(Closed) Gel nails with tips? Anyone?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t know if you can do the gels over tips….I assume so.  Overall, I have been doing the gels since it came to my nail salon like 6 months ago!  I LOVE them!  They last a good 3-4 weeks and they make my nails feel strong and healthy.  My nails finally feel like they are able to grow and they don’t break all the time!  I would definitely suggest it!  YAY for gel nails!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Well, the salon that does my nails now told me I can get tips put on with the gel, but I have to admit I was a little scared to.  The gel definitely made my nails stronger (no chips yet and I’m on day 19 from my original set), but I’m still not sure if it would be able to hold up a fake tip as well.  But then again I naturally have really, really weak nails.  If you have stronger nails, you should be able to have a fake tip put on.

But make sure you really trust the place where you are getting the gels done.  It might be worthwhile to just have the gels put on your natural nail so you stop biting them and just let them grow out a bit on their own.  Make something like a French manicure with the gels would give you the illusion of long nails for enough time to let them grow out a bit?

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just got gels yesterday. No tips just the gel

Post # 8
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264 posts
Helper bee

This gel you all are referring to comes in a “nail polish” bottle right?  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

you definitely can! Make sure you’re getting actual gel though..some shops will try to pass their acrylics for gel which can actually be damaging to your nails. I’ve had mine for almost two years and love them!! Mine started off as tips..but now it’s my real nails underneath since they’ve had the time to grow under the gel. I was a biter too!! Not anymore 🙂

 

 

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Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Gels with tips I’m pretty sure would be nearly the same as just getting acrylic nails (other than the chemical used). IMO, it just depends which process you like or want to use more. Have you ever had gels? If not, I would get them done prior to the wedding as not everyone likes them (or acrylics). I’ve had gels, and I HATED them, but I’m not a fan of acrylics either.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@iheartnerds:  Ok, great thank you!!  Now I think I remember seeing someone else get that last time I went…

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