Post # 1
I have on campus interviewing at my law school the entire week before my wedding. This will be a very busy time for me (such that I will come home from interviews on Friday, continue arranging our flowers, then rush off to our Rehearsal, etc.). I am not going to have any time to spare to get my nails done on Thursday or Friday.
Ideally, I’d like to get my nails done the previous Saturday. I want a basic French manicure. I have a few questions for those who have gotten a lot of French manicures. How fast do pro French manicures chip? Will it be really chipped and ugly a week later? Is it easy and pretty/adequate to do a DIY touch up on Friday, like just dabbing the tips with white nail polish?
Post # 3
To be honest, I don’t think your manicure will last through the whole week. I’ve had pro manicures chip the next day (usually they last me about 3 days before they start to really get bad though, but I’m rough on my hands).
It is a bit tough to touch up a French manicure for two reasons. One is that you would have to have the exact shade of white and pink that the manicurist used, and they pick out different ones depending on your skin tone (one way to ensure it’s the same color is to bring your own polish though, something I would recommend to any bride who wants to be all set for touchups). The other thing is that the white tips are painted first, then the pink layer goes OVER them to give it a softer look. Touching up a chip would involve painting the white, then going over it with the pink, which is tough to do and keep the even look that you want in a French manicure.
You can get a manicure in under 20 minutes. I definitely recommend finding time to get it done in the day or two before the wedding.
Post # 4
Have you considered getting gel or acrylic nails? That would last for the whole week and you could could them with a French tip.