Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My first acrylic manicure!

I have nothing to disclose.

I've been painting with my acrylic paints recently, for the first time in.. oh, about 10 or so years. I've seen a lot of people paint manicures with acrylic paint so of course I had to finally give it a try.

I didn't do anything super fancy, just tried to do a basic manicure. From everything I had read about working with acrylics, everyone seemed to make it sound like the paint was just going to wash right off my hands (should have known better from actually painting with them, haha! oops.) As you can see from my pictures, that didn't happen. Cleanup was a pain in the bottom and just wasn't happening that day.. but I wanted to get pictures anyway so pardon the mess :P

 It also chipped rather quickly and yes I did use top coat.  Aside from the quick chipping and the messy cleanup, I think I rather enjoyed working with my acrylics. I think I'm actually neater with them than with polish for some reason. I may have to dive into my box of paints again sometime :)

Have you tried doing a manicure with acrylic paints? What do you think? Let me know!


  1. Did it stain your nails?
    I only use acrylics for nail art details, never tried doing a full manicure with it.

    1. Nope! I know some others have posted about it staining but I used a basecoat so no problems. I kind of think it might not have stained even without the basecoat, honestly.