(Closed) Real or fake acrylic nails?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Are you getting fake nails on before the wedding?
    Yes, they will make my hands look pretty : (24 votes)
    32 %
    No, I don't like them. : (46 votes)
    61 %
    I already have them on. : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I really don’t like fake nails on me. They feel really bizarre – like I have talons or something. I’m just gonna let my nails grow and use nail strengthener so they are healthy and won’t break.

    Post # 4
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    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m going au natural, except for a coat of nail polish. 

    Post # 5
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    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I have gel nails already on

    Post # 6
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    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Acrylic nails look ridiculous on me, so I’m just getting a nice French manicure the day before the wedding. I luckily have strong nails already, so they’ll be just fine on their own.

    Post # 7
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    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think gels are easier on the real nail than acrylics.  You just have to remember that once they are on, they require upkeep-  when they come off, often the nail bed underneath is pretty ragged looking for awhile.  Most of my women friends are very loyal to their nail techs because they find ones who do not destroy their nail beds.  On an aside, a clear gel can have polish put on, and then removed without disturbing the gel glossy shine.  A French stlye gel can pretty gracefully grow out with your natural nails if you decide not to have biweekly fills, which are fairly expensive for a newlywed.

    Post # 8
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    2682 posts
    Sugar bee

    I have had acrylic nails since I was 15 or 16 when I got them on for a school dance.  I had to take them off a couple times for months at a time because of sports that didnt allow them, but I love my nails.  If I didnt have acrylics I would never have long nails, Im a bad biter! I get white tips every time so it just looks like a french manicure.

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i’m going with my natural nails. Just a nice manicure and a coat of polish for me 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    i dont usually wear acrylic because my hands are always in water with my job, but i love to wear them. i feel like my fingers dont look as stumpy and childish and i can’t keep polish on my natural nail, so i’ll definitely be wearing them.

    Post # 11
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    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Personally, I don’t like the look of acrylics/fake nails.  For the wedding, I’m going with my natural nails nicely manicured in a pale pink color. 

    Post # 12
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    1189 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I am not a fan of them, but I did get short ones with the “American” manicure for the wedding.  I was worried about my polish chipping and the white tips on acrylics never do.  Here’s a pic:

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    Post # 13
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    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I used to get tip while I was in high school, all.the.time.  it took a long time for the ridges to go away and personally i think my nails are healthier and stronger since i’ve stopped. i wouldnt recommend getting them for a one time thing.  you could try hardening/restoring polish like Nailtiques.  it is kind of expensive but really worked wonders for my friends nails.

    Post # 14
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    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    i bite my nails. they look awful and i need some acrylic simple nails. 

    Post # 15
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    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i am debating this actually – i have always had short nails being that i play violin and piano, and since i got diagnosed with an auto immune disorder, my nails have these weird ridges in them. i want them to be pretty for the wedding and honeymoon but i am not a fan of upkeep on my hands. (now my feet i get regular pedicures with pretty polish lol)

    please ladies keep posting pros and cons im still trying to decide myself!

    Post # 16
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Neither. Acrylic nails are horrible for your natural nail bed. Gel nails are very strong (more so than your real nails) and will not damage your natural nail bed if done correctly and are your best bet if you don’t want to “wear” your natural nails. That said, the cheap nail salons on every corner (typically run by the Asian community although not all Asians are ignorant to health and safety and they do have a bad reputation in the nail industry because of what they do, or rather what they don’t do) are places to avoid because they skip very important steps and do not follow hygiene and safety laws at all, such as cleaning instruments properly if ever. Unfortunately the bad apples give everyone else a bad name so no one feels like they can trust anyone and it is an industry, like any other, where you get what you pay for. Fiberglass and silk nails are also an option that are not as harmful in the long run as acrylics are. I used to be a nail tech for what it’s worth.

    I personally prefer to have gel nails, My natural nails break before they have a chance to grow out. Also, I used to be a chronic nail biter but when I got fake nails (i’ve had fiberglass and gel and both are good, and acrylics which I couldn’t wait to get off and they hurt when they do unlike the others) I didn’t have any desire to bite them.

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