Nails shown here are extended using acrylic first, then painted on with gelish colors. The reason why some people or rather I myself prefer acrylic extension is that acrylic nails can be moulded and 'pinched' to achieve a very nice 'C-curve'. And why gelish colours are used instead of nail polish is that gel colours dries to the touch the very minute it's done and it's definitely more lasting.
Painted the french design using gelish. Added a pink hand folded ribbon on her ring finger.