Acrylic manicures, dip powder nails, and gel manicures are just a few of the artificial nails designs that women love. Acrylic nails are a form of fake nails that are beloved for their elegance and for how they transform a woman’s hands from boring to brilliant. For women who prefer longer lengths, long acrylic nails allow a woman to have nails that are not only gorgeous and something of envy, but that is also durable.
50 Reasons To Love The New Acrylic Nails
Acrylic nails are different from dip powder nails and nails created with gel. With dip powder, you place your nail in a powder and then seal the powder with a clear protective polish. A gel manicure is created from a gel substance that is cured under a UV light. However, acrylic nails are achieved through the use of mixing a monomer, which is a liquid, with a polymer, which is a powder. The mixture forms a sort of dough. The dough is then shaped on the nail through the use of a special brush. After the dough is transferred to the nail, it air dries into a form of plastic. Nail polish and designs associated with nail polish are then applied if desired.
Acrylic nails are popular not only for the way they look but also for how hard the nail becomes the chemical reaction process. They are strong and resilient nails that allow you take care of your everyday activities without fear of chipping or breakage. However, despite how strong acrylic nails are, they are easier to remove than gel nails.
Also, if you get acrylic nails done at a salon, which is the most popular way to get the manicure, generally they are cheaper than gel nails for either a full set or a refill. Women in the market for acrylic nails should find a salon that specializes in this form of artificial nails and that, therefore, knows how to apply acrylic nails and knows the difference between acrylic nails, gel nails and dip powder nails.
1. Evil Eye Varying Style Nails
The evil eye helps to ward off negative energy. So, what better design to have on the top of your nails? Tiny gemstones make up the evil eye, while blue and white dotting accent the other surrounding nails. The uniqueness of these nails does not stop there, as this look contains two different styles. While most of the nails feature a squared shaped design, one nail is given a stiletto style.
2. Black Rose Crackle Shimmer Nails
If you want a dark and moody nail that is still classy, this look is just for you. This nail look features a beautiful red and black crackle, illuminated by two black matte rose nails that each have a gemstone in the center. The finishing touch is a beautiful black glitter nail. This look is sure to be a showstopper and would be perfect to have alongside your evening wear.
3. Black Coffin Shiny Mirror Nails
A futuristic twist on a classy and modern design leads us to these stunning nails. The shape of these nails is a unique coffin shape, which helps to elongate the fingers. An extra added touch of glitter to one of the nails on each hand helps to draw in the eye.
4. Natural Looking White Accented Nails
If you like the look of french nails, but want to switch up your style, then you may want to try this trendy take on french nails. This is also a great option for someone who is new to trying out different nail designs, as the nail looks pretty natural. The design is completed by a beautiful squared tip.
5. Elegant Long Pierced Gradient Nails
These long square nails are sure to make a statement. Although elegant, these orange to red gradient nails also hold a special twist. This is because the end of one of the nails is actually pierced two times so that two little rings have been looped through. Varying amounts of gemstones are also placed on the nails, which allows the nails to have depth.
6) Beige Oval and Glitter Acrylic Nails Mixture
A favorite pattern for 2018 acrylic nail designs is to mix a solid color with a glitter color within a similar shade. For women who prefer a tone that is perfect for every occasion from casual to dressy, beige goes with everything. Adding a pop of glitter transforms the choice from plain to pizzazz and works well with an oval nail shape.
7) Gold French Tip Acrylic Nails
Nail addicts adore French tips, especially in bold colors such as gold. Coffee colored nails decorated with gold French tips are a perfect combination for a cocktail party or a night out on the town. However, because coffee and gold are colors that go well with everything, this combo also works well for casual wear.
8) Awesome Chocolate and Solo Silver Design
For 2018, manicure types in acrylic with four nails in a solid color and one nail in a glitter color is all the rage. Dark chocolate is a neutral shade that goes well with glittery silver. Wear this color combination for casual events as well as for fancy occasions.
9) Sophisticated Beige Short Nail Design
Short acrylic nails in beige go with everything and work well with all skin shades. But how do you dress the color up without wrecking the clean, classic look? Transforming one nail into a crisscross pattern with rhinestones adds a unique touch to the casual acrylic style without going overboard.
10) Teardrop and Glitter Short Acrylic Nails
Getting creative with nails is one of the things that makes working with acrylics so much fun. Starting with a neutral shade on short nails and then mixing rhinestones with glitter, turns a classic color into a show stopper. A single teardrop rhinestone is added to four nails, with the fifth nail in silver glitter.
