(Closed) Real or fake acrylic nails?

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Are you getting fake nails on before the wedding?

    Yes, they will make my hands look pretty

    No, I don't like them.

    I already have them on.

  • Post # 17
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The last time I got an manicure (just painted nails, not even fake) they used a dirty file on my nails! Ew! I was disgusted.  After that, I decided I can paint my own nails. Plus it was 15$.

     

    Not digging the “Asian” comment above 🙁

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I havnt seen my real nails in 10 years!

    Post # 19
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m definitely leaving my nails bare (with either clear polish or a french manicure). I feel like I can spot any type of fake nail from a mile away. Not that it is necessarily bad… some people LIKE the look of fake nails, but I think its a whole different thing than how real nails look. I don’t personally like the look of fake nails so I stay bare. 

    @eryepe: Whats an american manicure and hows that different than french manicure?

    Post # 20
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    An American manicure is a softer more natural version of the French manicure. So instead of bright white tips, an American manicure has more ivory colored tips.

    Post # 21
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @eryepe that is EXACTLY what I want for my wedding. SHORT acrylics with an american finish.

    Post # 22
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    ah. got it, thanks! I have only gotten a real manicure maybe twice and the one time I got a “french manicure” was terrible! It was at a cheapo salon (price tag should’ve warned me but it didn’t) and they filed my nails to a POINT and put a shimmery irridescent purpley color over white. Now I’m a little scared of nail salons 🙂 But when I do it at home I usually do white tips with a slightly opaque pink over them so its not so “hey i’m a french manicure!” which sounds kinda like what an american manicure is. 

    also i’m kind of glad “american manicure” is a thing… i thought for a second it might be like “freedom fries” or something and I thought that nonsense was over!

    Post # 23
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    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I usually have them on anyway, but I will def be getting them done for the wedding.  I am a nail bitter and I need them to make my hands look pretty! 🙂

    Post # 24
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    Honey bee

    @Corgi, if you go to a “high end” salon such as Aveda for example (and is the only nationwide name I am aware of), you will get quality work done. Even a local beauty school where students are learning and trying to get experience in for their portfolios is a good place to go because they are being trained to follow state safety guidelines. If you know where to go, there is nothing to be afraid of.

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I just loved acrylic nails when I was around 12…until they ripped apart my natural nails and I developed a fungal infection under three of them. It took months before my regular nails were back.  I have never gotten them since, plus I don’t care for the way they look/how inconvenient they are.  And I am so grossed out by nail salons after watching all those TV specials about people who like, got AIDS from unsanitary nails salons; it just seems like it’s too easy to get really lazy about sterilizing your equipment, so I haven’t been to one of those either.  I will likely just leave mine completely au naturel or paint them the palest pink color with a nail polish that’s isn’t 100% chemicals, like these: http://www.suncoatproducts.com/index-polishwaterbased.htm

    Post # 26
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @ eryepye – your nails look(ed) great! I LOVE acrylics. I feel so girlie with them on, I feel totally different compare to when I dont have them.

    Post # 27
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    oh lord i did them for senior prom – grandmother made me do it

    they hurt, they ripped off, they ruined my nails for years. i wouldnt mind some very short ones, but would prefer a french manicure on my existing nails.

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My natural nails have been looking amazing lately thanks to my best friend, moroccan oil, so I will just get a manicure with either light pink polish or clear polish.

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