Post # 1
I have been biting my nails since before I an recall and it really doesn’t appear like a habit that I will break before my June 23rd wedding. I know it is an unfortunate habit but I can think of much worse vices. I have such short nails that I can’t even get fake ones put on unless I go to very talented people. Is it worth it to get acrylics for the wedding or would it just look odd on someone who is not used to having nails at all? My only regret is that I have these hands that look like they belong to a little kid but this very fancy engagement ring on them. Is having the total finished look that important in my wedding photos or should I just look like myself?
Post # 3
I bite my nails as well, been doing it since I was a child as well. Have never had my nails long. Never had a manicure in my life. Couple months before the wedding I will try to paint them with clear polish whenever I can(as a nurse I can’t have nails painted at work) and just try to grow them out as best I can to where they are still short but more manicured. I’ll even finally get a manicure.
You still have time to let them grow out some imo. Good luck! Maybe have them painted a light color/natural color on your wedding day.
Post # 5
Why not just keep your natural nails the length they are (obviously try to stop biting) and get a nice manicure? They’ll still be “you” but still be nice and polished.
Post # 6
@Fall_In_Love22: I agree – a nice manicure and you’ll be good to go!
Post # 7
I would suggest getting manicures with gell polish starting now (I recommend the Shellac brand). Your natural nails will grow underneath and the polish won’t harm your nails either. You should have gorgeous, natural nails by your wedding. The photographer will get a lot of up close shots of your hands so having nice looking nails will be important.
Post # 8
i bite my nails like crazy but i love getting acrylics! iv gotten them multiple times. love love love!
Post # 9
One thing to watch out for is cuttin/scratching yourself! Whenever I try to grow out my nails I am not used to them and end up cutting or scratching msyelf or Fh. Maybe its just a failure of not filing them because I am used to really short nails.
Post # 10
Whatever you decide to do, you should have beautiful nails for all the pictures that will be taken of them! I also recommend Gelish.
Post # 11
just get a regular manicure on your short nails. I can’t stand long nails on myself, so I just had light pink chicklets 🙂
Post # 12
I plan on acrylics but keeping them very short, I personally like them.
Post # 13
Get a French manicure instead of acrylics. If you’ve never had acylics and you bite your nails a lot (like me) the acylics are going to drive you crazy. Trust me, I did it and was even biting on those! But if you get a French manicure it will still be your nails but the french part will make them appear as if they were longer then they really are. This is also what I’m doing it as a test and my Fiance loved them. (I typically have to have short nails because I play the cello….or at least I use that as my excuse).
Post # 14
When showing off your sparklies a well manicured hand is a must in my opinion.
Post # 15
Im not doing acrylic, start the shellac now and keep them short, its simple and elegant
Post # 16
Try the OPI gel manicure, you won’t be able to bite them, and it looks much more natural than acrylic nails. I used to have forever french acrylics for years, and looking back at pics, I feel they looked tacky. Often times, they are too thick and too long to look natural.