(Closed) What are you doing with your nails?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What are you doing with your nails?
    Visiting a salon : (117 votes)
    80 %
    Painting them : (13 votes)
    9 %
    DIY manicure : (10 votes)
    7 %
    Nothing! : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Something else! (please comment and elaborate) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 32
    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I hate fake nails and I’m not a huge fan of French manicures that are super white and thick. Yuck. I prefer light pink colors. Check out Essie ballet slippers and Fiji. Both are pale pink/neutral and really pretty IMO. Ballet slippers is more pale so probably a better neutral. 

    Post # 33
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Sevyn:  salon for mani/pedi and I”m thinking I”l go nude or french tip.

    Post # 34
    7310 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I love getting my nails done, so I went to a salon. I went for a super deep dark purple.

    Post # 35
    2564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I would like to go to a salon because I am useless at shaping my nails, I always make them lopsided.  The colour I think I want is from Butter London though, and not many salons carry that brand.

    Post # 36
    2 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @aliciapdx:  That’s so pretty! It’s funky in a classic, feminine kind of way.

    My original plan (before I picked my colour palette) was to have my nails match my flowers. However, I wound up going with bright yellow ones and it’s not a good colour on my skin tone, so I’m going with a gold instead. I’m thinking Urban Decay’s Shine On:


    I’m just painting them myself. I’m not a manicure kind of girl. Oh, and my toenails are going to be my something blue!

    Post # 37
    3120 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I loved mine!  They were shellaced

    Post # 38
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @pixiecat:  If you want that particular color, buy the bottle and then take it to the salon for them to use.  I ALWAYS take my own polish to the salon because that way, if and when it chips, you can touch it up yourself!

    Post # 39
    302 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m planning to use a very neutral color but with the gel polish that a lot of places have now so they won’t chip.

    Post # 40
    3028 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I thought I posted these before, but here are some other ideas.

    Post # 41
    3139 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Post # 42
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I went to the salon to get a fancy french. I didn’t like how it turned out, so I mixed some OPI colours at home and came up with a perfect neutral colour for my skin tone. Then I re-shaped and re-painted my nails just the way I like them 🙂

    It turned out that the more natural look photographs so much better than the French.

    Post # 43
    480 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I’ll be painting my own nails. I’ve become quite good at it, have long, natural nails, and I love doing it! Laughing

    My theme will be peach and turquoise, so I’ll probably do a gradient manicure in either/both of the colours, a glitter gradient, or some other nail art Smile I don’t like plain, one colour nails, or the classic french manicure, and the manicures I’m able to do cost about $80 in salons Foot in Mouth I’d rather splurge more on my dress! Tongue Out


    Post # 44
    27 posts
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Definitely Gelish at the salon for me. French manicure for my fingernails, but for the pedi I am totally torn… I can’t decide between “up in the blue” and “princess tiara”. My wedding colours are neutral cream tones with navy and lilac accents. I’ve heard that the lilac of “princess tiara” fades to a sort of greyish lavendar after a few days… And I have to have my nails done a week in advance before my destination wedding… *sigh* decisions, decisions. Any advice from ladies who know the Gelish range?






    Post # 45
    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I did shellac. A light pink.

    Post # 46
    718 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I went for a really simple nude/champagne gel manicure at a salon to match my sash/flowers:

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