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Wakemake's Hard Rock (middle color) is fucking gorgeous irl. I think you can get it online outside of S. Korea.
It's a fine glitter, this pic makes it look chunkier than it is.
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Does anyone have any recommendations of nude shades for really light pale skin?
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I really like Clay
by Sally Hansen!
All the nails posted are extremely adorable anons
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Pulled from my inspo folder; small image dump incoming
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And of course, who doesn't love a good holo??
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I recently got a matte topcoat and I've been putting it on everything. I love pairing dark matte colors with something sparkly or metallic. Pic related, once my current polish starts chipping off I'm trying matte black with gold next.
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Btw here is the Amazon link for the 2 pack of Seche Vite Dry Fast Topcoat https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007U90J5U?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
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Does anyone else have trouble with Essie polishes? I have a few and every single time they don't dry. I've painted Bobbing for Baubles (pic related) 10 mins ago and it's still a tacky mess. I try to paint a thin layer. The polish itself isn't thick or in need of thinner so wtf?
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the nails inc brand on the sephora website is my favorite
they have a pretty big flat applicator, so it's really easy to just swipe each of your nails once and be done with it (the polish itself is thick so you only really need one swipe)
Love a good brush!!
Thanks for the rec; this thread has me jonesing for a new bottle
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Haven't noticed issues w drying time but I do use quick dry top coat (cally hansen one) and that bitch sucks all polishes completely dry in like a minute, however I have noticed that easier polishes tend to be very sheer?? I have only creme ones, both light and medium toned and they take 3 coats to be opaque.
I absolutely hate my nails tbh because my nail beds are shallow so my nails must be quite long for them to appear normal-sized (if this makes sense), additionally, they are very thin naturally and I always end up breaking them at work even when I have polish on as a protective layer. Have been thinking about trying out gel nails but am afraid that it would make my own nails even thinner or if I ever break a nail I'd manage to break it on the bit where it's attached to my skin. Also it would be an extra expense and I have lots of normal nail polishes that would be pointless then.
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some more piccies from my ig bookmarks lol
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idk how tacky it is but i love hearts drawn on the tip of pointed nails, so cute imo!
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I really want to like tortoiseshell nails but it just looks diseased to me!>>106590
The only solution I can think of is to keep your nails short so maybe the tips won't hit against stuff and break? But you say you like them long bc you have short nail beds… Such is life eh anon?
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Essie is my least favorite brand. It doesn't stay long at all for me. But I feel like different brands/formulations might work for different people! Also the polish you have could possibly be old/expired
On the contrary, my favorite line of nail polish is the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear. The colored polishes and top coat are great, and they're sooo cheap. Like $2.50. They stay on my nails without chipping for so long.
Such is life indeed ;-;
Maybe I'll be able to get a graduate job and move away from part time manual labour lol, just 2 more years!
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Have this saved for idk how long now but I feel I won't be able to re-create it on my own.
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Do anons have any specific nail artists/studios they like to follow? I mostly just look up specific styles of nails and can find a few really pretty ones.
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Incoming dump from my pinterest board
Pinterest is great for nail inspo!
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I think jelly nails are weirdly cute
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these are so gorgeous
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not sure about other anons but i mostly just use my Insta explore page (have finally managed to purge all slime vids from it lol), from individual artists/studios I follow vanityprojects, amivnails, pink_rose_window, nailsbymei, nailitmag (compilation acc), best_nails_riga, nailthoughts and sweetandsavvynails
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I really like these nude designs. I wonder if I can get away with doing my nails like this and go to work. I feel like it's not obnoxious so I bet my higher ups wouldn't mind.
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reported every post i hated as not interested in and scrolled far on every suggested post i liked. took me like a week but all those "satisfying" slime posts are gone!>>106649
i think it should be alright, they look very elegant and subtle
One thing that I found helps my polish last longer is washing with soap and water after removing the previous polish with remover. I always skipped that step when painting my nails at home and it turns out it helps a lot.
Another thing you can do is to gently file the whole nail with a soft nail file to create texture for the polish to stick to.
