I have totally enjoyed having strong nails that don't peel, bend and break. Acrylics have been like having nails of steel. With all the work I do with my hands, I never broke or had a nail come off. So, why would I remove them? The answer is something I saw posted on face book by some fellow stampers. They are called custom nails. They perform the same function as acrylics, but they are custom molded to your nail beds. They are reusable and can be soaked off when your nail grows out. So instead of going for a fill and spending $30 every two weeks, I will take them off, trim my nails and reapply them. I also didn't like that my acrylics stained down the sides of my nails and at the tips where it seemed polish got under the acrylic.
My kit arrives Tuesday. It consists of forms and some stuff to take impressions of each fingers nail beds. I then send that back with a form telling them what shape and length I want. You can get them with or without a white french tip. It will be 2-3 weeks before I get them back. Until then I will live with my short flimsy nails. One nail is already peeling! (the reason I went to acrylics)
I cant wait to post pictures of my new nails! until then I'll have fun with polish and stamping on my short nails.
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