(Closed) My Very First Manicure — Help!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Which should I get as my FIRST manicure (I have thin, short nails)
    A regular manicure : (16 votes)
    48 %
    A shellac manicure : (12 votes)
    36 %
    OPI Gel soak off manicure : (2 votes)
    6 %
    UV Gel : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I get the gel manicures all the time and I love them because they last! You can go get these done even a few days before the wedding and not have to worry about chiPping your polish before the big day! 

    ETA: I also have very weak nails but the gel polish strengthens them and they actually grow without breaking too much.

    Post # 4
    Member
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Since its your first, I say get the regular.  The gel manicure is still damaging to your nails (just not as bad as acryllic) and since your nails are already thin I wouldnt want you to push it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    6745 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would suggest getting a regular manicure and possibly investing some money in a nail strengthener base coat or top coat.  I use Sally Hansen – and you can bring your own for the manicure, you don’t have to use their base/top coats. 

    I would suggest a regular mani b/c I feel like whenever I keep my nails manicured w/ the Sally Hansen stuff, they grow longer and stronger.  It also has to do with the vitamins you take on a daily basis and the amount of protein that you eat. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have never had any damage to my natural nails getting the gel manicures and I am very anal about that too. I stopped getting fake nails and acrylic in high school because I didn’t like the damage it did to my real nails.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2009 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Gel manicures do not cause damage. 

    The method some technicians use to apply/remove is what causes the damage.

     

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