I have never been to a nail salon before but want nice nails for my wedding. I don't want anything I wouldn't be comfortable with or used to so I'd like to avoid any false types I think. My nails aren't long and are quite brittle. From what I've researched online I was thinking maybe a shellac French manicure might be a good idea? Not sure how it'd look though. I just want them to look nice and natural, with maybe a touch of sparkle on them. What would people suggest?
Hi I trained as a beautician and I think a French manicure would suit good luck :)
Shellac will give you the strength without having false tips and acyrilics on. Maybe a French manicure with some crystals for your special day x
I plan to do something similar with mine; natural but maybe a bit of sparkle over a french manicure :) If having long colourful nails isn't you then don't have them, I can't bear having long nails, I keep mine short and don't intend to be any different on the wedding day. If you have a bit of time before the wedding, I'd recommend using that time to try and strengthen them a bit. I've been regularly filing mine with a nail file and will be buying some of that clear nail varnish that's supposed to strengthen your nails as mine split a lot too. Hopefully then they'll be a nice shape and length by the time I come to get them done for the wedding :)
These are shellac. I can't wear nails because of work so went for shellac. I think it would look gorgeous on. This is the French tip with a little sparkle and sparkly ring finger. I actually went for very similar on my wedding day but got biosculpture....it's gel tips they make up with the gel instead of using glue. But I would recommend sticking with Shellac at the moment xxx
If you are happy with the length then shellac is a good option. If you would like a longer length without using false nails which are not the strongest, enquire about gel nail extensions. They are really strong and can be as long or short as you like and are very natural looking. You can shellac over this too.
These are mine, acrylic with the colour mixed in to the powder. They're pretty much bomb proof and will last ages x
If you want length added, you can always go for sculptured gel or acrylic and can ask for a softer French than tips give. Or for a really natural look adding length, you can try silk/fibreglass over natural tips, when done right, they look just like natural nails and aren't bulky
Definitely a gel polish by what you've mentioned. If you've never had your nails done then anything false are going to feel weird. Shellac is just the brand there's loads of other brands out there. Gel polish is the product you'll be looking for x
Find someone that can do a silk wrap x
Over a week old now but I just had gel varnish. Can be done with a bit of glitter too. I got them done three weeks before so they could grow a bit and then again a few days before the wedding.
I'd suggest that you get a manicure every 3 weeks between now and your wedding.
It will condition your cuticles and strengthen your nails. Just have a gel varnish on top to protect your nails too.
You'll be surprised how much your nails improve! Take a good multi-vit too. It will improve hair and nail growth and condition too, and boost your immune system. Stress off a wedding in the final weeks/months can end up with you getting run down, spot break outs, colds etc.
Just be kind to yourself.
Enjoy the manicures as a bit of you time.
And each time you go, try something a little different. By your wedding day you'll have more of an idea and be more comfortable with the whole thing xx
Think you've got the best idea! I had a shellac with French manicure too If you're not used to having your nails done, you'll find this lovely as they'd be stronger than usual; but you'd probably find acrylics etc too strong and strange (and of you don't want to keep having them done they won't do much for your nails) x
Go for a gel polish. They last and are good for your nails. Shellac is one brand, there's also gelish and halo to name a couple of others. If you're not used to polish go for either just tips or a very natural colour, either of those with a hint of sparkle would work well.
I had French manicure shellac with a bit of pink sparkle on my ring finger. Luckily, my nails had grown long for my wedding. But I had them short for my sister's wedding same style and the French tips give the illusion of length :-)
I was the same and had shellac fence manicure with a sparkle overlay. Just one tip, my nails are brittle too so I had shellac on my nails for a month leading up to the wedding so they were less likely to snap off
I love shellac. I hardly wear any makeup or dress up but don't feel like my nails stand out at all. They've very natural.
These are mine for our wedding x
These are shellac, but it's taken me a few months to build the strength up in my nails to manage to keep them all the same length. I would recommend going and getting them done a 2 or 3 months before the wedding & getting them done every few weeks. This will then give you time to grow them & get used to having them (i kept breaking mine for the first month or so as I'm quite heavy handed!)
My maid of honour just French polished my natural nails :) I loved them x
My nails were short as I just can't function with long nails (having horses doesn't help either!) I had a French manicure overlay and with detail on the ring finger. Found them to be just right and looked lovely. Lasted for our honeymoon too, got about 3 weeks out of them all in all x
Gel's would be the best but definitely a good idea to visit beforehand to have a manicure and if you want some length a gel manicure beforehand to strengthen. Also invest in a bottle of nail oil and hand cream and use it at least twice a day xx
I had gel polish on my natural nails with glitter looked lovely and natural
I find gellish lasts a bit longer than shellac (same thing just different brand). I always go for a French and you could ask for a glitter tip coat or have a rhinestone put on. :)
I just had gel polish and the lady told me that square nails always look longer x
I never have my nails done either but I went with shellac for my wedding. It just looked natural and tidied up my nails a bit which was perfect for what I wanted
SNS are great and don't wreck your nails either. You can have any colour including French manicure x
I suggest try a few styles now, to see what suits you best.
That sounds lovely. You could always do a trial run a few months before hand x
I had shellacs done, I started a couple months before the wedding so they had a nice length and shape to them and asked for a natural French, I didn't want a harsh white line and had a silver line across my ring finger, lasted through the wedding and our 2 week honeymoon.
I'd suggest shellac and just the pink used in french. Two coats look lovely and healthy and you can tell you've had the done without a standout false look
I have never had my nails done before either. Loved how they looked. I didn't want false nails either. Good luck xxx
I think a french manicure is lovely Kimberley Robinson. nice and natural understated
This is shellac french manicure with a bit of silver glitter under the white line. X
I had shellac as can't wear false nails for work, and just had French manicure. They looked really nice despite me having brittle nails and very dry cuticles. But best to try a cpl ppl or places first.
You really really need to have a practice run before hand as even with gel/shellac they feel 'false' when they are on. Get yourself booked in for a trial run then you at least know what to expect xxx
I found these for mine. Having s trial soon x
I had shellac for mine, I don't have long nails but didn't want French manicure, and didn't want anything 'in my face' so settled for these, snow flake as I got married in Lapland. A good nail technician can give you lots of different options, colours and will offer advice
Bio Sculpture is fabulous.
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I have brittle nails too but I use OPI nail strengthener and it has worked amazing!! Definitely recommend it to all. I don't want false nails either so will be using that constantly to strengthen and grow my nails before I just have a manicure for my wedding next year x
This was what mine looked like...shellac.. I work in food so can't have fake nails...I was going to London for a week after the wedding so Shellac was perfect x
lcn gel French:)
I had shellac on my fingers & toes & loved them as they lasted through my honeymoon too! I just had a trial a couple of months before as I don't often have my nails done x
I'm going for these for mine. I too have really brittle nails. I'm gonna have tips with gelish tho because I prefer a little bit of length.
I had just a French manicure gel overlays and they were natural but beautiful x
Shellac with French manicure with a fancy pattern on my ring finger.
I had never had my nails done before and I can't grow them because they break. I had gel French manicure with a butterfly theme (the butterflies weren't very good though but still looked pretty with a bit of sparkle nail polish). I just wanted my own nails, nothing false. X