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Gel Acrylic or Dip Which Gives the Best Nails?

By Carly

Nail art is more popular right now than it has ever been. One of the most fun things to do is go to the nail salon with friends and treat yourself to something cute, but the question is, what should you actually get? The three main types of nail polish are gel, acrylic, and dip, and for the money that professionals charge for their services, you want to make sure that you get the very best. Let’s examine some of the pros and cons of gel, acrylic, and dip nails to see which one might be best for you.

1 Acrylic

This is probably the commonly used style of nail polish, it gives great colours but can often come at a cost! They might look amazing, but the truth is that acrylics contain a substance that hardens the nail and damages the nail bed. Also, you might not have noticed, acrylic nails can also smell really bad and give a somewhat fake look overall.

2 Gel

Gel polish is something that is simply painted over your nail then put underneath a UV light to dry. It’s a great option for someone looking for a cheaper manicure, but the fact is that gel nails only last about two weeks, with the polish tending to disappear and faint really quickly. You might find that you end up taking it off sooner than that to avoid nails looking uneven.

3 Dip

Dip nail powder is fast becoming the best-regarded method for nail art. It involves applying a base coat and then dipping your fingers one by one into a container of the powder. After that, an activator coat is applied and hey presto! It is now seen as the best option because it takes mere minutes and doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals.

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