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

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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Bumble bee

http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Repair-Breathable-Manicure-System/dp/B00KVZK2VQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1430686805&sr=1-3&keywords=kiss+repair+nails

This stuff has been great for my nails.  For me it worked 100x better than sally hansen hardners, nail tek, etc.  I don’t even really bother with the 2nd two bottles, the base coat is what really makes my nails look good and keeps them strong which gives them time to grow.  I buy it at my local fred meyer.

Also, if it came down to it, I’d get acrylic.  Not as a long term solution, but just for the day and if you’re a biter it can give your nails some time to grow underneaath and when you take them off you can file them shorter.

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

20 days is not a long enough time to see much improvement in the length of your nails. Gels and acrylic can both damage your nails but…. the damage is temporary.  Once the nail grows out you have the same nail you started with.  My suggestion is to get gels or acrylic so your nails will look nice for the wedding. After 2 weeks you can soak them off in acetone and then use nail strenghtener.

Post # 18
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Honey Beekeeper

I would  do gel nails, where you can use any color and they use the UV light to build up the nail, including the shape.  One time won’t damage your nail beds. Just make sure you don’t peel them off when they start growing out. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

None of the nail improvement systems are going to help you in less than 20 days. I’d suggest press-on nails. They’ve come a LONG way. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

20141020_1057301These are all Impress press ons. They are awesome! You can even paint them if you don’t like the colors. Sorry about all the gratuitous ring pix.

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Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Lokie85:  this. This is everything i do. Get on these stat and might have something to work with on the big day . 

Good luck. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee

I would say get gel nail extensions done for your wedding they will instantly look long and lovely and they are less damaging than acrylics. Once you are ready to get them removed go back to the salon don’t remove them yourself. After use the nail strengthener and your nails will grown nice and long again xx 

Post # 23
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Busy bee

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lizzziehope: I agree with 
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Mdmc:  20 days is not going to be long enough to grow stronger nails. you may as well do some kind of fake nail for now, and worry about treating the brittleness after the event is over. I have brittle nails and biotin seems to be working, but it takes 3-6 months for the old unhealthy nail to completely grow out and be replaced, so you won’t really get results until then. also, I’ve never had good luck with nail strengthening polishes. the way I see it, the nutrients in them are negated by the harsh chemicals. 

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amandajane4949:  those actually look real! what’s the brand? 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

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sporkette:  they are called Impress. they have so much cool shit.

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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lizzziehope:  As someone who was a BAD nail biter for years, and yours look better than mine EVER did – I grew them out as much as I could before the wedding (had about half grown), and then did acrylics for the wedding. I knew that wasn’t the healthiest for my nails, but they worked like a charm for me to stop biting my nails.

After getting the acrylics off, they were very brittle and still short for when I just did a manicure. They’d also still break, but it was better than they looked before. Since then, they have been amazing and I have continued to get a gel manicure once a month and the breaking has decreased a lot.

If you don’t think acrylics would work, or don’t like them (haven’t read additional comments), try the nail growth items and take either a prenatal or biotin until then. But, you may need more time than 20 days to get more nail growth.

Wedding nails (French tips):

After getting them removed (sorry it’s blurry):

Today!

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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lizzziehope:  I haev very weak brittle nails and short nail beds. I have been applying coconut oil on my hands and nails twice daily and they are VERY different from where they were 3 weeks ago. My nails look and feel so much stronger. Give it a try!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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lizzziehope:  I agree with PPs that vitamins and nourishing polishes might not do anything for you in 3 weeks, but no harm in giving them a shot for long term care.   

For your wedding, I’d definitely look into getting silk wraps if your nails aren’t as long as you’d like them to be.  They’re not as thick as acrylics so they’re very natural looking, and they’re less damaging as well.  

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