Post # 1
I recently got fake nails that are basic white french tips. But now I am looking around and do not see anyone else with them. Are they still in style? I got them because I wanted to have nice looking nails and not have to worry about them. But now I am thinking of maybe getting shellac instead? Does shellac last a long time?
Post # 2
I will be completeley honest with you. Fake nails ruined my thumb nails. The lady that did my last set didnt clean her tools and didnt put them on right and i developed a fungus and both of my thumb nails will no longer grow back.
Post # 3
I think most people get shellac or gel overlays now. But people still wear fake nails. Personally I don’t like the look of fake nails or the upkeep so I just keep my natural nails short and polished.
Post # 4
Shellac advertises to last around 2 weeks. It’s far more popular than acylic these days since it does not cause so much trauma and damage to the nail and gives a nice natural look. I’m 22 and I used to get acrylics for prom in high school, but now that I’m an adult I honestly don’t see anyone wearing them for day to day nails anymore. I’m planning to get a shellac manicure for the wedding next month.
Post # 5
If it makes you feel any better, I have acrylic nails. I only plan to have them for the wedding and a little bit beyond.
Post # 6
I plan on getting gel nail extensions for the wedding, but I think I’m going to get them clear and then paint them myself
Post # 7
I think the trend has now shifted to either polish or shellac on your natural nails which is great since fake nails destroy your nails. I have had mine off and on ( mostly off) for a few years and my nails still are not fully back to normal.
Nude color nails for weddings is very popular
Post # 8
I think Shellac is the new trend in fake nails. It’s not exactly an acryllic, but they typically do last a long time (my latest Shellac mani lasted 3 weeks).
Post # 9
I used to get acrylics when I was a nail biter. Now that I have long natural nails, I don’t use it anymore. I had acrylic extensions put on for my wedding but they came off nearly immediately the day after. My mom ended up with fungus under her nails from many years of acrylic nails, but to be fair she also did have MANY years without a problem.
Post # 10
I didnt know they were every really “in”! I’ve never noticed anyone having fake nails, everyone i know either just has short nails or they grown their natural nails.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone! I think I am going to soak them off and get shellac from now on. I’ve had the french for a month now and I am ready for some color anyways!
Post # 12
I got acrylics done for my wedding, as I was a TERRIBLE nail biter and hadn’t grown out my nails enough to just get a manicure for them for that day. BUT, as a result of the acrylics, I stopped biting my nails and now getting a gel manicure once a month – and they actually last the whole month!
I know a few people who get acrylics all the time, and it’s really presonal preference. If you like them, keep getting them. Although they allowed my nails to grow without me biting them at all, they did make them weaker, so that was the downfall.
Post # 13
I think acylics are still popular for people who can’t really grow out their nails to wear on special occasions. I know plenty of woman who are fine with their natural nails most of the time but like to get acrylics for special occasions. I also have a friend who always has acrylics because she bites her nails and cant grow them out.
Post # 14
To be honest, I think they look dated. It seems like the trend now is shorter nails, I don’t know anyone that wears acrylics now. Long nails and french tips both look a little too 90’s for me.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I bite/pick my nails so I wear acrylics. Mine are colored though & I still see plenty of people wear them, although definitely a lot of shellac on natural nails for sure! I would do that if I didn’t have stubby nails haha.