Also, a clear "no-chip" base coat can also help the decoratove polish to adhere better to the nail.
Also paint the free end (aka the edge) of the nail and even paint the underside of the nail if they are long enough bc nail polish tends to shrink as it dries.
Hope this helps!
Also, no need to feel ashamed! Besides "hurr durr color nail with paint," it's not super intuitive. I learn new things all the time and I've been painting my nails semi-regularly for a long time. >>106678
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As always, you guys have such great taste. I love all of these looks on clear/pale nails. >>106530>>106592>>106593>>106595>>106598>>106615>>106653>>106683>>106703>>106705
I have a really bad habit of destroying my nails when I'm stressed but I'm going to use these as inspiration to let my nails grow. Thanks anons!
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absolutely gasped when saw these
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Does anyone else have nails that sort of flare out towards the ends? My nail beds are kind of deep on the sides but get shallower towards the edge, so they have kind of a v shape and I hate it.
Is there a way to kind of "train" them to be more even?
also, pinterest dump incoming
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ugh this is such a perfect vampy look>>106760
i have the same issue and idk what to do either. normally i just file the sides somewhat and it looks passable but then when they grow out a bit it looks dumb.
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so simple and gorgeous
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I don't know how it's possible to function with this much shit on your hands, but goddamn I love looking at it
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In the name of jesus>>107211
Just get a lamp and convert to UV gel polish. IDK how people still do regular polish.
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sage, but upon inspection it looks to be a semi-translucent gel polish. those are pretty popular in japan marketed as "milky type".
pic related is the link. i bought that brand before and it's pretty good!
I used the hot sauce method. Not that I hate hot sauce, but I started to not bite my nails because the notion of putting crusty, old hot sauce that had been under my nails in my mouth was massively gross.
Not to mention I just wanted pretty nails and I was so fed up with bitten ones because everyone would know that, on top of being unsightly, it's an immature habit.
The first time I grew out and painted my nails I was so proud. Turns out I had gorgeous beds, and I get a lot of compliments and peoole asking if they're real because I grow them without trying. I never went back.
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for the anon that liked nudy nails!
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Aww I love the cat!
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One of my favorites– Essie's 'Shine of the Times'. It looks different depending on the base color. It can go from warm on top of red to cool on top of beige and everything in between. My favorite base is black but rn I have it on top of Sally Hansen's 'Clay' and it's gorgeous.
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Whoops, not 'Clay', but 'Make My Clay'. Seen on the left. The brush is so good too. The perfect width to get right up to my cuticle and when you press down to swipe the polish it forms perfectly to the nail. Right pic is a different color but illustrates my point.
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How does one function with long nails? I had nails about the length of pic related for about 2 days until I had to rip them off because I couldn't stand it. But I love the way they look and I love cool nail art. I want to try again but I don't know how to make it more bearable.
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tempted to try a england polishes but they're so expensive
i meant >>108856
>hotbed of bacteria
do you not scrub under your nails? nasty.
Here's an awkward question:
How do these nontoxic brands taste? I have a friend who only ever uses acrylic nails for special occasions because she has a bad finger-sucking habit.
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Is there any way to apply those star/heart/flower/etc. glitter top coats (like pic related) without them to stick out that causes always after a day to get caught in all kinds of fabric or hair? I own a few and I think they can look really cute but I always end up removing them after a short while because the rough surface gets annoying really fast. Any ideas or tips?
I should have mentioned that I always seal my finished nails with a clear topcoat, even when I use the glitter topcoats as described. Last time I applied 3 coats of clear topcoat on the top of that glittery one (similar as in the picture I posted) and it was still not a solution to this problem, because the sharp edges were still there after it dried.
Made me think if it comes to this kind of style, it's better to do gel or acrylic nails to avoid this …
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I've been wanting to get my nails done soon. I want them to have a theme, like a gothic vampire in a chapel. These look so beautiful and simple. I think they're pretty much what I'm aiming for.
