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#31 CrystalM

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    Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:38 AM

    Ugh. I hate dealing with that kind of stuff!!! I can put you in touch with my moms friend, she lives in Waterloo, I'm not sure it would help but if it would...
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    #32 jk1101

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      Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:42 AM

      Lisa - find another place or another person - the gel shouldn't be coming off!

      when I moved to my new home I asked all my facebook friends in town for the best place to go for gels - personal reccomendation is the best way to go- way better than where I was going for the last 6 years.
      Did you have the UV Gel where they stick it under the lamp? I think that works better.

      #33 Carlitarenee

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        Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:56 AM

        This was briefly mentioned before.. but all the ladies that have had gel nails, do they cause a lot of damage when you remove them (gel only and no tips)? I have had acrylic in the past and my nails are always destroyed right after removing the acrylic nails with tips.

        Lisaloo... that sucks about your nails especially since they look so nice initially. Hope it gets resolved for you =)

        #34 CrystalM

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          Posted 16 July 2009 - 11:01 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Carlitarenee
          This was briefly mentioned before.. but all the ladies that have had gel nails, do they cause a lot of damage when you remove them (gel only and no tips)? I have had acrylic in the past and my nails are always destroyed right after removing the acrylic nails with tips.

          The thing about real gel nails is that you can't actually remove them, you can only file them down and let them grow out on their own. I guess you could try to peel them off, and I'd imagine that would damage your nail.
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          #35 ~*Lisa*~

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            Posted 16 July 2009 - 11:07 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by CrystalM
            Ugh. I hate dealing with that kind of stuff!!! I can put you in touch with my moms friend, she lives in Waterloo, I'm not sure it would help but if it would...
            Thanks for the offer, but I'll be ok! I'm bringing the FI and he's SO good at that kinda thing, he'll support me or speak up for me! lol

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by jerseykitten
            Lisa - find another place or another person - the gel shouldn't be coming off!

            when I moved to my new home I asked all my facebook friends in town for the best place to go for gels - personal reccomendation is the best way to go- way better than where I was going for the last 6 years.
            Did you have the UV Gel where they stick it under the lamp? I think that works better.
            I did have the UV gel nails done. I think the problem is with the thickness as someone mentioned before. They do seem kinda thin on the sides.

            Oh I'll be finding another place for sure. I have one in mind where I get other esthetics done and i didn't know they did gel nails there. I guess I never thought to ask.

            #36 jackobelle

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              Posted 17 July 2009 - 01:43 PM

              Hey Lisa! I am thinking of getting gel nails too! I think the French tip looks so nice, but they always chip for me the day after my mani. Gel nails are *supposed to last longer than one week!! Let us know how it goes...it's always nice to have the FI for back-up when complaining.

              #37 FutureMrsLewis

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                Posted 18 July 2009 - 12:23 AM

                I have a question ladies :) Great topic btw, I've always wondered about gel vs. acrylic and whether it was worth it.

                I love the look of my nails grown out, but I always have ONE break just as they're grown to the perfect length! Very annoying... So I was thinking about gel nails, but not really long, just a nice length. Anyway, I'm a computer/network tech. Are they going to be a pain when I'm trying to take a computer apart or while I'm typing? My regular nails don't bother me, they click a little when I type, but that's it.

                #38 FutureMoreno

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                  Posted 18 July 2009 - 12:30 AM

                  I used to get them in the past and I was very happy with them. They are healthier for your nails and I feel don't look as artificial.

                  #39 CrystalM

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                    Posted 18 July 2009 - 09:15 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by FutureMrsLewis
                    I have a question ladies :) Great topic btw, I've always wondered about gel vs. acrylic and whether it was worth it.

                    I love the look of my nails grown out, but I always have ONE break just as they're grown to the perfect length! Very annoying... So I was thinking about gel nails, but not really long, just a nice length. Anyway, I'm a computer/network tech. Are they going to be a pain when I'm trying to take a computer apart or while I'm typing? My regular nails don't bother me, they click a little when I type, but that's it.
                    Gel Nails vs. Acrylic are 100% worth it! Gels look natural, don't turn yellow, are stronger and sturdier. i used to work with computers a lot and never had a problem with them, but I keep my natural and fake nails pretty short
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                    #40 Debbi803

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                    Posted 18 July 2009 - 09:58 AM

                    Gels are definitely the way to go, but yes, you have to be sure the person knows what they are doing. I wear them all the time -- they are strong, shiny and the manicure lasts 2-3 weeks, and I am hard on my nails. I'd suggest "pink and whites" as opposed to the regular french. It's a softer prettier look (I think) than the traditional french....but that's my opinion :)

                    They definitely should not peel off! I'm a biter and a chewer, and it feels like I'd break a tooth if I started to chew or bite.




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