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I'm so over them. They are pointy now like massive talons. They cost upwards of £30 a set. I don't get it? Sitting here painting dd and i's toes so not averse to a manicure. Just v confused the talons are still fash?
They've always been horrid, it's the state of your actual nails underneath that makes me stay away from them. They may look nice (sometimes) the damage they do to your nails and bank balance really isn't worth it!
Hopefully never! My own nails are rubbish due to working with water and chemicals a lot so they're my lifeline! Always have my nails done and go to someone that is a good nail tech so they're not thick or fake looking. Mine are filed in an almond shape and not overly long and everyone always comments on how nice they are. Wouldn't be me without my nails done. I do hate a badly done set of nails though.
I get them because my own nails are rather awful and I used to bite them. But I spoke to the nail consultant last week and she suggested that they get filed off and then I just have my own nails with shellac on top which makes sense and alot quicker and cheaper!
The acrylics I've had though are really short and look natural
I don't think they'll ever disappear completely, but the trend for the really long, pointed/'ballerina' styles will probably die out at some point. Gels damage my nails as much as acrylics but I have weak nails.
I sometimes nibble my nails, so I get a gel manicure every 2 weeks. You need to get a good technician though, else they can look too thick and yucky I had a set done at NYE which were just no good, at all).
I've just found a really good technician, who does LCN gels and they look lovely - currently have them painted in Paris Chic . I love always having immaculate nails.
They're disgusting. If you want a long lasting colour, do gels! But then again I'm so safe with my nails. My manicurist says I'm her most boring client 😍. All her other ones go in for long, talon acrylics, with neon colours and diamanté. The furthest I'll go is a dusky pink instead of a red or nude!!