Post # 1
I have natural nails that I file and polish weekly. I should mention that I am very particular and HATE when my nail polish cracks or chips. I will often times start peeling it off because I hate how ugly it can look. SOOOOO Im planning on getting gel or shellac nails done for the wedding. Any advice on which is better?
Because I love a clean nail look, I was planning on having my nails done for the wedding and honeymoon w/o having to worry about chips, etc. The problem is, I was planning on getting my nails done 2 days before the wedding. My wedding is 8 days before my honeymoon. And my honeymoon is 2 weeks.
So, can you get this type of nail enhancement done and then removed/redone like 7 days later? As in, get it done for the wedding. And then go back and redone before the honeymoon? I don’t think I can keep it on for 23 days. I know it would drive me nuts when I like such a clean look. What should I do? Part of me thinks “oh forget it, I’ll just do my nails myself, knowing they will crack like crazy on the wedding day and have to keep doing them on the honeymoon every like 4 days” lol
Post # 2
Yeah, you can definitely get it redone in 7 days…it’s not like you’re doing it all of the time. That way it will look nice for the wedding and the honeymoon!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
I’ve had shellac nails on for 3 weeks and there were no chips but they looked pretty grown out, they look generally great for a week and pretty good for a second week. You could get them removed and redone but its pretty damaging to your nails so I don’t know if you would want to.
Post # 4
aislebound: Good to know! I understand getting these types of things done to your nails ruins them. I wasn’t sure if 7ish days was too soon for a redo. Thanks!
peegee: Yeah, I was wondering about that. 3 weeks though, I don’t like that grown out look. I’m sure I would be fussing with my polish by that point.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2017 - Kaneohe, Hawaii
Oh yeah! You can def get them redone. I’ve done it lots of times. I even do my gel nails myself and save tons of money 😉
Post # 6
msfallbride: Of course you can do it. However, why not get regular polish for your wedding (surely it wont crack/chip in two days) and then go right before your honeymoon to get the gel/shellac?
Post # 7
As long as the salon you go to uses real CND Shellac, you should have no problem getting them redone after a week. The gel polishes are much harder, and require them to file/grind the coating in order to get the polish to soak up enough acetone to come off…that was the only time my nails were damaged because they ground into my nail itself. The CND Shellac is simply soaked off…might require a bit of buffing/scraping, but nothing as harsh as the other. I get mine done every 3 weeks, and other than a bit of out growth, the finish remains intact and as beautiful as day 1.
ETA…and my nails are very healthy/undamaged!
Post # 8
I did shellac 2 days before my wedding – french tips with a silver lining – and it lasted 3+ weeks with the exception of one nail that broke. But that’s because I grew out my nails as long as possible beforehand.
You can definitely re-do them before honeymoon if you want to, though!
Post # 9
I think one shellac manicure will last for both your wedding and Honeymoon. You can def get them redone in between but to me it would be a waste of money if it still looks good. It’s up to you!
Post # 10
I’ve been getting gel on my nails religiously for about 6 months now.. It’s my worst habit. I prefer the gel over the shellac. The gel seems harder and lasts a little longer. I can usually go about 2 & 1/2 weeks before I need a fill in. I’ve gone 3-4 weeks before and it starts to peel/crack off at the corners and fade! I just had the gel taken off my nails to give them a break.. And my nails are paper thin and look terrible. Yuck.
You our could definitely have either of them redone before your honeymoon 🙂
Post # 11
mnanch: This is great news to hear! Thanks!
weatherbug: I guess that’s something to think about. Thanks! I usually use a gloss topcoat and when I travel I’ll do my nails the day before. Last time I went out of town the polish was getting cracks in it the next day!!! Just from using my hands more with traveling and all…
LekiliRN: Oh this is perfect! Thanks for the information. I think I should probably not do gel nails then. I don’t like the idea of everything that needs to be done to get it off! Yikes!
SaraJeanQ: Thanks for your help!
gatsbymermaid: Yeah, that’s true. I guess I just worry about them getting too long and once the nail starts to grow you have that space where there is no polish. That would drive me nuts lol
boyd2bee: Yikes! Thanks for the information and help