Do you have brittle nails that just won’t grow long no matter how careful you are? Do you bite your nails a lot and so have chewed up and jagged nails that look awful? Acrylic nails are just what you need. Designed to stick on to your nails and give you a great look, these nails come in a range of different colors and textures. Go gothic with a black skull nail effect or go sparkly by adding glitter nails. Change your nails as many times you change your dress and get a complete look each time, from your clothes to the tip of you toes!
The most happening thing in the world of nail art, acrylic nails are catching on quick. Whether it is the much loved pink and cream French manicure tips or wild printed colorful ones, you can buy any type of nails you want. You can get interesting designs printed on the false nails to make yourself look special! And other than adding glitters or jewels or contours to the nails, nail piercing is another popular option. Because the nails need to be strong and hard to allow piercing, a number of women go for fake nail piercing.
‘Acrylics’ is basically a common material used in artificial or false nails and it is usually a combination of a polymer powder with either Ethyl Methacrylate (EMA) or Methyl Methacrylate (MMA). While the former is considerably more expensive, it is also a lot safer. MMA on the other hand is cheaper but can cause harm to you in the long run, like causing severe skin allergies or even deformed nails. When applied, the mixture starts to harden in about thirty to forty seconds and within fifteen minutes; you have a perfect set of acrylic nails ready! It’s easy to remove as well, requiring about 15 minutes usage of acetone.
Avoid prolonged contact with water if you have acrylic nails but otherwise they are to be treated exactly the same way as your own nails. Just be careful you buy good quality nails and get the nail care done at good beauty salons. Otherwise there can be fungal or bacterial infections. You can buy the nail kits in the market but make sure you take care of your fake nails- for instance, they need to be filled in every two weeks or they lose their sheen. Usually it costs about $ 30 to $ 40 for the first application although the price can go upto $ 100 in expensive salons.