Fake nails, acrylics, party nails?
Posted 06 October 2007 - 06:26 PM
I have short stumpy horrible nails that i try very hard to grow but they are weak and brittle and just keep breaking. I have been a nail biter all my life and am slowing breaking the habit. I want to get false nails for my wedding and was going to start experimenting and getting them done soon -i'm really unsure about the whole thing.
Please share your wisdom.....
Posted 06 October 2007 - 06:55 PM
However I will watch with interest as to what everyone else says because although my nails are reasonable in length I'm not quite sure what to do with them.
Posted 06 October 2007 - 07:10 PM
a friend of mine that has quite short nails had fakes for her wedding and she says they were fine.
My advice: start short and then go longer..if your not used it nails it takes a bit to get used to.
Posted 06 October 2007 - 08:14 PM
Fake nails take alot of getting used to and they are so easy to break, especially when opening car doors, oh and not to mention they make it hard to wipe your behind. Sorry, but only being truthful.
Have you heard of Revitanail. Its a fantatic nail hardner. You apply one coat evey day for about a week, then take it off and start again. It's recommended you use a cuticle oil with it as well.
You buy it in most chemists and priceline.
Posted 06 October 2007 - 09:04 PM
I have heard of Revitanail - will have to give it a try.
Posted 06 October 2007 - 09:27 PM
Posted 07 October 2007 - 09:13 AM
I worked with gel as it had less fumes and fine dust than acrylic and I already suffered from resperatry issues from the chemicals in hairdressing. The benifit with gel (that i saw) was that i could start a clients nails about 2-3 months out from their wedding, just using the gel as an overlay this gave the strenght needed to grow your own nails for the day. So you dont have huge thick tips that stop you from getting things done! And the lenght will grow so you have time to get used to it, not instant, which can be a little hard to get used to.
I can pm you some company details and you can find a tech in your area if you'd like, cant hurt to talk to them
Posted 07 October 2007 - 09:30 AM
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Posted 07 October 2007 - 03:16 PM
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Posted 07 October 2007 - 03:40 PM
I say get them done they look fantastic and make the photos even better (proven in lozzy's post).
Only thing I would do differently is get them shortened for the honeymoon. I chewed them off in the two weeks we were in Fiji which wasn't the best look.
Posted 07 October 2007 - 03:53 PM
Does anyone know if gel are easier to remove afterwards? (sorry to hijack!)
Posted 07 October 2007 - 04:50 PM
Lozzy, your nails (and the whole pic) looks lovely. I'm a bit scared to get a 'hand' shot because i feel a little self conscious about my 'old' looking hands (chalk is very drying and i used to use it at work all the time) Hand cream is my best friend.
Posted 07 October 2007 - 07:06 PM
Gel can be made to look exactly like acrylic if you like that look, I used to have them on full time, and people could not believe they where not my own nails. gel wont chip either so for a pedicure before your wedding honeymoon its the best idea.
Gel is less damaging to remove than acrylic if you insist on pulling them off, (I am guilty) or you just buff it down so no one can see. there is a gel removal system too.
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