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Best Of 2018

Discover the Top 10 Best Acrylic Nails & Accessories of October, 2018

This Page was last updated by Kara Bell

A close look at the best selling acrylic nails and accessories

Fashionable acrylic nails have been all the rage lately. Gone are the days when a popping shade of nail polish was the only accessory to jazz up your nails. Now people are going all out and nail extensions are becoming exceedingly popular.

If you’ve had your nails done professionally, and you’re thinking about doing them yourself, give it a go. You’ll be surprised how simple and rewarding – and of course, money saving, it can be, and friends and family will soon be asking you to work your magic on theirs. Who knows, you may even turn it into a new career!

What makes acrylic nails different?

Acrylic nails are artificial nails that are applied on top of your natural nails. Tough and durable, they are perfect if you have weak nails that break easily, or if, like me, you used to chew them. They are available in standard and long sizes, being trimmed and shaped to suit your preference. Acrylic nails can make a real difference to your hands, and you’ll feel proud to show them off.

You can enhance your nails with gorgeous, glossy colors, apply crystals or other types of sparkles, and designs – the only limit is your imagination.

I’ve tested the top acrylic nails and acrylic nail accessories of October, 2018:

1) Nailene Ultra Quick Nail Glue

What Makes It Great

This little bottle of magic is necessary in order to glue your acrylic nails on to your natural nails.
The nozzle is nicely shaped to deliver an accurate line of glue – not too much and not too little along your nail.

Nailene have produced a really great nail glue. It sticks the nails on and holds them in place for over a week filled with all sorts of nail-destroying stuff – such as gardening, housework, and so on. But do be warned, it sticks anything to anything for ever. There isn’t anything to dislike about this glue – it’s amazing stuff.

Features

• Sets in seconds
• Instantly bonds artificial and natural nails with superior holding power
• 3g Clear glue

9.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Amazing – definitely one for the nail kit.

 


2) BeYou Clear Stiletto 500pcs

What Makes It Great

These BeYou nails feel extremely durable and a good thickness. Being long, there’s plenty of scope for shaping and filing.

I had great fun with these. They are so easy to fit and stick, even with minor prepping of my natural nails. Filing is simple, with just a tiny bit of shaping necessary. The nail polish went on so smoothly, and once a top coat was dry, they looked absolutely amazing! They stayed in place for well over two weeks, too.

Features

Dramatic High-Profile Arch
Elegant design

9.0Expert Score
The Final Verdict

These are really great acrylic nails – easily filed and stuck, and they stayed on for nearly three weeks!

 


3) ECBASKET Coffin Nails Ballerina Tips 500pcs

What Makes It Great

Shipping ahead of time, these coffin shape nails from ECBasket feel like they should stay in place nicely and be durable enough to withstand the rigors of day to day life.

These beautifully shaped nails coped well with being trimmed, filed and even having a piercing without any cracking, splitting or warping. I thought I’d also try out a bit of bling and thankfully the whole thing stayed firmly attached to my natural nail.

I did have to shape the base of the smallest ones for my pinkie fingers – I have small hands, so that took a few minutes to get right, but this is only to be expected with child sized pinkie nails.

Features

• Quality Guarantee
• High quality material (ABS)
• Long lasting and durable – approximately 3 weeks
• Holds color well
• Varied sizes – 10 different sizes (numbered for easy usage), 50 of each size
• Professional quality for salons, or home DIY

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

A really good set of acrylic nails, cheap enough to be used daily, but tough and durable to last several weeks.

 


4) Ibd 5 Second Brush On Nail Glue

 

What Makes It Great

I was pleased to notice that this glue didn’t have the eye watering chemical smell that other nail products can have. That’s a great start.

This super strong glue works exceptionally well, although you do have to brush it on a little thicker than you might expect; for that reason, I wish the bottle were larger. It still works with a lesser amount, but the bond is not as strong.

Once I’d realized that, my acrylic nails remained stuck for over two weeks. It was equally reliable with crystal nail decorations – keeping them in place for the same.

Features

• Easy brush-on application
• Perfect for natural nails, artificial nails and tips
• Fast drying
• Moisture resistant
• Convenient airtight storage case with stand

8.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

I’m super happy with this glue – it goes on smoothly, forms a really strong bond and is removed easily with acetone.

 


5) AORAEM Lady French Acrylic Style Nails 500pcs

 

What Makes It Great

Arriving ahead of schedule, this hard wearing box filled with acrylic nails is great to store them in; there’s also room for some other bits and pieces of your nail art kit. The nails feel strong, but with a useful amount of flex to prevent them from snapping.

These Aoraem nails are brilliant. I filed and shaped them to within an inch of their lives and they didn’t crack, split, or bend. The color just slides on so smoothly, and forms a very glossy sheen, and they looked good for almost three weeks until one pinged off.