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I got the Sophi polish and I can't recommend it to anyone. Smelled bad (odourless my ass) and looked terrible. Didn't taste it because I don't want stomach issues. Maybe I got a bad one but I think I'll stick to toxic
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the tip doesn't grow off in 2 fills. it's the type of tips they're using. even if your natural nails are curved a lot, they make nail tips that are shaped different. and even if they are curved, you can shape them during the filing process so they don't look as bad. and if it's that your nail is too weak to hold up the extension, they've done something else wrong.
cheap places use cheap shit, just remember that.
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Just go slow. Don’t get any extensions. Get gel on your natural nail and grow the length yourself so you can gradually adjust.
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I hopped on that honey nail train.
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I wish I could get pretty nails, like those on this thread. Where I live, it's impossible to find someone good enough to do something similar.
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You could always get yourself a light and some supplies and give it a whirl. There’s YouTube tutorials and stuff. I used to do my nails myself before I simply ran out of time in the week to do them.
I believe milk helps. I drink skim. I also trim my nails right when they get to the point they usually break. If think they get longer and stronger each time.
I have good nail genetics though.
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It's normal for grime to accumulate if you don't scrub under your nails. A nail brush will be your new best friend.
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The nails in this thread are so pretty. Looking at them made me decide that I finally have to do something about mine, but I don’t know how to start. Should I start going to a salon and get them done there? That means I have to pay for it every month, right? Or should I try doing gel nails at home?
My nails are short (like >>106529
) and small in general. They also are thin. I want to let them grow a bit, but I am looking for something cute and natural.
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i also do my gels and i just do glitter/shell embedded tips and back fill them every week.
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Could be total placebo but eat some walnuts everyday and I find this polish helps tremendously with my papery nails.
I had the same problem! My solution is to build up using really really thin layers, and I also wait a longer time between each layer, maybe 5-10 minutes depending on how impatient I'm feeling lol. I also have short nails, and it's really easy to put way too much polish and get it lumpy so I try my best to make my layers as thin as possible.
Depending on how often you like to have your nails painted it might be worth it to invest in DIY gel nails. I've been considering getting a small lamp and kit because it seems so much more convenient. It's not as expensive as you would think and if you really like having painted nails I'd look into it if I were you.
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Same! I do my own shellac nails now. I hope to start making stuff like pic related soon, but i'm taking it easy for now while i learn the proper tecniques.
I know nails like these aren't everyone's cup of tea but i love geo designs.
none of this is correct…please do not spread misinformation.
dip powder doesn't usually use gel, it uses cyanoacrylate which is a glue polymer related to super glue. the "gel" they refer to is the texture and look, not the nail gel (which is resin). you can
use gel but most salons don't because it isn't the standard and doesn't adhere as well. don't assume anon's is like that.
you cannot get a backfill with different types of enhancements. hell, you sometimes can't even backfill with a different brand!
you need to use the same kind of enhancement because they don't adhere to one another properly. you can use acrylic with gel in small quantities for 3D deco, and vice versa, but you need to backfill with the same enhancement. also you cannot create a stable overlay with a different enhancement. we couldn't even mix gel and acrylic (polygel) to form a stable enhancement until very recently, it's an exact science.
also the fill processes aren't even the same with all of them, you need to use different kinds of dehydrators and bonders for different enhancements. things like acrylic will have a seam, gels will not etc.
please don't just parrot info you got on reddit or wherever.>>117860
most places don't recommend backfilling dip nails because the brand that pioneered the system, SNS, reccomends soaking it off to keep it from lifting and damaging the nail. a good salon won't even let you fill them. if you like them get them again, but make sure to always get them fully soaked off and reapplied.
source: i have been doing nails for 6 years and doing my own nails for 3.
nail dip has a pretty low learning curve imo, basically the same as learning to apply regular lacquer polish. most issues have to do with pooling near the cuticle, and putting the base on too thick. and it's easy to do with your non-dominant hand since basically self levels. and you should get used to what thickness you like/need fairly quickly.
you can get pretty cheap dip kits online and the materials don't really vary. if you let me know what country you're in i can recommend some good kits that are available to you!
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Afaik those are geo nails, nothing to do with marble nails or anything like that.
