How to Achieve Natural Looking Acrylic Nails – Life Changing Tips on Nude Acrylics!

Although I love my painted and decorated nails, just sometimes it’s nice to go au natural. However, even then I get my kicks from having awesome looking nails, so I do need some help to achieve the perfect natural look.

Fake acrylic nails don’t have to look fake. With a little effort, no one will ever know they’re not your natural nails, and it’s easier than it looks to do this at home.

You’ll need:


  • Nail glue
  • Small brush
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail files
  • Nail buffer block
  • Nail polish remover
  • Cuticle pusher or orange sticks
  • Cotton pads
  • Base coat
  • Sheer, nude or very pale pink polish
  • Top coat if desired
  • Moisturizer

Next, follow these simple steps:

  • Match each nail with an acrylic one. Trim and file to size, and put aside, noting which nail goes with which.
  • Trim and tidy your natural nails, leaving a few millimeters length to support the acrylic nails.
  • Wipe them over with nail polish remover. This not only cleans away any debris left from filing, but removes any natural oils and dehydrates your nail slightly allowing a stronger adhesion for the false nails.
  • Starting with your dominant hand, apply a couple of small drops of glue to your natural nail bed.
  • Carefully place the matching acrylic nail on top of yours, holding it firm for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat the process on all of your nails.
  • Pour a little of the Monomer liquid into a bowl.
  • Into another bowl, tip a little of the acrylic powder.
  • Dip the brush into the liquid, and squeeze out any excess on the side of the bowl.
  • Lightly dip the wet brush into the powder.
  • Carefully but working quickly and using long strokes from base to tip, apply a thin layer of the mixture to your nail. The idea is to create a seamless coating that masks the acrylic/nail bed join.
  • Repeat this across all your nails
  • Allow at least ten minutes for the acrylic coating to dry thoroughly.
  • File and buff to achieve your desired look.
  • Brush on the base coat and allow to dry.
  • Apply a coat of sheer, nude or very pale pink polish.
  • Depending on how much shine you like, add a top coat.
  • Moisturize thoroughly.


This is the method I always use and it fools everyone into thinking that my nails are naturally awesome! 

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