let’s get one thing out of the way: When it comes to removing acrylic nails at home without damage, you just shouldn’t. You should play it safe, have them removed professionally at a salon, and not risk any nail breakage. But you already knew that, and you’ve already chosen to ignore the voice of very-good reason in your head in an effort to DIY the process yourself. And because I’m not a regular beauty editor, I’m a ~cOoL~ beauty editor, I’d rather have you do it with help from me and some reputable tutorials, rather than hack away at your nails alone.
Carefully clip off your excess acrylics, cutting them as close as possible to your real nails.
Using a nail buffer, rough up the surface of the polish until the shine is complete gone. Removing the top layer helps the polish to soften faster in the acetone.
Pour 100 percent acetone into a tray or bowl and soak your nails in it for five minutes.
With a metal cuticle pusher, gently push the polish off your nails, pushing from your cuticles downward.
Re-dip your nails for five mins, then gently push again. Repeat until your acrylics have completely soaked off.
Buff off the rest of the smaller pieces with your nail buffer.
Massage cuticle oil into your nails to rehydrate them, them buff it into your nails with the soft side of a buffer. Finish with another layer of cuticle oil.