Frequent fake nail wearers behold: unbreakable, reusable fake nails that are personalized, so they adhere perfectly to your nail bed and are exactly the length and shape you like. Dallas-based Custom Nail Solutions has patented a system for making falsies out of thermo-plastic. The end result won't stain, is super tough, and doesn't degrade when you use acetone on it. It's the Terminator of fake-nail systems, and it's not any more expensive than two full sets of gels. To learn more about what, exactly, these nails are, just keep reading.
I'm a lifelong biter, so this sounds pretty great to me (especially given the fact that I'm always breaking off my overlays), but other people pointed out that there might be some issues with the system.
- The Custom Nails can damage your natural nails.
- You can get fungus and infections under them.
- If you think this might be an alternative to exposing yourself to the chemicals in acrylics and gels, Custom Nails still require adhesive and a "de-bonding agent" whenever you want to take them off.
Given the number of bad experiences I've had with nail techs over the years, the amount of damage I already do to my nails on my own, and the cost of maintaining gels that break off constantly, I'm tempted to try these. I don't know that they're a good solution for those who don't cannibalize their nails, but for nibblers like myself and those who have permanent nail damage, either from trauma or fungus, these seem pretty appealing. Plus, I could really get behind a version for toenails.