(Closed) Nail salon vent!!!!!!!!!!! oh how i hate manicures…

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@sfigu16:  Last Saturday as in a week ago?  Or two days ago?  If it’s the former, I feel like that’s kind of to be expected for a regular manicure unless you never use your hands (as if!) or are applying a new layer of top coat every day.  If it was just two days ago, they’ll probably touch up the worst nail(s) for a small fee, like $2-$5.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

last saturday like 2 days ago? Yes, you can call and see if they’ll fix it.

if it was last saturday, like 9 days ago, they most def wont.

Manicures chip by the time I get in my car so I’ve been getting Calgel/shellac/CND and  it lasts forever.  Yes, its more (like $40) but if I really need my nails done for something, its the only way they’ll last.  

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@sfigu16:  I usually put top coat on myself every few days to preserve it longer. You should try that next time. It totally stinks to ruin your manicure though- bummer. 🙁

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I highly recommend getting a shellac manicure next time you decide to get a manicure… they are more expensive, usually around $30-35 or so, but they last up to 10 days with no chipping.

The last time I got one done it lasted 6 days no chipping.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I actually think $20 is pretty cheap for a manicure… No matter what I do, my nails chip in 1-2 days.  Top coat, base coat, doesn’t matter.  Some people claim they get a week with the same brands of nail polish I use, and that has never been my experience.  This is why I only spend money on pedicures, because those actually last on me.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve never paid anywhere near that little for a manicure.  Mine’s normally around $35-40.  Shellac is about $60.  But the regular manicures last until they grow out for me – I work in an office, so they don’t get too abused.  You get what you pay for – at that price, I’d guess that they’re adding to the polish bottles to stretch them out.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@sfigu16:  I have a fewpoints

1. I don’t think $20 is that high for a manicure

2. My place has a three day “guarantee”. If your fingernails chip within 3 days (or your pedicure within 5) they’ll fix it

3. Try gel polish (gelish, opi axxium, CND) it keeps for 2+ weeks (but its pricier)

4. Go to a better salon. Look for reviews online!

 

ETA: you can buy gel polish kits (you need a UV or LED light -not just the special polish) that you can do at home and that’s way cheaper than gel polishes at salons. Search for Sally Henson, sensationial or red carpet manicure. Sensationail is the cheapest and its available at Walmart ($50-60)

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@sfigu16:  It could be, that the nail polish like my nails “slides” right off the nails. Doesn’t matter if I do them myself or go get them off the nail polish comes off usually chips or whole nail for polish comes off. Did they, slightly rough up your nails? That usually helps in my case for the polish to last longer.

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@sfigu16:  see my ETA about gel polish kits. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

$20 is average to high for a manicure around here.  That’s what you pay in the “nicer” nail salons and less than what you’d pay in a spa.  You can get shellac for $25 at a couple places, which is what I’d recommend. 

Actually, I just do my nails myself anymore.  My husband insists that I spend a fortune on nail polish (and maybe I do), but you get what you pay for.  Butter London polish lasts me almost a week without chipping.  I use everything from the cuticle eliminator to cuticle oil at the end and mine look great.

I’m thinking about a DIY gel polish kit.  I’m good enough with a nail polish brush to make it look good, I just don’t know which one to get, or even if I should just get the professional one (CND or OPI) if that would be better than the Red Carpet stuff. 

Anyway – to your original question – just call the nail place and ask if they’ll touch it up.  Even a polish change should be a lot cheaper than a full manicure.

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