I have only ever seen japanese salons do them so idk if these have other name in english.
The fact that you don't like them does not mean they're poorly done, it's just not for you.
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I actually just did my second-ever application of the $13 KISS starter dip kit. It's easy and looks great imo!
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aren't even both the same thing
大理石 (marble) pic related
are the same tecnique with different colors. Neither of them look like marble like what you posted?
Idk whats the tecnique to achieve >>117911
but it looks like each thing is painted on a different layer and doesn't have a natural mixed effect imo. It's different to me, but it ok if you disagree, idrc.
Wtf? are you bored? I've been watching videos to replicate those nails and have only seen that style in japanese salons sadly. So yea, they are a thing?
None of what i posted look like marble nor do they have anything to do with marble so idk why you insist on that either. If anything they look closer to geode but are not quite the same, although geo might as well just be a diminutive for geode, idk, i don't think they look quite like geode either.
They do mix colors on the same layer. Bitch idk why you fighting about that, my first post literally claims that i've been working to replicate those nails and that i know people don't like them, you included, i get it, but like why are you fighting so much about it? It's fine that people like different things, why does it hurt your butt that someone likes something you don't, you sound 12.>Hurr durr you dk wtf are you talking abut
Bitch ppl create new nail styles and name them, it's nails, not rocket science. Different people might give them different names, idgaf, i first found them online as geo nails so i call them that, if you find the same style with other name please feel free to post it so i can find similar nails easier.
it just annoys me when weebs lie about shit as if they're the only ones capable of using the Japanese internet.>>117935
again, the stuff you posted is not done in the way you're claiming. why don't you post any videos/sources? you just sound like a pissed weeb who got called out.
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also the only other style i can possibly think of your posts being is ニュアンス which means nuance. so try looking that up. nuance is a kind of broad style though, but it generally looks like pic related.
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Because idk how to download instagram videos and honestly idc that much.
It's similar to this: https://youtu.be/cU0gIRPfeCg
You are the only one that looks like a huge weeb sperg getting so serious about i don't even know what. I was expecting people to not like the nails but i wasn't expecting fucking nail gatekeeper spergqueen.
It's just nails… i've been finding these as geo nails, idk what the big deal is with you…
That sounds good! I'm in the Netherlands>>117904
I'm going to look into that kit, thanks!
i work in a japanese nail salon in a big city, and hate weebs, that's it.
i'm haffu and studied nails in japan sooooo…
i'll be honest, i'm glad i learned it, but as a job it's not as fun/glamorous as you'd sometimes like. i got into nails because i admired detailed nail art, enhancements and 3D nails, and sometimes it sucks to just do boring simple manis most of the time. but at work we do designs during our downtime so customers can select from our original designs, which is cool.
actually going to school to learn the technical aspect is really fun though and i cannot reccomend it enough, even if you just watch youtube videos! there's a lot more that goes into doing nails than just applying polish/learning enhancements, it's interesting to learn the science around it.
also where i live, the schooling for certification only took about 2 months, but you need to go to a more in-depth academy if you're wanting to learn more than the basics about products. cert schooling is basically a hygiene test. also all i can say if you're going to try it is be careful with where you work, learn the wage laws in your area and don't get the wool pulled over your eyes.
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How do I stop this from happening? If there even is a way.
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This is probably a clueless post but I've noticed a huge increase in the popularity of gel nails/acrylics/gelish etc, but especially long nails. A lot of the other girls in my workplace have them and they look cool but they're generally pretty long and impractical and we work in a sort of hands-on retail environment so it seems wildly impractical and their nails will occasionally snap while lifting something or doing something around work.
Is there a current trend everywhere of people getting nails like pic related or is this just a bubble in my are? Girls I know my age with fairly nice natural nails get super stressed if their nails aren't done with acrylics and I'd say half of the girls I know have them at this stage.
I'm also not hating on them or anything, just honestly curious. I'm interested to hear from other people on how practical they are day-to-day and what it's like using a nail brush and stuff.
i love cute nude-ish pink stuff like >>106531
but i'm scared of using light colours because i'm afraid my hands will look dark or dirty. are there any nail polish brands that make 'tinted' nail polishes? how do i achieve nails that look like these?
