Post # 1
So today I woke up and realized that I hadn’t really thought through how I want my nails done! My nails are always extremely thin and short. I’m a violinist so it’s impossible for me to keep a good manicure and/or acrylics. I figured that since I wouldn’t be playing the violin for a few weeks, I could go ahead and get the acrylics, which I have always loved and never been able to wear. My question now is whether they are out of style. I haven’t seen many people wearing them any more. What do you bees think? 🙂
Post # 3
I think that’s a good idea. Go for it. You should be able to get a feel for how you like them. try french first. That is a really nice and elegant way to show off your ring!!
Post # 4
I would do the Shellac instead 🙂 You can get a beautiful french manicure with the shellac and it doesn’t hurt and weaken your nails the way acrylics do. In fact your nails grow stronger and healther with the shellac. Just my two cents 🙂
Post # 5
I think acrylics are still in style if done in a classy way. I keep mine super short, just barely past the ends of my fingers. Pink/white only, no sparkle, color tips, decals, designs, etc. Don’t get the tips too thick and don’t have them file them really square.
Post # 6
I plan on getting gels. Acrylics weird me out because of the damage they do to your natural nails, and I love the idea of Shellac but my nails always break and I can’t grow them to a reasonable length so I need extensions for them to actually look nice for the wedding.
Post # 7
I am doing the everlasting manicure. Your real nails, so they are shorter but look so pretty and last 2 weeks or more! I am also doing them violet. Acrylic feel very unnatural. I hated that I could never feel my nails..it was hard to button a button and stuff. 🙂
Post # 8
I second Shellac. I got it done for my wedding and I lovvve them. I was able to help setup for my mostly DIY wedding, without worrying about messing them up. I got lots of compliments on them, too!
Post # 9
What is this Shellac you speak of? Never heard of it. Is it like acrylics but just safer for your nails?
Post # 10
I personally think acrylics can look a little dated (not always, of course, but I’ve seen more bad than good), and short nails are very fashionable. Also, the one time I had acrylics (for my sister’s wedding 10 years ago), they were uncomfortable, awkward, and destroyed my nails afterwards. Maybe try a gel polish manicure on your natural nails with a pretty neutral or pastel?
Post # 11
Does anyone have pics of a Shellac or Gel manicure? I had never heard of such a thing!
Post # 12
Acrylics will destroy your natural nails. Your natural nails won’t be normal again until they grow out entirely! Wouldn’t recommend it.
Shellac or no-chip is the way to go. It won’t ruin your nails and won’t chip for over 10 days! As someone who uses my hands a lot during the day, I appreciate the durability. I can destroy a regular manicure in less than a week. 🙂 Only caveat with Shellac or no-chip is that the colors are more limited, so it would be good to check out a few different salons to see if they offer the color you want!
Post # 13
- Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France
I dont like long nails so I vote for a no on the acrylics.
Post # 14
@Khairing Bee: I don’t, but I can see if I can get one from friends who’ve had them (and RAVED about them)
Post # 15
Shellac is basically like painting your nails, but they use a gel that makes it super tough and last a long time. They are very resistant to scratching or chipping so you can actually use your hands to do things and not worry about breaking a nail. I like it better than acrylics too because they don’t weaken your nails. And they’re only a few dollars more. In my salon a shellac french manicure is only $30.
This is the blog that I found the picture at. It explains the shellac process 🙂
Post # 16
for shellac, do you have to go back into the salon to get them taken off like you do with gel manicures? how much does that cost?