Post # 1
Hi waiting bees 🙂
So as mentioned in previous posts, he has the ring, and it could be any day now… or a month from now? Hopefully not too much longer…
I normally keep my nails as short as possible because I like to do whatever I’m doing 100%, whether it’s working, working out, cleaning, etc, I just don’t care to keep up with proper management of my nails. I’ll get a manicure before a special occasion, but that’s really about it. Often I’ll just have some funky polish or those Sally Hansen/Minx stick-on patterns -something that doesn’t look out of place when it’s a little chipped.
But now that I’m waiting… I’ve grown my nails long and natural (with just a buff for shine) because I think that will look best with the ring… and I just want that one perfect photo on that day. But I can’t freaking wait to cut them again, it’s hard to even type, LOL I’m no good with these nails!
Did anyone else do anything special to prep their hands for showing off the ring?
Post # 3
I actually started growing my nails out in January for the first time in my life! I was a life-long nail biter, and I just decided one day that I wanted nice nails for whenever my beau decided to move things to the next level. So I’ve had some nice, natural long nails for a few months.
For when I thought the proposal would be coming, I intended to paint my nails nicely with some long-lasting polish. As it turned out, I completely forgot, and instead, the ring was put on a finger with not a drop of polish on it. It’s probably suiting, because I’m a pretty simple girl.
(I hope it’s ok to post here even though I am no longer waiting.)
Post # 4
I thought a proposal was coming on our vacation so the night before we left I filed and painted my nails so they would look good in any pics…yeaaaahh it ended up raining so hard that my hands became waterlogged and the nail polish peeled off lol. But he still proposed! Lesson learned, it doesn’t matter how well prepared you are 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve been prepping my nails for a while now – thank goodness I get the long lasting nail polish or it would be costing me a fortune, ha ha!
I’ve also been moisturising my hands like crazy, I suffer from exzcema on my hands and I don’t want any red rashes in any photos!! In fact, I’ve been moisturising so much the nail lady commented on how soft they were! ha ha.
If only future Mr TKR knew the secret lengths I was going through to prepare 😉
Post # 6
I am having serious nail anxiety.
I have been a nail-biter / picker all my life (50 years)… and I know that my SO wants me to have nice nails to show off my ring with.
This weekend we bought the ring, and I get it back after the sizing etc in 2 weeks… well 2 weeks from now, my finger nails will still be the pits (maybe if I’m lucky they’ll be almost to the end of my fingers, but certainly not protruding anywhere).
Trying to figure out at what point I can put on fakes (either store bought or acrylics)… I’ve always assumed that I could only do that once the nails were actually protruding beyond my fingers.
Any help / advice would be much appreciated.
Post # 7
I am so rubbish at being this organised!!
I’m now unemployed (well I’m technically still a student until my graduation in September but I’ve finished my last project) so I should definitely be able to find time to keep them neat and tidy. When I get a job I might treat myself to more regular pro manis. You know, just in case 😉
Post # 8
@This Time Round: Plenty of people get fakes put on when they are having issues biting them and just want to grow them out to a healthy, non-bitten length. From what I’ve read, some people have just little tiny nubs for nails and get the acrylics put on to protect them so that they can grow. I bet if you went now, you’d be fine.
Post # 9
haha yes, i usually have very out there nails (currently have purple and silver glitter with bows on the ring finger and diamonties on the rest) but when i started to susspect my nails went to plain french tip lol
Post # 10
@This time around – you’d be surprised what a professional manicure can do! I think should be able to get it cleaned up and looking beautiful!!
Post # 11
@This Time Round: You know that stuff that tastes gross and you paint on kids nails like nail polish? It works better for adults than it does for kids. SO used it to beat the habit at 32 and he’s been nibble-free for over a year now. I think part of it is to do with the fact that adults want to quit so the taste is a little reminder to not put our fingers in our mouths. Kids generally don’t want to, their parents want them to, so they just lick it off so they can get to the good stuff (I know my brother did)!
Post # 12
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the feedback (sorry WAITING WONDERLAND if I hijacked your topic… that was never my intent, just wanted to tell you my dilemma pre-ring)
I will pick up some stick-on nails in the next few days, and will post another topic (my own this time) to tell you all how I am doing in this Quest.