Acrylic nails on toes

Acrylic nails on toes – top 5 pros and cons!

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Acrylic nails on toes are the new hit. While most commonly placed on the fingernails, are also available to be placed on the toes in some nail salons. While many may have never considered getting acrylic nails on their toes, they offer the same benefits that placing them on your fingernails do-the ease to pick your own styles and enhance your look, or to hide nails we are insecure about underneath, just to name a few. For this reason, acrylic nails placed on your toes could be a wonderful idea for many who like to play with their look, and are not afraid to try out new things. Below, these are the top 5 reasons why you should consider having acrylic nails on your toenails.

Acrylic nails on toes – top 5 pros

5. Acrylic nails on toes – Numerous Styles to Choose From

Much like the options that are available for acrylic nails on fingernails, you are also free to choose from various color and style options for your new acrylic toenails. Whether you prefer longer acrylics with a rounded shape, or shorter acrylics with a more square shape, you are likely to find exactly what you are looking for when it comes to the many options available for acrylic nails on toes.

4. Enhances your Look

Who doesn’t want to have pretty feet that they feel confident about showing off in sandals, or open-toed heels? Well, with acrylic nails you are likely to love your new toenails and the way that they enhance your overall look-whether that be by providing the added length you desire, or by covering something about your toenails you were previously not overly happy about.

3. Durability of Acrylic nails on toes

As many of us who visit the nail salon frequently can attest to, there is fewer things more irritating than shelling out the money on an expensive pedicure, only to find that a day or two later some of our toenail polish has already chipped. With acrylic nails on your toes, chipping or smudging will happen much less frequently, and you will most likely get to enjoy your perfect looking, chip-free toes for a full two weeks before needing to head back into the salon.

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2. Acrylic nails on toes – Quick/Easy to Apply

The process of applying acrylic nails on toes is relatively quick, with it taking about the same amount of time as it would if you were getting acrylic nails placed on your fingernails. You also have the decision if you want the acrylic nails placed on your whole toe or just the tip-which will effect the overall time it will take to apply.

1. Can Hide Broken or Unsightly Toenails

If you are insecure about your toenails for any reason, whether that be because you are missing nails, they have become damaged through a nail infection or through other routes-making the decision to get acrylics placed on your toes could be a game changer in your overall confidence level. Acrylic nails will cover the insecurities you stress over about your feet, while providing you with the peace of mind that your toes look the way you have always desired.

Top 5 cons for Acrylic nails on toes

While acrylic nails on toes may seem like a wonderful idea for those who desire having a completely ‘perfect’ look for both their fingers and toes, there are some key disadvantages that placing acrylic nails on toes can bring about as well. These are the top 5 cons to having acrylic nails placed on your toes, so that you can then make the decision about whether to get them on your toenails or not.

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5. Comfort Levels May be Diminished

Having long toenails may look pretty and can enhance certain outfits and looks, but when it comes to everyday comfort, these acrylic nails may leave you feeling more uncomfortable than not. As I’m sure you can imagine, having to encase your toenails that have just been made longer into a running shoe can cause the nail to rub up against the front of the shoe, and can feel even worse when doing strenuous exercises such as running, hiking, or high intensity interval training workouts at the gym.

4. Maintenance

While oftentimes a good, high-quality pedicure from a top tier salon can last us for weeks, if you have acrylic nails on your toes, you will need to be making frequent visits to your nail salon-at least once every two weeks. Acrylic nails on toes will need constant maintenance to make sure that they are in the best shape possible, due to the fact that letting them grow out can make your toenails susceptible to fungus, dirt, and grime.

3. Cost

As you can probably imagine, the constant upkeep that your new acrylic nails on your toenails require may prove to become very costly very quickly. It is important to make sure you have the money necessary to devote at least 2 salon visits per month to them before taking the plunge to get acrylics put on, otherwise you may just need to get them taken off if you cannot keep up with the price.

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2. Can Cause Ingrown Toenails

Many have attested to the fact that acrylic nails placed on the toenails can lead to ingrown toenails, which can then lead to even more serious toe infections. This is because acrylic nails on the toes are hard and flexible, meaning your toenails do not have the option to flex and contract when you are walking once you have them on. Because of this, the nail under the acrylics could imbed into your toe and lead to an ingrown toenail.

1. Can Be Destructive to Healthy Nails

If you already have healthy toenails, placing acrylic nails on top of them could prove to have more damaging consequences than positive ones, being that acrylic nails do not support the new nail growth of healthy toenails. Also, acrylic nails on toes causes an added likeliness of moisture getting trapped between the acrylic nail and the actual toenail, which can lead to fungal infections, among other infections. Not only are these infections unsightly, but they more likely than not also require immediate medical attention to get them sorted out properly.

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