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Gel Polish vs Acrylic

Gel Polish vs Acrylic

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Gel nail application provides the strength of acrylic nails with the appearance of natural nails. Gel only dries when it is exposed to UV light.

Acrylic, on the other hand, is applied using acrylic liquid and powder to create a hard protective layer over your natural nails. Acrylics only harden when exposed to air. Here are a few things you should know before you make your choice:{{more}}

Pros of Gel Polish

– Gel nails look more natural and glossy

-The curing time is faster than acrylics

-Gel nail mixtures are considered a safer eco-friendly option, as they lack the fumes associated with acrylic nails

Cons of Gel Polish

-They are less durable than acrylics

– Most versions of gel nail polish often need to be filed off rather than soaked off.

-If your nail breaks or shatters, self-fixing may not be your best option. You will need to schedule an appointment with your nail technician ASAP.

Pros of Acrylic

– Acrylics are very strong and tend to last long as a result

– Acrylic nail application is cheaper than gel nail application

-The removal process is simple. You can soak acrylics off easily

Cons of Acrylic

-They may damage your natural nails

-The application process involves strong chemicals and fumes

-Acrylics may look less natural than gel nails
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