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i see! thank you anon, i like the look of jelly polish
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This has always been a trend in the hood (source I lived in the hood for a while)
I’ve mostly seen nails like these or similar earthy tones now that the 70s tends are back.
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Eat collagen based foods and take multivitamins
Do this in the meantime
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I love the colors, but these look like they're so uncomfortable. I'm not a big fan of jolly ranchers shaped things on nails lol
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any recommendations for glue for press-on nails? or just tips in general, bought these to try for the first time
Try press ons. You can paint them as well and they‘ll keep you from biting.
Tbh I think gel and acrylics demage the natural nail too much, especially if its already fragile from nail biting.
They are a lot better and softer
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does anyone else's nails "warp" when they try and grow them out? are there any ways to prevent this from happening? mine typically end up curling downward and always have. pic related is a good example pic i found.
Do you swim a lot or wash your hair every day? Try some oils and hand creams and always keep both sides of your nail covered in a clear varnish (including the underside). Also, from experience, little issues like this with your nails can indicate a deficiency or thyroid problem, so maybe something to check out next time you see a doctor.
I dont currently, but I used to grow my natural nails very long so idk if anyone has any questions on how to achieve and maintain it hmu
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Anyone else completely over the extremely long faux acrylic nails look? I've been loving short(er) natural nails lately. Imo it looks fresh and it's much more practical
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I'm from the hood and I've seen some ridiculous shit out there, I can see how one can get some press ons and it would look good for a night, I don't see how some people can live with them though
I personally an inbetween thing because as >>122896
it depends on your nail beds
It's unsanitary. I hate when people in food service have long acrylics. A restaurant I used to work at banned them lmfao.
It grosses me out that Momokun has super long acrylics on 24/7. You can even see crap under them in some of her pictures. Fucking vile.
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Has anyone tried ILNP polishes? I just discovered them today and found out they have my dream nail polish: Sweet Pea. I want opinions before I buy it.
I can't stop cackling
Anon wth how does that happen. I'm not even that flexible
Not that anon, but it's easy, just lift up your leg but rotate it outwards - like when you lift it to touch the top of your head.
I'm more concerned for anons teeth, toenails are hard.
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Idk what I'm doing wrong? I bought a UV/LED combo nail lamp for gel polish. I bought professional polishes that can only be used in salons. But several things go wrong. The first thing is, my nails BURN like hell. I put on a top/clear coat but it still burns. Then when I put on my first coat of color polish, it will be streaky. So I end up doing 2 or 3 coats in between light cures to get a solid color. But it ends up really thick and peels right off at the corners once cured. (I also used a top coat and cured it). any tips?
If you feel a heat peak remove your hands quickly from the lamp and let them cool off. You might be applying a layer that's too thick. Try to apply layers that are as thin as possible. If the problem persists try buying a weaker lamp, it will take longer but it won't burn you.
It's normal having to apply 3 layers of color to achieve full opacity, if the color was 100% opaque it would not cure.
There are a few things that might be causing your nail polish to peel off early. Maybe you aren't using a base coat. Maybe you didn't dehydrate your nail plate before putting on the base coat (remember to clean them well with alcohol and dehydrate them with a ph balancing solution). Maybe your nail plate is too smooth, you might need to buff it gently to make it matte before applying the dehydrating solution.
I'm not a professional but i've been doing my with nails gel polish for a few months now. Hope this helps.
Ugly truth, I did. Basically >>123900>>123885
I mean the nails.
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Let me try to explain this without sounding retarded…
Is it possible for a false nail to pull up on the sides of the nail and cause a bruise-y pain?
Pic related from Google calls it a "c-curve"– so is it possible that the false tips aren't as curved as my natural nails and since my natural nail is glued to the false nail, the natural nail is being painfully pulled upwards? This is where I'm noticing a lot of lifting as well. I'm totally switching to gel polish as soon as I can afford to…
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slightly yea. do you have a link/pic of the type of tip you are using. tips like pic related are an old standard going for something thin with less curve will help you adjust the c-curve better. you should try to pinch at the area where you applied the glue after it dries, and then do it when you finish curing the base layers of the dip powder.
another thing to note is that much of the time nails will feel really sore when you apply new extensions to them, even if you've had them long right before that.
