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What kind of nail polish should you be using?

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There are so many options when it comes to nail polish now that it can be paralyzing deciding which is the right one for you. But here we’ll tell you all about the differences between gel nail polish and classic polish so you’ll be able to make an informed decision. Some of you might already have a preference but might have a change of heart, you never know. The magic question here is whether you should choose gel nail polish, or is classic nail polish the way to go? 

If you really have your heart set on keeping your real nails, your best choice should be between gel nail polish and regular nail polish. So what is the difference? That is what we will discover here. 

Many people love traditional nail polish because it can easily be applied at home, without any extra equipment. Regular nail polish is easy to apply and remove, so you can change the color as often as you’d like. There is a drawback to traditional nail polish though. It tends to chip and get damaged  easier. It usually tends to take longer to dry, even if it dries without any issues, It really doesn’t stay on your nails for too long. Because of this, you will normally need more frequent touch ups and have to re paint your nails more often. This is where gel nail polish comes into play and preferred by many.

First of all, gel manicures usually are more expensive than manicures done with traditional nail polish. Also gel manicures tend to always have to be done in a nail salon. They also  take a lot longer to do and finish. The process for gel manicures normally is the same process as manicures with traditional nail polish. The tech will still have to shape and clean your nails.  The difference is the application process. After the gel base coat has been added, your nails are then placed under a UV light to cure the nail polish. Each new coat of the gel polish gets set in the UV light after application, right down to the top coat.

A lot of people don’t mind going through the longer process it takes for gel manicures because they do tend to last a lot longer than traditional manicures do. Many also prefer gel polish because it doesn’t chip as easy as traditional nail polish, allowing you to keep your nails without having to get them redone as often. They will usually last you weeks before you have to get them redone. You’ll usually just need to get them redone when your nails grow out too much.

If you’re trying to grow your natural nails out, gel is also a good choice. The gel adds a layer of protection that helps keep your nails from breaking. However, there are some drawbacks with gel polish. It tends to be very hard to take off. You might even find yourself going back to the salon just to get the gel polish removed.. The polish has to be soaked off. Also, if you get gel manicures often, you’ll want to use sunscreen to protect your hands from the potential damage from the UV light. With that said, gel manicures are great if you use your hands a lot and want your nails to last longer. Gel polish also tends to weaken the nail beds, making your nails more fragile.

So there you go. Everyone will have a difference in opinion on each type of nail polish. As you can see, there are both pros and cons for each type of nail polish. If you prefer gel nail polish over traditional nail polish, you will have to find out what the best gel polish is for you personally. What is good for you might not be good for everyone. Hope you are able to figure out your nail situation while this pandemic is ongoing. Nobody knows how long this will go on for. There will come the day when you have no choice but to do your own nails. You’ll all be fine. It isn’t rocket science!!!

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