(Closed) natural nails or tips (acrylics?)

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What should I do with my nails?
    Keep my natural nails and just get them painted : (75 votes)
    82 %
    Go all out - get the tips and have nice, long fingernails : (12 votes)
    13 %
    other (please explain) : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have the same problem at you, i constatly pick at the skin around and under my nails and they always looked bad. I started getting gel overlays, which are similar to acrylics but better for your nails. I keep them pretty short and look natural, but they are much stronger so I don’t pick at them all the time. I’ve been doing this for about 2 years and my own nails are now so much stronger since they aren’t getting damaged by me picking at them. 

    Post # 4
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    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Have you heard of Shellac?? When I get a manicure thats what I get. I hate acrylics because they mess up your natural nail, plus I think they look really bad in about 2 weeks when they start growing out. With Shellac they use your natural nail and put several coats of gel on them, you can get them in color but I usually get french tips. They last for 2 weeks and they dont mess up your nails at all!

    Post # 5
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    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I personally think that acryllic nails are “out of style”. Sure, lots of people still get them, but they look SO fake. I’d suggest to find a salon that does Shellac. It’s just like a regular manicure on your real nails except that it lasts 2 weeks! Totally worth every penny. 

    Post # 6
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    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Unless you plan on keeping up with them I would just get them painted. If he’s proposing soon I definitely think a mani is in order though!

    Post # 7
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    202 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have to agree that MOST fake nails tend to look very dated to me. They don’t look natural at all. I think like PPs have said just getting a quality Shellac manicure would look much nicer!

    Post # 8
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    6360 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I really, really prefer natural-looking nails. Even if it’s not perfect looking, a clean natural nail looks so much better to me than acrylics, which almost always look fake to me and to varying degees remind me of porn movies (even the french manicure ones).

    A professional manicure/shellac would be lovely though.

    Post # 9
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    7455 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Where I live, acrylics are seen as cheesy or tacky for the most part. I’d say to go natural with a a neutral color.

    Post # 10
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    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If you’re happy with the length, get a UV gel manicure (I personally prefer CND Shellac to OPI Axxium).  If you want a boost of length, I say go ahead and get tips BUT

    keep them VERY short, and have them polished a solid colour, not pink and white french.  They’ll look much more tasteful that way.  Both of these options will still look good in 2 weeks, as opposed to a regular manicure which will be chipped within a few days.

     

    eta:  this is the kind of look I’m advocating here:

    Post # 11
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    DEFINITELY natural!  Get a gel manicure – it lasts a long time, but is still on your natual nail.  I got OPI gel (this is the day after the wedding):

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think long nails and fake nails look so awful and Jerseyshore-esque.  However, if that’s your thing, and your friends’ thing…go for whatever makes you feel the best!

    Post # 14
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @stargazer102706:  Thank you!  It looked like an improved version of my natural nails, which is just what I wanted 🙂

    Post # 15
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    1069 posts
    Bumble bee

    I agree with the previous poster who suggested Shellac. I think that acrylics are a little dated now.

    Post # 16
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    6210 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I HATE tips. Stick with your natural nail

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