(Closed) Red Carpet Manicure – ask me anything!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes actually! I’m a faithful Shellac girl– every two weeks with Kenny without missing a day! I’m SUPER terrible at polishing my own nails. Is the RCM polish any more or less difficult to deal with as far as application?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I keep toying with buying one of these because I can’t keep my nails from chipping to save my life and it’s SO frustrating. One reason I don’t is because a) I won’t be able to use any of the polish I have and I don’t want them to go to waste and b) i don’t want them to ruin my nails. Do you do it consistenly and never take a break from wearing them? Is it hard on your nails?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oooh!!! Only $59.99 for a starter kit?! Does that have everything we need?

Let’s see, where I live, the cheapest Shellac’s are $25, with most being $30. If I bought the kit, that would pay for 2.

Are the polishes expensive? Are there lots of options? Would I have to use that brand or could I use others?

 

Thanks!! I always thought these were super expensive so I’ve never given them thought!

Post # 6
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3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Isn’t the UV light used to cure the gel polish really really bad for you? Or is that just media hype? Can you do gels without curing under the UV light? I’m doing my nails constantly and would love a more durable option.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@vorpalette:  Oh, I have has shellac done before.  how long does it take start to finish- I DIY mani and don’t have the patience for it drying for a long time.

Also how difficult is it to take off? When I did shellac the nail tech had to file and crack at my natural nails to get it off and it made my nails so thin- a  few broke w/o a few days.

Post # 11
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5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@vorpalette:  mine break and peel really easily too which is why I keep them constantly painted. I probably could have paid for this by now with all the no chip top coats I’ve tried!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@vorpalette:  I have the RCM system too….here are my 2 questions:

1.  What are your favourite colours? What’s the best light/nude colour? I have Camera Shy and it is basically clear, not nude, and we don’t have RCM near me (I need to cross the US border and go to Ulta) so would like some recomendations before the trip.

2. No matter how thin I do the coats, I always seem to end up with spill-over on my pinky fingers, and sometimes other fingers too.  I do always check to remove any mess off my cuticles before curing, so I don’t know how this happens.  Maybe it spreads right before or during initial curing? Any tips?

Post # 14
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1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@vorpalette:  I use RCM polish but I use Sensationail kit. It was cheaper! Sally hensen has recently come out with a system as well. I love gel polish!

Post # 15
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1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Coral99:  there are quite a few brands of gel polish now. RCM, sensationail and Sally Hensen are sold in target for $9.99 I believe. Sallys beauty carries gelish brand but I think it’s $11.99. There’s a good variety if colors between all the brands. 

Post # 16
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1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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