Choosing between acrylic and gel based nails, is not about good or bad techniques, it’s just about finding the one that suits your needs. You can both have them in any length, any color, and you can even get nail art designs on them. You can get pierces and wear nail rings, or personalize them for the holidays. Artificial nails are very popular, not only because their perfect look, but because make women feel more feminine, secure, and it might help giving up nail biting.
When we meet someone new, usually first things we observe are the hands and nails. That’s why we need polished healthy looking nails. The most popular techniques you can choose from, are the acrylic and gel nails. Here are a few pros and cons, to help you choose the one that suits you.
Also known as fake nails, the acrylic nails are applied on your natural nails and hardens quite quickly. It is a mixture of a liquid acrylic, that cannot be removed after being applied. It is longer lasting than the gel nails, and it keeps the nail polish on for longer time. It is more popular than the gel nails although it needs monthly maintenance. If the acrylic nails aren’t done professionally, the acrylic nails can look really bad, unnatural and it harms your nails much more than the gel based nails.
The gel nails are thinner, flexible and clear. Monthly maintenance is required for these ones to, but they are more natural looking than the acrylic nails. It is basically a premixed gel applied on the nails and cured under ultra-violet lights and it needs regular refilling. The gel nails are less durable, and if they break you need a quick appointment to your manicurist. The nail polish also stays on for less time, but at least won’t damage your nails as much as acrylic ones.
Artificial nails are designed to lengthen your nails, to make them stronger and more durable. But keep in mind, whichever technique you would choose, that you need your fingertips in everyday movements, so make sure you have the wright length. The artificial nails are meant to give you a well polished look and complete your style. It also helps you give up nail biting and keeps your nail polish fresh for a long time. You can create nail art on your nails, or even build in crystals and many more accessories. Nail art designs are very popular, not only because the endless styling possibilities, but because you can now customize your nails in different holiday themes or even build in feathers for the most edgy looks. Find the style that matches your personality and enjoy your shiny perfect nails.