I think its this week! and gel nail pain?

posted 3 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
4568 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@jovannarhea:  i will say a lil prayer for you ; ) please keep us posted!!! your nails look engagement ring worthy lol

Post # 5
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Gel nails hurt the first time you do them. LOL

All you have to do is take them out from

the UV light for about 30 seconds….the “fire” will cool down and then it wont hurt anymore.

Post # 7
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

The pain in the UV light is the heat spike if the tech has put the gel on quite thickly… it should be applied quite thinly. To help the heat spike you can gently pull your hand out and slowly put it back in again which should help. Are they still hurting now??? 

Post # 8
2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@gelaine22:  +1!

As soon as it starts to hurt a little, pull them out for a few and then put them back in (and repeat as necessary)

Post # 9
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Hmmm, I’ve never had any pain from a gel manicure. That is so weird. 

Post # 10
980 posts
Busy bee

oooh sounds like a perfect week even if he doesn’t propose! Fingers crossed for you!

but yesssss! Mine burn like hell everytime and then feel bruised for a couple of days after as well depending on how rough the tech is. I used to get them done pretty frequently but not anymore. I don’t miss it haha.

Post # 11
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@jovannarhea:  I’ve never had gel nails, so I can’t comment…

but yay you!!!! that’s super exciting!!!!

there’s a possibility that my SO will propose this week too–and I’m jumping out of my skin, I totally can’t handle it!

crossing my fingers for the both of us!


Post # 12
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Yay for you!! That is so exciting!! As for gel nails I get them done every 3 weeks like clockwork and have never had any pain I would day try another place next time!thay are fantastic especially if your waiting the nobly thing worse than not havinecotour nails done would be having messy chiped nails!

Post # 13
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Camp Hope

I get gel nails all the time. If you have any sort of cut around your nail or if the gel somehow gets under your nail and touches the quick you’re done for. The pain is unbearable. Some places are better than others at not letting this happen. I’m about to switch back to acrylic. Congrats on all your travels and a possible engagement!!! I hope to be reading your proposal story soon. Good luck!! 

Post # 15
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@jovannarhea:  Gel nails hurt the first time depending how thin your nails are.  When I got mine put on it hurt like crazy b/c I had super thin nails (b/c another salon convinced me to remove my gel nails and do something else. I hated it and went to get a new set put back on).  It hurts, then you remove your hand from the light for 10-15 seconds and put back in and it’s not as bad.

The time after that when you get them refilled is not nearly as bad. By the next refill after that it doesn’t hurt at all!

Post # 16
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

The only time my gel nails hurt was when she trimmed my cuticles so roughly that they were bleeding. (Needless to say, I didn’t go back to her). I mean, they looked great, but oww….

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