11) Unique Onyx with Gold Glitter Nails
There are so many cool styles for acrylics, and many of these styles include the use of glitter. Starting with an onyx base, gold glitter is added to the bottom of every black nail with one nail featuring glitter from top to bottom. This is a fancy look that is perfect for a night out at the club.
12) Glitter and Mauve Acrylic Nails
Mixing colors and glitter is done right when the color scheme is well planned. Shades of mauve with silver glitter is a good combination. Silver glitter is added to some nails; the lightest mauve blended into a deeper mauve is added to some others, and then the same deeper mauve is added to the rest.
13) Oil Painting Nail Art Designs
One of the most unusual manicure types is to give acrylic manicures an oil painting look. Start with a white base and add splotches of pink, blue and silver as if each nail were an oil painting. This is a casual look that is perfect with leggings or jeans.
14) Pink Bubblegum and Gold Speckles Acrylic Nails
Everyone loves pink bubblegum, especially when the color appears in a nail design. Here solid pink is mixed with gold colored speckles. Long nails shaped in a square style are in two matching color schemes – the first is pink and the second is white with gold and pink speckles. The style is fun and youthful.
15) Coffee Cream and Glitter Long Acrylic Nails
The best artificial nails show attention to detail and design. Here coffee colored long acrylic nails filed in a square shape are painted in various shades – dark coffee, medium coffee, and coffee with cream, along with bronze colored glitter. Because the color scheme is neutral, it’s good for day or evening.
16) Unique Aqua Blue Swirl Acrylic Nail Art
A simple but eye-catching style is painting acrylics with a dark aqua blue and white swirly pattern. Short nails are filed into a round shape, and a base of dark aqua blue is applied. Then tiny swirls of white are applied on top. It’s a casual look great for the office or weekends.
17) Deep Ocean Short Nail Design
One of the most original ways to decorate acrylics is in an abstract style that celebrates the wonders of the deep blue sea. Here short dark nails, filed into a square, are painted, beginning at the bottom of each nail and working up, with a modern design that mirrors the colorful beauty that lurks at the bottom of the ocean.
18) Pink Peony Designer Nails Design
A unique nail design is to paint one nail with a portrait of a beautiful flower. Here, two pink Peony blossoms, along with their greens, are illustrated on a nail. Another nail is coated solid shimmery gold. The rest of the nails are champagne pink with a gold rhinestone on top.
19) Creative Ice Frosted Nail Art
A cool nail style for acrylics is to construct a look that’s frosted and gorgeous. Long nails filed into a square shape are coated with various frosty looks using blue glitter and white polish. Creativity and color coordination tie everything together. This is a perfect winter look with blue jeans and sweaters.
20) Beautiful Chocolate and Glitter Nails
What’s classy and gorgeous? It’s when dark chocolate and glitter polish grace a woman’s hands. The nails are filed into a square shape. Then a dark chocolate color is painted on most of the acrylic nails. The remainder of the nails feature glitter styles in silver and silver and brown.
21) Classy Ebony Paint and Sprinkles Acrylics
A painless way to make a statement with your hands is to keep your acrylic styles in the same color scheme but in two different textures. Long nails are filed into a square shape. Then some long nails are painted black while the other long nails are covered with black sprinkles. That’s it!
22) Sparkles with Gold and Creme Pointed Nails
Some long nail styles are filed into a sharply pointed fashion. It’s a shape that’s not as popular as square or oval, but quite a statement is made when such acrylics are color coordinated and feature sparkles. Here, the nails are covered with gold polish, creme polish and gold sparkled polish.
23) Best Artificial Nails in Emerald Green
A classy way to present acrylics is with a strong color such as emerald green. Here the regal form of green covers most of the nails. Two nails, however, feature not only the green but also present beautiful green rhinestones. It’s a simple but graceful way to dress up nails for both fancy and casual affairs.
24) Easy Bronze and Beige Nails
A beautiful way to showcase long nails filed in a square shape is to place one color on half of the nails and another color on the rest of the nails. Here, beige covers one-half of the nails while a shiny bronze covers the rest. The look is perfect for women who want to dress up their nails but without a lot of fuss.
25) Aztec Inspired Nail Art Designs
Nail designs are awesome as well as innovative when they include ethnic touches. Here, Aztec culture inspires this nail design. Two nails are depicted in an Aztec print using a light peach for the base with a dark brown for the print. The rest of the nails are painted in solid dark brown.
