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    • jodie b
      CommentAuthorjodie b
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jul 16th 2012
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    My nails are awful so I need false ones but I've never had them before does anyone know the difference between gels and acrylic? Xxx

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    • krisw86
      CommentAuthorkrisw86
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jul 16th 2012
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    im having fibreglass as they are better for the nails. they cost a little more but they look even more natural when done.
    i'd recommend them if u can find somewhere that does them.

    acrylic and gel are very similar and both aint that kind on the nails. xx
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    • Gazza 122
      CommentAuthorGazza 122
      Posted: Jul 16th 2012
     
    I have had false nails before, the acrylics. I will never get them done again tho as they wasted my natural nail. You have time, if you want to , to allow your natural nails to grow. I now get my nails done with Gelish. which is a hard gel varnish which is cured under a UV lamp. This has allowed my natural nails to grow to a lovely length.




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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jul 16th 2012
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    I think acrylic they might file your natural nail down then put the acrylic on over which can be really damaging to your natural nail. I've had gel overlays before and they don't damage the natural nail so much.

    If you want longer nails than what you normally have you'll need to have false tips put on. I'd suggest just having them for 2-3 weeks max then get them soaked off then there will be minimal damage done to your natural nail as the weight will be taken off.
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    • Tsukijin
      CommentAuthorTsukijin
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jul 16th 2012
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    I don't know what the difference is but I love my acrylics. Sadly when they come off my nails underneath are in awful awful condition. Brittle, thin and flaking and peeling and it takes a long time and alot of nail cream to restore them. I might look into fibreglass thanks krisw86! :)

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    • krisw86
      CommentAuthorkrisw86
      Got married 7 years ago
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    thats ok hun. i had acrylics for years and now cant grow my nails. i have been advised that fibreglass are more delicate than the others and works especially well for weddings x
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    • jodie b
      CommentAuthorjodie b
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jul 16th 2012
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    I will look into fibreglass I'm only planning on having them for my day cause the will be pics of my ring xx

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jul 16th 2012
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    If you get acrylics it's recommended you get them soaked off completely every 6-8 weeks and allow the natural nail to breath and grow. The gels are more gentle I find but generally now I get the gel overlays (I naturally have long strong nails now luckily) for 3 weeks then soak them off so as not to risk ruining my lovely nails.

    jodie you're not too far from me are you?

    I go [email protected] inc to get the 3 week manicure which doesn't ruin my nails. It's chip resistant and will last 3 weeks. I'd recommend that.
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    • MinimalistSpouse
      CommentAuthorMinimalistSpouse
      Getting married in 5 months
      Posted: Jul 16th 2012
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    Don't get acrylics! They're really damaging, buy some nail care stuff now, I know a lady named miss Hansen who's stuff is available in the chain chemist with the star logo. Use that stuff to strengthen them and try to go for the gels!

    (I've had bad experiences with acrylics as you can see)
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    • jodie b
      CommentAuthorjodie b
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      Posted: Jul 16th 2012
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    Yay!! A place near me does fibreglass the web site says fibreglass and silk it's £48 for a full set does that sound right? Xx

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    • jodie b
      CommentAuthorjodie b
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    I'm in ware indreamland I was looking at funkytips in hoddesdon. I was all set on acrylics but I think my minds being changed! thank you everyone for helping ! Xx

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
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    I've never had fibreglass so can't comment but I wouldn't recommend acrylics.
    I don't know any of the salons in hoddesdon, I used to go to clipso in Cheshunt but the girl doesn't work there anymore now so I now do [email protected] inc in various London locations when I want the gels on.
    Hopefully you'll find the right overlays. Miss Hansen also does gel products for your nails to strengthen them!
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    • jodie b
      CommentAuthorjodie b
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    Thank you :) Xx

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    • mrscookiecrew
      CommentAuthormrscookiecrew
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jul 16th 2012
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    iv had both acrylic and gel and if ur planning on short term use id use gel personaly. only cause i found gel better for the nail when the came off. the acrylics took off loads of layers of my nails whereas the gel felt more softer when i had them off. iv heard fibreglass is much better but theres no one who do fibreglass round here :( x

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    • Heather
      CommentAuthorHeather
      Got married 7 years ago
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    So I'm getting silk ones what are there,??
    I love my own nails I bite them up until I was about 28 and now are lovely healthy and but I know if I don't get them done they will break
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    • Linzi-jo
      CommentAuthorLinzi-jo
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 16th 2012
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    I've never heard of fibreglass ones but I have had both gel and acrylic. They only real difference between the two is that when you have acrylic if you want a french manicure it has to be sprayed ontop of the acrylic they have put on your nail, whereas with the gel ones you have a natural coloured gel put on and then a white gel put on the tips so that it wont wear off. Gel are better for you nails that acrylic but they will damage your nails if they are worn for a long time. And if you opt for one always, always go and have them taken off professionaly otherwise you will cause real damage to your natural nails trying to get them off yourself xxx

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    • NancyL62
      CommentAuthorNancyL62
      Getting married in 11 months
      Posted: Nov 8th 2019
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    For acrylic nails are much familiar for the beauty form of nail. Are you wondering how to remove acrylic nails at home, no worries there are certain home things to remove. https://www.hergamut.com/remove-acrylic-nails-at-home/
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    • KatieB3509
      CommentAuthorKatieB3509
      Getting married in 4 years
      Posted: Jan 17th 2020
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    Acrylic gels are much more resistant but also much more heavy for the nails. I always do hybrid or gel nails. It all depends on what effect do you want to achieve. I think that you should ask your manicurist. She'll take a look on your nails and decide. I would recommend gel.
 
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