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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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To remove acrylic nails, you need nail clippers, a nail buffer, acetone, two glass bowls, and cream or cuticle oil. Cover the surface you are using with a plastic bag, and lay newspaper over it to absorb spills. Clip the... More »

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There are companies who make artificial nails for men. These nails tend to be a bit wider than those for women, but otherwise, they are just like the glue on nails women use. 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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The best way to remove fake or acrylic nails is with acetone. When removing fake nails at home, it is always important to proceed carefully. Carelessness can result in damage to the nails. More »

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Gel nails are artificial nails that overlay natural nails to strengthen and lengthen them. This type of artificial nail is applied in several gel coats, which are set or cured with an ultraviolet light between each coat.... More »

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To do gel nails at home, shape your nails with a file, and clean them with a cleanser. Apply the polish foundation, cure it under a nail lamp, and apply gel polish. Finally, apply a topcoat and moisturizer. More »

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