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Has any of you anons try this product before? Its the eveline 8 in 1 therapy, i heard its quite popular and because its quite cheap so im a little skeptical
Really interesting information, thank you. The tips I'm using are from the KISS kit pictured in this post: >>117904
thicker than the clear ones in your pic. I'll keep that in mind for future applications!
My nail isn't hurting any more so idk if that was actually the issue. I must've bumped it or something…
Yeah I don't think dipping is for me. I started doing it a few months ago bc my natural nails break when they get long. I thought gel polish was just a new finish or something, I didn't realize it can add strength. I'll be trying that next but I can't afford to buy the supplies rn.
ALSO YOU GUYS
I have a green spot on one of my nails from where I did a fill before and missed some lifting. I want to die this is sooooooo disgusting. Fuck this I'm never doing acrylics at home ever again. I just wanted to reinforce my natural nails… kms
dip kits are really bad for fills. most brands advise against it, so you're supposed to redo it every time, which is a huge
pain for enhancement style dip.
if you're getting into gels let me know if you need recs!
Ohhh I didn't know filling w dip kits was ill-advised. I understand why!
Yes, gel recs please! Are there any decent, cheap kits? I do have a UV light nail dryer thing already. Thank you kindly anon!
yea, filling dip powder doesn't work as well as filling traditional acrylic because of how dip kits work.
not to shill nail hub but especially if you're doing it yourself i really recommend link related. (there is also a tutorial on youtube)https://www.thenailhub.com/collections/luminary-nail-systems
it is for enhancements and acts like hard gel, but is thinner. it self-levels really well and application is easy. fyi clarity is the "clear" just in case you want to use a different brand of color polish. another thing that i find easy, but is a bit pricy is japanese gels. you can also get the thicker gels that come in the pots rather than the ones with a brush. they make for much easier application and use less product to do a full coat. my nails are super fancy though so i just may be biased.
anon you replied to - thanks!
i googled it and sure, it does look like they can become quite long, although as other anons said too i've never really seen 'over the whole nail'. is it just for appearances or does it have any tangible benefit? i feel like i'd just end up with swollen, mangled fingers from having small open wounds from tugging at the surrounding skin.
I’m a chronic nail biter and my cuticles creep halfway up the nails if I don’t push them back. They’d overgrow the entire nail if I let em.
Why would cuticles growing be bullshit?
OP of >>123878
managed to grow my nails somewhat, and the longest toenail to approx 2 mm ish and the fingernails to around 0.5 mm-ish on the longest.
Do cleaning your undernails brittle them?
Mine used to do this so much. Now this just may be my experience so don't take this as a guarantee but I take a collagen powder every morning along with cold pressed flax seed.
My nails now are incredibly thick and strong.
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it's probably a little premature but I'm starting to get really excited for Christmas coming round, mostly because I have the biggest nailboner for Christmas nail art. My nail porn folder is looking very festive.
On that note, in anticipation of recreating attached: any recommendations for a matte top coat (non-gel formula)? The one I'm using is kinda lumpy and takes centuries to dry.
Some of the glitter topcoats are really pretty, especially if you're sponging it on. The cremes in the 'gelly' (not gel, just high shine) line perform well. Can personally vouch for Black Forest, Tangerine and Banana Split. The Molten Metals line was nice too (or the two I tried anyway, Pink Ice & Bronze Bae).
Didn't love the Under the Sea line.
I didn't know where to post this, I guess this is probably the best place? I'm honestly just kinda trying to get advice for something.
