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Acrylics vs. Gels vs. Natural

Today I wanted to talk about nails! There are so many different ways to get your nails done and I’ll be going through the pros and cons of all options.


Acrylics:Pros

  • Look amazing

  • The actual nail polish doesn’t chip as easily

  • Can customize the length

  • Can customize the shape of the nail


Acrylics:Cons

  • Takes longer

  • Can’t do it at home

  • Have to get them done every two weeks

  • Fall off (in my case because of piano, tennis and dance)

  • More expensive

  • Can weaken your natural nails (If you don’t have a good tech)



Gel:Pros

  • Last longer

  • Dry faster

  • Glossier

Gel:Cons

  • Can weaken your natural nails (if you don’t have a good tech)

  • More expensive

  • Don’t look as good as acrylics

  • Have to soak your nails in acetone for 10 minutes to get them removed

  • Have to go to the salon to get them removed (You can DIY Gel Manicure kits if you are good at doing your nails)



Natural: Pros

  • Can easily do it yourself (I do all the time)

  • Cheaper

  • Simple (AKA doesn’t take as long)

Natural: Cons

  • If you have short nails or hands it probably won’t look as good as acrylics

  • Chip REALLY easily