The Difference Between Shellac And Acrylics Nails

Acrylics are fake nails placed over your natural ones. Both can be made to match the shape of the nail, or to extend it. So, when you want longer nails, you are asking for either Acrylic extensions, people also get Acrylics in order to have stronger nails .

Shellac is a blend of gel and nail polish. Because it is like a polish, it can’t be used to extend your nail. Because it is like a gel, however, it does add strength and durability. In the long term Shellac is much less damaging to nails than traditional Gels (or Acrylics).

Acrylic nails are a combination of a liquid monomer and a powder polymer. They create a hard protective layer over your natural nails. The product hardens as it is exposed to the air. Acrylic is transparent. A nail polish is added after.


Advantages Of Acrylic Nails

  • Provides a perfect canvas for applying nail colour.
  • Acrylic nails are hard and very robust
  • They last longer
  • Easy removal
  • When you break an acrylic nail, you can almost always fix it at home.

Shellac is the brand name, it is a hybrid, meaning half nail polish, half gel. The product can be applied similarly to nail polish on your natural nails (no sculpting or filing). It is cured through UV lighting, just like Gels.



Advantages Of Shellac Nails

  • Thin and strong product that gives it both flexibility and durability
  • Natural look combined with the shine associated with gel nails
  • Lasts up to 14 days
  • Removal technique through acetone wraps does not leave nails dry, thin, or torn.

For more information on how to get Shellac or Acrylic nails done by professional nail technicians visit:


4 Tips For Healthy Strong Nails

1.Keep Your Hands Clean

Make sure your hands and skin are dirt-free. Then remove all traces of your last colour with an acetone-free remover. It is recommended that you gently scrub your nails and skin. This will remove any dirt and exfoliate any dead skin without the need of harsh chemicals.2

2.Trim Nails regularly

Make sure you get a trim regularly, as they are just as important to trim, as it is important to trim your hair. Set aside time to clip them every two weeks, adjusting to more or less often once you see how your nails respond.

3.Keep a nail file in your bag.


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If you’re someone who works or has a regular gym routine, this may cause a lot of wear and tear to your nails. Keeping a nail file handy, will help you to smooth away any rough edges that happen on the spot. The best way to do so, is to work in one direction with the grain of your nail for a smoother finish.

4. Do not cut your cuticles.

The cuticle has an important purpose to serve. It seals the area at the base of the nail. So, when you cut or remove the cuticle, it breaks the seal of protection. This could lead to bacteria getting in and possibly a risk of infection. Therefore, the better you are at leaving your cuticles in a good condition, the healthier nails will be. Regularly massaging them with a cuticle cream or think lotion can help with this.


The Advantages Of Acrylic Nails



The most important benefit for acrylic nails is how long your extensions will last and what you can use them for and what you cannot. Acrylic extensions are strong and can take just about anything you throw at them.


Another great advantage of having acrylic nails, you can change them whenever and however you like. Whether you would like square ends, pointed or round it can do done at Office Nails Beauty. Some people change their mind often, so we offer numerous options to suit their needs.


At Office Nails Beauty, acrylics can be designed with creativity. You can choose a pattern or colour that you would like. The only limit is your imagination. For example, we offer holographic chrome, a fashion trend that will have your nails looking impressive.

Advantages of acrylic nails

They look real:

There is no other artificial extension, which can look as realistic as an acrylic extension when done by one of our nail technicians.  You will be able to look closely and it will be hard to tell where the natural part ends and the extension begins, as a result of the material that is used.


Ideally all of your fingernails should grow and look the same, but they do not. Therefore, acrylics can help to correct this and bring perfect uniformity to your nails and help them to look natural.

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3 tips for taking care of nails after nail extensions

Nail extensions (acrylics) are a very safe and inexpensive way of making your nails look appealing over a period. It is also healthy to remove your acrylics and let your natural nails breathe the fresh air for a few weeks now and then. Having these short breaks from acrylics will ensure your nails are less likely to become brittle, thin or have any infections. However, in some cases acrylics may not be suitable to someone due to specific allergies or other health concerns.

When acrylics are taken off, it is very important to take care of your nails. They may be weak and need proper maintenance and treatment to restore your nails back to their normal state or even better than before. After losing the strong cover made by the acrylic, nails are more prone to damage such as brittleness and tearing. Therefore, it is better to keep them short for a few days or a couple of weeks.  After losing the strong cover made by the acrylic, the nails are more prone to tearing and brittleness. It’s better if they are kept short for few days or up to a couple of weeks so they can regain the strength.

File and trim them Carefully

When acrylics are taken off, do not use harsh files or buffers. Nails may be too weak and can get damaged easily due to harsh nail filling. Use a professional trimmer to take care of filing and trimming your nails.

Massage them well

Massaging your nails regularly can provide essential nutrients. This will also promote healthy growth and make them soft like petals. Make sure you use good nail supplies to massage them such as coconut oil or olive oil for example.

Keep them moisturised

Do not keep your nails dry as they may make them tear and be exposed to brittleness. Soak them for a few minutes a few days a week to keep them moisturised and resistant to breakages. There are many good lotions available for moisturising your nails, it is extremely important for maintaining healthy nails after acrylics.

Any sudden change to the nails has its own consequences. You may need to consult a professional nail artist if you are unable to take care of the nails yourself.


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