Post # 1
ok – so I used to do my nails ALL the time…but it’s been years since I’ve cared (only used to do them at home…) and honestly now – on the RARE occasion (literally maybe once a year) that I paint my nails – i end up waiting a few weeks til they’ve chipped so bad I’m forced to take the polish off. (yup just lazy, lol)
I’m curious – how many of you are doing your nails? I’m thinking of getting a mani done the thursday before my wedding – but I don’t know if maybe I should just do it myself…(meaning just painting them).
I guess my biggest question, though – what is the best pre-polish (or whatever it’s called) to use now to just get them a little healthier? They’re average length – not very long but not short either.
are you all having your nails done?
Post # 3
I too have lost interest in nail care and have been too busy (ie too lazy) to do anything with them. however, i am def. going to have them done before the wedding. In terms of a prepolish, I would use Nailtiques.
Post # 4
i also am not a nail person. but…i have gotten two mani’s in teh past month to try and keep up my nails.
I think you should get a professional mani but do a trial run on the color.
my question is….when do your nails look best? the day of a mani or the next day?
Post # 5
Normal state of my nails: pathetically dirty and chewed.
Last time I painted my fingernails: I’m guessing about 5 years ago.
I AM getting a manicure. I’m getting them done short and simple but of all days for my nails not to resemble those of a 10-year-old boy, my wedding will be it!
Getting a pedi too, for the first time ever! Fiance may even get a mani/pedi with me! (No pretty colors for him though!)
Post # 6
My e-ring pic depicts the state of my nails on any given day:
Post # 7
I didn’t do anything special with my nails. I haven’t worn polish on my fingers in years. They do grow decently most the time though.
Post # 8
My nails grow nicely and it has also been years since I have paid to have them done. It has also been years since I have polished them. I did my own for our e-pictures and I will do my own for our wedding. I don’t see the point in paying someone else to do them for me. They stuff the put on your nails just suffocates them and makes them weak. I am just going to make sure all my nails are the same length and polish them with a clearish pink color and then just put a clear top coat on them. My pictures did not look bad in our e-pictures, so I know they will look fine for the wedding.
Post # 9
I’m a Mom- I get gel manicures with a French tip- oval shaped. Square shaped nails on me look like ten little mini shovels.
If my daughter does anything other than a basic manicure and polish for her wedding, I’m going to recommend tips and gel for her. It’s a much more graceful growout if you don’t want to keep refilling. A good tech can do a set that will last until you file off the end of the tip. You can use nail polish on top of gel too without hurting the glaze underneath- that means you can change your color just like you would on real nails.
Post # 10
I reserved 10 spots at a nail salon I go to on occasion, and we’re having a mani/pedi party the morning of our wedding. Our daughter (5 between us!), and some other relatives are going. Thought it would be a fun way to start the day.
Post # 11
I’ve never had fake nails, and the one manicure I tried didn’t impress me… so I had my Mom paint them the day of and.. I think they turned out fine 🙂 In retrospect, i’m glad I have the extra $50 or so from painting my own nails. I have been taking Biotin for a while to help keep them stronger – which helped!
Post # 12
i’m in the same boat… but i’m also figuring i’ll have so much going on that week (DIY wedding!) that a break with my MOHs to get mani/pedis will be a treat that i will appreciate. at the very least, it will be a guaranteed time i can sit for an hour and enjoy a bit of me time. =D