(Closed) Fake nails.. wow

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

It definitely takes some getting used to. If they are shorter it helps some. When I worked in a spa as a receptionist I had gels to keep my hands looking nice. I learned to type with straight flat fingers instead of the top pad part where the nail is. I also learned to use the side of my thumb to open things like soda cans. You will learn!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Love how they look, hate how they feel! I can’t seem to function right with either type.

Although, acrylics done at the salon can be done shorter than the drugstore type, and don’t feel like their going to fall off or anything. If you are considering them for your wedding, definitely get them done at a salon way before to test it out! Sometimes your natural nails will feel really sore for about a day after you get them done, so I definitely would try it out beforehand so you don’t end up with aching fingers on your wedding day!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve had acrylics for years. All I can say is your get used to them. They do feel funny at first. But you just get used to it. I never used the do-it-yourself-self ones though.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

They do feel weird, but stick-on ones definitely feel different (worse) than acrylics or gels with fake tips. I use the OPI gel manicures and my nails grow long on their own and it feels much more natural. You don’t have any of the pain or weirdness like with fake nails since they’re not fake. I love it!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d highly reccomend gels instead of acrylic. If you just want your nails to look nice and perfectly manicured and don’t need the length, you could try a gel manicure.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

lol i get mine done once or twice a year and it takes me a few days. i find myself typing with the pads of my fingers. whats even crazier is when i take them off and suddely the tips of my finggers are SUPER sensitive!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve never had the do it yourself ones, but I do have acrylics. I love them, I had to alter my typing and if they are short enough I can keep my speed, but once they get a little longer I make mistakes. I also hit my pin number wrong at the store once and had to explain why, felt pretty dumb. But more often they come in handy- I can rip open bags of frozen vegetables like a champ, and rarely need a knife to open a box. They are also pretty good for washing dishes, they don’t get weak in water. I dread ever getting them off.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Gingersnap: I don’t get my nails done, partly because my nails are paper thin and dented when the falsies come off (the acrylic ones), and also because of the job I do. Hospital work and germs is NO PLACE for fake nails and all the nasty crap that can get under them. YUCK!

But yes, I always had a hard time! I hated trying to button and unbutton my jeans…uber frustrating.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@blingybride: though give it a month and you’ll have the length!! 😀 they make your nails so strong!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@Mrs.tobe: Oh god yes! I had forgotten about trying to pee with false nails! Standing there squeezing my thighs together while trying so hard to get that button to slip through the loop! Torture!

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Oh gosh, try opening a can of anything! They make me feel somewhat helpless. Lol. I do think the professional ones work a lot better and are more solid than the stickons, but both are frustrating. I haven’t had mine done since high school though. When I got my last manicure it was a french mani on my natural nails and I LOVED how that looked — will be doing that for my wedding one day.

Post # 14
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5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Tunacupcakes: Oh yes. Terrible, terrible. I would hate to have a “Fergie” moment because of some fake nails!

@AmeliaBedelia: OH my, yesssss! Can drinks were the worst too!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Haha…with patience you get used to it! I used to get fake nails for prom and stuff in high school and there was always an adjustment period, particularly when it came to typing!

Now with all these tiny touch screen phones, I don’t know if I could do it! 🙂

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Mrs.tobe: Ugh terrible. I remember having to ask my brothers and friends to open stuff for me. During prom season you better hope you had a guy around though! haha

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