Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256
My mom paid for me to get my nails done.. the acrylic ones. I had a french manicure done (this explains all the typos I've had the last couple days
I like them and they feel natural... this isn't this first time I've had them done.But it's been a long time. My natural nails are usually pretty long but here lately they have been broken and chipped. I like having them done around the holidays because of parties and dinner's we go to. I like to look nice...
What color do you get when you get yours done?
I had those gel nails once. They are better than the acrylic kind as the acrylic doesn't allow air to get to your nail and thus can cause mould to grow. Gel nails don't do that.
I paid $90.00 at a place called "Giselles" to get mine done. The procedure involves a pushing back the cuticle if needed and then filing down the tops of your own nails to rough them up and remove the oils so that the nail has something to stick to. Then they fill the ridge between the base of the nail and your cuticle with some gel/powder and apply several coats drying it under a special light each time. Then they paint them.
They are high maintenance and require ridge filling every 3 or 4 weeks to keep looking good; and it's not cheap. About $40.00 each time. Also you can't use acetone nail polish, or file or otherwise trim the nails yourself because it breaks the seal between your own nail and the nail tip.
The girl who did mine did a terrible job. She didn't push back the cuticles at all. I got mine done on a Wednesday and by Friday 1 was broken and another was cracked... and I hadn't even done anything other than use the computer. Plus there was a horrid huge gap between my gel nail and where the nail meets the skin because of my cuticles.
I called them and complained, and they were rather rude and sounded like they didn't believe me. It was a long weekend and I couldn't get in there until Tuesday. When I went the manager looked at my nails and booked me back in the next Saturday with the same girl.
She had to remove the 2 broken nails which involved filing them off and filing my own nails down even more so that new nails could be applied. I swear that those two nails were filed right down to the nail bed in spots! Plus she pushed all of my cuticles back and had to fill in the ridges. She could only do one hand that day and it took her 3 hours to fix it. I had to go back 5 days later and get the other hand fixed.
I left on my trip the following Friday and by Saturday morning those same 2 nails were broken again... one right at the joint where it met my own nail.
Three weeks later they were all broken, cracked or fallen off. I ended up using an exacto knife to remove what was left of the nails and glue.
My nails were a wreck for weeks afterwards, and there are 2 nails (the ones she had to totally redo) that seem to have suffered permanent damage because when they grow out they are not rounded along the top like they should be, instead they are flat and break really easily.
As for colour, I had the French Nail Tips put on.
When I have long nails I like to have either clear, shocking pink, or true blue-based red (no orange tone).
Right now my nails are cut really short because I've been sick and they aren't growing very well and tend to break and peel. So rather than fight with them I just keep them short.