Advice please: What kind of nails for wedding day? Shellac, tips, etc?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
92 posts
Worker bee

I have worn my nails in pretty much every way possible. If you have never worn tips, I wouldn’t suggest trying them for your wedding. Some poeple take time to get used to them (Ive been wearing them off and on since high school) I would go for shellac or gel polish (more or less the same thing) and make sure you go to a good manicurist and not a cheap run of the mill salon… Not to say anything is wrong with the manicurists at a cheap salon, its just that cheap salons are more likely to use cheap products that won’t last as long as they should and you dont want chipped nails on your wedding day. Just remember to put sunscreen on your hands before they put the polish to protect your hands from the UV light. This is best too if you are going on a honeymoon right after. Shellac/gel polish last a few weeks.

Post # 3
123 posts
Blushing bee

Shellac, definately

Post # 4
22 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m personally going for tips. I know they aren’t the best for your nails however I’m not planning on wearing them long term just purely for my wedding so once they start to grow out a bit (we are going abroad to get married so i might as well keep them for the time we are away) i will have them professionally removed. I’m like you and not all my nail beds are the same shapes and i have this one nail that i like to have a chew on regularly so it doesnt grow as quickly as the rest!

Post # 5
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I am going to try the gel polish for my wedding. I would love to have tips put on, but my job does not allow me to have them (nurse). I have heard that the gel lasts a few weeks so it will stay during the honeymoon.

Post # 6
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Shellac or gel!  Particularly if you’re going on your honeymoon right after the wedding – your nails will look fab the whole time.  Not that hard to remove – soak cotton balls in acetone, put on top of your nails, wrap you fingers with foil to hoild them in place for 10 mins or so.  You’ll look crazy, but it works! 

Post # 7
585 posts
Busy bee

I love the look and feel of shellac/gel, but it really ruins your nails for about a month afterwards (makes them peel and weak), ESPECIALLY if you get annoyed with it and start peeling it off yourself. It does look awesome though for 2-3 weeks, so if you are going on your honeymoon straight afterwards, I suggest it. it’s much cheaper than tips, too.

I plan on getting regular paint for my wedding day, only because we are going on our honeymoon 2 weeks later. By that time the shellac will have started to crack.

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