(Closed) Should I get my nails done?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: Should I get my nails done?
    Yes : (20 votes)
    53 %
    No : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Who cares.... : (13 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 3
    747 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    maybe go get one of the OPI gel manis, they call them 2 wk manicures, but the women told me most of her clients do 3 wks with them. then your nails will be on stand by, ready for whenever a ring might leap onto your finger! i just got my first one recently, and a wk and a half later, it’s still perfect. i got a french, and usually those would not have held up (i washed dishes sans gloves, changed my windshield wipers, buckle & unbuckle carseats- which is surprisingly rough on your nails, basically i ignored my nails!).

    Post # 4
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Even if he is asking your dad doesnt mean he will propose immediately after so I would wait

    Post # 5
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Get a mani, but not because of the ring, just because they’re fun. I mean its not like hes going to look down at your cuticles and be like “nope, changed my mind”.

    Post # 6
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Why not start keeping your nails looking pretty now?  I got mine done because I know my SO has the ring, and I want my nails to look pretty when he proposes.  Obviously he’s not going to change his mind if my nails don’t look nice, but if my hands are going to start getting more attention I would rather they not look atrocious! I think if you want to do them there’s no harm in it.

    Post # 7
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think you ought to get your nails done because you like getting them done, not because you think he might propose. Three reasons:

    1) Your enjoyment of life (i.e. getting a mani) should in no way be contingent upon a guy. Ever. He can add to the enjoyment, but shouldn’t be the cause of it. You’ve got to be happy for your own sake!

    2) Your hand should look like your own hand in your engagment pics. If you don’t ever get manis, don’t get one just because the ring is coming. Embrace being who you are. So if you normally get manis and it’s time for one, get one because it’s time, not because of the ring.

    3) Keep your expectations realistic – if you get a mani strictly because of the ring, and then the ring doesn’t come yet, you’re going to be awfully disappointed and upset later. Focus on enjoying the moment of where you are right now, and when the proposal comes, you’ll enjoy it for itself. If you live in constant expectation, you’ll constantly be let down, with only one time that your expectations are met.

    Hopefully that’s not too much of a downer. I say get a mani, but do it for yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    3525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @ddw: +1! I was going to say exactly what you said.

    Post # 9
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @ddw: Agreed!!

    Post # 10
    870 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yeah I was going to say: Get mani to treat yourself and if a ring happens to wander on to you finger then that’s just a bonus! 

    Post # 11
    3639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Get the manicure to treat yourself and just in case. It is something to do to help do something with all of that excitement. Hoping it happens soon!:)


    Post # 12
    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I always vote get your nails done. That way if it happens your nails look pretty. If it doesn’t happen, at least you have pretty nails to look at.

    Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep us posted.

    Post # 13
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @ddw: I agree

    Post # 14
    1058 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    no surprise here…. go ahead get um done so ucan be ready

    Post # 15
    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’d say if it’s something you regularly do then why not.  Personally I never get my nails done so it would be unnatural if I did in such a situation, I’d probably just trim my nails nicely and make sure they look ok. 

    Let us know how it goes!!  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Post # 16
    2265 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yep, and hopefully it happens soon!

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