What’s the best way to remove acrylic nails?

So I got acrylic nails three weeks ago and now they are starting to look bad. I just got back to my home in another country that doesn’t do them. So my question is how do I get them off without ruining my real nails?

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  1. Amy M August 26, 2013 at 4:31 AM - Reply

    Soak them in acetone. You can buy this at a beauty supply store. If you can’t find it, nail polish remover with acetone will work, but just a bit slower. You can clip the length where you want it, and then let them soak for 10-15min. Then use an orange stick to gently scrape the acrylic off. Don’t clip or pry it off. It might take a while for the acrylic to soften up, so you might have to repeat soaking and scraping a few times. By not picking and pulling the acrylic off, your nails will look much better. You may need to use a buffer on your natural nails to smooth them out when you’re done.

  2. evilcookielady August 26, 2013 at 4:30 AM - Reply

    SOAK them in nail polish remover, preferably an acetone-based remover. They are adhered to your nail with a nail polish-like substance that dissolves in acetone. Then after they are soft, use a nail clipper around the sides to loosen, and then a nail file to lift them off.

    You could also file them smooth around the edges and re-polish them until they grow out. If you put a base coat on, they don’t look bad at all.

  3. madi August 26, 2013 at 4:08 AM - Reply

    soak them in acetone nail polish remover for a while to soften the acrylic. then either use cotton balls to rub them off or a cuticle stick to lift them off your real nails. then make sure to clean and moisturize your real nails afterwards to protect them from any damage caused by the acrylic and glue. good luck!

  4. chrissy_lyn_99 August 26, 2013 at 4:03 AM - Reply


    If you can’t find straight acetone, try extra-strength(high acetone) nail polish remover.

  5. ejln c August 26, 2013 at 3:56 AM - Reply

    i just soked them in water for awhile.
    then i clipped of the tips.
    (that way they are easier to work with)
    the i just carefully lifted up the nail from the top
    (enough to stick the clipper in)
    then you just have to clip them of piece by piece.
    NOTE: after your done, your real nail might have some white marks on them, but it will go away in a couple weeks.
    GOOD LUCK =]

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