(Closed) Anyone growing out their NAILS for their Wedding? Tips needed!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My nails only grow if I keep them polished all the time. It is quite a commitment to paint them every night or every other night. I suggest investing in 2 or 3 bottles of Essie and OPI polishes, they chip less. I can go 2-3 days without painting them. An alternative is gel manicures. Those really help my nails grow. But, once the polish is off, my nails are definitely weaker so you either need to keep up with it, or be hyper vigilant about using strengthening polish once the gel manicure is off. I’ve heard prenatal vitamins are good for nail growth. But if the issue is you biting them, I’m not sure if that will help. I knohe they sell polish that tastes bad to prevent you from biting, maybe that’s an option? 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

biotin. or the vitamins that say ‘hair, skin, and nails’

I just get a manicure and don’t put polish on them or  just put on a clear coat. I like for my nails to be able to breathe and get fresh oxygen. Plus you’re right in saying that the acetone is not that good for your nails. Also maybe look into those buffer blocks that make your nails look all shiny and pretty.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

Keep them painted so you don’t bite them, I’m too lazy to repaint all the time so I just paint them with clear Sally Hansen Miracle Growth polish ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

PS I have a bad biting habit… but I noticed it’s when my nails get to a certain length… try just clipping your nails a bit when you get the urge to bite them. It helped me a lot… For a few weeks I just kept cutting them short… then they got pretty strong.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I am not a nail biter but I keep my nails short. As soon as I can feel the nails on teh keyboard or they pass the finger, I cut them. I will be growing them for the wedding so I have longish pretty nails instead short ugly ones!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m a waiting bee with a proposal soon on it’s way (Thanksgiving?!) so I need my nails in decent shape! But I bite and pick my nails A LOT. I’ve been eating a lot more veggies and healthier in general which is helping my nails grow. They have a bit of growth to them now and I find that I really like to clean underneath them so whenever I want to bite them I grab a file or such and do that instead. I also might add a clear coat soon just to make sure!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mchitt329:  I’m another Sally Hansen Miracle Growth Bee!  I bite my nails down to the quick, but 3-4 weeks of using this every night and I have fairly impressive nails (for me).  That’s when I start the manicures.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Beaukat:  Love that stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My nails tend to grow quickly by taking a women’s multi-vitamin. Some even come fortified with things like B Vitamins and collagen which aid in the growth of hair, skin and nails ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I agree with the tip of keeping them painted. That stops me from picking at them when I am stressed. It also means that I massage in a cuticle oil once a week which seems to help my nails. I saw some improvement with the hair skin and nails vitamins. But I have also heard that pre natal and pre conception vitamins work well too. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Prenatal vitamins.  They’re cheap and they totally work.  I’ve been taking them for about 6 months and I haven’t broken a nail in about 4

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I actually recommend that you get a shellac manicure.  The strength of the nail polish will keep your nails pretty strong and will resist breakage.  I find that the shellac makes my nails “grow” like crazy (not really, they just don’t break off, so they look longer as they grow out).  By the time I’m ready to re-do my nails, they are ridiculously long.

I have also heard of people taking prenatal vitamins to help their hair and nails grow out faster…have never tried it myself, but apparently its a “thing”.

 

ETA: Forgot to mention that shellac is maintenance-free.  No reapplying every night, etc.  The nail polish will stay on until you get it removed.  I love it…lol

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Happy2bMrs:  I don’t agree about shellac. I think your nails feel stronger while it is on because of the shellac, but once you stop getting it your real nails (at least mine are) a wreck, and they shred, break, and chip so easily.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Blue-ginger:  You can use cuticle oil every day… more than once if you want to! I tell my clients to put theirs on before going to bed, and I’ve heard of others leaving a bottle in the car and putting it on at red lights.

I agree with the hair, skin and nail vitamins… silica specifically is good ๐Ÿ™‚

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