(Closed) Natural Nails or Acrylics?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What looks better, short natural nails or acrylics?
    Shorty Natural Nails : (48 votes)
    72 %
    Acrylics : (19 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i think it’s all about personal taste. i’ve never had acrylics, i prefer natural nails. but if long nails would make you happier i’d go for it.

    Post # 4
    Member
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I always prefer natural nails!

    And short nails can look really nice if shaped well!

    Post # 5
    Member
    468 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Natural! As long as they are neat and clean, they’re perfect!

    Post # 6
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I also prefer natural nails. You can dress them up with some nice polish and they will be beautiful. If you don’t think you can get the polish on evenly, you could go to a salon and have them paint your nails without putting on all the other stuff.

    Post # 7
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I really don’t like the look of acrylic nails. They are so obviously fake – not a good look to me. I love a squared off short nail in a great color.

    Post # 8
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    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Since forever I was convinced I was going to go with acrylic, I’ve had them off and on for years. When FH proposed, I had my nails done and all the shots of my ring had my beautiful nails in them. Well I took them off about a month ago and I am LOVING how my nails look now. I just got a beautiful mani and chose pink lemonade from essie as the color and it will totally be my color for my wedding. Long story short, its all in what you prefer. I like both.

    Post # 10
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    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think both can be beautiful if done well.  I did acrylics because I chip polish off my fingernails within 24 hours or less but it doesn’t chip off the acrylics and I wanted them to look nice.

    @crayfish: I agree that they look fake if not done right but if you find a good nail tech who keeps them thin, they really don’t look any different than someone who has natural nails that are strong enough to grow longer.  Bad acrylics look fake; the sign of a good nail tech is when they don’t! Wink

    Post # 11
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    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I am a terrible nail biter…Nothing will stop me.  Of course I prefer natural nails however there is no way I would ever be able to grow mine out.  I have acrylic nails and I always keep them short. I do not get my thumb done, why? Because I need to bite it..Remember – bite bite bite….

    Point – If you are not a nail biter – GO Au’Naturel Laughing

    My acryclic nails w/ my light pink OPI – I always get the same thing ALWAYS sorry for the crappy pic, its from my phone…..See my thumb, no nail Tongue out

    Post # 12
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    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I havnt seen my natural nails in 5+ years! I hate the look of natrual nails

    Post # 13
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    330 posts
    Helper bee

    @ FutureKMM I’m the same way. In less than 48 hrs, my nails are chipped and some the color is completely gone. But I also have a problem with Acrylics lifting too fast.

     

    I would say go with your natural nails

    Post # 14
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    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @MsAqua: Find a new nail tech!  If they’re done right, your acrylics shouldn’t ever lift!  I’m still searching for a good nail tech here in TX (recently moved) but when I went home for my wedding, my mom’s nail tech did mine.  Then I got lazy post wedding/honeymoon and didn’t get them filled for 4 weeks and not a single acrylic had lifted at all!

    Post # 15
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I really don’t find acrylic nails to be attractive. And there’s a lot of upkeep to them. Additionally, I think shorter nails are prettier than long ones!

    Post # 16
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @crayfish: Yeah I guess some of the women where I work go to a place that makes them really thick. Maybe if I find someone with thinner ones i’ll ask where they got them and give it a whirl!

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