(Closed) Save money while waiting – D.I.Y. Manicure – Here’s some tips I’ve picked up!

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Great tips!! I have thin nails, and I get this stuff from Avon that actually seeps into your nails, rather than sit on top, and it really works!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mandigrl04: Burts Bee’s has a great cuticle creamwax that I like to use. I’ve also heard that after you paint your nails, if you dip them in cold water it’ll dry faster. I’ve never tried it as I’m too scared that I’ll ruin the manicure, lol.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@mandigrl04:  Great tips! Thanks!

I use Essie Ridge Filling basecoat and Seche Vite TopCoat.  <—- BEST TOPCOAT EVER!I usually get a manicure to last at least a week by using a base and topcoat 🙂 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@GwenvonD: I’ve tried the cold water/ice thing and it works! Never had ruined my manicure.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@mandigrl04: yup, I love me some Avon too, and right now its on sale!! I am actually stocking up on it, cuz for a time they didn’t have it, and I freaked out. So now that its back, I am going to stock up so I don’t have to worry about it for a while

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I second Seche Vite as the BEST TOPCOAT EVER!  It is very quick drying, I even put it on before my color coats underneath are completely dry.  It leaves a very shiny, smooth finish. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Thanks for the tips!  I was seriously just looking at my nails and thinking, “Ugh!  I DESPERATELY need a manicure!”  🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

LOL!  ChicChick, I was just thinking that myself!  I’ve been trying to keep my nails nice JUST IN CASE, but I wore a dark polish this last week and it seems dark polish chips and shows reallllly easily and quickly, blegh!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i love the crackle nailpolish! even if its not perfect, well it looks perfectly imperfect bc of all the cracks hehe 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@stephanie63087: OMG I KNOW!  I love that stuff too!  It looks so awesome!

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