I am amazed...I got a ton of comments/emails about solar nails! A lot of people had never heard of them and they are definitely one of my beauty faves. I know these exist in the North but they are way more prevalent in the South. Now for my "Solar Nails 101."
*Solar nails are an updated version of acrylic nails and are usually a two step process (which makes them a tiny bit more expensive). Most of the time, I leave mine with French or American manicure and skip the paint...for this, BOTH pink and white powder are used so no need for french paint. Goodbye paint peeling!
*Acrylic nails are more opaque and less natural looking and can yellow over time. It is usually best to paint acrylic nails after your first set for this reason. Solar nails dry crystal clear and do not yellow with sun or tanning bed exposure (perfect for summer).
*Solar nails are much more durable than acrylic so unless a freak accident occurs, you should not expect any breakage. Depending on how quickly your nails grow, you could wait almost 3 weeks before needing a refill - I go every other week but my nails grow super fast.
*Solar nails are much easier to shape. I like mine square/round and usually keep them relatively short.
So there you have it, Solar Nails 101. I thought I would throw it out there for those of you that asked. DO NOT be fooled by the hideous pictures on the web...they are so EXTREME and nothing like what good nails should look like.