(Closed) Should I really get my nails done 8 days before? What kind?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What kind of manicure do you recommend for weddings?
    Acrylic : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Gel : (26 votes)
    74 %
    other (please list below - sorry I don't know much about nails so I don't have other options!) : (6 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    500 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I get my nails done every 2 weeks. I Don;t have tips but  Ido have acrylic over my real nails to keep them hard. In your situation I would, get the gel. They last a long time unlike Acrylic. After a week of having Acylic your nails won’t look “perfect” Plus you can keep gels on for like a month, before having to redo them. So if your going on your honeymoon after, your nails will still look great.

    Post # 4
    Member
    14486 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont know much about acrylics or gel nails, but if I did my nails, in 8 days, they’d be so ruined.  I’m going to do mine the day before the wedding.

    Post # 5
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    3142 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted gel as well but get them a couple of days before the wedding at most!  Because Murphy’s Law.. you’ll break one~

    But make sure they don’t file the crap out of your nail and cut your cuticle.  You don’t want any scabs on your finger tips as lots of pictures will be taken of them that day I’m sure!

    Post # 6
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    5883 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I get UV Gel nail polish over my real nails. If your nails are long enough, I would go that route. The polish will last several weeks, but you will be able to see the nail bed as your nails grow. Not too much of an issue if you get a french manicure (Oh yeah, you will also see the whites of your nail too). My best advice, if you can afford it is to get a regular manicure for the Bridal Portrait with a nice fun color. Then wear it for as long as possible (its the polish remover that is so bad for you nails). Then 2-3 days before the wedding, get french manicure using UV Gel nail polish which will last through your honeymoon.

    Post # 7
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    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Go gel, acrylic is really bad for your nails.  Gel’s are little better and last a tad longer. 

    Post # 8
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    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Ok so I just wrote this long post about gel nails and my computer froze so I have to start over, ugh! lol…I voted gel because I just started using it and it’s awesome.  I had mine for about 2 weeks before they got peely.  I think you would be fine having them that long before and the photographer should be able to fix any issues in the photos.  I love them because it makes your nails hard and shiny without ruining them.  Heres my first time:

    Yesterday:

    Post # 10
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    5883 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @Miss_Lily: Glad I could help! Just keep in mind that you can’t use UV gel nail polish if you want to lengthen your nails. It’s just an extra tough, lasts for weeks nail polish. I don’t have any experience with nail lengthening procedures.

    Post # 11
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    1679 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    SHELLAC!!!!

     

    It’s a newer type of manicure, but I got one FOUR weeks ago and it’s still fine!  Now, a friend got hers done at the same time and then spent a week in Jamaica and hers came off, so it might be sensitive to salt water.  The only problem with my manicure is that my nail has grown, so the top is fine, but the bottom of the nail, where it meets my finger, is “clean.”

    However, it’s fantastic.  Bonus: once you put your hand under a UV light (they have a little box at the nail place) for 144 seconds, it’s hard as a rock.  It’s amazing.

     

    I don’t get manicures frequently and I’m sold on the Shellac.

     

    You can find places that have it here: http://www.cnd.com/Products/Color/shellac-hello.aspx

    Post # 12
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    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    How can a set of nails last for a month? Don’t your nails start growing out and the new nail at the bottom doesn’t have any product on it?

    Post # 13
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    1679 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @R.Elliott: Yep.  That was the one problem I mentioned in my post. From a distance, it’s not really visible (I only get French manicures).  Up close, it is. I need to take it off! 

    Post # 14
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    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Gel Manicure (basically a manicure with gel polish and a UV lamp): Your nails, no harsh filing with that drill thingy, they last (no chips), and your nails will be happy.  There are many brands out, like gelish, shellac, etc.

    Post # 15
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    1568 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I ran into this type of situation last summer when I was Maid/Matron of Honor in my BFF’s wedding. My nail girl was travelling and the closest appt to the actual wedding was three weeks before! I was kind of freaking out. I normally get gels, which I highly suggest. But in addition to the gels, my nail gal used shellac polish for my french manicure and it stayed put for 4 weeks, I was really impressed. Shellac is a new product by creative nails that is only in salons. It’s polish that stays put the same way polish stays on gel nails. If you can, I would do what I did, get the gel nails and have her paint the french on with shellac. Avoid getting fake tips with the gels, I’ve heard of this done my my salon says not to do it b/c they are more likely to break.

     

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