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    Almond shaped acrylics. I always choose the softest pink they have to create a natural/almost clear look. My sister laughed so hard the last time I got french tips that I haven't gotten those shits ever since lol.

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    Default Re: Nails/manicures how you do yours?

    I think I want DARK this time. Purple or black. Shellac mani is an expensive thing to upkeep ( at the salon near me anyway, I could go to the beauty school for less but " meh " ). My nails looked perfect for 19-20 days though. They are just barely looking off on the bottoms now from growing out.

    Did the toes ! I'll go back tomorrow for mani - BLACK . It's very different. I'm usually pinks / reds / sparkles.
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    I just got a nice orange gels on hands and coral pink on toes.
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    I'm glad I saw this thread! Ive been getting back into doing my nails again but the brands I'm using are causing me to break out in rashes. I found out a few years ago my skin issues were due to nail polish. Sad day. Now I'm looking into brands with less chemicals.

    I love nail design. Right now I'm obsessed with nude nails and pastel designs. In the past month I've bought almost the same color FOUR TIMES!! It's nuts! I have Defy&Inspire color "Ladies Who Lunch" and three similar shades. But they all make me itchy.

    Has anyone tried these and are they worth the price?: Pacifica, Jin Soon, Cote, Zoya, RMS or Sundays. I need something hypoallergenic and my hot girl summer is on hold while I figure this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhatGirlDynomite!!! View Post
    I'm glad I saw this thread! Ive been getting back into doing my nails again but the brands I'm using are causing me to break out in rashes. I found out a few years ago my skin issues were due to nail polish. Sad day. Now I'm looking into brands with less chemicals.

    I love nail design. Right now I'm obsessed with nude nails and pastel designs. In the past month I've bought almost the same color FOUR TIMES!! It's nuts! I have Defy&Inspire color "Ladies Who Lunch" and three similar shades. But they all make me itchy.

    Has anyone tried these and are they worth the price?: Pacifica, Jin Soon, Cote, Zoya, RMS or Sundays. I need something hypoallergenic and my hot girl summer is on hold while I figure this out.
    Have you tried Sinful Colors Professional nail polish? They aren't too chemical-laden & look nice. The glitter shades stick well too. There's also products you can use to do manicures without getting polish bleed on your skin (Mess No More Liquid tape)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chanzep View Post
    I just got a nice orange gels on hands and coral pink on toes.
    I love these colors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnuffleUffleGrass View Post
    Have you tried Sinful Colors Professional nail polish? They aren't too chemical-laden & look nice. The glitter shades stick well too. There's also products you can use to do manicures without getting polish bleed on your skin (Mess No More Liquid tape)
    I don't know if I've tried Sinful Colors yet? The problem I have isn't just from the color getting on my nail bed. Whenever I use nail polish I break out when I scratch myself. My neck and face are the worst.

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    I have not tried Zoya but want to. I have a bunch of their colours saved on Pinterest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhatGirlDynomite!!! View Post
    I don't know if I've tried Sinful Colors yet? The problem I have isn't just from the color getting on my nail bed. Whenever I use nail polish I break out when I scratch myself. My neck and face are the worst.
    Ugh...if your allergies are that bad I'd recommend silk wraps or a little bit of acrylic over the nailbeds.

    There isn't a topcoat that would prevent that allergic reaction?

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    Im wearing Essie Sunshine state of mind. I went to TJ Maxx and they had a bunch of good OPI I got Russian Navy, Don't Bossa Nova me around, My very first Knockwurst, Berlin and done that and Cable car pool lane.
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    Now I have OPI Im not really a waitress. A dark red.
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    Default Re: Nails/manicures how you do yours?

    Theese are life saving stuff!!!! And money saving

    For fingers
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3295...27424c4dXfE71k

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    For toes
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3296...27424c4dXfE71k

    No more going crazy with foil and other stuff!! I just love them! The only thing I regret, is that I didn't look that the toes clips are only 5, not 10, in the package. Thankfully, I don't do gel on toes, just regular polish. So, I only keep them 5 minutes on each foot.

    And I love the gel polishes as well. Cheap af!! Those from modelones are my favourite.
    https://modelones.aliexpress.com/sto...8e9c7a3eaooYOc

    I am obsessed with aliexpress lately. That's where I am getting a shit ton of things, including my lashes https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3281...27424c4dXfE71k

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    Oh and I am looking forward to get this nail remover, for gel polish https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3305...c00arhhil&mp=1

    The only bad thing with aliexpress is the shipping time, sometimes it takes 1-2 months. But it's good if you're not in a rush...

