Not sure which is the right type of Manicure
There are 5 basic Manicure & Pedicure Services. First is Regular Polish which includes extras like scrubs & massage. Great idea for Kids Parties or the Elderly. For longer lasting Polish try a Gel Polish Mani. Goes on like regular polish using a UV Gel Lamp then dries in 30 seconds. Ideal for first time Mums or Weddings.
Maybe you want to try the new SNS Nail Polish. Where you dip nails in these little coloured pots, then just air dry your nails. Great tips here on nail colours makes your nails look longer or hands look younger
If you have very weak nails or a heavy nail biter. Fake Acrylic tips or overlays might be for you. Giving you longer, stronger nails & cheaper than Gel Nails. But if you want something little more natural & less toxic. Fake Gel Nail tips or overlays are the better option. Both artificial nail services are perfect for special occasions or can help stop nail biting
1. What’s included in a Basic Regular Manicure & Pedicure?
Filing, cuticles, soaking, foot filing, Massage & Polish. First should be applied a good sticky base coat. Then usually 2 coats of Colour & lastly a quick drying glossy Top Coat.
Unfortunately for some people depending on their lifestyle or job. Regular polish can come off quickly. Here are some great tips for a longer lasting manicure . Otherwise apply a light coat of top coat over nail & tip every few days.
2. How does a Gel Polish Mani work?
Filing, Cuticles, Buffing & Polish. This a basic or express Gel Polish & is applied similar to regular polish. But is cured under a Gel Led Lamp usually taking 30 seconds to dry. So there is no smudging, chipping or fading.
It can go straight on your bare nails. Or straight over your Acrylics or Gel Nails too. Most Gel Polishes have no hash chemicals in them these days.
As Gel Polish can be a bit drying for your nails you should massage your hands & nails everyday. Lasting 2 or 3 weeks you then should remove the polish. Either professionally or you can do it at home it’s quite easy only take 10-15 mins.
3. Is SNS Nail Polish better than Gel?
SNS which stands for Signature Nail System and Gel Polish are both good options. SNS takes a little longer & lasts a little longer. But does cost a little more than a Gel Mani. Just be aware of possible hygiene problems of dipping your nails in the same pots as others. But some people still swear that Gel Polish is better, so it’s really personal choice
So how they do a SNS Manicure is Filing, Cuticles, Buffing, Base Coat, Coloured Dipping Powder & Top Coat
Your nails are first painted with a gel based coat. Then dipped in colour pots a few times. Finally a painted with a top coat sealant and just air-dried. It can give a more natural look & feel to your nails.
4. Are Acrylic Fake nails safe?
Acrylic nails are simply fake nails or tips. It’s ideal for weak nails & bad nail biters. Or if you would just love very long nails or beautiful nail art for that special occasion. Acrylics are thicker and will last longer than Gel Nails
But long-term use might increase your chances of thinning and weakening your nails. Also you always have to be careful of bacteria or infections
Basic Acrylic Manicure services includes trimming, cuticles, tips glued, Acrylic applied, air-dried & colour. First base primer is painted on. Then tips are glued to your nails. Now the Acrylics is applied like a blob of dough shaped on your nail or tips smoothed out, buffed then air-dried. Lastly regular or gel polish is applied.
5. Gel Nails is it a more natural Fake Nail?
They do have less toxic chemicals in them and don’t have a strong smell like Acrylics. With a more natural & glossier look. Your nails will feel thinner and more like real nails. But they do cost more they Acrylics. That being said Gel Nails don’t last quite as long as Acrylics.
So how they applied is similar to your basic Gel Polish Manicure. Starting with Filing, Cuticles, Buffing. Then a like Acrylics tips are applied first or Gel applied to the bare nails
Then from a little pot like gooey glue the Gel Polish is applied a few times. Smoothed out & cured under the UV Gel Lamp. Then prepared for your Coloured polish of your choice. So which one is for you?