Nails Last year was the first time I ever went out and got my nails done. I was really surprised at all the different types of manicures there are out there. My first experience was with some type of gel. I found out later something they used in the gel was toxic. I quickly changed to what they call "ANC". That is using your own nails as a base but adding the tips to them. I chose the french manicure. At first I had them different colors but I ended up with just the natural look.