Re: Acrylic Nails....how long do you keep yours on?
Originally Posted by HOTasFCUK
Hey i was wondering how many of you here who wear acrylic nails get them filled? How many times will you have them filled before ripping them off and getting them re-done? In the summer i had them on and got them filled once but after they grew out again, they look awful so i ripped them off and got them back on just a few weeks ago. So i'm wondering how many fills do you go for before removing them and get a brand new set? Thanks!!!
I never rip my nails off, it's a waste of money, I don't want to have to pay to get a set put back on. I have been getting acrlyic nails on and off when I had the money for fills, if I dont have the money, I wont keep the nails. I have them on right now and I've had them since May of 07, so thats... 7 months. I havent ripped any of them off, because like I said, waste of money haha. I get fills every 3 weeks probably. To make my nails look refreshed between fills, I bought a acetone based nail polish remover and a capping clear polish (which is the clear polish my nail tech puts on my nails to shine them up) and I use that in between my fills if they are starting to look a bit dull. It helps A LOT. Make sure you talk to your nail tech though before using a nail polish remover or capping polish on your nails, depending on the type of acrlyic used, you may need different kinds of products.
Also, if the color on your acrylics is airbrushed, I don't think you can use this trick. I have actual colored acrylic on the tips of my nails, its not just an airbrush finish. For example if I had pink, it's actually a solid pink tip all the way through. It's not just a coat of pink.
Hope this helps!