Post # 1
I’m considering it. I have a whole shellac kit for home that I use sometimes. I’m not thinking of anything super crazy fancy for my nails, probably a pale pink with maybe some glitter on the tips. Similar to this, but just on my natural nails. I think my biggest problem will be keeping my nails long enough and making sure they don’t break leading up to the wedding, it’s very dry here in the winter!
Has anyone else done their own nails? How did they turn out? Do you regret it or are you glad you did?
Post # 3
I have a shellac kit too and was going to do them myself… but a friend has just opened up a salon nearby to home and she does shellac or gels cheap, so i’ll ask her to do them instead – its nice being pampered too 🙂
ps. my inspiration nails are very similar to yours but the glitter is on the moons instead of the tips 🙂
Post # 4
@Pinkmoon: Your nails look so pretty! I did my own and don’t regret it. I haven’t paid someone else to do my nails in almost a decade.
Post # 5
@Pinkmoon: I can’t even do my nails on a regular day, let alone on my wedding day. I have someone come to my house to do my eyebrows, sugaring, etc. I will just get her to do them. It is cheap enough that I don’t feel the need to DIY.
Post # 6
I did my own because I never get my nails done and painting them one color isn’t that hard.
Post # 7
I did my own gel polish manicure (pale pink cream) and pedicure (French) for the wedding. DH’s stepmom was supposed to take me for a girls’ day, except that they decided to go out of town and not come back until right before the rehearsal. :
I was going to do something similar to @deedeelicious, since I had that done for a pedicure before, but I couldn’t find the glitter that I wanted. Boo!
Post # 8
I love them both!! I think I’m going to go with the glitter on the moons for our Engagement pics this weekend!
Post # 9
@Pinkmoon: I actually purchased some press-on nails from Walmart. I got the Kiss brand and they certainly aren’t what they used to be! I only had one nail pop-off all weekend, and that was easily fixed with the glue I had brought in my purse. I spent $10 for my fingers and toes. Much easier on my wallet than going to a salon!
I did round off the edges a bit because I can’t stand square shape nails on myself, but it was really easy.
Post # 10
@Pinkmoon: I’m going to do my own (just clear or pale pink). I never have my nails done (or painted any color other than clear) and I’m not about to start for my wedding.
Post # 11
@Pinkmoon: this pic is gorgeous! I went to a salon and got mine done BUT didnt really like what she did it wasnt really ‘me’…so I painted over them!!
Post # 12
A little blurry,but I did my own mani & pedi. I’m cheep like that. hehe.
Post # 13
Heck yeah I’m doing my own nails! I kind of know what colours I want but haven’t decided on what to do with them. I think I might try to replicate the lace pattern on my dress… that’s gonna take some practice
My entire family would be disappointed if I didn’t do something elaborate!
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
I planned to do my own, but just figured that I would go get them done if I broke a nail the week of the wedding or something like that. Good to have a back up plan:)
Post # 15
I did my own in a bright glittery red gel polish to accent my engagement ring. I love that color on my nails. I still wear it all the time, because I think it looks classy and makes my wedding set sparkle. Not to mention it matched our color scheme. 😀
Oh, and my bridesmaids liked the color so much, they painted their nails with the regular polish that made me fall in love with red glittery nails:
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site
I did!! It’s not a great picture, but you get the idea. I bought drugstore nail polish, a coat of base, some sparkles for an ombré effect on the tips, and two coats of top coat. I did them on the 3rd of October, they’re still in perfect shape today (9 days later) and I’ve been on my honeymoon on the beaches of Mexico for a week, so I haven’t been careful at all, and they look great 🙂