Nails are very important feature that makes the fingers look stylish and attractive. People find it difficult when they come to know that they have bitten up their nails and they have to attend any function during that time. Artificial nails are useful in bringing elegance to hands and avoiding going for a salon for nails. Women would try up applying nail polish to cover the bitten nails but this would not be as better as the fake nails. There are various steps involved when you use fake nails that look real.

Ugly and uncleaned nails would spoil the entire look of any person and so if any person does not have to time to clean their nails then fake nails is the only solution.

Below are some of the techniques that are used for making fake nails look real.

Step 1: Applying nails properly

  • Choose artificial nail kit

Three are three main types of home-kits for maintaining artificial nails- gel, acrylic and press-on. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and you can use them for making fake nails look real.

Gel – These gel manicures resemble the natural nail and does not damage the nail plates. Based on the way of maintaining the nails it will last for upto two weeks. It can be applied like a normal nail polish and requires UV light for setting and drying. Gel nail kits are costly when it comes in a kit with UV light.

Acrylic – This type of manicure will last for about two weeks. They look very natural than the press-on nails and gel nails. But when acrylic nails are used for long time they might cause damage to the nails. You can adopt these methods to make fake nails look real.

Press -ons – This type of nail is easy to apply at home but will last for only one week. Press on nails cause would cause only minimal damage to the nail and easy to remove.  They are easy to stick back once fallen and if they are well maintained they can be reused.

Applying nails

  • Prepare your nails

Keeping your nails clean and neat is very important to make fake nails look real. Here are some of the tips in cleaning the nails.

  1. Wash your hands with soap to remove the dirt, oils and lotion.
  2. Clean nails with nail polish remover.
  3. Cut and file your nails.
  4. Apply a cuticle cream before pushing the cuticle.
  5. Buff your nails and then clean your hands to remove the dust.
  6. Dry the nails using dehydrating solution and then apply a nail base coat to protect the nails.

To use the fake nails that look real you have to maintain them in a proper way. You must be careful in avoiding the activities that causes roughness on the nails. Picking of nails must be avoided.

You should have a regular habit of oiling the nails daily and apply a top coat in a regular interval of time. When you follow all these methods in a proper way you can use artificial nails and make yourself look good.