You may be tempted to resort to acrylics if you want presentable nails for Valentine’s Day but don’t have the space to take vitamins or let them grow out. It would help if you reevaluated that assumption because acrylics can have some unattractive side effects despite their attractive appearance.
The main problem is that the solvents used to put them on are hazardous to your health and can cause long-term harm to your nails. Fortunately, there are various options available. Using one of these nail treatments, you may get the gorgeous manicure you want with none of the drawbacks of acrylics.
Dip Powder Nails
Those who want something fancier than a gel manicure but need more time to devote themselves to fake nails can try dip powder nails. Buffing and a base coat are the first steps. The next step is to plunge your nails into a powder of your desired color, as the name suggests.
Your manicurist will remove any remaining powder and use a sealer and topcoat. Unlike gel, there is no need to use a UV light to dry this. They’ll be more long-lasting, and you can have perfect nails for up to four weeks.
Using fiberglass, you can still have a complete and healthy-looking mani even if you nibble your nails or if your nails are naturally thin. To give your nail a durable sheen, the technician will adhere to a small mesh strip filled with microscopic glass fibers and attach it with clear glue. Be aware that this is a time-consuming process that may require multiple layers. In addition to that, you will need to go to your local nail expert every couple of weeks so they can touch it up.
Gel extensions are a safe alternative to acrylics since they provide the same look and feel without the dangers of methyl methacrylate. A small quantity of gel is used to attach the extension to your natural nail, and your nail technician will provide a range of forms to choose from, such as square, round, and stiletto.
You can apply gel paint of various colors as usual, and the nails will dry quickly under an LED lamp. As a matter of fact, these are so tough that they can serve you for a whole three weeks without breaking.
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