I inherited a nail biting/picking habit a long time ago from my dad. For as long as I can remember I've gnawed on my nails. It's always been a habit but Its also linked to my anxiety/possible OCD at this point. I honestly don't know what to do. It's so embarassing and unsanitary, but I've never been able to stop. I've tried the nail polish that tastes like shit, but I'd bite through it. I've tried being super aware of it, but it's very subconscious and often I don't notice until I'm like 5 minutes in. It's become associated with reading, every time I read i bite pretty much nonstop. If i can snack it stops the urge, but often I'll still pick. My nails are absolutely destroyed, honestly I might post photos so I could maybe be ashamed into stopping?? That might honestly work idk. I know its gross but I've never had anyone straight up been like "you disgusting bitch knock that shit off." My nailbeds are tiny and I've bitten them so far down my nailbed has shortened and skin has grown over where they would be. The skin around my fingers is picked/bit away, and as a result of so many hangnails/irritation around my fingers they're kinda inflamed and idk, wider than they should be? I'm not sure how to explain.
Anons please help, I'm so ashamed and I know its so gross, I feel so powerless and helpless because it's become a cope instead of just a habit, and sometimes I can't even bring myself to stop even when I'm aware of it because it kinda soothes me. I could really use some advice/tips on how to stop. I can't afford therapy or to get my nails done, would a cheap set of stick ones maybe help, since i couldn't access them? I'm at such a loss here and I'm really tired of biting my nails for 20 years and being stuck in a loop.
I've tried that stuff, for a couple years even. Doesn't work for me unfortunately. >>127613
that could work, I've tried things like it but I don't really have small trinkets anymore. I'll probably pick up a little stress ball or something and try that again. This was actually one ththe ways I had the most luck with.
the false nails idea might work - but definitely buy a little extra glue (because you'll probably pick them off and want to reapply). maybe your brain will register the feeling of picking false nails off with the same sensation it gets when you're biting them? granted it's not the best way to restore nail health but it's at least a relatively inexpensive thing to try.
good luck to you, anon. i was also a chronic nail biter but i seemed to just randomly stop doing it one day so i don't have any experiential tips!
Look into fidget spinners or fidget cubes. They could possibly help.
This may be overkill, but when you start set a timer every few minutes or put a picture or Post-It on something by you to serve as a reminder to check what you are doing with your fingers.
If it's hard, try delaying it. "I will not bite my fingers for the next 5 minutes." Set an alarm to patrol yourself, then repeat. "If I made it 5 minutes, I can make it another 5 minutes"
The life of the nail will depend on how often you use your hands vs what you do with them. Someone working retail where they might throw heavy trash bags at the end of the day and constantly wash hands/clean with chemicals can wear away the nail faster than someone who types or writes at a desk all day. If you do more hands-on work, you might go for a simple short nail to prevent breaking off the whole thing, but if you’re in a more casual relaxed work setting, you can go for a longer nail.>>127943
I do that a lot. I work at a gas station currently and wash my hands constantly through the day, so my cuticle are always peely. They looked nice for a while, but the cuticle near my thumb has been ravaged because it’s really dry and scabbed over from the last time I picked at it. Shit sucks tbh.
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I love these sheer/jelly-ish nailpolish in pictures, but do they look good irl? Or does it just look like stained nails?
hit and miss imo. you have to be super careful with application because otherwise they come out "patchy". like the color will be more opaque in the areas with more polish, so you have do 2-4 very thin layers to get anything like the picture you posted.
i prefer doing a "jelly sandwich" with those style of polishes. polish - glitter - polish - gitter - polish then top coat. makes for a pretty dimensional look and you don't have to worry about ti becoming patchy.
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I got rose marble stone nails done for the first time and I hate it. The concept is so cool in theory but IRL it looks like a bad case of onycholysis. I actually got asked if there’s something wrong with my nails kek. Never again.
(not my pic but it looks similar)
Are your nails short? I think longer lengths make it more obvious that it's a pattern, since it extends past the pink part of the nailbed.
Also, maybe a touch of metallic gold or another color would make it look less fleshy?
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yeah, my nudes peel up at the sides a little (i never wear anything long enough to chip it), but mostly i've never found a nude that gets anywhere close to an appropriate opacity without 3+ coats & quick dry. it feels like a lotta work to make my nails nail coloured