Sparkle, geometric shapes, tribal and animal prints, nudes and candy colors...wow! I can not get enough. Its like I have a design for every occasion.
But yet there are those out there that can some how mess these 10 digits up!
1. Acrylic Nails:
This process is done by mixing a liquid with a powder. Then the nail technician will use a brush to shape your nails. Some nail technicians prefer to just add at the tips, or cover your natural nail from the base to extend it. As it is exposed to the air it hardens. My best advice is to keep them short, they usually break or hurt when something heavy slips out of your hand. These are definitely a high up-keep process. Every 2-3 weeks you will have to get them replaced, and you will need a nail tech to take them off for sure.
2. Gel Nails:
This technique requires you to place your hands under a UV light for about 2 minutes, which hardens the process. I prefer this one than to Acrylic, no smell. The replacement is easier, with only having to remove the tip, and not go into your nail. Nail polish remover usually does the trick for when you are done with this set. Also, watch out for those items slipping out of your hands, taking the nail with you.
3. Silk Nails:
I had this done for my birthday. I loved the feeling, so natural, but it was very expensive. The nail tech places a material on the tip, you decide how long you want them to be, and the shape. After you have chosen your style, the nail tech will place a type of glue-ish substance. It hardens and voila. Upkeep is the same as the rest, definitely go back and have them re-done or removed.
I can not end this post without talking about stick ons. Definitely a Beba must have! Sephora and Target have the best selections. They are so easy to use and you can switch them how many times you want.
Sephora Nail appliques, Sally Hensen and Essie are the ones I very much recommend.