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Old 10-14-2007, 09:32 AM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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I was getting my nails done (acrylics) every other week, but I recently switched to the gels and wow, am I loving them. My nail guy had been trying to talk me into them for months but I resisted. They are a tiny bit more expensive but they last about a week longer between visits and they just look really amazing and stay so clean. I urge anyone that is getting acrylics to try them, you willnot be disappointed. Oh, and thy are soooo much stronger. GELS are the ay to go!

p.s. I am getting my nails done for 10 years. I wanted to let them "breathe" but after one day I couldn't take how horrendeous they looked.
Aaah Tina, you're a woman after my own heart! The longest I ever went with ot my nails done was two days and I cried lol.

I am glad you love your gels, I love mine too! My nails are beautiful now, insted of the "ridgey" way they used to be from the acrylics.

I also find that my acrylics only lasted 2 weeks, but i wear my gel for a full 3 less time i have to spend there yay
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:38 AM
 
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I keep them (fingers and toes) short, but go the salon for polish and shaping, etc. 2x month. I only use white polish or like a buff color. Boring, no?
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:47 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Shorter length, but I get manicures every 2 weeks and touch up myself. Right now I have very very very dark purple polish that I love (almost black)
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Old 10-14-2007, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I usually do my own nails except for special occasions. I keep my nails medium length and I polish them every weekend.
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:35 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Aaah Tina, you're a woman after my own heart! The longest I ever went with ot my nails done was two days and I cried lol.

I am glad you love your gels, I love mine too! My nails are beautiful now, insted of the "ridgey" way they used to be from the acrylics.

I also find that my acrylics only lasted 2 weeks, but i wear my gel for a full 3 less time i have to spend there yay
rep to you g/f Do you think we'll still be getting our nails done until our last

breath? lol
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:52 PM
 
Location: GA
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Since I do a lot of cooking and baking, I keep them on the short side. I use a sheer, natural shade of essie polish called power lunch.
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:25 PM
 
Location: NEW JERSEY
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rep to you g/f Do you think we'll still be getting our nails done until our last

breath? lol
yes!

I think it's the Jersey girl way hehe. I love to wear a sweat suit, but still feel cute b/c I have my nails done.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:14 PM
 
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I too was acrylic addicted I also do gel now with a simple french manicure. Doesn't do the damage that acrylic did.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:39 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Wink Gels all the way

Another Jersey girl checking in !!

I have discovered (from a friend) L C N = Light Concept Nails, they're GELS.
I had them allllll summer Pink & White & loved them. On my last visit, I went cheap and I'm so sorry I did this. I told my nail tech, Don't fill the White, I want a color/polish !! Arrgh Huge mistake. It's much more noticable to see how much your nail grew out when you have Mauve Polish on as opposed to the Classic Pink & White French manicure.

I need an appt. bad !! I'm calling tomorrow. Give me Pink & White anyday ! And smack me upside the head if I ever want colored nail polish again !!
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Old 10-15-2007, 04:29 AM
 
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I used to get the regular acrylic too.They'd always pop off a few days after i got them done and they looked horrible.I went to a new place and got the pink and white.Not the gel ,the acrylic.Ever since then i never broke a a nail.Im supposed to go every 2 weeks for the pink fill in and every 6 weeks or so for the white.They never lift either.They look awesome!!Put it this way,i work with animals and am always banging my nails and always have my hands in water and they still hold up.They also use this non yellowing top coat which works wonders.If you smoke or go tanning often ask for that!
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