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Beginners Guide to Acrylic Nail Powder


Are your friends discussing dip powder nails and suggesting that you give it a try as well? If you're an avid social media user, it's likely that you've encountered captivating dip powder nail designs on your Instagram or TikTok feed. They are undeniably beautiful and stunning. With its unique strength and durability, acrylic powder has become the preferred choice for more people. It allows for various shapes, lengths, and designs, giving individuals the freedom to express their creativity.

The emergence of acrylic and dip powder techniques has eliminated the need for naturally flawless nails to achieve a perfect manicure. In this article, we will provide a comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know about acrylic powder.

1. What Is Acrylic Nail Powder?

The main ingredient used in acrylic nail powder is polyethylmethylmethacrylate, commonly called PMMA, which is a combination of two different monomers, ethyl methacrylate (EMA) and methyl methacrylate (MMA). Acrylic nail powder is a substance used to create acrylic nails. It is not used alone, but rather is combined with a liquid chemical that makes it harden. Commonly applied both in salons and at home, it is easy and relatively inexpensive to buy.

Recently, Melodysusie has launched an EMA acrylic liquid monomer, which is MMA-free and manufactured using state-of-the-art technology and an improved formula. This monomer guarantees health and safety during usage, even for individuals sensitive to acrylic monomers, providing peace of mind. Furthermore, it is compatible with any type of acrylic. For optimal results, we highly recommend that you use it with MelodySusie's All-in-One Acrylic & Dip Powder.

2. How Do I Choose the Best Acrylic Nail Powder?

Choosing the right nail powder is crucial for achieving a stunning nail art design. It is important to consider the following factors:

  • Quality

Preference is given to well-known brands that offer excellent quality acrylic nail powders. These nail powders are often formulated to ensure superior adhesion, consistent color application, and enhanced durability.

  • Compatibility

Ensure that the acrylic nail powder chosen is compatible with the liquid monomers you intend to use. Some brands may recommend specific combinations for optimal results, ensuring a seamless and harmonious application process.

  • Color Variety

Consider the variety of colors offered within the acrylic nail powder range. This variety can create unique and visually striking nail designs that allow for endless creativity.

3. The Manicure Tools We Need for Acrylic Powder Nails:

  • Cuticle Pusher
  • Nail File & Buffing Block
  • Dappen Dish
  • Acrylic Nail Brush
  • Lint Free Wipes
  • Acrylic Powder (We recommend Melodysusie’s all-in-one acrylic & dip powder, suitable for beginners, professionals and salon lovers.)
  • Acrylic Liquid (We recommend Melodysusie’s EMA acrylic liquid monomer, free of harmful MMA with an upgraded formula. )
  • Top Coat (either Air Dry, Mega Gloss or Matte Top Coat)
  • Nail Tips (optional)
  • Nail Forms(optional)
  • Nail Glue (optional)
  • Cuticle Oil (optional)
  • Manicure Brush (optional)

4. Start the Nail Art Journey in 6 Easy Steps:

  • After completing the prep for nail art with nail clipper and nail files, put a nail form on your nails. 
  • Dip the brush into the liquid monomer and then into the acrylic nail powder. Create a bead of the mixture.
  • Apply the mixture onto the nail, starting from the base and working towards the tip. Shape and sculpt the acrylic as desired.
  • Allow the acrylic to dry and harden completely.
  • Take off the nail form.
  • Buff and file the nails to refine the shape and smooth out any imperfections.

    5. Acrylic Nail Artwork Inspirations:

    Dipping nails

    Nail Extension

    Nail Sculpting

    Adhesive Rhinestone

    Acrylic nails have gained popularity as a stylish option, especially during the summer season, for individuals who wish to enhance the appearance of their natural nails.
    A comprehensive understanding of acrylic nails is essential, covering topics such as application techniques and a variety of design options. It is crucial to prioritize proper care practices to maintain their aesthetic appeal.
    Before making the decision to purchase acrylic nails, whether you choose at-home application or professional salon application, it is imperative to thoroughly understand the process before diving in.

    In addition, MelodySusie’s All-In-One Acrylic & Dip Powder is also on special Summer Sale. We have prepared an 8% discount for it. Click here to explore more.

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