Useful Information on Artificial Nails

By: Gen Wright


Nails have been a part of fashion for years. Traditionally, mostly women are interested in growing nails and participating in long manicure sessions. In recent times, even men have been paying attention to their nails. Why is that so?

You see, among all our body parts, our hands are exposed almost all the time (unless you wear gloves). Your hands are exposed while you are at work, while you are attending functions, while you are making presentations etc. So that means hands actually attract a lot of attention. A pair of beautiful hands will attract the envy and admiration of others. For this reason, many women (and men) want their hands to look good.

A pair of good looking hands doesn't just mean having smooth and silky skin. Hands without blemishes are great, but they tend to look a bit boring after some time. To overcome this problem, many women take great pains to decorate their finger nails.

Finger nails are at the end of the fingers. Most people who are enjoying the look of a pair of beautiful hands will eventually rest their eyes on the nails. So the nails do indeed deserve the extra attention. After all, they reflect the owner's personality. There are many different ways to decorate a set of finger nails. But first things first - you can only decorate finger nails when they have grown to a satisfactory length.

The problem with human finger nails is that sometimes, they break too easily, especially when they are in contact with water. So if you are growing your nails, you want to be careful not to break them while you are bathing, swimming or cooking. But what happen if you do accidentally break them a day before an important function? What next?

Here comes artificial finger nails to the rescue. Artificial finger nails are a good replacement for human finger nails. When attached and tended to correctly, they look very much like the real thing. When you don't have time to grow a new set of nails, artificial finger nails will help save your day.

In general, there are two common types of artificial nails - gel nails and acrylic nails.

Gel nails are more popular among new users because they are easier to apply, and cleaner to work with. However, they are not as strong as acrylic nails.

Acrylic nails are much stronger than gel nails. They don't break as easily. But the curing process is different from gel nails. Acrylic nails require a bit of experience for them to look natural. More attention must be paid to the area where the natural nails attach to the acrylic nails.

For both types of artificial nails, perhaps the greatest benefit is that you are assured of a set of great looking nails all the time. They can also be taken off any time you want, without inconveniencing you. That means you don't have to keep your fingers protected all the time, and you can go swimming, cook, or bath without having to worry about your nails breaking.

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