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Acrylic nails are used to enhance nail size artificially. They build with polymer powder and monomer liquid. There are multiple names of acrylic nails such as fake nails or press on nails. In the substitute of acrylic nails, there is a gel nail which has also the same purpose but has different methods.

According to Instyle: Acrylics do not require a lamp to cure, and they’re great for changing the shape or extending your nails. Citation

How long do acrylic nails last longer

Acrylic nails are quite durable and may endure for 2-3 weeks without requiring any special treatment. If you don’t take care of your acrylics, they can lift, chip, or peel sooner than the two to three-week mark.

What are gel nails

Gel nails are also used for nail extensions. Before start gel manicure you should have base coat, gel nail polish, and top coat. If you have cuticle oil and UV or LED Lamp, it is even better. Firstly, apply base coat then use gel nail polish 2 to 3 times, but the gap timing of every coat should be 1 minute. Lastly, cured with UV or LED Lamp.

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How long do gel nails last

To make gel nails last longer, it requires UV or LED light to build a better hard shell. Then it typically survives 2 to 3 weeks to grow out. If your gel is peeling off from your nails then try to use base coat before gel polish so it will help to stick more easily.

How much do acrylic nails usually cost

The treatment average costs around $20 to $30 each at a spa or salon. The amount you pay also depends on the type of facility you visit. As well as the service or modification you choose.

Is acrylic bad for your nails

Artificial nails are not harmful to your natural nails. But sometimes they occasionally cause an infection. So try to use the package’s instructions for safety measures. And protect your nail bed from the chemicals during the application process.


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