Thursday, April 21, 2011

Haul: Sally Beauty Supply (Acrylic Nails at home)

I've decided to redo an old post on acrylic nails that I did when I first started blogging.

I researched countless videos on YT, product websites and other blogs to try to find a clear cut explanation of what you need to do acrylic nails at home.  Alas, I never came across something so simple. 

So here's my explanation!  :)  I'm not a professional by any means, so this is just what my research has taught me.  Also, the brands I've purchased from are ones that I've discovered are good quality brands.  I don't want to waste my money buying crap - I'm sure you don't either!

All prices are from the time I bought them (probably the middle of February 2011). I have a Beauty Club Card which gives me a discount.  The prices listed (USD) are the discounted ones.

1) IBD dehydrate - $5.49
This will strip the natural oils and moisture off your nails to help the artificial nails apply and stick on better.

2) IBD Natural Nails Primer - $6.99
Also helps prepare the nail for the adhesion of artificial nails.

These two products are similar,  but I'll explain how I used them later.

3) ASP Bonding Acrylic Liquid (a monomer) - $12.49
You need to wet your brush with this liquid (the smelly stuff that stinks like a nail salon) and put it in the powder in order to turn the powder to the hard set acrylic.  Make sense?  I hope so!

4) ASP Bonding Acrylic Powder - $13.99
This is the actual acrylic powder.  I got "clear" colored powder for a cost effective way of showing y'all how to do french tips, but this can come in MANY colors. 

5) ASP French White Nail Tips - $7.99
Again, you can get clear colored tips, or different smile lines, etc.  But I got these to do cost effective french tips.  :)  These tips come with ASP nail glue.  Sweet!

6) Beauty Secrets Pro Sculpt #8 Acrylic Brush - $7.49
Acrylic liquid and powder requires a brush. My old one was getting crusty so I opted for a new one!  :)

7) Beauty Secrets Medium 100/180 Grit Nail File - $0.89
The 100 side is kind of useless for acrylics, so I would recommend getting a courser file.  You definitely need at least a 180 grit. 

8) ASP Glitz & Glamour Kit - $14.95
This kit isn't necessary, but I got a great deal on it!  I think it's closer to $30 regularly!  So I snatched it up.  I figured I'd show yall anyway as I will be posting different nail looks done with this!  :)

From Wal-Mart, I bought:

A cheapie buffing block, to help smooth my nails.

A new clear top coat in case I couldn't buff my nails to a shine (which I couldn't - but the buffing block is nice to have anyway!). 

Anyway, that's my haul!  Expect a post about the nails soon!

SIDE NOTE: I have a professional nail drill to help me do my acrylics at home. I got it for Christmas one year, so that made this less costly for me.  The drill is also sold at Sally's.  More on that when I actually show you the french tip nails!  :)


my favorite pink said...

Wow, what a haul! Very professional, haha. I can't wait to see how they turned out =)

The Student's Guide To Nail Polish said...

There seems to be a lot involved in the creation of acrylic nails! Very nice haul.

Tiarra said...

I'm glad you're redoing the acrylic post! I bought some stuff a few months ago and never really got the hang of it.

Randy Otten said...

wow fantastic product with color combination, i like this. Thanks for the sharing this website about Nail Salon Davie. we will pass it on to our friends. This is a great reading.

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