If you constantly work with your hands or find that manicures do not last as long as you would like them to, then acrylic nails might be a great solution for you. Acrylic nails are a combination of a powder polymer and liquid monomer which creates a hard layer over your nails. Acrylic nails are usually transparent and a layer of nail polish is added to the surface. They are often used to increase the length of your nails as well as their durability.
Acrylic nails usually need filling after about three weeks, otherwise they will begin to lift or break off. As your natural nails grow out, the acrylic layer moves with it, creating an unsightly gap. If you plan on keeping your acrylic nails for a while, make sure that you schedule appointments for regular fills.