First of all, I'm very sorry it's been so long. I hope you will welcome me back to blogging. I have missed you all!....
I decided my first post back should be about acrylic nails.
I'll explain the process of acrylic nails first for anyone who hasn't had theirs done before.
I had my full set put on a week before Christmas. I had light pink tips.
First set: pink tips
Second set: sprayed on white tips
Your own nails are filed down and a plastic tip is glued on. Then they are cut down to size and a layer of acrylic is pasted on top. They are filed and polished to get this finished result.
My first set were around £20 and £18 to have them re done.
I had around 4 sets before I decided to try and take them off before I went on holiday last week. I would usually wait around 3 weeks before I had them re done.
While they look nice, I did miss painting my own nails and experimenting with colours.
When I took them off I made the mistake of trying to soak them off myself in nail polish remover. I ended up filing them down and making a bit of a mess of them. They now look relatively normal with polish on top. But my right index fingernail is significantly weak as I filled it down too much.
It will be a while before they grow back to a healthy condition.
If you bite your nails or they are in bad condition, acrylic nails will make your hands feel elegant. However if you do have a lovely set of healthy nails, I would not recommend dabbling with acrylic. If you do, have them taken off professionally!
See you in my next post!