Post # 1
I will be getting two manicures. One a month before the wedding and then one a day before the wedding. They will be my first manicures.
If I dont use my real nails, then what kind of nails would you recommend I ask for? And if I use my real nails what advice do you have for that?? Oh and I dont want them really long no matter if they are real or not. Nothing longer then the nails in the picture I found online. I can ask for the length I want right?
And Im looking for a clean look. Though maybe, maybe I might want to use a light nail polish like the ones below.
Thanks for the help bees.
Post # 3
@Earlybride: Can you post a pic of your hands? I think that will help with suggestions. Bonus points if we get to see your ring too 😛
Post # 4
My only advice is to make sure you don’t pick at your nails before you go, I have a habit of picking at my cuticules and they always yell at me. 🙁 Since you usually have natural nails I would recommend not getting fakes because your nails can become brittle afterwards if you’re not careful. Good luck! It’s very relaxing.
Post # 5
Personally I would say a nice French manicure. Nice and classic and looks good with anything
Post # 6
If you go with your natural nails try shellac (especially if you’re rough with your nails) It goes on your natural nail just like a polish and cures under a UV light after every coat. When you’re done with the last coat they’re completely dry and they won’t chip for about 2 weeks.
It’s a little bit more expensive, but in my mind totally worth it! (i even invested in a DIY kit so i can do them at home! )
Post # 7
As someone who has had a buttload of manicures and now does my own to save money- when you go into a salon, first check to make sure that they’re clean. you don’t want infections. if need be you can look up reviews on google for salons close to you so you get an idea of reputation before you go. nothing like walking in a newbie and getting burned. secondly, when go in tell them you want a manicure. you tell them the length, the shape and what you want done. never be afraid to tell them if you don’t like it, if they hurt you or they’re not doing what you want tell them. they will fix it. before applying a polish, hold it up to your hands to see if you like the color. if you don’t when you get started, tell them and try another color. for weddings- many women go for a nude polish or a french manicure with a design on the ring finger that has a complementing color for their color theme.
remember- your nails, your money and you’re in control! good luck and enjoy the experience! get a spa pedi too! it’s sooooooo relaxing!
Post # 8
I LOVE OPI!! “Makes men blush” and “bubble bath” are also really great colors!
That is a picture of me with the “Makes men Blush” hard to tell but the color is really nice and has a little pink shine to it! Its not as white as it looks in the picture, the sun was directly on my hand
Post # 9
@mmr66: Do they do anything to protect your skin from the UV? UV light is what causes skin cancer….
Post # 10
@asscherlover: no, but I always put sunscreen on my hands before I go. My at home kit is actually an LED light.
Post # 11
I love your nails! I’d get a shellac mani! It will last 3-4 weeks chip free!
Post # 12
@mmr66: LED is a uv lamp.
@asscherlover: CND lamps exposure 1 hour in lamp = .5 seconds sun. I’m not sure of others however cnds is a safe lamp