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    Are you doing your own gels?
    I want to, I was looking at the uv nail dryer on there .
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    I am wearing OPI Kerry blossom I love it for winter.
    xoxo

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    Quote Originally Posted by chanzep View Post
    Are you doing your own gels?
    I want to, I was looking at the uv nail dryer on there .
    Yes, I am. I looove gel polish because it lasts longer. I don't use acrylic nails tho... just gel top coat, polish and base coat on my natural nails.
    I have this one (the 9C plus version) and I am pleased with it https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3275...27424c4dihsPd6

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    I bought a press-on nail kit for $8 at the beauty supply store for coffin-shape. I will file it to how I want it to be (ballerina) and I bought gel polish to put on it. All my nail polish is LA Colors now and it all comes from the dollar store, and it's great! Takes a bit of time but I got sick of the nail damage and brittleness, and this is nicer. I've heard some girls use super glue but I'm scared so I use the regular glue and they last 1-1.5 weeks. Can pop it back on if anything happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel_Kitteneque View Post
    I bought a press-on nail kit for $8 at the beauty supply store for coffin-shape. I will file it to how I want it to be (ballerina) and I bought gel polish to put on it. All my nail polish is LA Colors now and it all comes from the dollar store, and it's great! Takes a bit of time but I got sick of the nail damage and brittleness, and this is nicer. I've heard some girls use super glue but I'm scared so I use the regular glue and they last 1-1.5 weeks. Can pop it back on if anything happens
    Omgggg don't tell me about it, I just found those https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3295...chweb201603_55 and at this point I am like... why the heck do I have those nail polishes?!!?!?! look at those beauties!!! )))) I am gonna buy some!

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    So Im wondering what everyone is doing for their nails now. Obviously last year salons were closed for months so Im wondering if girls were doing their own nails or just riding it out. I had naked nails for all of last year after covid but started doing gels again since Spring. I currently have a deep sea blue with glitter. I wear them quite short too. Since shops reopened I always go to TJ Maxx and pick up OPI colors.
    What are you doing with your nails?
    xoxo

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    I've been doing polygel nails for almost a year and a half at this point and I'm proud of my progress! Started doing it over square or coffin tips and my nails are MUCH happier than when I used dual forms (which caused lifting). Seriously can't believe how much I previously spent on getting my nails done, especially considering how frequently they broke! Like there are definitely styles/shapes I still haven't mastered, but progress is being made and always end up with nails I'm in love with. My favorite gel polish company is DND Gel! They have top quality gel and normal polish at great prices and I've never had an issue with curing or chipping. Recommend ordering directly from their site, as it's way cheaper than amazon.

    DIY is just sooo much cheaper and, while it is a time commitment, you have more control over the final product. Plus if you do mess up or break a nail, you don't have to go back to the nail salon & pay even more to have it fixed. If anyone wants youtube resources for polygel specifically, I'm happy to share some channels that have helped me immensely.

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    I switched to press ons for my fingernails. I buy either cute sets or solid colors off aliexpress as well as little gemstones & decals to add. The shipping takes a while but I stock up and now doing my nails is so cheap and painless, takes like 10 minutes, and doesn't ruin my natural nail. I bring nail glue & spares to work with me in case one of them pops off or gets lost.

    For pedicures I still go to a nail salon, I get the gel because otherwise with my Pleasers they get ruined fast. It's also a self care thing for me, I would much rather pay someone to do it. However, when my toes start to get raggedy and I obviously need them redone, I wear boots (or cute ankle socks with my sandal Pleasers) so I can prolong time in between pedicures, so I really only get them done once (maybe twice) a month.

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    I've been using this system for my nails since January 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zvFisuXuoI Warning though, it is not idiot-proof. You do really kind of have to know what you're doing.

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    Ugh I wish I could do myself. Yesterday I went to the nail shop and there was a sign that it's closed for a week . Smh.
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    I'm still using Apres gel-x and gel polish.
    This system
    https://apresnail.com/collections/nail-extension-system

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedWine View Post
    I'm still using Apres gel-x and gel polish.
    This system
    https://apresnail.com/collections/nail-extension-system
    How do you like them?
    I used different press ons for a while and ended up with nail fungus because they wouldn't completely seal. Is the sealant like a glue or a gel? I just want to try something that completely seals like a gel because that nail fungus was not fun (it was due to water getting under the press on nail).

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    I have a dip powder kit that I bought during OG quarantine that I keep telling myself Iím gonna use. Lol. Iím also in the business of a new UV LED lamp

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