(Closed) Show me your FAKE nails!!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have had gels for the past two years and I love them. Be careful where you go though because some shops will try to pass their acrylics for gel. Gel don’t damage your nails like acrylics do, and they won’t yellow when using lotions, etc. They also look better in general. Here are my gels: 

 

 

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Post # 5
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Bumble bee

You should look at Axxium by OPI.  I think Mrs. Penguin did it, and it’s like, all the benefits of fake nails, but it just paints on instead of looking big and thick. There is also another one called Shellac.

 

Post # 7
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412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here are my wedding day nails.

 

Post # 8
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1664 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

yup! for sure!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs.H2B: I just wanted to say your hand is pretty =)

Post # 10
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I get Axxium and it doesn’t add length. It is just a polish that won’t chip and lasts usually about 3 to 4 weeks.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Hi there – I never had fake nails until about a month prior to our wedding.  I loved them while they were on, but they damaged my nail beds a bit.  I do however, think they looked much better than my natural nails! 

Post # 13
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305 posts
Helper bee

I’ll second the gel nail recommendation.  It doesn’t add length like you can get with the acrylics, but it doesn’t chip like regular nail polish.  My nails (when viewed from the fingertips) only look slightly thicker than my natural nail does.  One of the things I hated about acrylics it went on very thick and made it hard to handle small objects.

I do have to say that I didn’t have a very good experience with the OPI gel though.  It started to come up along the cuticle area (this might have been due to application though) about 4 days after I got them.  They also take much, much longer to soak off than other gel brands.  (I was soaking for about 50 minutes before they started to come off).

Make sure you call around to a few places and see if they specialize in them.  A lot of places do it now, but if they don’t have experience, you can really tell with how long your nails will hold up.

Post # 14
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13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have a pic to add but I wanted to say thank you for the good info on gels. I always wondered about them compared to acrylic. Thanks!

Post # 15
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2025 posts
Buzzing bee

I also am a nail biter and will tell you that the gel lasts way longer! When I get my nails done, I ask for pink and whites which last the longest for me. Also, I’ve noticed that my first time getting my nails done, they look terrible within a week, but after their first fill they look great. I suggest getting your nails done initially a month before your wedding day and then keep them up until your wedding. I always like mine a lot more after they’ve grown out a few weeks and have been filled.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@sleepingbeauty88:I completely agree with you. I would suggest anyone getting your nails done for the first time do it few months before your wedding so you can get a few fills and they look more natural!!

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