There are two hundred and ninety three ways to make change for a dollar, over three hundred billion ways to play the first four moves in chess and an even more uncountable number of arguments for ‘Gel is better than Acrylic’ or vice-versa. There really is no right and wrong, but find out for yourself whether gel-nails really are better than acrylic with a bio-sculpture and magnetic gel overlay for your nails at Skindeep for R90.
No matter what you do during the day, your nails are taking more of a beating than a championship boxer after five rounds. You’re chewing on them, tapping them against every available hard surface, soaking them in chemicals and using them as a household tool when the right one doesn’t immediately jump into your hand. All of this can leave them as brittle as leaves in autumn, turning yellow and easily breakable. Just like covering up bad skin with three inches of makeup is just going to make the problem worse, even wearing too much nail-polish can be bad for you calcium-rich little clipper tips. This begs the question, how do you keep good looking nails if you don’t want to cover them up with fakes?
Skindeep, in the heart of East London’s Berea offers the perfect solution, neatly wrapped in a professional but friendly, trendy and relaxed package. Unlike Buffalo wings, a gel-overlay is just what it sounds like: a clear gel they put on top of the nail that’s flexible, light-weight and looks and feels natural. Just like changing your hair colour can’t be considered having ‘fake hair’, a clear overlay can’t really be considered a ‘fake nail’.
When you think chocolate, you think of those gold-bunnies with bells they sell at Easter. When you think of gel-nails, you should be thinking Bio-sculpture and Magnetic, two of the world leaders. Both give you the added strength and durability of acrylics, without the chemical smell and without having to slap a tarp over the nails that nature gave you.
Fake Nail Fact: The most expensive acrylic nails ever worn were a three-inch long set worn by a woman in the south of Alberta. Mixed into the acrylic mixture was dust from a specific anthill in Parco del Cascine, purported to give those who wore it superhuman strength.