(Closed) Gel manicure – why is picking a color so hard?! What colors do you love getting?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I usually get some sort of light pink or nude color. If I want some color I get coral or aqua. In the summer I may try brighter colors. I really don’t lIke dark nails so it’s rare if I get that. It isn’t that hard! If you get one color then try something different 2 weeks later. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

I take forever to pick a color! I seriously stand there for like 10 minutes. There’s nothing worse than picking a beautiful looking polish in the bottle only to have it look totally sheer on the nails. 

I’m probably going this weekend and I’m planning on doing a pastel pink or blue. I’m ready for spring!

Post # 4
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413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I do shellac in the color Cake Pop!   It’s a perfect lavender/pink color.   It’s the exact color I wanted for my wedding day but found it about a year later.   Oh well!  I got it now!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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Kacie209:  I like to get the darker colors (almost black) in the fall/winter and I go for super bright fun colors (pinks, corals, blues, greens) in the spring/summer. I do my own with the Sally Hansen gel kit and I’m kind of obsessive about it. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I usually go with the first color I see that doesn’t horribly offend me (ex: lime green). Or I ask Fiance. I go every two weeks so even if I’m not 100% on the color, I know I get a change soon.  

Im kind of stressing over what to do for my wedding though. I got an American-style French yesterday and thought I liked it…but now I’m not so sure. :: 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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Kacie209:  I typically stick with darker colors like dark green, red (well, any shade of red really), or grey. If I don’t do a dark color I’ll probably do a hot pink or bright red.

Post # 8
Hostess
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

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weatherbug:  do the Sally Hansen ones work well? I’m washing my hands constantly and my regular polish never stays on. It stinks.. I was wondering how well the Sally Hansen no light needed worked. 

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Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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TrueLove407:  I actually dont use the gel w/no light kit. I heard the one is just like regular polish and it peels off.

 I use the one that comes with the LED light and that one works pretty well. It definitely doesnt stay on for the 2 weeks it says it will, but it usually lasts about a week. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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Kacie209:  Oo fun problem to have! Haha. I am going this weekend and I have to decide ahead of time or I will get flustered at the salon trying to choose cause I feel like people are waiting for me!! Haha. I am planning on hot pink for my toes and coral for my nails this go-round. Usually I just get black on my nails but on my toes – anything goes!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have the ulta gel nail kit, it has an led light. I got it for christmas and just used it the other day. Didn’t do to bad for my first time, but now the fun starts I have to get more colors!!

Post # 13
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2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I usually stick to really dark purples/blues or black, but I’ve been branching out a bit recently (probably because I’m sick of winter and need some color in my life). Currently they are bright red. Love gel polish!

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