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Thread: acrylics vs press ons!!!

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    Smiley acrylics vs press ons!!!

    hey guys, not sure if this is in the right forum, but has anybody tried dancing with press on nails instead of acrylics? Iím usually an acrylic nail die hard but since quarantine I havenít had a reason to do my nails, and I realized just how damaged they used to be. theyíre finally back to healthy and I also reflected about how it was just NORMAL to me to literally break my nails at work (like my real nails underneath). But since Iím headed back to work soon I want to be my most confident stripper self (and long ass nails helps that) Iím on Etsy looking at press ons and there are some seriously adorable (and long!) ones tht look better and are half the price of my usual acrylics. I was just wondering if theyíre worth it?? would they pop off too much?? has anybody actually tried dancing in them??

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    I'd go w/press on, they've gotten a lot better!
    Try http://www.tresshe.com or the ones at Ulta.
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    Default Re: acrylics vs press ons!!!

    I do press ons from Walmart, but you can go to Sally’s and they have acrylic kits so you can do your own at home. I did mine at they weren’t actually too bad. Basic AF cause it’s hard to sculpt and shape them.

    Don’t get any water under your press on nails! With covid that’s hard with the press ons cause I’m constantly washing my hands. Use the gel antibacterial to keep your hands clean if you don’t want yucky nails.
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    Default Re: acrylics vs press ons!!!

    Neither.
    Used to be a die hard acrylics fan because I have terrible natural nails, LOVE having really long nails, and constantly gluing down or losing nails drives me batty. When covid hit and the nail salons all closed down, I wasn't about to give up my long nails so after some research I discovered Polygel. Watched a bunch of youtube tutorials and decided to take the plunge, so I purchased a kit.
    Holy moly, do I wish that I'd found this stuff years ago! way easier than acrylics to learn how to do, they stay put as long as acrylics, are usually more durable, you can pain them with gel or regular polish, and are far less expensive than nail salon visits. Doing them yourself is a bit time consuming & there's a small learning curve but, even though the nail salons have opened back up here, I haven't been back once! If a nail breaks or starts to lift (which is rare), I can easily fix it myself. If I want a new color, I can just do it myself. Saving so much money not going to the salon every 2 weeks for a fill or anytime one breaks.
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    Default Re: acrylics vs press ons!!!

    I love press ons but mostly for going out at night wear.

    I really don't want daily long nails so I'm cool with just 2-3 days of nails

    ImPress is my fav brand

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    Quote Originally Posted by caramelcraze View Post
    Neither.
    Used to be a die hard acrylics fan because I have terrible natural nails, LOVE having really long nails, and constantly gluing down or losing nails drives me batty. When covid hit and the nail salons all closed down, I wasn't about to give up my long nails so after some research I discovered Polygel. Watched a bunch of youtube tutorials and decided to take the plunge, so I purchased a kit.
    Holy moly, do I wish that I'd found this stuff years ago! way easier than acrylics to learn how to do, they stay put as long as acrylics, are usually more durable, you can pain them with gel or regular polish, and are far less expensive than nail salon visits. Doing them yourself is a bit time consuming & there's a small learning curve but, even though the nail salons have opened back up here, I haven't been back once! If a nail breaks or starts to lift (which is rare), I can easily fix it myself. If I want a new color, I can just do it myself. Saving so much money not going to the salon every 2 weeks for a fill or anytime one breaks.
    Ooh, I want to try this^!

    My nails were long all summer, now they broke off & died
    I just bought Nail Envy nail treatment from OPI, but haven't used it yet.
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    Default Re: acrylics vs press ons!!!

    I'm a nail tech and since covid, press-ons have been my go to for keeping business alive. The coolest thing about press-ons is you can reuse them and try on different styles, shapes, and art each day of the week.

    Also if you're looking for quality press-ons, look for ones that use all gel full coverage tips (usually marketed as Gel-X). They last a lot longer than the regular ABS tips and they have a better shape and apex on the nail.

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    Default Re: acrylics vs press ons!!!

    The ImPress gel press-ons are amazing. Before quarantine I was both dancing and waiting tables, and they would last 2-3 weeks even with the abuse that a restaurant job puts nails through. They look professional as long as you pick the right width for each finger & apply them straight. Always get lots of compliments on them and $6 beats the hell out of $35+ for a salon visit.

    I use the ones that don't add any length, but they have some that do if that's what you're looking for. Those I'm not as sure about as far as how long they last.
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    Default Re: acrylics vs press ons!!!

    shopping:
    a lot of press on girls are ordering from etsy style sites but the “artist” is actually ordering from ali express

    https://www.aliexpress.com/w/wholesa...-on-nails.html

    Sometimes you will find your 100.00 set for 5.00 on ali express

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    Press on right now cause of covid.

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    Press on Ladies, press on.
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    Default Re: acrylics vs press ons!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by caramelcraze View Post
    Neither.
    Used to be a die hard acrylics fan because I have terrible natural nails, LOVE having really long nails, and constantly gluing down or losing nails drives me batty. When covid hit and the nail salons all closed down, I wasn't about to give up my long nails so after some research I discovered Polygel. Watched a bunch of youtube tutorials and decided to take the plunge, so I purchased a kit.
    Holy moly, do I wish that I'd found this stuff years ago! way easier than acrylics to learn how to do, they stay put as long as acrylics, are usually more durable, you can pain them with gel or regular polish, and are far less expensive than nail salon visits. Doing them yourself is a bit time consuming & there's a small learning curve but, even though the nail salons have opened back up here, I haven't been back once! If a nail breaks or starts to lift (which is rare), I can easily fix it myself. If I want a new color, I can just do it myself. Saving so much money not going to the salon every 2 weeks for a fill or anytime one breaks.
    I bought a Polygel kit off Amazon during the quarantine because the salons were closed. I LOVED the way they looked and it was super easy to apply, cure and shape. HOWEVER, removing them is a nightmare. They do not soak off with acetone, and you have to file them off. My natural nails are still recovering and growing out from that experience. I also noticed a bunch of lifting at the cuticle, which traps moisture and bacteria underneath. I was constantly having to do fills to correct this problem. Maybe it was the quality of the products I used (they had good reviews though), or my lamp not curing well enough, but I really wouldn't recommend Polygels for at-home use. I would probably only use the gel on top of a drug store bought press-on to add some thickness.

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