(Closed) Nails for little hands that will last

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I use the petite Kiss impress line (press on) works perfectly and you can take them off anytime you want. Very affordable and fun/easy to use. 

The nails have lasted up to two weeks.

Sorry i I just read the rest of the post! Shellac worked wonders for my nails but it just got too pricey for me, so I just started using nail care items and press ons when I don’t feel like having bare short nails. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 6 months ago by mrscandid.
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Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard

Lol omg i just measured my hand and bottom of palm to tip of middle finger is 6inches. I feel you bee. I think that your best bet is to just do gel/shellac so you’re more comfortable and let it ride.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

LOL I just measured too, I’m at 6.5, and Ive always been told my hands are tiny!

 

I LOVE gel, and I’ve been using it for years after doing solar (acrylic) for years

 

I hated the stiffness and thickness of the acrylic. It took my paper thin nails some time to heal (helped by the gel)

 

But they’re nice and decently strong now. I usually keep them about a quarter inch past my finger tips, and I dont think they look weird at all

I get alot of compliments on my nails actually, and “where do you get your nails done?”

 

And I’m rough on my hands. I’ve gone through probably ever scenario you could think of, and for the most part, the gel stays on really well.

 

I will say, OPI brand stays better than all the other brands. Gelish is a close second

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I have tiny hands too! If I get them done with acrylic I always ask for sport cut! They aren’t that long and they allow me to keep up with any outdoor activities! I love the idea of using store brand nails but I’ve had no luck keeping them on ๐Ÿ˜ฉ even when I tried the kid versions! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I just posted about this on anothe thread!  I love the Broadway brand “real life petites” nails.  They are awesome!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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Post # 8
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Busy bee

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shortchica:  it sounds like your actual nails are really tiny, which means there is not enough surface area for the glue to stick to. it’s probably why acrylics popped off so easily. 

I would reccomend a glue on nail. you can actually have the glue cover some of the skin (where your real nail would have been if you didn’t bite them). that will only last about a day though. you could pull them off the next day. maybe try a practice set before the wedding?  

I would consider going just a teeny bit shorter than the tip of your finger — like in the photo. they will still look feminine. if your nails extend beyond the tip of your finger even juts a tiny bit, it gives more of a chance that they will get caught on something and pop off. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee

My hands are actually a tiny bit smaller than yours but I’ve had similar problems, at the moment though I’ve found that if i have acrylics they last longer if I have them pointy/almond shaped! Not so bulky but delicate and pretty:)

how long would you need to keep them on? Mine usually last well over 2 weeks so might be worth the thought.ย 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Press ons are definitely your best bet – they don’t ping off easily, come in lots of differen’t colours/designs, they last way longer than I thought they would but at the same time they’re easier to remove than regular falsies.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

I bite my nails, too, and I love gel because it makes the nails stronger (while the gel is on) so it prevents me from biting and gives them a chance to grow out.  It’s a little pricey, but if I know I have an event coming up, I’ll start a gel routing about a month in advance so I can go through 2 or 3 cycles of polish while giving my nails that time to grow a bit.

With your limited time, I’d also recommed the Kiss impress line.  I’ve used them before for last minute events where I wanted classier nails but had bitten them down to the quick.  Even with a fairly small nail bed, I’ve gotten at least a week out of these press ons, but you could always pull them off earlier if you didn’t want to wear them for your trip.  They’re a bit longer than I’d like them to be, but are definitely manageable enough to wear just for the wedding day.  Then if they come off after, who cares?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

 

Thought I would let you know! 

Just came back from a three day camping trip and my nails are still on. It’s been a few days since the nails were put on too! I went ziplining, canoeing and hiked! 

If you do decide to wear the impress nails, even if they come off, you can just bring the extra nails to put on. Or you can buy a new set to bring with you, they are so easy to put on. Takes under 10 minutes! 

If I would have known about the press on nails for my wedding, I definitely would have used it! 

 

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