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#41 FutureMrsLewis

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    Posted 19 July 2009 - 05:07 PM

    Originally Posted by CrystalM
    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
    Yeah, I plan to keep them pretty short, I'm not one for long nails anyway, just long enough to look pretty and feminine :) Thanks!

    #42 jamsmom

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      Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:30 PM

      I am not sure if they are the same but when i used to get my nails done i got solar nails and i loved them! i will get them done again for my wedding!

      #43 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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        Posted 20 July 2009 - 12:09 AM

        My gel nails lasted like two weeks. You do have to be somewhat careful but not as much as if you had natural nails. I loved mine but they were too expensive to keep up.

        #44 ~*Lisa*~

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          Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:44 AM

          Alright, so on the weekend we were at the cottage and well, most of the nails stripped/ripped off, so I cut them and got rid of most of the gel. I was supposed to have an appointment this afternoon but had to cancel (had to leave a message because they were closed) because I couldn't get out of work early and honestly, what's the point now, with nothing left? I am soooo disapointed with what happened! I am definitely NOT going back there again!

          #45 jk1101

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            Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:06 AM

            Ugh, that sucks. I'm disappointed for you!
            Can you go to the store and get one of those white rectangular buffing things and very gently buff off whatever gel is left on your nails? Don't use a file - they are too rough. Then I would give them a rest for like a month so they can grow a little before you put the gel on again. The good thing is that you tried this so far in advance before the big day. Imagine if you had done this right before the wedding - you'd be in Jamaica having a nail breakdown!

            #46 ~*Lisa*~

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              Posted 21 July 2009 - 12:30 PM

              OMG I didn't even think of that! lol Thank goodness I did try it now, I would have been freakin on my wedding with ugly nails! lol

              Most of the gel is off. I painted the rest of my nails with a clear coat so they sorta match, it's barely noticable.

              #47 FutureMrsLewis

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                Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:06 PM

                That really sucks, but as Michele said, at least it's not Jamaica! lol I didn't realize that if they were done improperly that they'd be such a PITA! So thanks for telling us about your nails so hopefully we can avoid it too ^_^

                #48 yamille

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                  Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:28 PM

                  I can't believe that happened to your nails. I'll throw a new one in the mix here- fiberglass and then gel on top. Before my wedding i did the "forever french" gel and i though they were gorgeous and they held up nicely for a week but during our honeymoon they were becoming yellow a bit. I was totally being rough on them with tons of salty water and sand every day but... that was my experience.

                  When I got back home I went to the nail place in my neighborhood and they were like oh yeah gel is not as natural and strong as fiberglass. So I have had my fiberglass/gel nails permanent french and i really like them. I will say that my place uses a drill and after reading these threads maybe i need to find a place that doesn't but i'll ask about that. It's really bizarre I have gotten tons of compliments on my nails- they look super super natural and I keeop them pretty short.

                  btw- what's the going rate? I paid $75 for the nails and then $25 for a fill and this is not a fancy salon at all. (prob why they use a drill/file combo)

                  #49 ~*Lisa*~

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                    Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:19 PM

                    I've never heard of fiberglass nails before. I'm not sure they are up here yet. I paid $50 to have my gel nails done.

                    #50 Royal_lady10

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                      Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:59 PM

                      I too want to have nails not just for the wedding but just be a little more femine. Does anyone know anything about silkwrap nails? If so, are they better or equavilent to the gel nails? and if I am swimming 3X a week, would that "weaken" the gel or silkwrap nails?

                      Thanks in advance ladies

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