Acrylic Nails – Full Set. Acrylic is applied to the natural nail to extend the appearance of your natural nail. We prepare the nail first by trimming back the natural nail if needed and tidying the cuticle. A plastic tip is then stuck to the free edge or the nail we then blend the tip into the natural nail so that the join is not visable then apply a layer of acrylic powder and liquid over the tip and natural nail, this is the strength of the artifical nail. We then file and blend the acrylic so that its nice and smooth and more natural looking. This process takes approximately 40 minutes once the nails are complete you can either have them painted with a French white tip or a colour of your choose. We recommend you have the acrylic nails filled in (re balanced) every 2/3 weeks.