(Closed) How are Gel Nails?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ButterflyKisses13:  I love them.

For me they last 5-7 days. I am super hard on my nails. A regular manicure barely makes its 24 hours with me. 

Post # 4
2997 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

they should last abou 2 weeks if you go to a good place, you will just have out growth. They won’t damage your real nails

Post # 5
14490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Love gel nails! They last forever without chipping. Mine usually look new until they’ve grown out and have to get them redone. I’ve had my toes done too and they lasted for months, but I have slow growing toe nails. They’re kind of a pain to get the gel off, but more than worth it for longevity.

Post # 6
6880 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love them, most nail polishes fall/slide right off my nails. Gels do not, they last could couple of weeks give or take and don’t chip off. Though they are a pain in the ass to get off. 

Post # 7
48 posts
  • Wedding: January 2006

@ButterflyKisses13:  I don’t get regular manicures anymore because they are always chipped by the time I leave the salon.  I’ve gotten gel twice.  It lasted at least a couple weeks both times.  The only thing I dislike about it is, if you don’t go back to the salon to get it taken off, it can take a while to do it on your own.  It’s not impossible, but it was a process.

Post # 8
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had a gel manicure for my wedding. It lasted about 2 weeks and the polish didn’t chip off at all. I removed them at home (the tinfoil and cotton ball method) and it was really easy and experienced little to no damage to my nails. I would definitely get another one and it’s definitely worth trying. When I get a manicure with regular polish it pretty much chips within a few days, so I was really excited to have it last a whole 2 weeks.

Post # 9
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had gel tip nails for my wedding and honeymoon. They definitely last a long time and did not chip. I only thing I did not like about them was that I needed to go back to the nail salon to get the gel tips taken off (I could not do this myself as they were kind of filed off) and yes they did ruin my nails (they were cracked, brittle and dried out underneath). In the end they were worth it for the wedding and vacation (I went diving which required putting equipment together and well regular nail enamel would not be able to put with this kind of treatment). 

Post # 11
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve had gel nails a few times and I love the way they look (and they do last really well), but my nails are always a bit messed up after.  It’s worth doing for special occasions, but I wouldn’t be able to do it for a long period of time.  

Post # 12
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@ButterflyKisses13: ive gotten gel nails many times. Most of the time it last 3 -4 weeks. Except the last time I got it. I went to a new place bc I didn’t have time todevice to my regular place. Ny first finger chipped in 3 days and my second nail chipped a day later. So you need to make sure you get it from a good Place. Also if you get French tips it last longer bc you can see your nails growing out. 

To take off, soak cotton balls and put around fingernail, wrap each finger with aluminum foil and let sit for 5-10 mins and use a brown cuticle stick or a metal cuticle stick to scrape off. 🙂 enjoy

Post # 13
8467 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s like impossible to get the polish off though. That’s why I stopped getting gel. 

Post # 14
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I loved my gel manicures so much I got myself a home kit so I can do them on the cheap 🙂 the ones I do at home only last about 5-8 days, but the ones I had professionally done lasted two weeks!

Post # 15
471 posts
Helper bee

@ButterflyKisses13:  my SO notices that they don’t last as long when you wash dishes constantly because the water weakens the bond or something lol- but she has a huge collection of Sephora and Sally Hansen gel polishes

Post # 16
6515 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@ButterflyKisses13:  i love themm but i dont get them too often bc they are expensive. And they really dont chip and last up to 2 weeks

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