How to Create Nautral Looking Artificial Nails…
So much like the tutorial I posted yesterday I used my Dual Forms to create a structured tip nail but this time I used acrylic instead of hard gel.
Again I have to say I just love these Dual Forms, they make doing your own acrylics very easy. They also leave a high gloss shine on your nails which is great if you use them to create beautiful acrylic design (for awesome desgin ideas check out vianneylu1, her videos convinced me to get the Dual Forms). For a more natural look I used my super fine file to buff away the shine, but if you kept the shine that would eliminate the need for polish =).
After having done both acrylic and hard gel, I much prefer using acrylic. Being able to press and hold while at the same time able to clean away excess without having to contort your finger into a weird position in order to cure it is so much easier. Acrylic is also much harder and more durable than hard gel, unless you want a more natural feeling nail (I’m very hard on my nails so I need something extra tough lol).