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    I'm a reformed nail biter... So a while ago, I had acrylic tips put on until my nails were a normal length. So ever since, I've always just gone in for a backfill and french mani. I love the french, but I'm tired of the acrylic overlay. I'm going to go in for a mani tonight, but can I take the acrylic off myself? If so, how?

    Also, what can I use to strengthen up these puppies, they are so weak. And yes, I know the acrylic was of no help in that whatsoever. I'll probably get a gel overlay until they are a bit stronger.
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    Acetone. Not the nail polish with it in, just acetone. They'll come off slowly, shouldn't hurt your real nails like just ripping them off would. Are the glued-on tips still on? They will be harder to get off, I don't know if acetone will loosen them.
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    I guess Home Depot is calling my name today...

    No - the tips are long since gone, so it is just the acrylic top now.

    Thanks ma'am!
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    Yup, head to the paint section! Even if HD is yuck
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    No kidding huh! There is a Lowe's just a tad bit further in the other direction, which I like better. I just for some reason instinctively go to the depot, probably because hubby always goes there.
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    Haha, it's because Lowe's was designed for women and the "finishing touches," ie, really easy do-it-yourself projects, while HD was designed for men and the raw basics for projects. So it's no wonder you like it better.
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    Really? I didn't know that. HAHA That's funny, because that's exactly how it is though.
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    I've been known to soak them in regular nail polish remover. Eventually they will desecrate off. DON"T TRY to PULL or TWIST them off! It will do more worse then good.

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