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Gel nails typically hold color longer than acrylic nails. Although gel nails are more expensive then acrylics, they do not result in unattractive chipping as often as with acrylic nails. Gel nails are more flexible and t... More »

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Acrylic nails involve mixing acrylic powder with a liquid and applying the mixture to the nails; it hardens with exposure to air. Gel nails involve applying multiple coats of a polish-like substance that requires exposur... More »

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Applying acrylic nails at home requires preparing the natural nails, gluing the tips in place, applying the acrylic and filing the nails into shape. To finish the nails, buff and polish them. More »

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To apply gel nails, clean the nails, apply a base coat, add two layers of gel color polish and a layer of topcoat, and cure the nails. Use gel base coat, gel color polish, gel topcoat, a nail brush, a nail file, water an... More »

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Good gel nail designs for fall include solid color nails with a glitter accent nail, leopard print nails, tribal prints and neutral-toned geometric print designs. Fall is a great time to explore different nail designs wh... More »

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A gel nail kit is a do-it-yourself starter kit for applying gel polish to the nails. It can cost anything from $25 to $150. As of August 2014, gel kits have become a very popular solution among women, because they are mu... More »

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Acrylic nails can be applied as nail tips, or they may cover the entire nail. A variety of effects can be achieved by adding color, polish, glitter and texture. More »

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