(Closed) I need a fingernail support group!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
17 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

I do the same. For my sister’s wedding last september, I went fake.

I got the gel powder (as opposed to acrylic, which are glued onto your nails, this is a substance applied on top of your natural nail) and absolutely love them (I keep them really short, most of the time people just think they’re my real nails). My nails are a lot thicker now, so it’s actually a lot moredifficult to pick at those pesky little bits of skin, but they just make my feel better about myself and I find myself not even wanting to bite them as much.

Upkeep can be expensive – here (Central FL) I paid about $40 the first time to get them done and about $20 (with tip) every 2-3 weeks to get them "filled" because they grow out with your nails.

Now, less than two weeks away from my own wedding, I splurged for the pink and white gel (actually both "colored" gels, so no chance of chipping nail polish- yay!) and a full manicure to get rid of hangnails/skin. 

I have also worked really hard to catch myself if I start picking or biting and either cut the nail/skin off with manicure clips, or FILE the nail down (No cutting, I cut too short!). 



Post # 4
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with the previous post!  I wear pink/white nails and it’s definitely the way to go!  They’re the most durable and natural looking!  If you’re not used to nails, have them cut "sport-length."  I would definitely recommend having them put on maybe a week before your wedding if you haven’t worn nails before, since it can be an adjustment and your fingers might be sore.  But you won’t have to worry about the polish chipping off!

Post # 5
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m a biter, and have just settled in to a WEEKLY manicure routine, in hopes to avoid falsies. I have an emry board around at all times, and don’t polish them in anything but clear, so I’m less drawn to them.

Post # 6
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Has anything helped you pick them less?

I find that when I have polish on them, I’m more aware of my hands.


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