(Closed) nail dilemma/emergency… wedding in 20 days and terrible nails…

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Biotin pills!!!

Post # 5
1949 posts
Buzzing bee

It looks like you nail beds are very healthy so that is a good! 

  • Use the hardening solution
  • stay hydrated
  • get a good hair skin and nails multi vitamin and take twice a day (5000mcg Biotin)
  • keep your hands and cuticles moisturized (use a good lotion several times a day)
  • wear gloves when doing things around the house and in general protect your nails
  • keep a nail file on you and gently file once a week

Good luck

Post # 7
2021 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

Get the Impress adhesive nails from the drug store. They look great and will stay on for a week. Soak them with acetone to remove sooner. They wont damage your nails if you only wear them once. I did it for a year and I did get some damage. But its a great temp solution for a special day.

Post # 9
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Church

Clear nail polish with hardener, Sally Hansen is good brand and  taking prenatal vitamins. It works for me. All the other tips are pretty good too. 

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 7 months ago by AutumnFlower.
Post # 10
17 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014

I hear you… I have horrible nails that crack and are extremely thin and brittle. I’ve always been a nail biter and for the first time in my life finally was able to grow them out. I’d consider having a set of gel overlays done for your wedding. I’ve heard that having gel overlay nails/tips is much easier on your natural nails than acrylic. Once you decide to pull them off after the wedding I would just shine the top of your nail bed with a nail buffer and put on two coats of clear Opi Nail Envy Nail Strengthener. I love this product, it dries hard within minutes and really makes my nails look top notch while I try to grow them out.


Post # 11
2417 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

If you choose to get gel or acrylic nails, make sure you go to a quality salon to get them.  If they use an electric file to file down your natural nail, they’re what my friend who’s a nail tech refers to as a ‘chop shop’.  They should rough up your nail bed with a hand file, but not one of the electric ones.

I’ve used just plain press on nails for many special events, and I’ve actually been asked at more than one of them where I got my nails ‘done’.  The biggest tip I have for press on nails is pick a length that is short enough that it suits you. The longer that you go, the more ‘fake’ the nails look I find.  I usually aim for at, or just past my fingertips.

Post # 12
1201 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My nails used to brittle, but since I’ve started taking iron and b12 supplements, they’re hard and grow long and fast! I don’t recommend taking iron without getting a blood test to confirm you’re low first, but b12 is safe. 

I suggest a multivitamin, eating a lot of iron rich foods and using the hardening polish everyday. Then for the wedding, get gel or acrylic nails. 

Post # 13
1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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lizzziehope:  I’d be careful with the bioti  supplements unless you’ve taken them before and know how you react to them. I started taking hair, skin and nail supplements to help with my now waist length hair, and I have never had worse skin in my entire life! Biotin overdose can cause breakouts. 

Post # 14
8515 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I posted this last week in another thread, but I’d give the same advice here! If you start using Nailtiques, I’d be surprised if you didn’t see a noticable improvement in 20 days. Good luck, OP!

6 days ago
After a terrible gel mani* years ago, I had constant problems with peeling and weak nails. I tried Nailtiques Formula 2 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LS7UZC/) and it was a lifesaver. I highly recommend it. I also agree with PP about Biotin and cuticle oil (I use CND Solar Oil, it’s great). One thing to note re: Biotin. I started breaking out and realized that one pill a day was too high a dose for me. I’ve since cut up my pills in halves and take only 1/2 every other day, and my skin is back to normal and my nails are still in great shape.

*Not knocking gel manis AT ALL, I never went to that particular salon again and have had great gel manis since!


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Post # 15
32 posts

Coconut oil!

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