For those of us that have (acrylic nails) French manicure, I've got a great tip that came from the owner of the salon where I have my nails done.

To keep under your acrylic nails sparkling clean and white, brush under your nails with a regular toothbrush and a whicitening toothpaste. Do this at least once a day.

I know we all keep our hands clean by washing them with soap, but it doesn't have the same results under our fingernails. Especially those of us that have acrylic nails-short, long or in between.

Yes, I know it's not exactly frugal, but I enjoy the way they look so I save in other areas to pay for the maintenance.

((Hope it makes sense, battling a migraine and losing.))