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  • My nails currently look craptastic. I have been to busy/broke to get my acrylics for a few weeks so my nails have been bitten down to practically nothing. My toes were an awesome turquoise but started chipping; I ended up painting over then with OPI Lincoln park after dark yesterday before getting out of the car.
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  • eg72 said:
    eg72 said:
    I'm so jealous of you ladies and your pretty nails. My fingernails and toenails are currently unpolished because I use my hands to much and they always chip. 

    Any suggestions (besides acrylics) to help a polish last?
    I get gel manicures!  Try them.  They last 2-3 weeks.
    Does it destroy your nails? I'm trying to avoid that again now that I have finally gotten them fairly healthy.
    It did mine, and I didn't pick he nail polish off or anything.  I soaked my nails in research grade acetone to try and get the gel polish off, but it was strong as hell and tore my nails up coming off.

    It wasn't the acetone itself that did it. . . I've had to soak my fingers when they have gotten super-glued together- it's related to a hobby, don't ask!

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    emmaaa
  • eg72 said:
    eg72 said:
    I'm so jealous of you ladies and your pretty nails. My fingernails and toenails are currently unpolished because I use my hands to much and they always chip. 

    Any suggestions (besides acrylics) to help a polish last?
    I get gel manicures!  Try them.  They last 2-3 weeks.
    Does it destroy your nails? I'm trying to avoid that again now that I have finally gotten them fairly healthy.
    It did mine, and I didn't pick he nail polish off or anything.  I soaked my nails in research grade acetone to try and get the gel polish off, but it was strong as hell and tore my nails up coming off.

    It wasn't the acetone itself that did it. . . I've had to soak my fingers when they have gotten super-glued together- it's related to a hobby, don't ask!
    I remember now that I tried gel nails once. They broke within 3 days and tore my nails up. I seriously am so rough on my hands. 

    I thought the PP may have been talk about the new shellac stuff. 

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    I love this thread for the nails AND rings :)
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  • @BreMR I have also been checking out the rings! I love looking at people's rings :)

  • BreMR said:
    I love this thread for the nails AND rings :)
    Amen!

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  • eg72 said:
    eg72 said:
    eg72 said:
    I'm so jealous of you ladies and your pretty nails. My fingernails and toenails are currently unpolished because I use my hands to much and they always chip. 

    Any suggestions (besides acrylics) to help a polish last?
    I get gel manicures!  Try them.  They last 2-3 weeks.
    Does it destroy your nails? I'm trying to avoid that again now that I have finally gotten them fairly healthy.
    It did mine, and I didn't pick he nail polish off or anything.  I soaked my nails in research grade acetone to try and get the gel polish off, but it was strong as hell and tore my nails up coming off.

    It wasn't the acetone itself that did it. . . I've had to soak my fingers when they have gotten super-glued together- it's related to a hobby, don't ask!
    I remember now that I tried gel nails once. They broke within 3 days and tore my nails up. I seriously am so rough on my hands. 

    I thought the PP may have been talk about the new shellac stuff. 
    I call the Shellac manicures, gel manicures, but they are shellac.  They haven't ruined my nails.  I've been doing them for about a year now.
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    eg72 said:
    @BreMR I have also been checking out the rings! I love looking at people's rings :)
    Me too!! I love the "Show off your ring" thread!
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  • BreMR said:
    I love this thread for the nails AND rings :)
    Same here!!!
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  • eg72 said:
    eg72 said:
    eg72 said:
    I'm so jealous of you ladies and your pretty nails. My fingernails and toenails are currently unpolished because I use my hands to much and they always chip. 

    Any suggestions (besides acrylics) to help a polish last?
    I get gel manicures!  Try them.  They last 2-3 weeks.
    Does it destroy your nails? I'm trying to avoid that again now that I have finally gotten them fairly healthy.
    It did mine, and I didn't pick he nail polish off or anything.  I soaked my nails in research grade acetone to try and get the gel polish off, but it was strong as hell and tore my nails up coming off.

