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Old 11-30-2012, 04:39 PM   #3981
 
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I have a question for the nail fans here...I don't know too much about my nails, having never paid much attention to them, but I was using Seche Vite and OPI chip skip on them for a bit, with OPI or China Glaze polishes, then they all broke and chipped ;p so now I have *really* short, chipped, peeling nails. I have been applying grapeseed oil and olive oil like mad, and moisturising like crazy, but it doesn't seem to be helping...

So i am thinking to have gel nails applied until after December, just to give them a chance to grow, and so i can look reasonable at all the social functions i have to attend for Christmas... Any advice, warnings, or encouragements to give in regard to gel nails? Any help would be appreciated...TIA!
I have gels. They're good, I like them. I have very weak, breaking, will not grow no matter what, nails. Even after the very rare time I've had a gel nail break off, my nail is in pretty good shape underneath. They should do all gel - using the white and blue gel container with the pink goop inside - its way less chemicals, and it's not mixed with acetone. Although you do put your hands in a UV curer.

They're more expensive, but they last longer. I get mine done every 3 to 4 weeks. There isn't a noticeable fill line, and they don't yellow, dry out, and peel. Don't do acrylics. Gels are way better.


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Old 11-30-2012, 08:26 PM   #3982
 
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Sally's Ruby Ring. It switches between hot pink, bright orange, and red, depending on the light.

PS- Not cleaned up yet.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #3983
 
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Did another stamping manicure. I'm going to cold, possibly snowy Wisconsin in one week so I did a snowflake design. Stamping is getting really easy now that I have done it a couple of times. I haven't cleaned it up yet.

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Very pretty, and you are getting good at stamping!
You're also making me want to pull out the stamps and practice again. It's been awhile.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:42 PM   #3984
 
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^^^ wow!! we're crazy nail fanatics!!
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Is that a color or how many bottles you have?
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Is that a color or how many bottles you have?
Thank goodness I'm still well under 200 bottles.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #3989
 
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RCC: I remember you wanted this:

The Gilty Pleasures 18K Real Gold Nail Polish Topcoat - Zoya Nail Polish -$ 5.75 and Free Shipping Worldwide
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:13 AM   #3990
 
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i have on china glaze loft-y ambitions on my toes and ulta dance teal dawn on my nails. it's not my usual thing to do a non-traditional color on my nails but i gotta admit it's striking and i love it.
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I took Essie Dive Bar off yesterday and decided to file my nails down all the way with my crystal file. I think I'm going to file every day this month with the crystal file and see if that helps the peeling. I've noticed that I don't moisturize as much when I have polish on, maybe twice a day if I'm lucky. If there's no polish I'll moisturize 3-4 times a day. I need to work on that.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:29 AM   #3992
 
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I haven't done french tips in years (just too frustrating to do with shaky hands) but I was bored with all my polish so that's what I ended up doing. From far away they don't look like a drunken pirate with a hook did them. : )
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:40 AM   #3993
 
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looks pretty, Jeepy!
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ITA, Jeepy they look fantastic!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:44 AM   #3995
 
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Nice.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #3996
 
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A bunch of new ManGlaze.

Matte
What nail polish do you have on at the moment?-imageuploadedbycurltalk1354469797.482725.jpg

Shiny
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Nice job, Jeep!

Pretty colors, RCC and LML!

I am infatuated with polish that contains real gold. I was looking at the OPI Bond Collection and saw their version. So pretty.
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Nice job, Jeep!

Pretty colors, RCC and LML!

I am infatuated with polish that contains real gold. I was looking at the OPI Bond Collection and saw their version. So pretty.


That is ti. I am trying to decide between buying Casino Royale et al and getting stuff from Oyin for Christmas.
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A bunch of new ManGlaze.

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RCC, that green is gorgeous!
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My nails are naked. I broke two yesterday, so I cut them all short. I want them to grow out so I can do a snowflake manicure.
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