(Closed) let’s talk fingernails…

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My e-ring pic depicts the state of my nails on any given day:

Post # 7
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
147 posts
Blushing bee

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
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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

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