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Old 12-20-2005, 05:29 PM
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For those of you with artificial nails...

what type do you get? Gel? Acrylic? Is there a difference between "pink and whites" and solar nails?

I did a search on this, but really couldn't find what I was looking for. I'm getting my nails done tomorrow, and am trying to decide whether or not I want to get just a plain manicure, or get nails put on ( for holidays and whatnot).
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:50 PM
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I get acrylics because they last longer. Gels are easier to soak off. If you're getting them temporarily then do gels.

I've never heard of solar nails.

Pink and whites are a big difference than regular acrylics. Regular acrylic is just the regular white stuff that dries clear. Pink and whites use two different color acrylics.... one is a pinkish which goes on your nail, and the white powder gets put on the tip. This gives it a nicer, more natural looking appearance then getting a french manicure or airbrushed french manicure. Pink and whites are usually more expensive but look nicer in the longrun, especially if you don't want to wear polish.
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:24 PM
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I do pink and whites if I get acrylics. You don't have to worry about chipping, and they look natural much longer than painted nails. It's only $4 more for me to do that than get regular acrylics with french manicure, so I pay the extra to have them look nicer longer. People ask me all the time where I got my nails done because they look nice for a long time
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:40 PM
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I get regular acrylics, but I get the white tipped kind. The part that attached is clear, the tip is white and they use the regular clear acrylic powder stuff. I like these much better than having the airbrushed white tips wear off.
But the general upkeep is higher cost, as I can't go long between sets--- since the white grows out.
I will also check into the pink and white thing and see if it gives me the look i want.
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Old 12-20-2005, 08:41 PM
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EEW.

Get a regular manicure.
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Old 12-20-2005, 08:57 PM
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Get a regular manicure.
Yes!! Or if you must just get some gel put on the length of your nail without tips.
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:56 PM
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Solar nails are great. The powder stuff they use is the color, so they don't require painting. I get the white (when I get my nails done), and they stay looking like a perfect french manicure. I think the pink makes them look like an American manicure.
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:37 PM
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I dont know what Solar nails are..

I get the gel with the white tips. I like those better for some reason. I dont get em done often for the simple fact that they ef up my nails.
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:55 PM
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I get acrylics. I usually do either french or an airbrushed design. I always get compliments on my nails
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:00 AM
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Solar nails are made by Creative Nails.

They are especially designed for people who going "tanning" as they do not yellow like regular acrylic.
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:03 AM
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Quote:
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Solar nails are made by Creative Nails.

They are especially designed for people who going "tanning" as they do not yellow like regular acrylic.
Thanx for the clarification!
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:11 AM
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Quote:
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Solar nails are made by Creative Nails.

They are especially designed for people who going "tanning" as they do not yellow like regular acrylic.

I will have to check these out! Thanks for the info!!
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:24 AM
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I've been thinking about getting faux nails because it's the only thing in the world that ever stopped me from picking on my cuticles. I've only had acrylic nails (and that was only for about a month) so I'm no expert -- what is the difference between acrylics and silk wraps? I'm trying to decide which is better -- I plan on keeping them for a while.
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:41 AM
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I occasionally will get gels because my natural nails are pretty thin. I DON'T get tips and stick with classic colors .. keep things classy ladies!
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:54 AM
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I occasionally will get gels because my natural nails are pretty thin. I DON'T get tips and stick with classic colors .. keep things classy ladies!
Me too. I never ever get tips. I did get tips once and they did not cut them short enough so when I got home I had to take them off. But I have to say since I've been pregnant my nails have gotten a lot better!
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