What did you do/are you doing with your nails on the wedding day??

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsMagillToBe:  You have some time to grow them stronger. There are special vitamins for hair/skin/nails with loads of B-vitamins and especially biotin. I’ve heard prenatals are also great for that purpose. In the meantime, you can put a clear layer on them to help keep them from cracking and breaking.

To answer your question, I bought an at-home gel manicure system (Red Carpet) and plan to do my nails myself. I’ve been practicing with regular nail polish and feel confident in my ability to do it properly for the big day. My colors are ivory and gray, and right now my plan is to paint finger and toe nails a light, soft gray. I have a pearlescent ivory also in case I change my mind.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsMagillToBe:  my nails are usually thick and grow fast but I didn’t want to take no chances on them breaking so did acrylic.. These were my nails.. I wanted some bling on my nails but not over the top.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was debating between a regular manicure and acrylics, but I had a manicure 2 weeks before the wedding and the lady cut my nails down way too short. I was forced to go the acrylic route, which I was okay with. I went with a good ‘ol french manicure, it’s my go-to.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

DIY

Because I work out often and keep my nails short/sport length, I usually do and redo them once or twice a week anyway.  I think adding length to my nails would be too much of a hassle.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsMagillToBe:  Going to do a shellac mani. If you do a few leading up to your wedding, say once every 2-3 weeks for a months prior, it will help your nails grow and does not destroy your nails like acrylics do. I work acrylics for YEARS and I’m a die hard shellac girl now.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Dont !!!! Trust me I had short nails and this is what I did

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

When we got married, I had burgundy nails to match my bouquet and fall theme.

When we have our vow renewal, I will have a french manicure with a sparkly silver line under the white part.

I wear gel on my natural nails. They can grow very long.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got fake nails put on, but in hindsight I should have just painted them nude or something. There are only a handful of photos that you can see my nails in, and even less that I ordered prints of.  I only got fake ones because a friend of mine was practicing them for beauty school, and they were free! My sister did the schellac thing though, and really liked hers.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TakeTwo:  What kind/brand of gel do you use?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Not sure. It is a brand they use at the nail store. Works very well. Gel lasts me about three weeks until I need a refill.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TakeTwo:  I will have to try that. I think Ill check to see if Sally Beauty sells it…

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I currently have acrylic nails, but they look natural. I keep them short and rounded to keep the appearance of natural nails. My own natural nails are a hot mess, so I fake having nice nails! I will probably do a repeat of what I did for my engagement pictures. Seen in the picture below.

The look pretty natural to me!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m just getting a simple French manicure. No fake tips or anything, just my natural nails.

I’ve never in my life had a professional manicure and have no desire to have fake nails. Yuck.

I’m  not a fancy girl and don’t like to fuss, but I do like the look of a simple French manicure so that’s my plan for the wedding day.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@CARA1978:  

I don’t think you would find this in Sally Beauty. It is Bio Gel, which is only found in nail shops or from their websites. 

Bio Gel is more expensive then powder gel or acrylic, but it is far better for your nails. It dries under a UV light.

Sorry that I didn’t mention Bio Gel initially. http://www.biosculpturenails.com/ 

French manicures are very classic. That is my favorite manicure.

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