(Closed) Who's NOT getting acrylic nails for your wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
9576 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ew never! That is definitely not the thing to do. Just get a nice manicure- gel preferably because it lasts longer. 

Post # 17
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

If I get any kind of nails it will be gel, acrylic is so outdated. But I will probably just let them grow a bit and get a good manicure. 

Post # 18
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

I just did a gelano cure for my wedding for the same reason. 

Post # 19
1247 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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ladykatie82:  I’ll probably just do a french manicure (gel). It’ll last until my nails grow out. I will just pay to have them removed afterwards.

I would prefer to do a regular french manicure, but normal manicures chip so quickly for me.

Post # 20
1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m in the minority because I did absolutely nothing for my wedding – not even clear polish, absolutely naked nails. I’ve never had a pro manicure in my life, but I do occasionally paint my own nails with regular polish. 

Post # 21
709 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’ll be doing a gel manicure for the wedding. 

Post # 23
8683 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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ladykatie82:  no, gel isn’t mixed with powder.

Post # 24
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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ladykatie82:  there’s hard gel, which is like an acrylic and there’s gel polish, which looks just like regular nail polish and can’t be used to extend your nail or anything. gel polish lasts longer than regular nail polish but has a similar look. when most people say gel, they’re referring to the polish.

Post # 25
2152 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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ladykatie82:  No, no powder! A gel manicure is polish in a bottle that looks like regular polish, but you dry under a UV light after each coat. My favorite brands are IBD, Gelish, LeChat Perfect Match, or Essie Gel. I had a gel manicure, since I’ve gotten a gel mani every 2 weeks for the last 3+ years haha…it stays perfect for 2 weeks, then each nail needs to be wrapped with some acetone soaked cotton and foil. The gel should come off easily without any intense filing or damage to your nails. 

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Post # 27
760 posts
Busy bee

I found this really cute idea on Pinterest that I think I’m going to use. Just the gel polish on my natural nails because I keep mine short anyways and would feel weird with “talons” on my fingers just for one day when you really only get a few close up shots with your nails.

A light pink with silver  🙂

Post # 29
1066 posts
Bumble bee

If it was mixed with powder that is traditional gels, equivalent to acrylics in my book=yuck. I go for gel polish (aka Shellac) which they apply just like regular polish but after each coat they’ll have you put your hands under a little uv light to cure the polish (not the big ones they send you to after regular polish). You do have to have it removed at a salon (I take it off myself at home with acetone but it’s taken some practice to figure it out) but it’s pretty quick and nowhere close to as damaging as acrylics or gel tips.

I would definitely reccomend picking a better salon next time, there are places that speak english well and do a much better job and make sure you’re getting the service you asked for. You may pay an extra couple bucks but it’s totally worth it, just look for a place that doesn’t smell like chemicals in an upscale shopping area. If the scent of chemicals hits you in the face when you open the door then turn right back around and find a new place.

Post # 30
1243 posts
Bumble bee

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gelaine22:  Same here. My first reaction to the title of this thread was, “People still do this?”  

To the OP: I just got gel polish for my wedding. To be honest though, no matter how long I soak/tin foil my nails to get the polish off, it always takes layers of nail with it. I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t even want to do gel polish because damages my nails (to a lesser degree) like acrylics can.

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