Post # 1
I slowly have been getting weaned off of my gel nails! My manicurist worked with me really hard and voila!
They are off! It’s my OWN NAILS now and they are lookin’ good! Nice medium length and they’re rocking a french manicure right now!
I am going to keep up having manicures b/c it keeps me from going back to the reason I got fake nails so long ago in the first place…i bit my nails!
Post # 3
That is a serious accomplishment. I love having fake nails but it’s gotten so expensive. I really can’t afford another 20-30 bucks a month on nails! I had grown mine all out, even and pretty. I just got a manicure yesterday. Then tonight I decided to strip, sand, prime and spray paint a bicycle! Manicure: FAIL.
Just a tip also, Sally Hansen makes this stuff called “Hard as Wraps” that is great for keeping your natural nails strong.
Post # 4
Congrats! It’s a pain in the butt to do but it’s well worth it to have healthy, natural nails!
Post # 5
I had gel nails for a little bit .. my nails just wouldn’t grow out and I realized that I hated the gel nails. What a pain.
So after a while, I’ve finally grown mine out too! It was hard!!
Post # 6
congrats, i actually started getting manis when i thought the ring was imminent, now they’re all broken and ragged lol!!
Post # 7
Mine are usually thin but it is probably from a combo of super amounts of hand washing (courtesy of being in the medical field) and having the gels for so long.
I just know if I keep them pretty I won’t be tempted to ever bite them again. Damn I hope I can keep this up!
I actually had my patient today tell me that I had nice hands and that my nails looked so pretty!
He he. T has no idea I’ve done this! But he may not even know! Mine are a good medium length and its in a french (I always have had a french pretty much btw..I’m a classic kinda chickiepoo!)
Post # 8
Congrats! Real nails are so lovely.
Post # 9
Yay! I had acrylics once and they made my nails so weak and brittle so congrats on going back to real I know what a journey it can be!
Post # 10
Yay, Bellenga!! I was going back and forth on whether to get acrylic nails for the wedding but I love my natural nails. My only problem is that they are never the same height at the same time but on the other hand, I have not had acrylic nails in the longest time so my natural nails are pretty healthy right now. As long as I can keep these nails at a decent length for the next 15 days, I am staying natural.
Post # 11
Good for you, Belle. I know my mom has acrylics and can’t imagine getting rid of them because her nails are so weak. I usually have the opposite problem, my nails grow so quickly that I’m always having to file them.
Post # 12
I am trying so hard to grow my nails out….I bite them like crazy and have since I was in elementary school….its awful! I am trying to “grow up and out of it” but that doesnt seem like its happening very soon…here’s keeping the fingers crossed
Post # 13
I used to get manicures once a week but let me tell you how quickly that adds up haha! I try to do them myself most of the time now. I’ve never had gel nails or arcylics but I think they look great!
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Congrats! My nails have improved a bunch since I started taking bioting months ago to help grow my hair for the wedding.
Post # 15
I know this is a silly thread ya’ll, but thanks for being supportive!
Bru, I might try Biotin also! My hair grows like grass on a vacant lot though, but the nails may need a bit of help.
So far they seem to be bouncing back rather well!
I love WB b/c it’s a place I can actually tell people about stuff like this and have them understand!
It’s not everywhere you know that you can brag about your nails finally being normal. Friendliest place here ever!!!
Post # 16
Biotin is the Sh*t, Ladies!! 🙂 I take it now and my hair and nails are much stronger then what they were a year ago.