Acrylic Nails and Gel Nails

I studied acrylic nails with Lenaghs College of Beauty, Swords Co.Dublin about 6 years ago.

My sister and I did the course together and we quickly became addicted. We practised on each other, and anyone else we could get out hands on. At the time I was in love with them. I’d have my nails applied every two weeks. I’d have french manicure, fancy nails with different colors, designs and crystals. I tried every length and shape, long, medium, short, square, pointy, oval, round, squoval you name it, I tried it!

After a few months I noticed my natural nail bed became badly damaged. My once strong and healthy nails had become weak, brittle and cracking. I decided to end my brief love affair and say goodbye to Acrylic nails. That was over four years ago.

I had thought to myself and actually told people that I’d never get false nails applied again. I’d also list off the cons of doing so. I had become a hater of false nails.

So back in May I was due to go to Cancun, Mexico for a week of sun, sand, partying and cocktails. My friend who was traveling with me sent me a message one day ” Steff are you having you’re nails done for the holiday”? I informed her that I do my own nails, and don’t use false nails and the list on “cons’ followed. So she replied that she was having her nails applied the day before we were due to fly out and that the nail technician does a great job. She then asked would I not just join her.

It had been so long since I’d had false nails, and I remembered how handy it was to have perfect nails for two weeks plus. No chipping and I could choose the length that I desired. So I decided for convenience and appearance that I’d join my friend and have gel nails applied. It didn’t take much to twist my arm. So we both went to Beautie Couture in Glasnevin and had our nails applied by Abbie.

That was back in May and it’s safe to say I’m addicted, again!

It gives my fingers a little make over every time I have them applied. Abbie is so friendly and always does a fantastic job, she knows exactly what I want. I’m heading to Birmingham mid October so I’ll be booked in with her before I go. I’m already looking forward to my new nails.













Good morning nails inc. London

I’m off out to a function for the day and I’ve just painted my nails with nails inc. “symons street”.
I’m having gel nails applied on Tuesday so these will keep me covered until then.
nails inc. London are available in Boots, prices ranging from €15 to €25



Source: All photo my own.