(Closed) real or fake nails. that is the question :)

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am keeping my real nails, never had fake ones before, so i’m not gonna start. I also am pretty lucky my nails for the most part are pretty healthy and strong.

When’s your wedding, essie makes this great clear strengthener called millionails.. you put one coat on each day for a week, it drys really quick and it’s clear so it’s not a huge commitment to follow through. It’s about 7-8 bucks a bottle I think. It’s a system so after it’s billionails, and it keeps going.. it is really good and if you still have a month or two and wanna keep your real nails, I would highly suggest it!


Post # 5
36 posts

My general opinion on this is if you wear fake nails everyday, then wear fake nails for your wedding.  If you don’t, then don’t do it.  Your fiance and family want to see you looking like the woman they know and love, trust me!

Post # 6
469 posts
Helper bee

what vitamin are you taking? I use Nail Envy by OPI and it’s 17 bucks a bottle but it works great. I could use a vitamin though!

Post # 7
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I got acrylic over my natural nails 1 week before my shower and plan on keeping it until after the honeymoon, then going back in to have it taken off. I have strong, healthy nails but after spending so much money on a photographer, I want to make sure my nails show up well in the photos. There are also several people at the reception who usually ask to see the ring, so I wanted my nails to be chip-free.

If you opt for natural nails, you could still get a french manicure the day before or the morning of the wedding. Why not pamper yourself a little? πŸ™‚

Post # 8
12087 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

I’m going all natural.  But then again, I like to keep my nails short.  I’ll get a manicure the day before the wedding in a pretty color.  Also, if your nails chip easily, I recommend taking prenatal vitamins.  They make your hair and nails grow faster and make your nails stronger!

Post # 9
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

I went all natural, but got a French manicure the morning of the wedding.  It ended up lasting through our mini-moon!

Post # 10
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m getting acrylic french tips for mine because I love how they look for pictures and I can’t have them normally for work so it will be nice to have them for a couple weeks.  Plus, I break my nails when I try to grow them.

Post # 11
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My real nails. I actually just cut them all really short and I’m starting to use nail strengthener on them so that they’re healthy and grown out by October 24th. They grow so fast, but they peel a little bit – so that’s the problem. 

I got gel nails once, loved how I had a bit of a nail since mine wouldn’t grow well at the time, and I kept them for a while – but got soooo sick of how they look if they grow out even a tiny bit, I hate how they’re not the natural thickness of real nails, cannot stand if they chip… hate them now. 

I got them off, started growing my nails, like for the past year and now at last they’re growing fast … really fast, but now I have to get them strong – not peeling.

Post # 13
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay

I went all natural as well with the help of a daily multi-vitamin.  It worked WONDERS!

I made sure to bring one of those nail polish remover soaked pads with me on the honeymoon & when it started to chip, I just took off the polish & left them natural for the rest of the honeymoon.

Post # 14
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hmmm if you dont normally do fakes I wouldnt pick the wedding for a palce to start – they can look really unnatural, and if youre not the type of person who normally wears them people will notice (Please note-I am not insulting those who have them, some of them look great, but you’ve been getting them for some time and know what to ask for. πŸ˜‰ )  I take prenatal vitamins from Trader Joes…I have to tell you, I couldnt ever grow my nails, and now its so easy.  I’ve noticed a huge difference in my hair as well- its shinier, grows faster.  (Dont take prenatals combiined with the ones you currently take, it might be too much of certain vitamins for your body to handle)  I believe they have very similar composition though.  Id take the above advice and stick with the vitamins and a nail strengthener weekly, and take polish remover pads on teh honeymoon.

Post # 15
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I agree with quiche—if your polish starts to crack and you hate it, bring nail polish remover and different polish and redo them yourself (or just remove the polish and go natural). I think I maybe had on a clear polish coat on my wedding day? It’s hard to remember. If you pick a natural color, it will be less likely to show chips than if you pick a bright color.

Post # 16
127 posts
Blushing bee

My mom got fake nails for her second wedding and ended up having to keep getting them done because it made her real nails very weak. Seven years later, she has an expensive biweekly ritual that could have very well been avoided. But that’s just my opinion!

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