What are acrylic nails?
Do you like having long nails but can’t seem to grow them without breaking one or two on the way? Then acrylic nails just might be the solution for you! This faux nail method is ideal for those of us who want long nails, but can't or maintain their ideal nail length or shape on their own.
You need to maintain your nails every couple of weeks and, if not applied correctly, it can damage your nails.
To simplify it, acrylic nails are a mixture of acrylic powder mixed with a monomer to create a blob. This blob is then put on the nail and shaped into the desired shape and length. It’s safe to get acrylics as often as you like but make sure to research the nail salon you are planning to visit to ensure they are certified nail technicians.
What is gel polish?
There’s a reason why gel polish has gotten so popular over a short amount of time. It’s practically indestructible, extremely glossy and there’s no waiting half an hour for your nails to dry.
It’s a mixture of stronger ingredients, than your regular polishes, that hold on tighter to the nail plate and are strong enough to endure the daily wear and tear without chipping.
Do I need to take a break from acrylic nails or gel polish?
As said before, it is always important to do research on the nail technician of your choice. The way the nails are treated during your appointment is very important for the future quality of your nails. Try not to peel or pry off the gel polish. This can weaken and/or cause damage to the nail plate.
It is recommended to take a break every now and then just to check the overall health of the nail plates.
Even without acrylic nails or a gel polish it is very important to take care of your nails, cuticles and hands. Especially now, because you’re washing and disinfecting your hands more than usual. A few tips I like to give my clients are; using cuticle oil, hand crème and protect with a sunscreen.
What is a Elleebana lash lift?
The Elleebana Lash Lift is a semi-permanent treatment that gives your natural lashes an illusion of perfectly curled lashes with added definition. It is a great alternative to eyelash extensions, as it requires very little maintenance and has long lasting results.
How long does a lift last?
The Elleebana Lash Lift will last 6-8 weeks depending on your lash cycle.
How does a lift work?
Certified technicians use a unique technique combining a lifting lotion and silicone rods to lift your natural lashes. You'll get curl and volume without that weird kink you sometimes get from clamping down with a curler. No need for eyelash extensions and the associated aftercare.