Post # 1
Since the day FI asked to go ring shopping I have stopped biting my nails and managed to grow long beautiful nails. Well as of a week before the wedding I no longer have nails. Between the construction projects, putting up fence, etc. I have broken every nail.
Do you think it is better to have natural nails in a natural color (light pink I was thinking) or to put on acrylics?
Post # 3
i think it’s all about personal taste. i’ve never had acrylics, i prefer natural nails. but if long nails would make you happier i’d go for it.
Post # 4
I always prefer natural nails!
And short nails can look really nice if shaped well!
Post # 5
Natural! As long as they are neat and clean, they’re perfect!
Post # 6
I also prefer natural nails. You can dress them up with some nice polish and they will be beautiful. If you don’t think you can get the polish on evenly, you could go to a salon and have them paint your nails without putting on all the other stuff.
Post # 7
I really don’t like the look of acrylic nails. They are so obviously fake – not a good look to me. I love a squared off short nail in a great color.
Post # 8
Since forever I was convinced I was going to go with acrylic, I’ve had them off and on for years. When FH proposed, I had my nails done and all the shots of my ring had my beautiful nails in them. Well I took them off about a month ago and I am LOVING how my nails look now. I just got a beautiful mani and chose pink lemonade from essie as the color and it will totally be my color for my wedding. Long story short, its all in what you prefer. I like both.
Post # 9
Thanks girls. I would prefer not to put acrylics back on but I wasn’t sure if short manicured nails would be okay for the wedding.
Post # 10
I think both can be beautiful if done well. I did acrylics because I chip polish off my fingernails within 24 hours or less but it doesn’t chip off the acrylics and I wanted them to look nice.
@crayfish: I agree that they look fake if not done right but if you find a good nail tech who keeps them thin, they really don’t look any different than someone who has natural nails that are strong enough to grow longer. Bad acrylics look fake; the sign of a good nail tech is when they don’t!
Post # 11
I am a terrible nail biter…Nothing will stop me. Of course I prefer natural nails however there is no way I would ever be able to grow mine out. I have acrylic nails and I always keep them short. I do not get my thumb done, why? Because I need to bite it..Remember – bite bite bite….
Point – If you are not a nail biter – GO Au’Naturel
My acryclic nails w/ my light pink OPI – I always get the same thing ALWAYS sorry for the crappy pic, its from my phone…..See my thumb, no nail
Post # 12
I havnt seen my natural nails in 5+ years! I hate the look of natrual nails
Post # 13
@ FutureKMM I’m the same way. In less than 48 hrs, my nails are chipped and some the color is completely gone. But I also have a problem with Acrylics lifting too fast.
I would say go with your natural nails
Post # 14
@MsAqua: Find a new nail tech! If they’re done right, your acrylics shouldn’t ever lift! I’m still searching for a good nail tech here in TX (recently moved) but when I went home for my wedding, my mom’s nail tech did mine. Then I got lazy post wedding/honeymoon and didn’t get them filled for 4 weeks and not a single acrylic had lifted at all!
Post # 15
I really don’t find acrylic nails to be attractive. And there’s a lot of upkeep to them. Additionally, I think shorter nails are prettier than long ones!
Post # 16
@crayfish: Yeah I guess some of the women where I work go to a place that makes them really thick. Maybe if I find someone with thinner ones i’ll ask where they got them and give it a whirl!