(Closed) Nails or Not?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Should I get acrylic nails for the wedding?
    Yes, it is important for photos : (47 votes)
    64 %
    No, they are not important : (27 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I bite my nails as well, been doing it since I was a child as well. Have never had my nails long.  Never had a manicure in my life.  Couple months before the wedding I will try to paint them with clear polish whenever I can(as a nurse I can’t have nails painted at work) and just try to grow them out as best I can to where they are still short but more manicured. I’ll even finally get a manicure. 

     

    You still have time to let them grow out some imo.  Good luck! Maybe have them painted a light color/natural color on your wedding day.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’d go nails for sure.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Why not just keep your natural nails the length they are (obviously try to stop biting) and get a nice manicure? They’ll still be “you” but still be nice and polished.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Fall_In_Love22:  I agree – a nice manicure and you’ll be good to go!

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would suggest getting manicures with gell polish starting now (I recommend the Shellac brand). Your natural nails will grow underneath and the polish won’t harm your nails either. You should have gorgeous, natural nails by your wedding. The photographer will get a lot of up close shots of your hands so having nice looking nails will be important.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i bite my nails like crazy but i love getting acrylics! iv gotten them multiple times. love love love!

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    One thing to watch out for is cuttin/scratching yourself! Whenever I try to grow out my nails I am not used to them and end up cutting or scratching msyelf or Fh. Maybe its just a failure of not filing them because I am used to really short nails.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Whatever you decide to do, you should have beautiful nails for all the pictures that will be taken of them! I also recommend Gelish. 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    just get a regular manicure on your short nails. I can’t stand long nails on myself, so I just had light pink chicklets 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I plan on acrylics but keeping them very short, I personally like them.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Get a French manicure instead of acrylics. If you’ve never had acylics and you bite your nails a lot (like me) the acylics are going to drive you crazy. Trust me, I did it and was even biting on those! But if you get a French manicure it will still be your nails but the french part will make them appear as if they were longer then they really are. This is also what I’m doing it as a test and my Fiance loved them. (I typically have to have short nails because I play the cello….or at least I use that as my excuse).

     

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    When showing off your sparklies a well manicured hand is a must in my opinion.

     

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Im not doing acrylic, start the shellac now and keep them short, its simple and elegant

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Try the OPI gel manicure, you won’t be able to bite them, and it looks much more natural than acrylic nails. I used to have forever french acrylics for years, and looking back at pics, I feel they looked tacky. Often times, they are too thick and too long to look natural.

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