(Closed) Gel nail question – NWR

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

For me, it doesnt show because the gel is thick. At my nail salon I can have them do up to five layers of gel to make sure it doesn’t show at all and it stays really long then

Post # 4
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My friend switched from acrylics to gel nails like you want to, and there were no ridges at all. Gel polish is so thick they would have to be pretty large ridges to be noticeable. If you are still worried about it, just do a basic manicure to let your nails grow out and then get the gel nails done. 

Post # 6
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


i definetly prefer gel nails. acylics make my nails so weak and brittle. I also like the look of more natural nails.


Post # 7
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If you go the gel route, make sure that they aren’t doing an acrylic base directly onto the nail! Some salons do that…(if you see them starting off with powder and a solution to ‘prime’ your nails, before they do the gel… that is acrylic!) This happened to me the first time i got gel nails done, but I didn’t know any better. They looked good because they were gel on the surface, but the acrylic that was on my actual nail made my nails really soft and terrible.


Post # 8
8373 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Have you ever tried just painting on your own French manicures? I love the look of very well done acryllic and gel nails but don’t want to have to deal with the cost, maintenance, damage, and other issues, so I just do my own with regular polish.

Post # 11
4509 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I recently started getting UV gel manicures a couple months ago.  They will lightly file your natural nails before applying the gel so I don’t believe any ridges would show.  Not to mention a few layers of gel are applied before you are finished.  I am extremely happy with the results and feel that the gel looks more natural than the acrylic.

Post # 12
22 posts
  • Wedding: November 2015

I would NOT recommend doing a gel manicure immediatly after getting acrylics removed. Gel manicures are amazing, I was getting them so often that I went out and bought my own light. BUT acrylic really really really destroy your nails and gels are not the easiest thing for your nails to endure. Wait as long as you can, I would recommend 3+ weeks before you do anything to your nails after getting acrylics removed. If you need to get a manicure sooner use a regular polish and only leave it on as long as you need it. Your actual nail might just be a dead slab of protein but the bed underneath is a very alive very sensitive part of your body and to much abuse can really destroy them for good.

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