Acrylics, gel, silk wraps...

  1. What's the difference?

    I've gotten acrylics a couple times before and after I take them off my nails are always thin and fragile. Are there any better alternatives?
  2. I do the silk wrap because I dont want thick acrylic nails. The silk wraps are thinner and look real as opposed to having acrylics. I used to be a nail biter until 2 years ago and I finally stopped and let them grow, but the damage was already done to the nail bed so it was silk wrap for me all the way faithfully every 2 weeks.
  3. Not sure what the difference is...I used to have pink and white tips, but had them taken off...I horseback ride, so it was too much of a pain!!LOL

    Now I have natural, very short nails, and get a manicure 1x a week:smile:
  4. I use solar nails (better known as pink and whites) they are great if you want keep a french. Not recommend for color polish.
  5. i had the pink and whites for two weeks.
    total waste of money imo.
    now i have paper thin nails that break really easily. :sad:
  6. I have had pink and whites for about 2 years...get the gel, they are way less harsh on your nails than the acrylic chemical.
  7. I have gel nails and a great tech. I think the person doing your nails makes all the difference.
  8. I heard gel and solar are the same...and I polish mine, no problem.
  9. I do gel. They last longer. The shine stays on for days.
  10. Gels - not thick & look great all the time!