Glossary Terms


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ACRYLIC [uh-kril-ik]

What it is: A generic term to describe the family of polymers and/or oligomers that are used to create artificial nail products. Acrygel, hard gel, liquid & powder, gel polish, resins, and dip systems all belong to this family. Sometimes used as a slang term for liquid and powder systems.
How to use it: Acrylic can be used to overlay a natural nail or nail tip, or to sculpt a nail extension. Can also be used for 3D art.
How to store it: Always store according to manufacterer’s instructions.