We all deserve some girl time and treating ourselves to getting our nails done, but there may be more risks to beautifying your nails than you think.
One woman learned the hard way after nearly losing her thumb from a nasty infection.
Acrylic nails are not a huge cause for concern, but you have to wonder how gluing plastic nails on the body of your nail can be good for you.
Aside from them falling off and temporarily damaging your real nails, fake nails aren't very sanitary. So the next time you want to get a filling, keep in mind that this beauty trend may be weakening your nails and making your nail beds prone to infections.
Lowri-Anne Wilson, from Wales, left her local nail salon feeling good about her acrylic nails, until two days later when she felt a "pulsing pain" in her thumb on her left hand. The mother-of-four said the pain was "worse than childbirth."
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