and color stabilizers.

<p>Alfalfa Nail Supply&rsquo;s Beyond Acrylic System offers the trendiest colored powders available. The formula is bubble-free, non-lifting, self-leveling, self-contouring, non-yellowing, offers a smooth consistency, and consistent color blending with great adhesion.&nbsp;</p>
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Alfalfa Nail Supply’s Beyond Acrylic System offers the trendiest colored powders available. The formula is bubble-free, non-lifting, self-leveling, self-contouring, non-yellowing, offers a smooth consistency, and consistent color blending with great adhesion. 

<p>Nubar&rsquo;s Infinity Acrylic System is MMA-free. The polymer powders are milled so that when mixed with the proper ratio of the monomer, you will get a smooth and manageable application. The liquid monomer is formulated with color stabilizers to keep the polymer powders from discoloring.</p>
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Nubar’s Infinity Acrylic System is MMA-free. The polymer powders are milled so that when mixed with the proper ratio of the monomer, you will get a smooth and manageable application. The liquid monomer is formulated with color stabilizers to keep the polymer powders from discoloring.

<p>Create beautiful 3-D designs with Christrio&rsquo;s super convenient and stackable acrylic sets. Choose from bright and fun neon colors that are perfect for summer or soft pastel colors for everyday nails. Create intricate looks with this acrylic polymer system. The line is available in four different sets of 10 unique colors.&nbsp;</p>
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Create beautiful 3-D designs with Christrio’s super convenient and stackable acrylic sets. Choose from bright and fun neon colors that are perfect for summer or soft pastel colors for everyday nails. Create intricate looks with this acrylic polymer system. The line is available in four different sets of 10 unique colors. 

<p>Tammy Taylor&rsquo;s acrylic powder is revolutionizing how to use color on nails. The Prizma Powder is created using a special patented process that applies like a regular acrylic. It&rsquo;s easy-to-use, not messy, and does not lift or break. The line is offered in about 50 colors including metallic.&nbsp;</p>
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Tammy Taylor’s acrylic powder is revolutionizing how to use color on nails. The Prizma Powder is created using a special patented process that applies like a regular acrylic. It’s easy-to-use, not messy, and does not lift or break. The line is offered in about 50 colors including metallic. 

<p>Light Elegance is setting the curve for acrylic performance with the new Apex Acrylic System. The brand has reformulated, repackaged, and completely revamped its system to boost performance and meet the needs of clients and techs. The system is self-leveling to increase workability, is completely color stable, and non-yellowing.&nbsp;</p>
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Light Elegance is setting the curve for acrylic performance with the new Apex Acrylic System. The brand has reformulated, repackaged, and completely revamped its system to boost performance and meet the needs of clients and techs. The system is self-leveling to increase workability, is completely color stable, and non-yellowing. 

<p>Created based on the demands of top nail techs in Japan, Nail Labo&rsquo;s Nail de Dance Acrylic System allows professionals to execute quality art or competition-style nails. The kit contains powders, liquids, and primer.&nbsp;</p>
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Created based on the demands of top nail techs in Japan, Nail Labo’s Nail de Dance Acrylic System allows professionals to execute quality art or competition-style nails. The kit contains powders, liquids, and primer. 

<p>Glam and Glits&rsquo; Color Pop Acrylic Collection will have you tempted to make your own sensational color library with 48 richly pigmented neon colors. Use these powders for a full coverage nail set, 3-D nail art, and more. The brand offers more than 300 glitter and color acrylic powders to choose from.</p>
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Glam and Glits’ Color Pop Acrylic Collection will have you tempted to make your own sensational color library with 48 richly pigmented neon colors. Use these powders for a full coverage nail set, 3-D nail art, and more. The brand offers more than 300 glitter and color acrylic powders to choose from.

<p>NSI&rsquo;s Secrets Shades Collection are powders with fine polymers created for high pigmentation and rich color. Use this line of acrylic powders to help make nail art easy and to create a natural-looking and thin nail enhancement with exceptional adhesion and surpassed strength and flexibility. The collection includes 15 bold and bright colors that can be used to create 3-D designs.&nbsp;</p>
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NSI’s Secrets Shades Collection are powders with fine polymers created for high pigmentation and rich color. Use this line of acrylic powders to help make nail art easy and to create a natural-looking and thin nail enhancement with exceptional adhesion and surpassed strength and flexibility. The collection includes 15 bold and bright colors that can be used to create 3-D designs. 

<p>Nailite&rsquo;s Omega Acrylic Kit is the perfect system for problem lifters and those wanting a smooth creamy finish. The kit contains 8-oz. Omega Liquid Monomer, 4-oz. Omega Clear Powder, 4-oz. Omega Double Dark Pink Powder, 4-oz. Omega White Powder, Elite Oval #8 Brush, and a 1/2-oz. Something Wonderful Protein Bonder.&nbsp;</p>
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Nailite’s Omega Acrylic Kit is the perfect system for problem lifters and those wanting a smooth creamy finish. The kit contains 8-oz. Omega Liquid Monomer, 4-oz. Omega Clear Powder, 4-oz. Omega Double Dark Pink Powder, 4-oz. Omega White Powder, Elite Oval #8 Brush, and a 1/2-oz. Something Wonderful Protein Bonder. 

The perfect monomer and polymer ratio will allow you to create natural looks, crisp smile lines, and even customized nail art. Manufacturers are always continuing to improve products and the application process. We rounded up a sampling of the industry’s latest liquid and powder products that continue to provide solid nail enhancements from traditional French manicures to bold designs.

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