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Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about professional nail daily care. We sincerely  hope our tips will provide better solution to help you to make the right decision when it comes to choosing to get your nails professionally cared for or do it yourself at home. Please remember to ask lots of questions if you are unsure of anything relating to nail daily care and nail enhancements while you visit an online nail store such as ours.

Q:Why should I spend the time to have my nails professionally manicured?

A beautiful, elegant nail design is essential to your overall look. Eye-catching nails and hands enhance your appearance especially you go to party with your friends. A basic manicure takes between 20-30 minutes. Artificial nail services, such as tips, acrylics and gels, average about 45 minutes.

Q: Why won’t the artificial nails stick?

A: If the natural nail is not properly prepared, the artificial nail will not adhere. The natural nail must be clean & dry. Use acetone polish remover to prep nail. Be sure cuticles are pushed back. Placing the nail on skin will cause lifting. Also, gently buffing the shine from the natural nail will increase adhesion. DO NOT over buff.

Q: Why are there bubbles and cloudiness in the nails after application?

A: To help reduce bubbles and cloudiness, apply a thin layer of glue to your natural nail and a thin layer of glue to the bottom half of the artificial nail. Applying glue on glue will reduce these issues.

Q: Will artificial nails damage my natural nails?

A: Wearing and removing the artificial nails as directed will keep your natural nails in healthy condition. Damage to natural nails is usually caused from improper removal. Pulling or prying the artificial nail off can damage your nails. Always soak them in acetone polish remover until they dissolve. Pure acetone works best.

Q: What is the dark spot on my nail?

A: Improper application or wearing the nails longer than the recommended 10 days can cause this condition. If the artificial nail comes lose or is not properly sealed down during application, moisture will collect. This can cause a mold or bacteria to grow on your natural nail. If this occurs, buff the nail surface lightly and clean with isopropyl alcohol. DO NOT apply any artificial products (including polish) until the discoloration is completely gone.

Q: Why are my fingertips sore?

A: If you have flat nail beds, the curve of the artificial nail may cause a pulling sensation. The degree of discomfort varies. If the discomfort does not subside in a few hours, remove the artificial nails.

Q: How are the artificial nails removed and how long does it take?

A: For best results, use pure acetone polish remover. Start by clipping off any of the artificial nail that is longer than your nail. Buff the surface of the artificial nail with a rough grit buffer to break through the top coat. Soak in the remover until the nails are dissolved (about 10-15 minutes). Acrylics and gels will take longer.

Q: Why are the acrylic/gel nails lifting?

A: To ensure proper adhesion, be sure you prepare your natural nails before applying the acrylic. Nails must be clean, dry and free of any lotions or oils. The cuticles must be clean and pushed back. Laying the acrylic on your skin will cause lifting. Lightly buffing the shine from your natural nail ill also help with adhesion. Be sure the acrylic/gel is completely dry before applying any lotions.