Acrylic Nails

I've been a fan of the long nail trend for a while now but unfortunately, I have the bad habit of biting my nails which is why I've never been able to grow them as long as I want to. Thankfully, there's always the option of getting acrylic nails.

I didn't get to document the process of having them put on, but I just wanted to share with all of you my experience with them.
Acrylic nails start out with a "tip" made of plastic that are glued to the edge of your nail to give it length. It always starts out super long, then you can have it cut to your desired length later on. After that tip is attached, a mixture of a liquid and a powder is then slowly brushed on top of your real nail. Thanks to trusty old Google, I was able to research that the mixture is actually a mixture of a polymer powder and a liquid monomer which hardened after a few seconds of being exposed to air. The mixture kind of had a strong smell, but it didn't really bother me so much. Most nail salons will make you stay in a separate room as to not bother the other customers with the smell.

Once your acrylic nail has completely dried, then you can have the nail cut and shaped whichever way you want. I opted for an almond shaped nail since I didn't want the usual oval or square. (Thank you neighbors for letting me take pics with your pretty plants lol)
Overall, Acrylic nails grow out with your real nails and it is recommended to return to the nail salon to have them filled in after about 2-3 weeks.  

Overall, I'm really happy with my acrylic nails. I'm not gonna lie, I thought they were such a hassle on the first day, but eventually I just got used to them and learned how to manage. My lifestyle requires me to use my hands a lot since I set up my makeup chair and carry all my makeup around, which is why I'm surprised that they actually last on me. Of course I take extra precaution when I do certain activities like exercising or typing, but nothing too extreme. It has become one of those things that accessorize my outfit and they look great with a ton of rings! Call me shallow but it also makes me really happy to see them while I'm putting makeup on a client hehe.

Thank you to the folks over at Nailogy for my nails! Their prices for acrylics range from P1200-1700 :)

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