How To Use Acrylic Liquid?

Acrylic Liquid

Nail art has been around for years but lately, its craze is coming back. In the early 2010s, there was a time when everyone was happy with plain black nail paint but trends seem to be changing now. If you are a nail-biter like me then acrylic nails are your true savior. With fake nails, you can be as creative as you’d like. You might think nail art isn’t for you because it’s super expensive to get it done regularly. But that’s where the acrylic liquid comes into play. With this liquid, you can do the process on your own with only a little bit of practice.

Monomer aka Acrylic liquid is the most important element of acrylic manicures. It is a mixture of glue and polymer powder that helps fake nails stick strongly to your real ones. Acrylic manicure looks extremely polished and it can easily be passed off as “professionally done”. To take your whole look up a notch always go for acrylic nails as they can make you instantly look glamourous.

Salons and spas really do charge a bomb for that perfect Kylie acrylic manicure. If you could only learn how to carefully use acrylic liquid then you can do it at home without having to spend all that money. All you need is acrylic liquid, a manicure set, and a good YouTube Tutorial video. Now you may be wondering about how to know if an acrylic liquid is of good quality. Don’t worry we’ll tell you a few things to look for while purchasing monomer.

The Best Kind Of Acrylic Liquid

The first thing to keep in mind while buying the acrylic liquid is to see if it has EMA or MMA in it. EMA is Ethyl Methacrylate and MMA is Methyl Methacrylate. You need to buy the solution that has EMA and don’t purchase the one that has MMA. MMA solution is toxic to use and it will ruin your nails and skin in the long run. Formulas that have EMA are safe to use as they are non-toxic and a perfect way to learn for a beginner. These formulas have a strong smell so try to use them where the room has proper ventilation.

How To Use Acrylic Liquid For At-Home Manicure

If you are a DIY person then you’ll love learning these steps for that perfect at-home manicure with a newly bought acrylic liquid:

Purchase An Acrylic Nail Kit

Now that you know what kind of acrylic liquid you should be buying. Start by purchasing the one from a well-known brand. Always read the reviews first to see if anybody had to endure some sort of reaction. Buy a kit that will have an acrylic liquid, brush, and powder.

Clean Your Nails

This is an important step that you shouldn’t miss. Before going right into the procedure, make sure your nails are ready. Trim them and clean them by soaking them in a mixture of hand and water. This will get rid of any excessive stubborn dirt and your nails will be cleaner than ever.

Put On The Acrylic Nails

File the acrylic nails according to your nail size so that they would fit perfectly. After this, apply acrylic glue in a small amount and put the acrylic nails on your real ones. Put them on delicately and after getting it right put a bit of pressure on them so they stick perfectly. Try to press for fifteen seconds at least.

Mix Powder And Acrylic Liquid

At first, take two dishes preferably acrylic, and put both of the items separately in them. Now take the brush and dip it in acrylic liquid. Don’t press too hard and then take it out. Take the excess liquid out by brush it at the corner of the bowl. After this, tap the brush on the powder with light hands. Don’t try to get too much product on the brush it will only create a mess. Try to keep the ratio equal for both of the items.

Perfectly Manicured Nails

Apply the mixture slowly on the acrylic nail and spread it out evenly. After doing one nail clean the brush and repeat the same process of mixing acrylic liquid with powder. After coating all the nails, don’t move your hands and let them dry. Check back ten minutes later and by then your acrylic manicure will be perfectly done.


This step-by-step guide is just a basic method but as you’ll get more experience don’t shy away from experimenting. You can add all kinds of nail art decorations to your set. Always buy a good quality acrylic liquid as it truly is the glue that holds it all together. You wouldn’t want to invest all this time just to end with nails that won’t even stick. Follow all the mentioned steps and you’ll be getting showered with compliments next time when anyone will see your hands.