Ramon Amira wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:55 pm
Questions: Recommendations for best artificial nails, ...
I have found this depends on the nail profile - the curvature when you look directly at the nail end and see how it more or less curves downward at the edges. Matching, or at least getting a fair match to this curvature is the way to go. Hence acrylic nails that come in a set with many different sizes. I have big fingers, so I usually end up using acrylic toe nails. As I only apply these in rare circumstances, and often while traveling, I just work with whatever I can find at a local market or pharmacy.
best way/product to stick them on,...
If by "best" you mean least likely to come off or degrade, then I would suggest loctite brand super glue. I've tried many different similar glues, this brand is the best in my experience.
and most importantly, will it damage or affect my natural nail as is grows out.
Yes. Using fake nails glue to the top of the nail surface is not a healthy thing to do for the nail underneath. I would only do this if you are recording, performing or otherwise really, really need that nail there. If you do glue a fake nail on, try to minimize the glued surface as much as possible, leaving as much natural, uncovered nail from the cuticle to the edge of the fake nail as you can whilst having enough glued area for a strong bond.
The thought of putting glue all over my nail is not pleasant. Will glue damage my nail?
I don't think the glue does anything as glue. In my experience, covering the surface of the nail somehow causes it to thin and weaken over time. The other hazard is snagging a fake nail - if this happens it is possible that the fake nail will tear off, taking some natural nail with it. This is bad.