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Old June 12th, 2006, 10:55 PM   #11
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I'm hoping I'll like them well enough to keep them. I've talked to a couple of girlfriends about what they have done and what they have liked and disliked. I'm willing to commit to them if I like them. If I don't like them I realize I could have crappy nails while they grow out. Everytime I see someone with those pretty white tips and good looking nails I'm so envious. I know I'll have to find someone where I live to go to for fills. The town where I live has recently gotten a real nail salon so it shouldn't be too hard to get them done. The only thing I'm not sure of is which kind to get done.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 11:12 PM   #12
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Hi! I'm a nail tech and figured I'd ad my two cents worth. I agree that acrylics are not a good temporary choice neither are gels. Gels must be filed off and can't be soaked. If you pry either of them off you will totally ruin your nails underneath. I would recommend fiberglass over a white tip. It will do the least damage to your natural nail and can be soaked off with acetone easily. One thing to remember though is that depending on the tech anything can be damaging if not done properly. Best of luck.




I had fiberglass and I loved them. The only thing is I'm very active and I'd break them, so I was always having to get them redone- pricey after awhile.
If I could get them at a less expensive price, I would.
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Old June 12th, 2006, 11:44 PM   #13
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I'm hoping I'll like them well enough to keep them. I've talked to a couple of girlfriends about what they have done and what they have liked and disliked. I'm willing to commit to them if I like them. If I don't like them I realize I could have crappy nails while they grow out. Everytime I see someone with those pretty white tips and good looking nails I'm so envious. I know I'll have to find someone where I live to go to for fills. The town where I live has recently gotten a real nail salon so it shouldn't be too hard to get them done. The only thing I'm not sure of is which kind to get done.

Carolyn...

I recommend Solar products (they are acrylic - but the best on the market.) Have the pink and whites done (white tips pink powder). They really look lovely. Be sure to ask the nail place what brand products they use. And seriously, Solar Nails are the best.
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Old June 13th, 2006, 01:30 AM   #14
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Carolyn... Have you tried the french manicure kits they sell at the drugstore? Most of them come with adhesive guides that you place on your nails. You can bend them to the shape you desire and they work really well.

I've tried the Sally Hansen French Manicure kit and it's lousy. Both the white and the pale pink go on very blotchy. The best one I've found is a kit by Nailene - Hard and Healthy French Manicure Multi-Pack

They also have kits with 2 larger bottles of white and pale pink or peach. It's really inexpensive and goes on very smooth. I've had really good luck with this brand. You just have to make sure you're patient and you get better with a bit of practice. Top your manicure with Orly's Won't Chip and you're good to go!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 08:03 AM   #15
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I just get a french manicure at the salon. big chicken here!!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 08:36 AM   #16
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Well I went and did it. I ended up with gel nails in a white tippe french manicure. I went to the nail salon my friend Trish goes to. I just went in and told them the look I was going for. So far I'm very happy with them. I have had to go back and have one nail repaired. I was cleaning gunk out from under the tip and I ripped a small piece out of the side of the tip. I think I'll need to clean with soap and water and a soft brush from now on. They were very nice and repaired it with no charge. So far so good after that. I'm going fine with typing and putting on make up and jewelry. The jewelry is a bit hard to do but I can do it. I can sign my name on charge slips They are great for scritching. Right now I can see keeping them up when I get back home. It's a fun change. And I really like how much better my hands look with them.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 09:40 PM   #17
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I want pictures!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 10:17 PM   #18
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Ditto!

I love my acrylics. They keep me from picking my toenails, and picking on my face at non existent things.
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*sigh* I miss my gels. I had solar nails for my wedding, and had them done about 6 months in advance, then kept them up after because I loved them so much, but the $30 fills every month were killing my bank account so I stopped getting them.

I've tried doing nails on myself, but I suck at it. I can't get them smooth, and I'm clumsy so they always end up lifting because of the way I end up applying the goop.

I miss having thicker nails, because like Justy said, it keeps me from picking at my face. And they're also great for removing blackheads And the thought of scritching with them makes my scalp tingle in delight.
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Old June 17th, 2006, 02:30 PM   #20
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*sigh* I miss my gels. I had solar nails for my wedding, and had them done about 6 months in advance, then kept them up after because I loved them so much, but the $30 fills every month were killing my bank account so I stopped getting them.

I've tried doing nails on myself, but I suck at it. I can't get them smooth, and I'm clumsy so they always end up lifting because of the way I end up applying the goop.

I miss having thicker nails, because like Justy said, it keeps me from picking at my face. And they're also great for removing blackheads And the thought of scritching with them makes my scalp tingle in delight.

$30.00 fills!!!!! That is highway robery, my dear.

I pay $13.00 for mine and they are stunning. I always give her a $5.00 tip, and there you go.

You should check around. $30.00 really is way over priced for a fill.
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