Friday, 18 January 2013

Good Old Acrylics

Acrylic is the oldest and best known nail extension in the beauty world, they are strong and durable and acrylic nails aren't expensive. They are thick and can also be easily be fixed and soaked off at home with out the help of a nail technician so have become popular with customers. They are also great for adding length to short nails. They can be sculpted past the nail edge, so you can get more length without applying a plastic tip first. With the chemicals used for acrylic nails pregnant women are advised to stay clear of this treatment. Acrylic nails will have a good life, usually lasting from 2 to 4 weeks depending on the person and the condition of the natural nail. Acrylic nails are built up of liquid monomer and powdered polymer so become very strong. This mixture hardens when it contacts air creating a shell like coating. Nail technicians use acrylic nails to create classic French tips. Acrylic nails can also be created in fan shapes and even spirals!

A lot of celebrities like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna have all been seen wearing acrylic nails in a pointed shape each having amazing nail accessories on such as flowers to make the nails look stunning. Pointed acrylic nails were seen on the cover of Decembers Scratch Magazine (the forum for nail professionals) in the style of long icicles dropping from the models fingers these were then adorned with small acrylic flowers. Acrylic nails were seen at The Olympia Beauty Show where nail technicians sculpted acrylic fantasy nails including miniature mermaids! Pointed nails can be seen everywhere and can be short or very long and exaggerated. Fierce. If painted a nude shade pointed acrylic nails will make your hands look slender and feminine.

Remember to sparkle to the tip!

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