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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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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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To apply acrylic nails, prepare the natural nails by removing the shine and applying the appropriate bonding agents. Load a nail brush with an acrylic bead, pat and smooth the acrylic over the nail, file the nail into sh... More »

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Remove acrylic nails by clipping and filing them down, then soaking them in acetone. This takes a minimum of 30 minutes. You need acetone, olive or almond oil, a nail block, hot water, aluminum foil, a rag and cotton pad... 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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Applying acrylic nails on children involves the same steps as putting the nails on an adult hand. Using the necessary supplies, prepare the nails with a manicure, apply the acrylic tips, and finish off the job with filin... More »

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