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Thread #41064   Message #761299
Posted By: Gypsy
07-Aug-02 - 11:34 AM
Thread Name: Playing With Acrylic Finger Nails
Subject: RE: Help: Playing With Acrylic Finger Nails
Few things.........since i did this for 10+years. If you are going to have them, maintain them. Cheating on getting a rebase/fill means that the nail is lifting, even infintesimily. That is how you get fungus. Which is easy enough to clear up, but you gotta deall with it NOW. The idea of backing up the area with clear nail polish and leaving the acrylic forward: That will act as a fulcrum, causing lifting (again, you might not see it until you get fungus) And finally: your nails should be in original condition, if the nail is applied by a good tech. They will feel thinner when/if the acrylic comes off for only two reasons: you are accustomed to the thicker acrylic, or two, the nail was ripped off, and the top few layers were taken with it. Final thing: Any overlay is just that: an overlay. Acrylic, silk wrap, linen wrap, fibreglass, gell, anything you overlay your nail with will have the same benefits and consequences. As for letting your nail breathe, that is up to the individual. some people need to, others don't. Hope this helps.