(Closed) RN clueless about fake nails for wedding! Poll!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What should i do for my nails?
    Get the fake nails for the 6 days in one design : (5 votes)
    12 %
    Get the fake nails for the 6 days with multiple designs and go to friends wedding like that : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Dont do fake nails at your wedding at all : (27 votes)
    64 %
    Get the fake nails before the wedding without a trial : (9 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 16
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    868 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard

    Gel or Shellac. Shellac is easier on your nails.

    Post # 17
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    3810 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    If you want to play around with press on nails just for your wedding then I’d recommend the Impress brand. They have adhesive stickers on the back so you don’t have to deal with the glue mess. You can find them at any drugstore or major retailer like Wal Mart or Target. They come in every color and have designs too. They also come in different lengths too, which is nice. 

    Post # 18
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    318 posts
    Helper bee

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    tinker44:  I wouldn’t recommend getting acrylics done for 6 days and then having them removed. It’s a lot of money to have them done and it will be be pretty damaging to your nails to remove them that soon after having them done as they are supposed to last 2-3 weeks before a fill. I would recommend doing press on nails like steen425 said. They will last about 7 days before they start falling off. You do need to rough up your nail with a file but just slightly so the glue has something to adhere to, don’t go to town on your nails. I do my own nails with press on’s because my natural nails are shit, and I like the look of longer nails on myself. these are my current nails and I did them about 4 days ago. Sorry for the novel lol

     

    Post # 19
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    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I don’t like fake nails either, honestly there’s a learning curve with using them too.  I rocked them back in the early 2000-10’s when French manicures were a the rage. 

    i think short nails look so pretty if you have a super dark or white manicure.  Very pretty!

    Post # 20
    Member
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Post # 21
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    2166 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Gel manicure for sure. A full set of nails is intended to be on your hands for at least 2 weeks at a time, taking them off after 6 days will destroy your nails, it’s not worth it. 

    Post # 22
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    611 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor

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    tinker44:  I don’t regret doing them when I did, but like I said there are pros and cons. I’ve had natural short nails for 2+ years since and though I have considered getting acrylics again, I haven’t done it, because it’s a lot of money and kind of a pain. I won’t rule out getting them again sometime in the future though!

    Post # 23
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    222 posts
    Helper bee

    +1 to what the others have said about trying out the press on nails first if you’re curious.  I had acrylics done a few times back in my high school/college days, and although they looked pretty, they damaged my natural nails because of how much they had to be sanded down in order to put the acrylics on.  (Once you remove them, you have to wait for the stupid ridge to grow all the way out and your nails are super thin and brittle.)  So yeah, I’d say if you want to get them done, don’t actually do it until you have to.  Otherwise, stick to the shellac or gel polish…a nice mani on short nails is actually “in” these days.  

    Post # 24
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    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    For such a short time period I would not do acrylics. They can be fun if you’re going to keep them up for a while, but otherwise it’s a waste of $ and your nails will be really thin after removing them. I agree w/all the PPs on the gel polish. Also, if you can get away with it at work for a couple weeks prior, the gel will help your nails grow out a bit for the wedding.

    Post # 25
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    2261 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Press ons seem to be the perfect solution here, they give you length, but are also cost-effective, don’t ruin your own nail bed and are great for short use as you can get anywhere from 4-8 days wear depending on how you use your hands. 

    I would suggest doing a trial run of these during your friend’s wedding. My suggestion is to go with the ImPress brand as these have the glue already on them, you just clean you nails, and take off the sticker on the back of the nail and press down.  Super easy and they have really cute designs. You can find them at pharmacies and target! 

    Post # 26
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    746 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

    I second that if you choose to do acrylics for the wedding, don’t do a “6 day trial” – it will damage your nails. Im sure they’ll look good for the wedding if you chose to do them, I believe they help you pick out which shape/how long you want them.

    Post # 27
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    232 posts
    Helper bee

    If you do decide on acrylic definitely go earlier in the day to do them. I did a “trial” and finished just as the salon closed. They were so uncomfortably long and there’s really no way to trim them down yourself because they’re so thick and you’d ruin the polish too! I was stuck with the length until they opened the next morning!

    I had them removed entirely after a week because I just couldn’t (pretty, but so uncomfortable to me). And then my nails were ruined because I didn’t let them grow out enough.

    Post # 28
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    1149 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t really recommend press on nails.  They don’t stick the way you want to and runs the risk of getting waterlogged and infested with bacteria since your nail shape and the curve of the stick on nails might not be the same.  Honestly I would just do something simple like shellac or gel that can last up to three or so weeks. 

    If you really want longer nails, acrylic is the way to go. I find press-ons don’t feel natural and having relatively short acrylics is easier to maintain, but that would depend if you think sitting through 2-3 hours of applying them and about another hour of removing it worth the time you will have it on.

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