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Acrylic nails are artificial enhancements overlaid on top of natural nails to give length or strength to the natural fingernails. The most common artificial nail enhancement is traditional acrylic, which is a two-part system of liquid and powder.


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.


Red acrylic nails are red nail extensions that are glued onto fingernails with acrylic applied over them. While acrylic nails are available in many colors and patterns, basic red is one option. Acrylic nails don't chip or peel, but there is a risk of contracting nail fungus when wearing them.


Acrylic nail design ideas involve using stickers, nail polish, paint and add-ons, such as gems. Acrylic nails can also be formed using French manicure coloring so that only clear polish is necessary.


Acrylic nail powder is a polymerized monomer used to create artificial acrylic nails. Manufacturers use specialized spinning devices to mix substances like ethyl methacrylate and methyl methacrylate into a fine acrylic nail powder, adding colors or glitter during the spinning process.


Curved acrylic nails are acrylic tips that have a C-curve. A C-curve is the curvature of a nail when looking at the tip head on; it is the arch of the tip.


Solar nails are composed of a product that is slightly different from that in acrylic nails and are an improved version of the latter. As compared to acrylic nails, solar nails require refilling only once in three weeks, do not need polish application, can be applied quickly and last longer.


Non-acetone nail polish remover can be used on acrylic nails. The powerful solvent in acetone nail polish removers damages acrylic nails, causing them to lift and separate from the natural nail.


Generally, acrylic nails do not ruin natural nails, according to Mayo Clinic. However, occasionally, acrylic nails can result in an infection or an allergic reaction.


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 therefore less likely to break when one accidentally hits them against a hard sur