(Closed) Who else has been keeping their nails looking nice?!

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
  • poll: How have you been keeping your nails?
    Always ready to showcase a stunning ring - well manicured! : (7 votes)
    21 %
    Eh, I don't really care. The ring is beautiful enough on its own! : (6 votes)
    18 %
    I try to stay on top of it but it's not a priority. (Sorry, this answer is the same as below! oops!) : (12 votes)
    35 %
    I try to stay on top of it but sometimes they're just not a priority : (9 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 3
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    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Sweetheartdealer you read my mind!!!

    I still have brittle nails from wearing tips for a special event a half a year ago, but I have been letting mine grow out nicely (until the ends decide they want to chip and break….grrrrr), trying to keep them looking somewhat nice and filed with a clear coat of polish, but nothing crazy.  But yes, i totally think about keeping my nails looking nice for the inevitable day!

    Now what would be nice would be for the boy to treat me for a mani pedi a day or two (or the day of) before the proposal! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    Member
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I tried to keep my nails up months before we got engaged but wouldn’t you know it, when he did propose, my nails looked like crap!

    Post # 5
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I did a nice job of not gnawing on mine leading up to the engagement and i have a few pics of nice, non-polished, long, strong nails. Then i gave in and had to keep up acrylics for months. With everybody grabbing your hand all the time, i couldn’t keep being embarassed! And i slowly ran out of time to do my nails every 3 days, haha

    Post # 6
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    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    tessabella, thats a riot.  i sometimes think about chewing all my nails down to little nubs, hoping that this will bring about an engagment quicker!! (lol sick right??)

    Post # 7
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    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I am afraid I do not pay attention to my nails at all. I am a biologist and I teach so my hands are often exposed to chemicals, frog guts and swamp waters, amongstother things. Although I love my engagement ring, I get a bit annoyed that I have to worry about it and often take it off. We are planning on getting simple two-tone wedding bands and we chose the design because neither one of us normally take our rings off. After the wedding I plan to wear just the wedding band and add the engagement ring when I know my hands will not be exposed to messy situations.

    Post # 8
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    1776 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I always try to keep my nails looking neat and trim.  I skip the color, though.  It chips too much on my fingers.  A quick clear coat is all I need. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    haha i know its backwards thinking!!! having chewed up nails but a beautiful ring and being able to formally begin wedding planning!!! lol

    Post # 11
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    1019 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Wow… I never even thought about this! I play the guitar and paint, so I keep my nails short and bare. The paint would never last! I think they look fine though– When he slides that ring on my hand my hands may not look like princess hands but they will definitely look like the hands he has gotten to know and love!

    Post # 12
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    This thread cracked me up!  I usually have my nails well manicured, but the month when I thought I was about to get engaged, I took extra-special care of them.  I made sure that they were done well and in neutral colors. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    81 posts
    Worker bee

    hahaha, i have been taking better care of my nails lately, but not on purpose, or at least, not intentially because of engagement fever! i have awful, awful nails because i pick at and bite them, either when i’m concentrating on something or nervous. but for some reason, i managed to not tear at them for long enough for them to grow and look decent, so for the past month i’ve been actively polishing and filing them so they can stay decent. but, i admit i have thought of eventual ring photos as a motivation to not ruin them… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 14
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    815 posts
    Busy bee

    I always try to keep them short, clean, and coated with clear polish.  No matter what, but I would be lying if it hadn’t crossed my mind to keep them looking good for that surprise ring.  Knowing me, it would be the day that I got ink all over my hands and under my nails.

    Post # 15
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    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i am trying to do a better job of keeping my nails nice & manicured.  I’ve started rewarding myself with weekly manicures if i go to the gym 5 days during the week.  it’s been a good way to keep me motivated to hit the gym & keep my nails nice… 

    Post # 16
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    ha! love the story about your friend… i saw a magazine with a voucher for a free manicure this week and thought, oh better buy that just in case! ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe.

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