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Acrylic nails - what do I do with them now?

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suedonim Wed 23-Jul-08 09:51:20

Due to a communication malfunction (the beautician speaks Vietnamese, I don't blush) I ended up having acrylic tips put on my nails about 10 days ago. My own nails are growing and there's now a pink bit showing above the cuticle. What do I do now? Do the tips have to be removed and if so how? Or am I doomed to bi-colour nails until my own grow up to the top again?

amazonianadventure Wed 23-Jul-08 11:02:31

you need the space infilled, the space just gets filled in with mone acrylic, you could take them off and get new ones on but thats wasting money imo

Gobbledigook Wed 23-Jul-08 11:07:30

Yes, you just need them doing again - they file down teh top and fill in what's missing. In fact, my lady files down all of it and more or less starts again so there are no lines showing. She is fab. You need someone really decent to do them - I LOVE mine (although I currently have Chanel Rouge Noir on mine but putting polish on acrylics is fab because it doesn't chip off).

Ramble ramble...

suedonim Wed 23-Jul-08 12:05:53

But I don't want them!! I hate them!! My own nails are pretty good and I want them back so what's the solution? Although if you can put polish on them, that would disguise the 'join', I guess.

Gobbledigook Wed 23-Jul-08 12:10:23

Oh if you don't want them then buff off the top gloss layer with a nail file and then soak them in acetone (you can get small bottles from boots). Doing it that way will avoid damaging your nails. Otherwise just pick them off!

Ambi Wed 23-Jul-08 12:13:09

After a while of wearing my nails, I wanted them removed to give my real nails so recovering time, before I used to grow them and cut them until there was barely anything left, untl i thought I'd get them taken off professionally - which involved her picking them off hmm I could have done that myself.

I would soak them in acetone to see if they soften, they should come off then.

Ambi Wed 23-Jul-08 12:13:33

snapp gobbledigook.

Rubyrubyruby Wed 23-Jul-08 12:13:58

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Ambi Wed 23-Jul-08 12:15:46

I miss mine - when I start earning again, I'll have em back. The place I used to go to were great, I'd rather have nice nails than new clothes.

Gobbledigook Wed 23-Jul-08 12:18:45

I would not be without mine. I have them short though, I don't like 'talons'.

Gobbledigook Wed 23-Jul-08 12:19:21

I had a break from them recently and it was hell. I put nail polish on to go out - it looked great at first but by the next day it was chipped. I've had this polish on my acrylic ones for a week now and not a single chip in them.

suedonim Wed 23-Jul-08 17:43:27

I don't like them because they're so rigid and thick. Soaking them in acetone? That sounds like a fun evening! grin

MABS Wed 23-Jul-08 17:57:13

i have gel put over my own nails, works really well.

BeauBellesBeauty Tue 28-Jul-15 21:17:36

Hi could someone advise me on Acrylic Dipping please?? Im a student and need a kit for Acrylic Dipping unit. Is NSI Polybond a Resin???

PixieChops Tue 28-Jul-15 21:21:44

Think you may be in the wrong place Beau.

Don't understand how you'd have growth already! Sorry but that place must be shite!
Do what a Pp said, buff off the top layer and soak in acetone, if you start pulling them off your natural nail will come off too and it will hurt like a bitch. I have acrylic and then shellac on top. I have really rubbish natural nails though, I probably wouldn't if I didn't bite them but it's a very hard habit to break and I've tried everything!

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