I’ve been having Bio Sculpture Nails done for quite a while now but I just wanted to do a post about them as they provide a much better, and healthier, alternative to nail extensions.

I’d been having nail extensions for many years, but stopped having them after a bit of a nightmare on a trip to the Dominican Republic. Basically, I managed to snap my nail about 2/3 of the way down, drawing blood and causing an awful lot of pain. I, for obvious reasons, didn’t have nail glue with me and our hotel was on a resort which you couldn’t leave. I tried the local shops and the best I could find was a plaster and some super glue. Hoping this worked I tried both, but the glue just melted and the plasters were constantly falling off after getting wet from the sea. To make matters worse, it happened very early on in the holiday.

I haven’t touched nail extensions since, the problem with my nails is they always snap. Someone told me about Bio Sculpture nails and I decided to look into them as I don’t like having really short nails. They basically apply a gel – not acrylic – to the nail which strengthens and promotes growth. Cured under a UV lamp, the treatment takes about an hour and you can choose from a wide range of colours or a french manicure (below).

The therapist firstly shapes your nails, primes them and then begins applying the gel. Each hand is left to cure under the UV lamp for around 2 minutes and a final sealer and top coat is applied at the end of the treatment.

As I said, I’ve been getting them done for a while now and have managed to get a bit of length on them, but I generally wouldn’t let them get any longer.

They are very long lasting and I generally need an infill every 2-3 weeks. I definitely prefer them to my extensions!

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    Katrina Woodrow
    21st December 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I have to agree, I love Bio Sculpture Gel but some are better than others at applying it. I have recently started going to Julie Carter in Jesmond and have found it lasts much longer than when done at two other places that I won't name.

    It doesn't have that false look of acrylics. It is also addictive as I have been having it applied for over a year now and my next appointment is on Christmas Eve!

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    Jerri Murtagh
    21st December 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for your comment Katrina, I completely agree. They do look much more natural than acrylics and can become addictive as they look so nice and really do strengthen your nails!

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