(Closed) wedding nails?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would also love to see pictures. I type a lot at my job and I also play the guitar at my church so I keep my nails short but I want to get acrylic tips with a natural looking french manicure. I dont like if it the french tip is unnnaturally white  or if its too long…

Post # 4
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426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think your ideas sound fun, but I’d caution you to do anything too flashy for your wedding day, if only because pictures are going to last a lOONG time, and you don’t want them to look too dated. My MIL rocked blue eye shadow on her wedding day 30 years ago. I mean a lot of shadow, and looked pretty good, for 1974, BUT now it’s clearly 1974 in her photos….Typically brides go for a more subdued look on their nails so that they don’t look back and cringe later. If you typically rock nail styles and it’s a part of who you are, go for it! But if you usually don’t even wear polish the contrast may be a bit much! French manicure looks clean, if not entirely modern, and you can always do a solid color in a pale pink.

Post # 5
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1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had solar acrylics put on last Thursday in preparation for my boudoir shot tomorrow.  I had the natural colored tips put on instead of them painting them bright white (makes them look more natural, IMO).  I always think they look better after 4-5 days (the tips are too close immediately after they put them on).  I will probably go shorter for the actual wedding.

Post # 6
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391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Have you tried the new gel OPI? It set by UV light so no worrying about drying time etc and you have it applied to your own nails if you dont like fake nails/tips. I went yesterday for my bday and it was my 2nd time doing it. I got a french done. My pink coat has a bit of sparkle in it that you can see in the sunlight, but the pic attached doesn’t show that. I like that it can last from 2-4 weeks…just depend on out growth, but NO CHIPPING at all!

Sorry the pic is so big and a bit blurry…. took it against the black so you could see the french better

Post # 7
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90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I second Irishbride2be! The new gel options are amazing. I’ve been getting Shellac, which is a variant of the OPI. It doesn’t chip and looks absolutely perfect for at least a week (until growing out). But, the thing I love the most – it’s thicker than normal polish. Almost looks like a fake nail, without the craziness of a fake nail.

One thing to remember: your nails underneath will crack. I have super strong nails and a few broke when the nailpolish was removed. So, they recommend 3 applications (6 weeks) before giving your nails a break.

ps. I pay $50/app (I live in the northeast). Pricey, but I feel worth it.

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