Post # 17
I much prefer gel nail polish (soak off) like Gelish or Shellac brand. They do not require near the commitment of acrylics and are much healthier for your nail (no file down required on the nail bed). They last for 2 weeks or more too (great for vacations)!
Post # 18
Definitely natural with a light coloured polish. I really dislike the way fake nails look. They look too…..fake. I think of them like a toupee, they don’t fool anyone, and I’d rather see what you actually have, even if it’s not perfect.
Post # 19
I’m going with gel. I don’t have a picture. But for my prom, my nails were french, and between the white tip and natural was a pencil thin line of the darker color of my dress. So maybe look at that!
Post # 20
I’m going with gel! Thanks for all the suggestions!
I had no idea you could get a french tip with the gel nails (I’m clueless about nails). I made an appointment for THIS Wednesday and I’m hoping it’ll still look good by next Saturday? I’d make it closer to the date but I want the gel/strength to help keep my nails their current length and reduce the risk of breaking them within hte next 2 weeks.
Post # 21
@Wannabe-diy-bride: The same happened to me, where a few broke the week before so I had to have silks.
Post # 22
I’m pretty sure I’m getting a gel/shellac manicure. I’m going to give it a test run once before the wedding just to make sure I like it. I have short nails that don’t grow, but I hate wearing acrylics. I hate the way they feel on my nails (heavy, like my nails are being smothered and can’t breathe), I hate the way they start to lift and water gets under there whenever you wash your hands and feels all soggy and gross, and I hate the way they snag in my hair when they’re starting to lift. I also hate the way my stubby fingers look with square tips (I’ve yet to find a tech who is willing to do/can do the “squoval” shape). Also, we’re leaving for a 2 week honeymoon 2 days after the wedding. By the end of that, acrylics would be lifting like crazy and looking pretty rough. I’d be fine with just paining my own nails a pinkish ivory color (long, bedazzled nails are really just not my style), but my future Mother-In-Law is flipping out… she wants me to wear LONG square acrylics with white tips and nail art, and she’s being so pushy about it, like to a bizarre extent. Ugh.
Post # 23
FYI — I got gels today and LOVE them! 🙂
Thanks for the suggestions!
Post # 24
Hey date twin-I am planning on trying gel too…did you just ask for gel and french tip? BTW-they look nice on you!
Post # 25
I’m a TERRIBLE nail biter so I got solar nails. HOWEVER, if my nails were longer enough I would have gotten shellac! It’s oh so pretty!!
Post # 26
I’m so glad that you like the gels! I just had my nails redone today too, lol. My nail tech uses “biosculpt gel” wich is the healthiest way to go. So if you want to keep getting gets make sure they use biosculpt. Also, if they didn’t use a UV lamp to set the gel you got duped. Some smaller places use acrylic shellac on your nails telling you it’s gel (as most ppl don’t know better). If they don’t put your hands in a little UV lamp box to set the gel they are scamming you. Be warned ladies! True gel nails needs a UV lamp to set the gel.
Post # 27
That happened to my nails too. I was super upset and it took months for them to go away.
Post # 28
My nails did the same thing a few days before the wedding. I contemplated fake nails too but ultimately decided it just wasn’t me. Ended up with my natural nails and a soft pink nail polish. It was perfect.
Post # 29
They look so nice I might do gels! I have the awful habit of picking at my nails and I’m not a fan of acrylics. It will probably depend on what my natural nails look like a few days before the wedding.
Post # 30
They look great! I’m getting gels next week. I wasn’t too sure until last week when I was making mani/pedi appointments for my girls and since my nails have been on a breaking spree I’ve decided on gels!
Post # 31
Yes just gel with a french tip! 🙂 It was $5 extra for the french tip at the place I went as opposed to one color.
Thanks for the warning. Mine was done right 🙂
I chose to get them this week because I didnt’ want to risk any others breaking more because it seemed they were on that path. I knew I’d be doing lots of house cleaning this week to get ready for guests and I’m so glad that I got them yesterday. The girl said that they’d look EXACTLY the same by next Saturday so i’m relying on her 🙂 She said if they do happen to chip or something to come back in and she’ll fix it but she basically gauranteed that they won’t.