Fall season can give us some great nail art inspiration. Maroon, plum, olive green, mustard yellow, there are so many incredible colors that were made for Fall. And the most popular design inspiration is probably leaves. Some fun prints, like polka dots or camouflage, can be also used in a Fall manicure.
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Which is better: acrylic or gel nails?
Unlike acrylics, if the nails are primed correctly, there is no damage to the nail bed. Gel nails cure faster than acrylic nails since they are cured under UV light. Gel nails are also more flexible than acrylic nails. Gel is not as strong as acrylic, and gel nails are sometimes prone to peeling.
Can I harm my natural nails by wearing artificial nails?
Artificial nails, a nail enhancement that can be made from a variety of materials, aren’t likely to harm healthy natural nails. However, artificial nails can sometimes cause problems, such as an infection. Popular types of artificial nails include acrylic and gel nails. Both are made with types of acrylic, but gel nails require “curing” with ultraviolet light. If an artificial nail is damaged or as your natural nails grow, a gap can develop between the artificial nail and your natural nail. This gap provides a moist, warm environment in which a nail infection can flourish. A nail infection might also occur if artificial nails are too long or rigid, or the nails are applied with unsanitary tools. It’s also possible to have an allergic reaction to components of artificial nails or their adhesives. Signs of a nail infection include redness, swelling and pus.
They look amazing, but artificial nails can be damaging to natural nails. They provide pizazz to natural nails, especially when the natural nails are weak, thin, peeling, splitting. Acrylic nails are the nails most likely to damage natural nails. Gel nails are a better option, but they also come with possible problems.
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