(Closed) Pretty Nails – Preparing for a Ring

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

YES. Had the feeling it was going to happen, got the Shellac done the day before he popped the question! I’m really hard on my nails (I paint a lot) and it lasted about a week and a half which was damn near a miracle! Looked great, got tons of compliments. It burns your cuticles a bit, though… here’s a picture

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wish I thought about this! I’m just so clueless when it come to this kind of stuff! My nails look awful.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I get the gels whenever I go on vacation. I am horribly rough on my hands and I chip regular polish within hours of putting it on. The gels hold up wonderfully. They don’t chip till I literally start picking at them and TRY to peel them off. πŸ™‚ You’ll love ’em. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I just got a shellac manicure last week. I did the “french” because that is what SO loves the best … I love it and since the only “color” is on the tip, I don’t show “growth” down by the cuticle which means I can wear it for a few weeks before re-doing. Notice my ring finger is obviously lacking something? πŸ˜‰  

Post # 8
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684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve been doing my own nails lately!  But right after he asks I’m planning to get a pro manicure done (I’ve been waiting) πŸ™‚  I’ve done the gel before.  It’s great!  But even if I paint my nails myself and use a base and topcoat it stays on for a little over a week AND I’m really had on my nails but I have really dry nail beds, so the manicurist says that’s why my polish lasts so long. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@JuniperSage: Your nails look beautiful!! I hope that ring finger is not lacking for long!

I was planning to go get pedicures with some friends on Saturday, but I think I need to make it a mani/pedi πŸ˜‰

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I did the same thing, kept my nails long and healthy while waiting for the ring. Then when I sent pics to my mom she said, “your nails look awesome, you totally knew it was coming.”

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Yep I get Gells done on my nails whenever I go on vacation or for special occasions such as weddings… I did mine 3 weeks and + ago with Red glitter ombre which was very festive! I am getting it done again tomorrow! Exciting! I think I’ma do another Glitter ombre with Gold!!! I want some festive colors!

 

Post # 12
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Worker bee

I actually just got a manicure today with the Gelish brand polish. It basically looks just like regular polish but hardens with UV lights and you do not have to wait for it to dry. It lasts 2-3 weeks without chipping and can go longer. Personally my nails go very quickly so I do not like to go more than 2 weeks. 

 

I am not as close to you as having a ring but I keep mine looking good too just in case πŸ™‚

 

FYI- You should go back to the nail salon if you want it removed. It is removed using Acetone and can be done at home but I highly recommend against it because you can damage your nails if it is done incorrect. When done properly it will not.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve had gel nails done for a long time now… and it just so happened that I got a fill done right before we were engaged so they were nice and fresh. this was just pure luck… I didn’t know it was coming so soon!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have had Shellac – and it lasts a long time on me! I’m not sure what the difference is between Shellac and Gelish, just that the salon I go to only does Shellac. I am really hard on my nails, and a regular manicure lasts about a week (if I’m lucky). Right now I have regular polish (Zoya with OPI glitter stuff on top) and it’s been on like 5 days with 2 teeny chips at the end (not noticable unless you are really looking for it). I just wish Shellac had more shades. I have a ton of friends that love it though. I had to go to the salon to get it off and it really dried out my hands. Have a good Christmas!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

how funny this was such a huge concern of mine before i was engaged. the one thing i told my husband was that if he ever planned on proposing to me was to please make sure my nails were done. Im always so embarrased of my hands since i have a bad habot of biting my nails:(  well we went up to santa fe, nm to visit our families and i had a girls day with my mom and got our nails done and everything. He proposed that night and it was all part of his plan for my moms and I spa day.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@babebabe06: Haha! I told my fiance the same thing! Like a couple weeks before he proposed I said, “Please don’t propose when my nails are ugly.” Joking of course. I still would have been overjoyed even if I happened to have ugly nails, but luckily I didn’t.

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