I have acrylics. I don't keep them too long and I get them filled every 3-3Â½ weeks.
I get the "forever french" acrylic, so there is no nail polish. The acrylic itself is placed over my real nails in two colors (pink and white) so it looks like a french manicure... the acrylic itself is what is pink and white. They use permanent clear top coat over the acrylic so they stay shiny. I got them because they are "no maintenance" other than the fills. When I was getting a color or the french manicure painted on, it was too much work to keep them looking good (I'm at a computer a lot for my job and recreation -- nail polish was chipping or rubbing off after just a few days).
These aren't mine, but this is what they look like... I keep mine just a tad shorter than this...
I pay about $30 for the fill-in because forever french nails take more time, so they are a little more expensive. And I live in NY where everything is more expensive
Catherine - don't you just LOVE the forever french? They are great because there is literally nothing you have to do to keep them looking good.