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Not a nail person... but what would you recommend?

for a decent set of fake nails ? Gel burns and is so expensive and it itches my face. Acrylic is so since it has been almost  2 years since i had a fake set of nails professionally put on, what would you recommend?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:16 AM on Feb. 5, 2013 in Beauty & Style

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Answers (7)
  • I've always had tips and acrylic. However, the last time I went I had to get a whole new set, so I went with straight acrylic. I usually do that on my big toe at the beginning of summer too.

    Anyway, to answer your question, everything is going to damage your nails, unless you get a simple manicure.

    Answer by m-avi at 11:27 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • I would avoid them altogether.

    Answer by tasches at 4:42 PM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • I would suggest staying away from fake nails because they will trash your natural nails and only make your hands look worse. You can improve the texture of your hands with a good hand cream with glycerin like Neutrogena's Norwegian hand cream. It sort of plumps out the unevenness and it helps heal the cuticles.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:25 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • the thing is my hands look really old looking...but thank goodness my face and skin is i have to do something..on a scale of one to ten they are about a 2...just uneven color and very boxy and my skin around my hands looks veiny and just so old ...

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 10:37 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • I had false nails for years and years, it took forever for them to finally grow out and not look damaged anymore. I'm much happier with my real nails, I still get manicures just with my own nails and I'm much happier. If you have your heart set on falsies I'd go into a salon and talk to the people there about what your best option would be.

    Answer by BeautyGuru at 9:27 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • stay away from gel is all I have to say. I stopped getting fake nails because I feel its a waste of money to upkeep them

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 9:24 AM on Feb. 5, 2013

  • Wraps or sculptured nails.

    Answer by funlovinlady at 9:18 AM on Feb. 5, 2013