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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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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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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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The three main types of fake nails are acrylic nails, gels and silk nails. As WebMD points out, silk nails are typically used for short-term repair or strengthening, while acrylic nails and gels are more often used on a ... More »

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While many nail professionals recommend that acrylic nails always be removed at a salon, it is possible to remove them at home by soaking them in acetone, lifting them away gently and scrubbing away any remaining residue... More »

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Nail overlays are products applied on top of fingernails or toenails to make the nails stronger and less prone to breaking or splitting. Overlays are made of gel, acrylic or fiber wraps, which are made of fiberglass or s... More »

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