Style & Beauty
stitch · 04/07/2005 17:19
anyone have them?
what are good ones to get?
how much do they cost?
how to care for em. how to keep own nails clean etc.
oh, and are they a chav thing?
am thinking of getting them, but not sure, and am clueless about them. any advice appreciated.
tomasinatank · 04/07/2005 17:33
I have acrylics which i love as I have horrible hands and they realy make my hands look better.
Agree with jessica about them doing nothing for your real nails underneath but if i were to stop getting them done i guess it wouldn't take to long to grow my own up and get them in good condition-ish.
AFAIK gel nails are less 'damaging' to your own nails and silks the same although they are not as strong, hence i stick to acrylics at the mo.
There is nothing 'false' looking about mine and everyone comments on my lovely nails and are surprised when i say they are fake I suppose if you have them terribly long or very 'square' looking then they will look false but some people like them like that anyway
Dingle · 04/07/2005 17:56
I am wondering if I could buy the gel to do my own. I have had both gel and acrylic in the past, but really only for special occasions.
I would like to try to just paint the gel over my own nails, simply because my own nails are so weak! Has anyone tried the Rio nail kit?
vickiyumyum · 04/07/2005 18:51
dingle - i have got the rio kit, but i only use it to do repairs and infills when i am haivng a brasic week. as repairs were getting costly, £5 per nail and i was going at least once a week, so the rio kit has saved me money in this way.
my friend has used the kit to do her own nails including tips and i couldn't tell much difference from having them done at the salon, but she is the type of person who is always well presented and spends a lot of time on her hair, makeup and nails any way. (oh and she doesn't have any kids)
vickiyumyum · 06/07/2005 12:37
just put a bit of gel in teh gaps, for filling and set under the lamp. and for repairs you glue the tip back on and apply two layers of gel to the tip and then a coat of gel all over to blend!
once you get used to it, its very easy and saves time waiting in the nail salon for a repair that atkes them five minutes (oh and money as well)
i have had mine a couple of months and i think it has paid for itself.
vickiyumyum · 06/07/2005 13:30
you can either order it over the internet, or through a leaflet that comes with it.
if you have a sally's near you they sell uv gel as well. it doesn't have to be rio uv gel, it can be any make and most chemists, beauty suppliers have it in or can get it for you.
you can but the tips and glue in these places too.
for what its worth i have had mine almost 6 months and have more than hlaf a pot left and i do use it quite regularly.
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