Post # 17
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
I havnt seen my real nails in 10 years!
Post # 19
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
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
@eryepe that is EXACTLY what I want for my wedding. SHORT acrylics with an american finish.
Post # 22
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
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
@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
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
@ 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
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
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.