(Closed) Manicure or Acrylic nails?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I had gel nails done…they look natural and last a long time! basically its an acrylic nail with a gel overlay on it…then had the french manicure polish!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Acrylics make me nervous! They’re so pretty, but the last (and only) time I had them, they were SO painful to take off and my nails were disgusting for like a month afterwards. I’m too scared to get them again!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hardly anyone even gets acrylics anymore. Why they still offer them, most manicurists really do not understand. Gels are your best option if your natural nails are brittle. They are much better for your nail bed than acrylics if you decide to not keep them up later.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I had an American manicure.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m planning on going au natural with some blush nail polish, but I have freakishly strong nails no matter what I do to them, and I felt like gels were actually too much for me when I got them for prom. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m getting a real manicure, but I too have brittle nails, Mrs. Bear Cub recommended Nailtiques: http://www.nailtiques.com/

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@amanda-if you go back to the salon the have a liquid that should take them off and then they can manicure for you! No icky needed! = )

That being said, I love arylic/gel nails! I miss them, but am not allowed to do anything like paint my nails or have them done. = (

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Hm, I’m not much a long-nail girl.  I was hoping to get away with my short nails on the big day…

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I only wear french on my hands (due to a great-grandma that thought colored polish meant you were “fast”). I used to just get a manicure but switched to a thin acrylic overlay (called a pink and white overlay) a few years ago. I LOVE it and when I want to wear “my” nails…I just get it soaked off.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Artificial nails can be made to any length, long or short.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

long nails are not in anymore, so I think you can get away with your own, manicured nails

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