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

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was a chronic nail picker and biter and the only nail treatment that has kept me from doing it are gel nails. The problem with the pink and white acrylics is that once they started cracking and chipping, it was super easier to get off. The gels, on me, stay much better and even when there’s a tiny chip, the rest of the nail is very intact. The gel nails I get are Gellish. I get a French manicure with them so that when it grows out, it doesn’t show. With Gellish, I can last at least four weeks before going back in, and that’s only because my nails got too long for the amount of typing and text messaging I do.

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I use a sally hansen clear base/top coat for my nails and it really helps them grow strong.  I polish them myself and that keeps me from biting them. 

You can get an acetone free nail polish remover.  They even have ones that are meant for “strengthening” your nails – I don’t really believe that, but I feel like they’re less damaging. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@hotpinkbride:  Fair enough.  I guess I just figured that the OP would be putting nail polish on for the wedding anyway, so she wouldn’t have bare nails that might be brittle.  I mostly (not always) get my shellac removed and re-done with another colour or whatever, and my nails continue to grow and don’t chip easily.

Just my experience though…

Post # 20
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Honey bee

Besides stopping the nail biting, a great french manicure can do wonders for your nails.

I grew my nails out for my wedding and then one BROKE shortly before.  I was really upset, because I thought my nails would look so strange all uneven – but after my manicure, my nails looked perfect 🙂

Post # 21
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Honey bee

@csteen85:  A couple of friends of mine have used like bitter sprays and creams under their nails.

Also take a prenatal!

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Take a biotin supplement!

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Don’t give anyone the wrong impression BUT pre-natal vitamins work WONDERS on growing hair and nails.

 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My nails grow pretty well but I use to be the worst nail biter.  I kicked the habit when I had my first set of “fake” nails put on and since I could not bit them while the fake nail was on I eventually just stopped biting all together and the habit did not come back when I had the fake nails removed.

I keep mine at a good length with flat tips that are slightly rounded on the edges so I don’t break them when I type and they don’t get snagged on anything.

Take a multi vitamin and it will be good for your nails and your body.

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m pretty sure that if I started taking pre-natal vitamins now, my Fiancee would flip his lid! LOL

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

instead of prenatals take a fish oil or flaxseed oil supplement, as well as a multi with B-complex, C, A, E, D, calcium, zinc, iodine and iron

there’s a really good supplement called perfect skin that is amazing for nails too by genuine health – its a bit expensive and you take like 6 a day but it works so well.

AND MOISTURIZE!!! with olive/coconut or almond oil.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@csteen85:  I’m a nail biter as well.  I would do really good of growing them out, and then one would crack or split and I would get frustrated cause now they were uneven.  Stopped biting my nails though.  I got a gelish manicure the week of my wedding(a shimmery pale pink) and really wish I would have been getting those done months before the wedding.  My nails were much stronger with the gelish and it didn’t chip at all.  And it helped them grow as well.  I could have had much longer nails on my wedding day if I would have gotten them way before the wedding and just maintained them.

 

 

Like someone else said though…they do wreck  your nails. I kept my gelish for almost 4 weeks and figured I could just take them off myself(read online how to do it).  BAD idea, my nails are very thin now and I had to trim them all down very short.  Should have gone to salon and had them taken off and then redone.  Lesson learned.  I’m waiting for my nails to grow out just a lil bit more and then I’ll get them done again.  French manicure this time, I’ve had many say to get those cause it lasts longer since growth isn’t as noticeable. 

Post # 28
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

This can be challenging and frustrating, especially when one breaks unexpectedly the night before your big day. I say, solve those issues and get acrylics!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Get stuck into the fish oil. 2 – 3 per meal (check the strength, they come in different concentrations)

Get a gel manicure! It lasts for ever, but is not hard on your nails like acrylics.

If you choose not to get a manicure, theres some stuff called bitter bite hee in australia which worked great for a friend of mine. And rub coconut oil into your cuticles! You need good cuticles for good nails!

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have been a nail biter since I was a kid. Its terrible. Try taking a prenatal vitamin to grow out your nails and keep polish on your nails ALL the time. they also make a bitter polish for nail biters too

good luck!

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