Although acrylics are the most popular throughout the world, gel nails are on the increase and according to the nail technician she finds they are more durable and longer wearing.
Of course there are always negative points to these types of beauty procedures but if looked after correctly the damage should be minimal.
I opted for the french manicure tips for days when I don't want to wear polish. I can't believe how realistic they feel. I am no longer cautious with them (the first day I was careful with what I did in case one popped off). The brochure said to maintain them every 2-3 weeks but I've been told I may not need to go back for 4-6 weeks, it all depends on your natural nail growth.
Overall the procedure was not painful, the technician took her time and answered all my queries. The plan is to keep them on so that my own nails grow all the same length, I will then remove them and get a gel overlay which is basically a semi permanent french manicure.
To keep the gels in tip top shape I was advised to invest in a cuticle oil to prevent the skin from attaching to the nail and to add moisture to the nail. I picked up one by Skintruth and apply it every night before I go to bed.
Have you any other tips to maintain gels/acrylics?