Last summer I got acrylics and at the time I thought they were the greatest thing since sliced bread. They were sturdy, long, and never broke. Plus, they always had pretty designs on them. After I had to get them removed for sports I came to the realization that my once strong nails were now ruined. My nails were stripped and flimsy. If you have naturally strong nails, I have to say that I do not think acrylics are worth your money. They are fairly expensive, especially for a high school or college student. Yes, they look great, but once you get them removed, your nails are ruined. It has been nearly a year and my nails still aren’t as strong as they used to be. If you have weak nails that constantly break they may be worth investing in, but if you have good nails, I wouldn’t bother.