(Closed) When do I get my nails done?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
337 posts
Helper bee

Get Shellac/Gel on your nails. I would do it two days before… Your nails will last over a week with no chipping. 

Post # 3
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun

cpick:  I agree with pp, get a gel manicure and you have have them done 2-3 says ahead if you want. Hey wont chip and will stay shiny!

Post # 4
6526 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

cpick:  do yourself a favor, spend the money and get a gel shellac french manicure. I got mine done the day before the wedding bc I was leaving ona 2 week honeymoon. So i wanted them to be real fresh.

Post # 5
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Mmmmm okay so I got married on a Saturday, and all the ladies went Thursday night for gel manicures and champagne. Including the little girls. Our nails were fine. 🙂

Post # 6
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I got mine done the day before 

Post # 7
597 posts
Busy bee

Agreed with the gel/shellac! My wedding was on Saturtay and I only had the time to get them done on Wednesday. I got the gel done and they lasted without a chip for a few weeks!

Post # 8
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

cpick:  I got my nails done the morning of my wedding. But we were super busy the day before and I had late ceremony so there was lots of time. I got shellac nails as well and they’re just starting lift now. Still no.chips yet, and that was a week ago today. So if you’re super busy a couple days before the wedding will be fine. 🙂

Post # 9
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015


cpick:  Get a gel french manicure, have it done 2 days or so before

Post # 11
597 posts
Busy bee

To oil before you get them done or after? Maybe she’s saying to do that to help with your cuticles?

Post # 12
1341 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

cpick:  It means to keep your nails moisturised, either with regular hand cream or with cuticle cream or oil. When you do gel nails, you use a primer before the nail polish which can dry out the nails (it helps the polish last longer and prevents lifting). So the healthier your nails before you start, the better. 

Also don’t make the mistake, like I did with my first gel manicure, of picking the polish off your nail when it starts to peel in a week or two. This can damage your nail — you need to remove it with polish remover, not by pulling it off as tempting as that is, haha. 

Post # 13
663 posts
Busy bee

Gel nails. I went the day before. These aren’t mine but this is what I did.

Post # 14
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think oiling means cuticle oil. My manicure lady said that rubbing it on daily (to nails and cuticles) helps keep everything moisturized. I would start with it a few days before you get your nails done and continue daily after that. I have done this when I have shellac and I think it helped.

Post # 15
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Keep in mind that gel manicure may ruin your nails when you take it off. I did it for my best friends wedding and it DESTROYED my nails – completely weakened them – it was terrible. 

My issue with manicures is I just DESTROY them – fast! I’m just hard on my nails. I can chip a normal manicure in less than a day. The gel manicure did last me a whole 5 days when I had it though.

In the end, I didn’t get my nails done. I actually completely forgot to do them myself too and was sitting there filing them to be more even while I was half in my dress and the photographer was taking getting ready photos. It was fine, no one is really looking that closely and you can’t tell in the photos.

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