(Closed) A few questions about nails. Please help!!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I had a shellac manicure in a sheer pink color. I am ROUGH on my nails and that polish stayed fabulous for two weeks. If you have the salon take it off when your nails start growing out, it shouldn’t harm your nails. Mine were still perfectly fine.

Post # 4
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Definitely ask your salon if they do shellac manicures. It’s a tough nail polish-esque manicure that doesn’t destroy your nails and won’t chip for weeks! I personally have never had it done just because I change my nails far too often (and have a massive collection of polish) but everyone I’ve known to have it done RAVES about it.

Post # 5
3943 posts
Honey bee

Shellac sounds like a good option for you πŸ™‚ It usually stays on for a solid 2 weeks (+/-) and there isnt really anything you need to do.

Post # 6
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

get a gel/shellac manicure. im so in love. its the only way my nails don’t break as soon as they have any white on them

Post # 7
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

ditto on the shellac (or gelish, I like that one too)

Post # 8
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Also, acrylic nails aren’t what they used to be. I just bought my first set the other day and put them on because my fingernails tend to grow warped and ripply so I wanted to try out acrylics. I bought really short ones that really aren’t any longer than my natural nails were — just to the tip of the finger — and they honestly kick ass. Because they’re not big and long, they don’t look fake at all and the polish is soooo smooth. I’m not into paying for a manicure (and I don’t like people messing around with my fingers!) so this turned out to be a great option! I’ll definitely wear them for the wedding day … though painted a more subdued color than I’m wearing currently πŸ™‚

Post # 10
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I got a Shellac mani on Friday.  Here is a picture (sorry for the size): 



 They last me about 2-2 1/2 weeks.  My nails grow quickly, so with a solid color I always notice the gap of where the new growth is.  But, that is just me being picky.  The polish stays shiny and does not chip.  Definitely worth the extra ten dollars or so!

Post # 13
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I confirm what everyone is saying about the gel manicure! I can’t upload a picture because I am on my phone, but I got a gel manicure two weeks ago and you can see maybe an 1/8 of an inch of growth and I have no chips! I have pretty strong nails and I am still going to get a gel manicureabout every two weeks leading up to my wedding to make sure I can have nice nails for the wedding. But I also like mine longer and I like them squared for special events, basically so they look like fake nails but they are mine. Also at the salon I go to it is only $5 more than aregular manicure. Oh and one of the best things is that it dries immediately!! So you can’t smudge it getting your keys out or leaving the salon!



Post # 14
1725 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Definitely shellac. Here in east Tennessee they’re about $25 I think 

Post # 15
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hey date twin!! πŸ˜€ i agree with the shellac! Im a cosmetologist and i love that stuff! you can also get a french manicure with it if thats something you would like! πŸ™‚ 


Post # 16
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Another vote for shellac gel polish πŸ™‚

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