(Closed) Day of nail color

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@BoiledPNut:  I had a light pink on my fingers and a taupe-y grey color on my toes (to match my peep-toed wedding shoes). 

I was going to do light pink on both but I saw my favorite nail color (the taupe-y gray) and showed my mom and she suggested I do that on my toes for something more fun so I did!

I’m really glad I did because it was a way to have a color that was really “me” on the day but still have a very elegant/natural color on my fingers.

(On a random side note, I just got my first UV Gel/Shellac manicure and it’s in that same taupe-y grey color.)

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m thinking I’m going to do a nice, deep red. I would prefer a french manicure, but my nails are shorter so I don’t think it would look as nice, and I’m not willing to do acrylics or anything.

And it does match my colors. Smile

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@BoiledPNut:  I just got it done on Monday, but so far I really like it.

I am a nail biter and a horseback rider so I’m very rough on my nails. Usually by this time at least some of the polish would have been chipped or messed up in some way. With the shellac they still look like I just got them done.

I also really like how your nails are immediately dry. You just put hands in UV light after each coat and after a max of 2 min in the UV light they are completely dry. This is great for me too because I cannot tell you HOW many times I’ve accidentally nicked a nail after a manicure when the top coats are try but the undercoats aren’t and have messed it up.

We’ll see if it lasts the full 2 weeks like they say, but so far I’m a big fan.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Here’s a photo I JUST took of them (ignore the black spot on the left side of my pinky nail, that’s a bit of mascara I accidentally got on my finger and didn’t notice until seeing the picture):

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve had Shellac several times and after 2 weeks they still looked perfect. I won’t get it done that often though as it tends to make my nails peel after about a week after I take off the polish.

This was after 11 days.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@BoiledPNut:  Thanks! It’s my favorite. When I saw they had it in shellac, that made up my mind to try a shellac manicure.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am planning to do Shellac in Romantique (light pink).  I love the idea of a bold color, but my dress is blush pink so I am keeping the rest of my look clean.  Before I chose the dress, I was thinking of plum polish on my fingers or toes.  (Our colors are silver and plum.)

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Shellac is great! You can remove it yourself with 100% acetone- PITA, but… advantage is you can do it couple days ahead of time, and it would last through the honeymoon.

I just had shellac Romantique on top of Cocoa- became an almost flesh-color combo- pretty, but I’m going to play around with something more orange (one of our colors) next time.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

is shellac bad for your nails in the long run?  I heard gel manicures were, so i don’t know if that’s similar or not…

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think I’m going to do a french manicure (on my natural nails, not acrylics). If not, I’ll do a shimmery whitish-pink color, which I wear often and looks good with my skin tone.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs. Meowerson:  Here’s an article about it. It sounds like it’s better than plain gel, but you still have to soak in 100% acetone to remove the polish and you shouldn’t do that yourself.

So the main cons are that you have to go to a salon to get the polish removed/changed.

http://www.komonews.com/news/consumer/122994693.html

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@KatNYC2011:  Which Shellac color is that?  It looks great!

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