    It wasn't the acetone itself that did it. . . I've had to soak my fingers when they have gotten super-glued together- it's related to a hobby, don't ask!
    I remember now that I tried gel nails once. They broke within 3 days and tore my nails up. I seriously am so rough on my hands. 

    I thought the PP may have been talk about the new shellac stuff. 
    I call the Shellac manicures, gel manicures, but they are shellac.  They haven't ruined my nails.  I've been doing them for about a year now.
    I may need to try that. It's worth a shot :)

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  • eg72 said:
    eg72 said:
    eg72 said:
    I'm so jealous of you ladies and your pretty nails. My fingernails and toenails are currently unpolished because I use my hands to much and they always chip. 

    Any suggestions (besides acrylics) to help a polish last?
    I get gel manicures!  Try them.  They last 2-3 weeks.
    Does it destroy your nails? I'm trying to avoid that again now that I have finally gotten them fairly healthy.
    It did mine, and I didn't pick he nail polish off or anything.  I soaked my nails in research grade acetone to try and get the gel polish off, but it was strong as hell and tore my nails up coming off.

    It wasn't the acetone itself that did it. . . I've had to soak my fingers when they have gotten super-glued together- it's related to a hobby, don't ask!
    I remember now that I tried gel nails once. They broke within 3 days and tore my nails up. I seriously am so rough on my hands. 

    I thought the PP may have been talk about the new shellac stuff. 
    I call the Shellac manicures, gel manicures, but they are shellac.  They haven't ruined my nails.  I've been doing them for about a year now.
    Are they UV cured?

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  • They do go in the UV light to dry, but my nail salon soaks them off instead of using the electric drill filer thing they use.  That's war helps the nails, not using that thing LOL.
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  • @niccirf, @eg72, @PrettyGirlLost: Vinylux is pretty much the only way I can get a DIY mani to stay.  It dries hard as a rock in ten minutes which also helps with smudging oopses.  I order mine from Amazon; they have a bunch of colors on Prime shipping so it's cheap and fast.  Don't pay more than $10 per bottle wherever you get it from, and don't use it with a base coat.  Just the color and top coat, and it really does last for a whole week.  That... or until I pick it because I'm a crazy person.
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  • Thanks, @JCBride2014. Now riddle me this...is it the top coat which makes it "set" (e.g. can you use any nail polish with the top coat and get the same results)?  
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  • Niccirf said:
    Thanks, @JCBride2014. Now riddle me this...is it the top coat which makes it "set" (e.g. can you use any nail polish with the top coat and get the same results)?  
    @Niccirf Yes and no.  It's a good topcoat over any polish.  But using the color+top together really is a noticeable difference compared with anything else.  It dries faster and lasts longer when you use the CND color+top.
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  • All these pretty nails are making me ashamed of my currently chipping nail polish!  Lol guess I'll be doing my nails tonight :P

    ... also, has anyone tried those UV protective gloves when getting gel/shellac manicures? I had a classmate who mentioned it to me once, but seeing as I've never gotten a gel manicure, I never pursued it. 
  • FiancB said:
    Ooh! You caught me at a good time. I just did them for my shower. I've got Essie Blue Aruba and Sally Hansen crackle overcoat in Fractured Foil. 

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    You don't want to see my toenails. 
    I did my nails just like that once!  I love the crackle coat.

    You guys would be bored with my nails.  I never paint them.

  • All these pretty nails are making me ashamed of my currently chipping nail polish!  Lol guess I'll be doing my nails tonight :P

    ... also, has anyone tried those UV protective gloves when getting gel/shellac manicures? I had a classmate who mentioned it to me once, but seeing as I've never gotten a gel manicure, I never pursued it. 
    I think they are a very good idea and I'd use them.

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    manillabar
  • Well after seeing all of your pretty fingernails yesterday, I went home and painted mine. OPI "Sweet Heart" which FI said was a perfect name for me, haha. It is still a very natural and understated look.

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