Post # 1
My engagment photos are in 2 weeks and I’m trying to decide what to do with my nails. I have to keep them short for school, so I don’t have time to really grow them out. I have no experience with nail salons, so I’m not sure what to ask for.
I’m wanting my nails to look longer for the pics, but I will have to cut them short again the next week. Any suggestions for what would look best?
Post # 3
If you want to get fake nails put on, go to a decent salon who will listen to your requests. Ask for a natural looking nail – probably a round tip instead of square and go with a light nuetral polish. You usually have the option of gel or acrylic nails. They look pretty similar but I think I prefer gels to acrylics.
Post # 4
I actually went to nail school a few years ago. If you want them just temporarily, silk or fiberglass wraps are your best bet since they are easiest for the nail techs to remove when you go back in for that procedure. Also there is much less damage to the nailbed underneath the wrap than if you went with gels or acrylics.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I would just get a manicure and call it there. You would be really damaging your nails with acrylics, which isn’t worth it since you’d have to get it removed almost immediately.
Short nails are very in right now, so you’re not in bad company! I know you’re thinking ahead for the ring shots, but I promise, a great manicure will do the trick.
Post # 6
If you’re going to do fake, get the gels. They make a huge difference.
But…I stopped getting my nails done because it was ruining my real ones underneath. I second getting a really good manicure.
Post # 7
If you wanted the longer nails for just the pics – I was going to suggest the press-on ones they sell at drugstores… They aren’t tough but if you have someone help you put them on, they can actually look REALLy good – all for $6.00! If it’s not about the length, just go to a nice salon for a regular manicure. Be yourself / do whatever makes you comfortable.
Post # 8
My FI mom was wearing the snap on ones from the drugstore to try them out and I was like o when did you get gels, they looked so good, so it’s your cheapest, quickest bet since you’ll only have them on for a week.
Post # 9
Def press on or a good manicure. I’ve sworn never to do acrylics again after they wrecked my natural nails. It’s taken over a year for my nails to grow out and be at the strength they were.
A good manicure (french maybe?) would look really nice on the pictures, plus you’re looking after your real nails.