As a licensed manicurist you should never ripped your nails off!!!! Thats so damaging to your nails.
Since you have already filed the top layer of your acrylics you should be able to soak them off. Depending on what kind of product was used, it can take any where from 30 min to 1 hour of pure soaking. You should notice after 10 mins in acetone your nails are either a gummy or stringy texture (based on the product) start scrapping the acrylic...with your nails, orange would stick, cuticle pusher, etc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT to leave you nails in the acetone for 10 min increments.
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LeahHow do you remove acrylic nails WITHOUT going to a salon?
if i were you i would paint them with a nail polish.i had the same problem so i painted them.then they slowly came off as my nails grew.dont worry about it.it will take a little while for them to grow but they will be fine
Your doing the right thing....it's just gonna take a while. Look at it as a chance to start new. Have you tried a dremel tool? They make them specially for nails.
i use acetone, have you tried filing them down to make a very thin layer on top of your nail so that it will make it weaker?
just rip them off