26) Clean and Simple Long Fake Nails
Long acrylic nails filed into a square look great with various colors and designs, but they also look wonderful presented in a natural format. Applying acrylic to nails and then sealing with a clear polish in an easy but attractive look that is appropriate for all occasions, casual to fancy.
27) Pink and Glitter Long False Nails
Pink is a popular color to place on one’s nails, and one of the best compliments to the color is pink glitter. Here, long nails, filed into a square, have pink polish on half of the nails and pink glitter on the other half. This is another look that can go from casual to fancy with ease.
28) Beautiful Bronze Short Nail Design
Gold and silver are favorite colors, but so is bronze. Here, all the fingernails are dressed in a beautiful shiny bronze. There are no additional paints or ornaments. What is presented is a simple but elegant look that goes with everything, and is especially suited for fancy occasions, such as parties.
29) Cute Coral and Gold Nail Art
The best designer nails often mix several different looks on one display while making sure the colors match. Coral is painted on some of the nails, but the use of gold and coral make up the rest. One nail is in solid gold. Another nail incorporates a web pattern of gold and coral.
30) Red Acrylic Nails with White and Gold
Long pointed nails become even more of a showstopper with a dazzling pattern. As with all the best designs, the colors used go well together. Here, half of the fingernails are painted in red with the other half painted in white with gold stripes. This is a casual look that’s perfect with leggings and jeans.
31) Black Hearts Designer Nail Design
Acrylic nail art frequently consists of an all-time favorite – hearts. In this design, a single black heart, over clear polish, appears on two fingernails. The remainder of the nails is presented in solid black. The fingernails are filed shortly in a square shape. This look is 100 percent perfect for casual needs.
32) Gold and Pink and Glitter Acrylic Nails
Gold is a favorite color for acrylics, and many colors go well with gold. Two of those colors are white and pink. Here, two nails are displayed in shimmery gold. Two more nails are presented with a white base and a gold arrow design. The remaining nails are painted a soft pink.
33) False Nails in a Clear Clean Design
Clear acrylic nails are a look that goes well with everything from casual to work life to dressy. Here, acrylic is applied to nails to make them long and fashionable. The nails are then filed into one of the most popular shapes – square. Clear polish is added for the finishing touch.
34) Diamond and Glitter Acrylic Nails
Most nail addicts who love acrylic manicures would also love their nails coated with glitter and with rhinestones that look like diamonds. In this design, silver glitter covers some of the nails. The rest is painted with a grey base that is adorned with two rhinestones that resemble diamond studs.
35) Acrylic Nails in a Long Square Design
With acrylic manicures, nail color can be colorful, or you can wear clear acrylic nails. Here, long nails shaped into a square are covered only with a clear polish. Nail designs of this variety are simple and pretty at the same time. The look will take you from weekends, to work weeks to nights out on the town.
36) Shades of Taupe and Gold Nail Design
Taupe, on its own, runs the risk of looking rather dull. But that’s not the case when you dress it up with gold. Gold and taupe go well together. In this example, one nail is painted in glittery gold. The rest of the nails are painted in shades of taupe with a line of gold near the cuticle area.
37) Pink with Gold French Tip Acrylic Nails
A regal look reminiscence of Greek style and fashion is long pink nails featuring gold tips. Here, long nails are filed into a skinny square. A matte pink covers the nails and each nail features a shiny gold tip which pairs but that is in sharp contrast to the matte pink.
38) Short Almond Acrylic Nails with Sparkles
Nail color in almond is not only attractive but also versatile for the day through evening. Short nails covered with acrylic are filed in the popular square shape. Then, a single fingernail is covered in sparkly almond. The rest of the nails are painted in plain almond matching the sparkly version.
39) Chocolate and Gold Sparkle Acrylic Variation
What makes the world of acrylics so much fun is that there are all sorts of nails for you. Many women are choosing designs that include enticing variations. In this example, one nail is covered in shimmery gold. Another nail is covered in the same gold but features chocolate colored stripes. The remainder of the nails are in solid colored chocolate.
40) Long Nails with Silver Glitter
A long nail design can be elaborate, or it can be simple. This example is a simple variation but with a bit of flair. Long nails are filed square. Most of the nails are covered in just clear polish. However, two of the nails are covered in sparkly silver to match the plainer nails.
41) Simple Creamy Medium Length Nail Design
For women who enjoy a simple look but with some color, a soft matte finish on medium length nails is an option to try. Here, a soft cream color is painted on acrylics with no additional colors or embellishment. The shade is more of a matte finish than a shiny finish.
