Artificial Nails

nailtech11I want something to make me feel pretty! It’s so easy to feel and look run down when you’ve got a moody 11 y/o son, an insane 1 y/o son, and a (soon-to-be) 2 month old who ALL need your attention. I try to paint my nails, but the polish either chips and my nails are just raggedy. When I try to grow them all they do is snag and break. I want fakies! In general how much do they cost? How expensive are they to maintain? Are they more trouble than they’re worth? Any insight would be much appreciated!

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Acrylic nails out here run right around £40.

To maintain them (fill them) it’s £30 every three weeks. If you break a nail it’s £10 per nail to fix. Those are the basics here!

I don’t know where you live, but I live in London and it’s £28 for acrylic with white tips, think they call that French manicure. £25 for painted acrylic nails and £15 to fill about every 2 weeks or so.

Your nails sound like mine!

I used to get my nails done….but I think it looks awesome until a week after, then you are stuck with them until your next fill. And if your nails grow fast…fills every 2 weeks don’t come fast enough. If you have time and £££ to maintain them, they are great. They do make you feel pretty tho, I agree! OH~and some ppl don’t do well with acrylics…like me, they lifted really bad, so I went for gels, and I really liked them.

Or if I have a trip to go on or a special occasion, I get them put on and then just take them off (acetone) when I am tired of them.