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Lots of salons do acrylic nails and a lot of them say acrylic is a no no and gel is the best. This is a controversial issue amongst my friends.


Posted by robyn_smithwick, 21st April 2015


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  • I think any fake nails ultimately damage the original nails underneath. I’ll stick to my own, nothing fake about me.


  • Gel is so much better but it depends what is best for you!


  • well i think that you should find the benefits that fit you. one is super hard to break and grows out


  • GEL seems the best way to go!


  • I agree with you MOM99528!


  • I prefer to have gel nails rather the acrylic.


  • My oh my 2 completely different answers. I had a friend who lived in QLD and she was always trying to got me to get acrylic nails and I was not too keen on the idea. Next time I saw her she told me that the acrylic had damaged her nail beds very badly. So I am glad I did not take her advice!


  • Gel completely ruined my nails. It started peeing off and took my nail with it (no I didn’t peel them, apparently it happens quite often). I got shellac on my toes recently and it seems quite good but I haven’t had it removed yet so I can’t comment completely.


  • I prefer gel as it seems less harmful for my nails plus I love the look it gives.


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