Features

• High quality ABS
• Last approximately 3 weeks
• Eco friendly
• Varied sizes – 10 different sizes (numbered for easy usage), 50 of each size
• Easy to trim and file them to in any length and shape you like, such as stiletto nails.
• The half cover French false nail tips are great for professional nail technicians or nail art DIY

9.3Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Tough, but nicely shaped, nails that arrived in a brilliantly useful storage case, I really recommend these.

 


6) Short Coffin Nail Tips 600PCS

What Makes It Great

These arrived the day after I ordered them and look super good. They feel strong and hard and have a lovely finish before I even add the polish!

I ordered the long style, but the ones that arrived were short, so I contacted customer services and they immediately sent out the correct ones. So, now I have two sets!

They are excellent quality and fit well without too much shaping. The long set need to be filed down quite a bit, but I knew that would be the case. But even when they were still unfiled, they took being pierced with no complaints, holding the ring really nicely.

Features

• 600PCS Natural coffin nails offers 10 different sizes with 60 nails of each size numbered 0-9.
• Easy to trim, shape and file
• Hold color superbly
• High quality ABS
• Professional quality for salons and nail DIY

9.2Expert Score
The Final Verdict

These nails by BTArtbox-Boutique are great. They put up with me filing, shaping and even piercing and didn’t split, crack or break. As a result, I’m happy to recommend these.

 


7) 11 in 1 Electric Nail Drill Set

 

What Makes It Great

A pretty power tool – this is fab! It arrived very well packaged with simple to follow instructions, and a whole box of products to get me started. I love this already.

Within seconds I was ready to file, engrave or anything else. Subay have thought of everything I could possibly require and popped it in the box. This file isn’t loud at all and the vibrations are tiny, so as a result, it didn’t feel like the nail was under any stress or pressure.

This is a great file for a novice, but equally good in a professional salon, and it’s so versatile.

Features

• Professional quality – salon or home DIY
• Handy travel size
• Easy to operate
• Minimal vibration
• Low noise
• Multi-functional: manicure, pedicure, engraving, filing, shaping, polishing, removing callus, etc

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is an amazing and versitile electric file, and it would make a super gift for a nail art enthusiast! I’m hanging on to mine!

 


8) MIA Secret Professional Acrylic Kit

What Makes It Great

These little jars arrived wrapped in several thick layers of packing; but at least there were no spills or breakages!

This is mix-your-own-acrylic-nails territory and it’s surprisingly easy, with a huge number of videos to watch giving ideas and detailed instructions. With this stuff you can do whatever you want – your imagination is your limit.

You could make pumpkin-like ridges for Halloween, or if you’re an animal lover, mould little paw prints in 3D across your nails. Anything at all!

Features

• High end quality acrylic nail kit
• Advanced blended EMA monomer
• Low odor non-yellowing formula, provides strength, flexibility and color stabilizer
• Acrylic powder Polymer gives you flawless consistency and superior adhesion.

9.4Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This stuff is super fun and very easy – make your nails into your own story board. I love it!

 


9) Kiss Everlasting French Toenail Limitless Kit

What Makes It Great

These appear to be tough and hard wearing. The kit comes with everything I need to create the perfect toenails.

I love that my toenails can look as stunning as my fingernails. I did feel they were missing out and didn’t want anyone to think I’d neglected them. With these acrylic nails, I can file, shape and paint them in any way I chose. I can even embellish them with the little sparkles that worked so well on my fingernails. Perfect.

The glue that was included kept them in place for nearly two weeks, so I am more than happy with that.
In fact, my only issue was that there wasn’t a nail small enough for my outside toes which are tiny. I had to file away almost to nothing one of the other ones, so I may not bother with that nail next time.

Features

• Short length
• Flexi Fit technology for ultra-comfort
• Tip is molded into nail bed for a professional finish
• Guaranteed no chip for 7 days
• Includes: 28 French nails, glue, mini file and manicure stick.

8.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

A well-stocked acrylic style pedicure kit enabling you to create perfectly shaped, beautiful toenails.

 


10) HiMo Acrylic Nail Art Soak Off Caps

What Makes It Great

These useful additions to any nail kit arrived on time. They feel well made and able to withstand being used repeatedly.

These are a super idea. Gone are the days of sitting with your fingers in a bowl of acetone; these just clip neatly onto each finger or toe and there’s no risk of getting chemicals everywhere. Everything is contained within the little plastic finger clip.

After a minute or two, unclip, wipe over your nail and the polish, glue, gel, or whatever has been removed. So simple.

Features

• Rapid nail polish removal
• Flexible springs
• Reusable
• Anti-slip interior
• Suitable for professional or home DIY use
• Use for removing nail polishes, UV gel, acrylics etc.

9.3Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Honestly, I love the idea. No mess, no spills, no waiting for ages. These work really quickly and are so effective, I’m happy to recommend.


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