Post # 1
Stupidest post ever on the bee, I am sure, but… Has anyone ever had acrylic tips put on their toenails? The reason I ask is last night I felt a snag on my big toenail and when I went to fix it, it tore right off! Wedding is in a month and I have gorgeous peep toed shoes and I cannot believe I am actually having a freakout over this, lol.
Post # 3
First of all, ouch!
Did the whole toenail rip off, or just the top? If its just the top I would let it grow out for the month and just let it be. Nobody will notice your toenails on your wedding day, not even you!
Post # 4
@Bostongrl25: Thankfully, just the top!
I hope it will grow in by then… And I am sure you’re right about that, lol. I’ll be too busy beaming into the eyes of my husband (!!!) than looking at my feet going “oh, well just look at that…” Thanks!
Post # 5
I have done it before when I accidentally cut my big toenail too short (my nail beds are slightly on the short side) and it was really bothering me because it was summer time. I did it myself with a not-pro-store-bought product so it didn’t last very long, but it tided me over for a couple weeks and gave my nails time to grow!
Do it if it makes you more comfortable and confident – but I’d wait til the week of your wedding or a few days prior to do it, just to give your nail a chance to grow so that you’ll know if you actually need it. Also, if you don’t plan on getting it filled regularly, be prepared for the nail to go through an ugly duckling phase while you wait for it to grow out. If you ask the salon to remove the tip/acrylic layer for you, it’ll look better when it grows out, but it will look slightly different from your other nails because it will be filed down and a little thinner.
Post # 6
As a runner, I have frequently lost toenails and had a fake one glued on for special occassions where my toe was bare. The salons seemed fairly experienced with this and didn’t even ask if I wanted a fake nail in place of the missing one –they just did it. It looked good for the special events but didn’t stay on very long. Rest assured, the nail will grow back quickly! Hope this helps and I do not blame you for freaking out at all!
Post # 7
@mrs_pudding_pop: My step mom actually had to have her big toe nail removed. For special occasions she glues on the artificial ones…..they actually make them for toes! That would be a lot less damaging than acrylic on your toes.
I also had an accident in the past and had my thumb nail completely ripped off. I took prenatal vitamins b/c they are good for hair and nails and if I recall it grew back in about a months time.
Post # 8
Thanks you guys – I felt so silly but it’s good to know I am not alone!
Post # 9
One time I went into the salon with a semi broken nail and they put on a nail extension. It’s like this mesh paper that they put powder on and then some hardener. It is thinner and looks more natural than acrylics. I’m sure they could do that or a number of other things to your toe to add length.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
@mrs_pudding_pop: well, I’ve never asked but it seems possible that a salon could help you out. I don’t see why not!
I don’t know about you, but it takes me a million years to grow out my toenails. I don’t know if yours would come back by december — unless its just a few millimeters that broke off?
Post # 11
This thread made my day. I had surgery on my big toes as a kid to remove the sides (lots of ingrown nails as a kid) so my big toe nails grow at a snail’s pace and have a really short nail bed. I had actually contemplated talking to my nail tech this week when I go for a fill. I can’t stand how my feet look most of the time (stubby SHORT toes) but at least a decent looking French Pedi would do wonders for my waffling on peep toe shoes for my dress.