Do you get your nails done?

posted 9 months ago in Beauty
Post # 16
623 posts
Busy bee

I’ve had my nails done for years. But recently I went to a nail supply and purchase the SNS powder dip and everything required to do my own nails. The only thing I find hard is choosing what colors to buy, I want them all lol. I also started doing my mom and sister in laws and my nieces nails as well. It has saved me so much money. 

Post # 17
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

Girl I feel you!! I kept my nails in a perfect french manicure (gel) for a couple of months while waiting for the proposal!

I loved the look!! The manicurist (is there another word for it?) though I was crazy, and I was like “I just want perfect french nails when he propose” which I now know sounds crazy!! But I love how “grown up”, clean, timeless they look!

that picture was almost 3 years ago!

these are my nails last week

I realized one of the reasons I get those gel manis or the dip powder is because I am lazy on that department so I pick very light colors that will camouflage the growth of my nails! 

Keep us posted!!! We will be waiting for rings + french tips pics!  

Post # 18
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

honeybee2020 :  I do my own gel nail polish, it takes a long time for me to do it myself but it’s pretty low maintenance and it keeps them looking nice. 

Post # 19
829 posts
Busy bee

I like french tips personally but I do feel like they’re kind of out of style now. The long bright nails are more what’s in right now but that’s just not me. I go back and forth on getting my nails done regularly because it is an expensive habit but I feel so much more put together when I have my nails done. I’ve tried doing them myself but I have horrible thin nails that break constantly and it never looks that great when I do it. I get dipped manicures every few weeks. 

Post # 20
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2029

APancakePrincess :  Def buy the gel nail kit!  That’s what I was going to suggest to save money.  The supplies can be pricey, but you can find good brands of gel polish.  I’m still learning how to do my nails better, but of any fall off/chip, I can easily fix them.  Plus its fun doing your own thing.

Post # 21
30 posts

I started getting mine done in November – I’m hoping for a proposal soon and I really needed to stop biting my nails. I don’t bite or pick at the cuticles when they’re done so for me, it was a no brainer. They’re also ridiculously thin so the gel polish thickens them up a lot. 

I tried the dip powder the first time I got them done and I really liked it… until not even 2 weeks later. The edge against my cuticle was lifting up a bit due to the growth of my nails. Just enough that every single time I was near my hair, my hands would get caught in them. Washing my hair was an ordeal in itself! So now I just get gel. 

I have to keep my nails really short for my job so I get them done every two weeks. It sort of limits my options because some colors or designs make them look stubby (and I have really small nail beds unfortunately!) 

Post # 23
1618 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

I love getting my nails done! But the last time I went (December) the lady said that my natural nails are too thin and that I need to take a six month break to let them grow out again. I guess they’d been sanded down too far.

Sucks cause I got an at-home gel kit for Christmas and haven’t used it yet!! 

Post # 24
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

Not anymore. I used to get them done in my teenage years but when I stopped my nails were thin and brittle and break even when they are not very long. They never recovered so I just don’t do them. I only let them grow out a little for special occasions where a little nail would look nice.

Post # 25
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I do my own, either gel polish or glue-on.

Post # 26
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - City, State

I do mine at home, I feel waaaay too awkward at salons. Plus they drill my already weak nails down so they’re paper thin when the acrylic/gel/dip (I’ve tried them all) gets removed. I bought a kit to do my own dip nails at home and LOVED that, but the removal (soaking in acetone) was also destroying my nails. So now I just leave them bare with a nail strengthener on top, and I just ordered some high quality cuticle cream to try and help them grow out. I’ll probably do my own dip again for the wedding though!

Post # 27
8808 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

honeybee2020 :  I had mine done last night with SNS and an American white rather than French and I really like it. 

Post # 28
8245 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

honeybee2020 :  I get them done a few times a year, but I honesly just cannot find the time. Same with getting my hair done – I have a simple style that grows out well so I can stretch it really long between appointments. I’m definitely due for all of it though!

Post # 29
10026 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I’ve been getting my nails done since I was about 5 years old. My mother would take me with her and get me manicures. Then at about 12 I started doing acrylics and the like. I will take them off for a month or two during the year to give my nails a break but I pretty much always have them done.

I dont think I’ve ever done French, I always get colors and usually glitter. 

This is really dumb but I feel cheap looking when my nails aren’t done. Lol

Post # 30
2129 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I have been getting my nails done to grow them out for the wedding (also a big nail biter 😬). Recently I did an “Ombré French” manicure. I like it and was using it as a trial for the big day, but I think I’m just going to do a plain, light pink manicure for the actual wedding day. 

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