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Hét nieuwe ding onder beautyliefhebbers? Nagelextensions. Jep. Je leest het goed.

Wat voor de enthousiaste nagelbijter een ware uitkomst is. Marie Claire-beauty editor Lauren Valenti is zo'n enthousiaste nagelbijter en schrijft:

'Eventually, it got to the point where I needed a cover-up of Watergate proportions. It was time for nail extensions.'

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'Because I wanted 1) natural-looking extensions and 2) nail art to complement my Halloween costume, I went to Vanity Projects, an atelier-like space in NYC's Chinatown that's home to some of the most innovative nail artists in the world.'

Hier volgt een stappenplan van hoe Vanity Projects je afgekloven nagels opwaarderen van een verdrietige nul naar een blinkende tien in minder dan twee uur. Hallo gel-extensions.

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1. Bevestig de extensions op je nagel

'Tips is a general term for adding extensions also called enhancements," vertelt Rita Pinto, oprichter van Vanity Projects. "Generally you can build an acrylic or gel extension by using a form or a plastic tip, and then the acrylic goes on as an overlay.'

2. Sculp de extensions

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'Opting for gel, the extension is made from a special powder and liquid that when mixed together, forms a hard surface used for extensions. To look natural, the nail technician must be skilled in order to make sure they're not too thick,' legt Pinto uit.

3. Vijl ze perfect

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4. Hallo gelpolish

'For natural looking extensions, we suggest a hard gel extension as it's less toxic and very durable," aldus Pinto. "There is also less wear on your natural nails in the removal process with gel.'

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Suggestie, voor als je echt wil uitblinken: 'Add a chrome powder pigment for a shiny, silver finish, too.'

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5. Leef je vooral uit met nagelkunst

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In retrospect

Volgens Marie Claire-beauty editor Lauren Valenti: 'Nail biters, extensions will change your life. Just ask Pinto, who is right there with us...'

'As a former nail biter with naturally long nails now, I am convinced that both acrylic and gel extensions are the best way to segue into not biting your nails,' aldus Pinto. 'The length also keeps you from biting your cuticles, which is also a concern.'

Bron: Marie Claire