(Closed) Anyone NOT getting fake nails for wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 47
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3600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I won’t be getting any. I’ve had them before, but they really aren’t anything to write home about. Plus, the fact that they are germy mcgermtown really just grosses me out.

Post # 48
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567 posts
Busy bee

acrylic nails can look great, but i don’t like them. simple mani/pedi in a pinkish ivory for me.

Post # 49
Bee
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I had red short, natural nails (estee, final answer) and it was just right for me!

Post # 50
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78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I can’t even let my nails grow past the tip of my finger without getting all fidgety and running for the clippers (and tearing if I can’t find clippers).  Fake nails are never going to happen.

I’ll just paint them up pretty like I sometimes do anyway.  It’s more me and I won’t be fidgety (for that reason, anyway) at the wedding.

Post # 51
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265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m probably just going to go natural with my nails. I have clubbed thumbs and slightly stubby fingers, so fake nails and fancy manicures just add to the weirdness of it all (not to mention you can’t really get fake nails that fit my thumbs). My fingers look best plain, so I’ll probably just polish them with a clear coat to shine them up a bit.

Post # 52
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297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@coffeekitty when i stopped getting fakes years ago i ran into a huge problem…. i’m a picker. i pick pick pick at my nails and cuticles.. which then led to becoming a biter. so i’ve tried everything out there to get my nails to grow and finally once they were out of the weird brittle phase (the post-fakies phase) i no longer wanted to pick or bite at them.  SO here’s what I’ve found to not only help my nails grow quickly but keeps them strong and healthy.  

#1  Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle.  use it every other day and take it off once or twice a week so it’s fresh and clean on your nails.  

@coffeekitty

Once your nails have grown out a little…

#2 Salon Sciences Instant Artificials  I buy it at Sally Beauty Supply. It has a slight pink hue which i think is really pretty. This stuff is awesome.  It really does make your nails feel as hard as acrylics.  I work in retail so I’m always handling money and it is very rare that I chip or break a nail.  LOVE IT!

*note: i couldnt find it on sally’s website, but that is where i always go to buy it! here’s what it looks like at least**

@coffeekitty

Post # 53
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270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m trying to get my nails to grow so they’ll look nicer on my wedding day.  I’ve had fakes before, and they destroyed my nails, so I’m not doing that again.  I’d way rather have strong, nicely shaped and manicured natural nails.  Fakes (acrylic, gel) are a lot of upkeep, too. You have to go get them filled/redone every couple weeks, and if one breaks, you have to go to the nail salon to get it fixed.  Too much work!

Post # 54
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3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve never worn fake nails in my life. I probably would’ve accidentally broken one on my wedding day if I did.

Post # 55
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2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I cannot stand the way fake nails feel.

I will be growing mine, though I often keep them short because of what I do, I’ll grow them out a little & maybe get a mani/pedi & have them painted a pale/pearl colour. 

French manicures always look good on other people, but whenever I get them done they just look strange.

Post # 56
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470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve never had them and never will. 99% of the time I wear a french mani & pedi, so that is what I’ll wear for the wedding.

Post # 57
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1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

My nails grow long and strong naturally, I have to keep trimming them to keep them from getting ridiculously long. So I just had regular polish at my wedding.

Post # 58
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965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I will trim and buff my nails.  No nail polish, no fake nails.  

Post # 59
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1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve never had fake nails. My nails are strong so I’ve never needed them, but aesthetically I really don’t like how fake looks anyway.

Post # 60
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597 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve never had fake nails or a manicure/pedicure for that matter. I bite my nails when I am stressed/nervous or they just break, usually. 

I’m just going to polish them maybe with a light color..

Post # 61
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I always keep my nails short, because they get very brittle and break if I don’t.  I had a manicure the day before the wedding, but it was mostly just for a girly bonding experience, since we both wore opera gloves for the ceremony.  And what I got was a very neutral nail color, not a French manicure or fake nails.

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