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#16 JenniB


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Posted 07 October 2007 - 08:55 PM

My own nails are so awful i am definitely getting fake ones for the wedding, but I am really not sure whether acrylic or gels!!! MMMM decisions decisions

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 12:50 PM

i have really healthy natural nails, but sometimes natural doesn't look as nice as sleek as the acrylics, but i don't want to ruin my perfectly good nails for one day. So my lady is doing a gel overlay or something to give my natural nails the 'look'. And she reckons if i break a nail between now and the wedding, she'll just do one acrylic and make it look like my others.
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 12:56 PM

I like both natural nails and acrylics. Have never had gel. I am lucky that one of my BMs is a beauty therapist, and a very good nail tech, so I am always happy with how they look and get lots of comments on them.

I started getting mine done again (I go through an acrylics phase every few years) about 2 months ago, so I could get used to them again. I will probably keep them for a while after, then probably 6 months down the track will get sick of them! Hehe

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 06:24 PM

[quote] It was a bit embarassing at first, because they barely had any nails to treat, but they look better and better with each passing week. I just get them done in my lunch hour and they don't take as long, nor are they as expensive as fakes.[quote]

Oh that's exactly how i feel about my nails. unsure.gif

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:05 AM

I'm getting acrylic put on two days before my wedding. I found through a friend the best nail tech in the world. She works from her unit and they look so natural, you would think they were real. Just a tiny tip for me in white so they look real.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:06 AM

i actually asked this question the other day to my friend who is a beautician. anyway her answer was: none of them are good for your nails, BUT gels are the best/healthiest for your nails.. iykwim?
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:16 AM

I get claws for every 'special' occasion...adds to the look wink.gif

for my wedding I got aryclics and the looks cool..

For my sisters wedding I got party nails, and the morning of the wedding (even though I got them done the night before) i was back down at a salon getting 4 nails fixed because they had just fallen off.

For my SIL's wedding I got gel nails, and I knocked one finger in my handbag whilst fishing for something and the whole things snapped off..I found gel to be weak.

For my friends wedding in April I went back to aryclics..and they were sturdy and pretty! I left them on u p until about 2 weeks ago when I decided they might make chaning a babies bum a lil harder wink.gif
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:01 PM

I have acrylic nails so I will get getting them done for the wedding. I believe that my Bm's will just have manicures and pedicures with nail without nail art.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:48 PM

Hi girls,

I'm wondering if anyone can PM me the details of a good gel nail technician in the Melbourne area.

I had a set of real thin and natural looking gel nails put on a few weeks ago by this lovely technician but I just found out she has gone on a travelling holiday for the next 12 months......my nails are in some desperate help!!

Thank you all in advance.


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Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:15 AM

I have had acrylic nails for about 3 years now as my nails are brittle and very thin. I guess the advantage of having them is that your nails will look good on the day. As mentioned above the most difficult thing for me was seperating lables and picking up coins that I have dropped on a floor, but you can ask them to file under your nail to aid in that.

It will take a few days for you to get use to, but you will not even notice them after that. The only other thing that you need to consider is that the acrylic WILL make your nails weaker. So you may want to consider that too before getting them put on....

I say, if you can grow yours out between now and then, do it. Otherwise there are fake ones to help!

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:07 AM

Do you need to start the gel process ages before the wedding or do they cover your nail and make them look good even if you have them done a week before the wedding?

I have crappy nails that split and peel and would love to have nice nails on my wedding day. I just don't know when I would need to get them done or started so they'd look nice on the day, or if I would just have to get acrylics...

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:21 PM

I had Gel overlays put on for the wedding. For me I thought they looked nicer then acrylics.

With gel overlays. It is just gel being put on your real nail. I had some polish stuff put on my nails first so when I wanted to remove them they would be easier to remove.

My gel overlays lasted a lot longer then when I had acrylics.

I think it depends on who does your nails as to how long they will last.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 11:01 AM

I'll be having acryllics put on but thats cuz my FSIL/bridesmaid is a nail tech biggrin.gif She often does my nails for me. I'd suggest getting them on a couple of days before so you can get used to them. They don't need to be long to look effective. Last time I had them on i had them clipped so the cutter was touching my skin - they looked great, they were short enough to still be functional and I LOVED THEM!
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 12:06 PM

I couldn't really justify paying to get the acrylics done for one day so my friend suggested just getting ones from kmart. She did it for her wedding and they looked so nice and natural. I cannot for the life of me think of the brand name. But they were only about $15 . It may have been something about hollywood ( or maybe not...) but she said to just get the natural length.
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 12:09 PM

Mrs Bradley, they look gorgeous!

Were they hard to put on or remove?

Did any fall off or break or anything?

I might try some out this weekend and see how they go.

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