(Closed) Advice on when to get gel nails (with tips?) done…

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: When is the best time to get nails done before the wedding?
    A few days before : (13 votes)
    93 %
    A week or two before : (0 votes)
    A couple of months before : (0 votes)
    Other (please comment) : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    If you’re talking about the gel polish, I’d get them done a couple days before. Any longer, and they will start looking grown-out (as in my experience, it’s really hard for the person doing them to get the polish up to the cuticle–they aren’t supposed to do that because it promotes “lifting”) Also, even if you’re just getting French manicure or something, it will be easier to put things together at the venue without your nails being super long as a result of growing out. All my experiences trying to trim gel nails have ended in sharp, jagged disaster.

    Post # 5
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    4520 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Definitely just get it done the day before, or 2 days before at most. It usually doesn’t chip early on, but it does start to look grown-out pretty quickly. I’ve only had gel nails once, but I didn’t need to get used to them or anything — it just felt like regular polish.

    Post # 6
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    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @hopestruck:  There is a difference, but not for the purposes of answering this thread. You should still get them done a few days before and no earlier.

    ETA: They can last a LONG time, up to two weeks, but they do start to look grown out eventually. If you get them done the day before, they’ll look great for the wedding, and they’ll also probably last the entire honeymoon! (if you’re having a honeymoon after your wedding).

    Post # 8
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    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @hopestruck:  Having gel removed from your nails really does a number on your nails. I try not to get them done back to back. Gel can’t be removed like regular nail polish with just a little bit of acetone. you have to soak your hands in it for a long time, then they scrape it off, and it pretty much takes the top layer of your nail with it. People do it all the time, and I don’t think it will look any worse, but it just makes your nails a little weaker, and I’ve heard horror stories about infections because the scraping is hard on your cuticles. So, if you’re wanting to get them done like, a few months before your wedding to try it out, then that woud probably be fine. But if you want to get your first round a few weeks or a month before your wedding, you might have some of these problems. You’ll want to give your nails a while to recover. Sorry if that didn’t make any sense lol

    Post # 10
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    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @hopestruck:  I would wait. Like PP said, they won’t really take any getting used to or anything, it just feels like really thick nail polish. (Although, since you’re getting tips put on, that might make a difference. Just make sure they aren’t too long). Good luck!

    Post # 12
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @LilliePad:  Cosigned.

    I’ve been picking at my gel all day because they’re lifting and I don’t have the patience to soak them in acetone. It’s easier to just pay someone to do it, but the weather here is pretty nasty right now so I didn’t want to venture out. Some parts of my nails look just fine, while others feel pretty thin.

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