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gel vs acrylic nails 01/06/2020

Gel vs Acrylic Nails

Gel and acrylics are both hugely popular options when it comes to artificial nails, but whether you prefer gel or acrylic nails ultimately comes down to personal preference. Both methods provide the means of creating beautiful nails with added length, strength and a gorgeous aesthetic, whether you’re looking for a natural look or something a bit extra!  Trying to decide between acrylic or gel nails for your next home manicure or trip to the salon? From their look and feel to their durability, there are few factors to take into... Read More

Acrylic Nail Extensions For Short Nails 03/03/2020

Acrylic Nail Extensions For Short Nails [10 Easy Steps]

Nail biters rejoice – here at Naio Nails, we’ve got the lowdown on how to sculpt beautiful acrylic nails on short bitten nails. No more hiding your hands; we’re going to show you how to fix short bitten nails and turn them into a work of art.  Thought you were stuck with short natural nails? Think again. Read on for our tips for the best nail extensions for short nails and watch our easy tutorial video to see exactly how we do it here at Naio Nails. 1. Push Your Cuticles... Read More

christmas nails 13/11/2019

‘Tis the Season for Festive Nails: Christmas Nail Art Ideas to Try This Year

With Christmas just around the corner, here at Naio Nails, we’ve been getting into the festive spirit. What better excuse to up your manicure game than with some Christmas nail art designs? Whether you’re looking for delicately stencilled snowflake nails or glitter nails to rival the glitziest bauble on your Christmas tree, we’ve got the Christmas nail art ideas to inspire you this year. Snowflake Nails One of our favourite Christmas nail art designs to try this season is these beautiful snowflake nails, worthy of a snow queen. Though snowflake... Read More

pink acrylic nails 27/09/2019

How to Choose the Perfect Cover Pink for Acrylic Nails

1) Always match the skin tone* of the client/person having the nails done: Medium & Olive Skin Tones = Natural Beige or Warm Beige Dark Skin Tones = Warm Beige or Toffee Fudge Fair & Pale Skin Tones = Natural Beige or Baby Blossom 2) See if you have warm or cool undertones to your skin pigment, as this will effect how the colour acrylic you choose will look on your nails. When you see yellow, orange, or olive undertones and veins that appear slightly greener than blue, you’re seeing indicators... Read More


Our 3 Different Types of Acrylic Liquids

Maximum Adhesion:  Setting speed* = Roughly 2 minutes You don’t need to use a Primer. Suitable for beginners No lift technology High Speed: Setting speed* =  A little less than 2 minutes Great for doing 3D nail art. Good for professionals or people who work fast with the acrylic Primer required Medium Speed: Setting speed* = A little more than 2 minutes Recommended for beginners as it takes longer to dry i.e it will give you more time to apply and sculpt the acrylic. Popular with technicians working in warmer environments Primer... Read More

how to apply acrylic nails 26/09/2019

Beginners Guide To Applying Acrylic Nails

Love having acrylic nails and want to try your hand at doing them yourself? While it might look simple when you’re watching a trained nail technician, it will take time and patience to learn how to apply acrylic nails yourself at home. However, it can be achieved with some practice! To help you get started, here at Naio Nails, we’ve created a step-by-step guide and video tutorial with all the products and information you’ll need. Before you get started, check out our video tutorial on the basics of acrylic application,... Read More

Disney nail art 26/09/2019

Disney Nail Art – Cute Hand Painted Dumbo Design

Hi Guys, So it’s time for a bit of nail art, hand painted Disney nail art to be precise. JJ loves it when I do designs that she can just sit and look at for hours. We had just watched the trailer for the new Dumbo movie which is coming out and I suggested that we do a cute little Dumbo design. Now, this is the animated Dumbo, I know the new film is live action but I prefer the animated version, it’s just such a cute little elephant. Now... Read More

how to apply gel polish 26/09/2019

Our Guide On How To Apply Gel Polish

Want to learn how to apply gel nail polish at home? Here at Naio Nails, we’re going to show you exactly how.  Providing a beautifully glossy, chip-resistant and longer-lasting manicure than standard polish, it’s easy to see why gel polish manicures have become a hugely popular nail treatment in recent years! Applying gel nails yourself is also easy once you know how to. From the prep to the polish itself, read on for our guide on how to apply gel polish correctly to achieve salon-worthy results at home. The products... Read More

rainbow nails, pride nails 25/09/2019

How To Create Pride/Rainbow Nails

Pride season is well and truly here, with June boasting Pride month as well as a whole host of Pride events taking place during the rest of the summer. Pride is a celebration of love and support for the LGBTQ+ community, with the iconic rainbow flag flying high since the 70s as an instantly recognisable symbol of all things Pride.  Vibrant, colourful rainbow nails are a fabulous way of showcasing your Pride and spreading the love, no matter the occasion. Fans of our Youtube channel may have already spotted Kirsty’s... Read More

how to remove acrylic nails 25/09/2019

How To Remove Acrylic Nails [5 EASY STEPS]

We all love acrylics – they look fantastic and are a great way to enjoy stylish nails for longer. What isn’t so fantastic, however, is removing them! It’s common to get acrylics removed professionally, especially if you’re getting new nails reapplied on top. However, if you’re looking for advice on how to take acrylic nails off at home, the good news is you can learn how to do it yourself too in a few simple steps. Love your acrylic nails but want to learn how to remove them safely yourself?... Read More