Artificial Nails

About Artificial Nails

Is your manicure not up to your desired standard? Do you struggle to get the look you want and struggle to maintain it even more? If you are just not feeling it when it comes to your manicure, could it be time to fake it? Choosing artificial nails can have many benefits, including durability and strength. There are many types of artificial nails to choose from, you simply need to find the best option for yourself.

Acrylic Nails

Possibly the most popular of all the artificial nails available, largely due to them being long-lasting. Acrylic nails are great for those who want to wear their nails longer in coffin or stiletto type shapes. And if you are looking to get creative, acrylic nails can provide the perfect base to add in artistic design and decals.

Gel Nails

If you like the idea of false nails but prefer shorter styles such as square or squoval, gel nails could be ideal. The nails have all the same advantages of acrylics, but don’t tend to be as harsh on your own nails. The perfect smooth finish will also ensure you can rock fabulous styles such as ombre, glitter nails and artistic wave design.

Shellac

These type of nails combine gel with different layers of nail polish, creating a silky smooth finish. Shellac nails are natural looking and can be finished in your chosen style and colour.

What else do I need to know about artificial nails?

All of the above nails can give you a fantastic confidence boost, but there are some downsides that need to be highlighted. Time and money are the first drawback. Depending on which type of artificial nail you go for, you will need regular maintenance to keep the nails looking good, which involves salon appointments and the associated costs which go with it. And if you wear acrylic nails for a lengthy period, it can cause damage to your natural nails. Yet fear not, there are some artificial nails which won’t break the bank, are quick and easy to apply and won’t cause any problem to your own nails.

Press on nails, the lowdown.

If you perhaps flirted with press on nails twenty years ago and have never returned since, you need to get an update. Press on nails are no longer ill-fitting, plain or boring. There are sizes and shapes to suit all. And whilst many chemists and beauty stores stock false nails, the internet is guaranteed to give you the biggest range of styles. So whether you like to keep your manicure pure and simple or are looking for bold graphics and crystal embellishment, there are nails to meet your demands.

What are the benefits of these types of nails?

Quick and Easy

The hardest part of press on artificial nails is finding the right product, simply because there is so much to choose from. Once this is done and delivered, you can have your salon standard manicure in approximately five minutes. The secret when applying your false nails is to go easy with the glue, you need way less than you think. Once the nails are in place, you are good to go. Choose a long-lasting look which can work for up to seven days.

Keep Trending…

What nail trends are going viral this week? Social Media keeps us on our toes, with new nail designs popping up every week. However, splurging at the salon every time there is a hot new nail design is soon going to break the bank. And this is where press on nails are a major advantage. They can be applied and removed within mere minutes, allowing you to change your look frequently and at a fraction of salon prices.

Consistency…

Natural nails have a strange tendency to break, just when you really need them to be on point. A broken nail is not the end of the world, but it can affect your confidence. Of course press on nails can also break, but as individual packs can have as many as 28 nails, the problem is easily remedied.

Here are some of our favourite artificial nail products.

Sosu By. SJ X Laura Anderson False Nails Ballerina Medium Length - Showstopper

How far will your imagination allow you to go? These medium length ballerina nails combine matte shades with a little ombre glitter. The aesthetic is glossy and fun, without being too silly. These nails would be particularly beautiful for winter bridesmaids looking to add a little sparkle to their outfit. The product includes 24 nails.

W7 Glamorous Nails - Jet Black

Black nails can be anything you want them to be. They can bring out your inner rock star or just add a little personality to your day-to-day outfits. These alluring nails are designed in a shorter length and with a square tip, ensuring the look is bold without being aggressive.

W7 Glamorous Nails - Orange Crush

These beautiful nails will give you a new zest for life! Orange is a particularly hot shade for 2022! If you want to add the colour into your holiday wardrobe without being too bold, these artificial nails are designed for you. Intentionally long and ready to grab attention wherever you go! Wear them to festivals, poolsides or for nights on the town.

W7 Glamorous Nails - Ballet Slipper

What a beautifully named product. The French manicure has been having a mash-up moment, but this product takes the look completely outside the box. Plain white and pink nails are interspersed with geometric designs. A universal look which can be worn to any occasion. The shorter length also makes these nails a practical option.

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