42) Unicorn and Rainbow Awesome Nail Art
A unicorn and rainbow design is great for women as well as teens. Iridescent pink is painted on medium length square shape nails. One nail features a rainbow, and another nail features a unicorn in the same pink color design. This is a cute and casual look that is all about fun.
43) Black and White and Gold Hearts Design
A pretty design that includes plenty of detail is this black and white and gold hearts design. Although each nail matches each other, the patterns are different. One nail is solid shiny black. Another nail is solid shimmery gold. Another nail is black with white hearts, and another pulls it all together with a shimmery gold heart on black and white stripes.
44) Easy Black with Black Hearts Nail Art
Short nails may not be as popular as medium nails and long nails when it comes to acrylics, but the right design can make the shorter versions pop. Two nails left to their natural color, are covered with clear polish and a tiny black heart. The other nails are solid black.
45) Toffee and Glitter Long Nail Design
A long nail design that includes glitter is a favorite for 2018. Here, long nails are filed into a square shape. Two of the nails are covered in gold glitter. The rest is covered with either toffee colored polish alone or with the addition of gold glitter.
46) Creative Rhinestones Glitter and Rose Nails
The beauty of acrylic nails is that you can get as creative as you desire. Here, some nails are covered in a light pink polish. A couple of nails are covered in a shimmery silver. And the remainder is covered entirely in silver gemstones which match perfectly with the pink and the shimmery silver.
47) Sophisticated Glitter Black Satin Nail Art
There are so many designs that can be done with black polish on acrylics. In this design, the tips of each medium length nail, filed in a rounded shape, are black. On two of the nails a black, glitter triangle pattern is presented that matches the rest of the black.
48) Almond Acrylic Nails with Gold and Pink
Many colors match pink, and one of them is almond. In this design, nails are long and filed square. The pink colored nails are plain with no adornments. However, the almond colored nails include gold rhinestones from the cuticle to the center of the nails. This is a look that goes especially well with gold rings.
49) Butterscotch and Gold Best Artificial Nails
Mixing a solid color with gold is an attractive choice as long as the color matches well. Butterscotch is one of the best options for a gold match. Here, medium length nails filed in a square shape feature one painted in a vibrant gold with the rest of the nails in butterscotch.
50) White Marble Nail Art Design
Nails for you to choose could include designs that resemble things scene in artwork or construction. Here, medium length nails in a square shape are painted to resemble white marble. The look begins with white polish over acrylic. Then swirls of black cover the white to create a marble look.
51) Pink Marble with Gold Stripes Acrylic Nails
A marble design mixed with pink and gold is evocative of ancient Greek times. Long nails filed into a square shape are covered with pale pink polish. Black swirls appear over some of the nails to create a marble look. Then two thin gold bars, arranged together, are painted over the marble.
52) Long and Clean Almond Acrylic Nails
Keep your long acrylics style of nails simple with an attractive color that goes with everything, no matter what you wear. Here, long nails filed into a square are covered with just a shiny almond polish. This is a look that is perfect for casual as well as in work situations.
53) Long and Clear Acrylics
If you love long nails of the acrylic variety, you don’t have to go with any of the fancy looks that have become popular. You can simply create long nails with acrylic, file them into a square shape, and then cover the acrylic with clear polish. It’s a look that goes with everything.
54) Red Acrylic Nails with Asian Kittys
Part of the fun of acrylics is the freedom to incorporate touches of culture into your nail designs. Here, medium length nails are filed in a round shape. Some nails feature a red half circle pattern that repeats itself. The rest of the nails feature an Asian kitty design with Asian writing.
55) Best Metallic Artificial Nail Designs
Take medium length nails filed into a rounded shape and enliven them with a plain but vibrant color such as a metallic. Here purple metallic covers acrylic with no other polish or adornments. The look is regal and attractive and goes great with a diamond ring.
50 Brilliant Acrylic Nail Ideas to Get Inspired
A woman can never go wrong when she chooses acrylic nails. The process is best done at a nail salon, but it is more affordable than a gel manicure. What’s most fun about acrylics is that there is a multitude of looks and designs to go with whether you are looking for a casual design or a fancy design. Some looks are plain with just the polish as the color. Other designs include sparkles or rhinestones. Of course, one of the favorite things to do with acrylics is to mix a variety of polishes, shimmers and even additional adornments for attention-grabbing looks.
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