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No. 106527

Ask questions, post cute nail art and polish swatches, discus trends, techniques, products, professional services, etc.

What's on your nails right now, farmers?

No. 106528

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No. 106535

The cola red nail polish from opi, the shade is perfect for that bright, classic red nail look imo. I’m just frustrated because my nails grow out pretty quick so they get long in no time, but won’t stay long because my nails break like nobodies business, they have no strength. I would try being more careful in day to day life but I don’t really have time to slowly and gingerly pick everything up so I don’t accidentally snag my nail on something. Polish definitely helps but I still need something to actually make my nails stronger. I’m kind of tired having a lesbian manicure.

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>>106527
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.

No. 106548

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Does anyone have any recommendations of nude shades for really light pale skin?

No. 106550

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>>106548
I really like Clay by Sally Hansen!

All the nails posted are extremely adorable anons

No. 106551

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Pulled from my inspo folder; small image dump incoming

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No. 106556

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And of course, who doesn't love a good holo??

No. 106557

i love looking at nail art, i wanna get my nails done up all cool and holographic, but my job requires i have nude polishes only.

No. 106558

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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.

No. 106560

>>106535
Maybe try getting gel nails? It's just a layer of UV cured gel varnish over the top of your nails and it'll keep them stong.

No. 106565

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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

No. 106575

I work in a cafe so we aren't allowed nail polish and I bite my nails from stress, but I'd kill to have healthy, beautiful nails and have such cute designs on them, this thread is so cute

No. 106578

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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?

No. 106580

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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)

No. 106581

>>106580
Love a good brush!!
Thanks for the rec; this thread has me jonesing for a new bottle

No. 106583

>>106578
Huh, that's weird, I've never had a nail polish do that. Honestly though, I think Essie is overrated. It was always such a hyped up brand but their performance disappointed me, especially for the price. My $1 Wet n Wild nail polish lasts way longer than my Essie polish.

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>>106578
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.

No. 106591

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some more piccies from my ig bookmarks lol

No. 106592

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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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No. 106600

>>106594
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?

No. 106602

>>106595
I love this. I'm a sucker for anything nature related

No. 106604

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>>106578
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.

No. 106606

>>106600
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!

No. 106612

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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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No. 106616

>>106598
Oh fuck these are so cute. I wish I was in any way talented so I could do this.

No. 106621

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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.

No. 106625

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Incoming dump from my pinterest board
Pinterest is great for nail inspo!

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No. 106631

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I think jelly nails are weirdly cute

No. 106633

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these are so gorgeous

No. 106634

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>>106621
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

No. 106635

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>>106634
thank you, anon!

No. 106644

>>106634
OT but how did you purge your explore page? I'm so sick of babies and people gorging themselves with food and popping pimples. I never even look at any of that shit so idk how it got there in the first place

No. 106649

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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.

No. 106653

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>>106644
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

No. 106654

>>106631
these look dope. got any more?

No. 106668

How do I make my nails look good when I have a short nail bed? It sucks because I can't have nice long polished nails unless I grow them super long/ get acrylics (which I don't like)

No. 106677

This is a really dumb question and I feel ashamed for asking, but for some background, I do my own uv gel nails because I never found a technique that worked for getting long-wear out of regular polishes, but I am sick of all the prep involved with it. What products can I use to actually have more than a day-two days out of my nail polish before it chips and I just get rid of it all. How long do said products last for you? Thanks so much for this thread.

No. 106678

>>106677
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!

No. 106680

>>106677
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
*decorative, whoops!

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No. 106709

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!

No. 106758

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absolutely gasped when saw these

No. 106760

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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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No. 106767

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>>106760
last one

No. 106768

>>106765
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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No. 106801

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so simple and gorgeous

No. 106830

We already have an old nail thread.

No. 106841

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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

No. 106863

I have baby hands with short fingers and rather short nails. Not short as in "i bite them off and they look disgusting" but they're just not long, they grow way more "up" than other women's nails. (Idk if I'm explaining this well)

On top of that, I study art so I always end up with acryl/oil paint on my fingers, I spend time with hammers and screws etc…

I really really wish I could do cute manicures though. If someone has advice, I'm taking it.

No. 106897

>>106830
yeah, this is the third one made on /g/
>>59174
>>84652

there's also one in /ot/ too

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No. 106949

>>106841
lmao these aren't even that long, anon.

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No. 106990

>>106965
>>106964
Love these. So cute and tasteful

No. 107000

>>106966
so awsome

No. 107207

does anyone have any basecoat recommendations? I've been using sally hansen double duty and a catrice one that i think has been discontinued. Not in love with either.

No. 107210

>>107207
I have a base coat/top coat set from Butter which is great

No. 107211

>>107210

I have the two of these and got chipping within a day. Argh. I can't do nail polish.

No. 107212

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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.

No. 107214

>>107212
NTA but I've been considering switching to gel nail polish. Any recommendations for an affordable but still good lamp? There's some stuff on Amazon but I'm afraid it'll be cheap Aliexpress junk that won't cure the polish.

No. 107216

>>107212
NTA, but my nails grow too fast and I have to change my polish in a few days anyway so gel is pointless. It sucks

No. 107218

>>107216
>use clear glitter gel
>fill the ends when you need to instead of changing the color out

That's what I do! I usually change the color every month or so. Also gel just needs to be soaked off and you can change it, it's less annoying in my opinion than the traditional polish because it only takes 1 minute to put on.

No. 107219

>>107218
Idk, I'd rather just do my nails once a week. It's not a big deal, and I like to change the color regularly since I have like 100 nail polishes. Thanks though

No. 107220

>>107212

Yeah, I do UV gel on my toes. I prefer it for longevity, but I hate setting everything up and wish normal polish stayed on sometimes.

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No. 107230

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No. 107302

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>>106631
I love those

No. 107399

>>106531
do someone know where i can get colors like that?

No. 107401

>>107399
what part are you asking about, and what type of polish?

No. 107402

does anyone have tips for filing nails? i have to keep my nails short since i play the piano, luckily i have long nailbeds so they still look nice but i feel like i'm doing something wrong. i switched from a metal file to paper ones and my nails are far less damaged now but using a paper file drives me insane, it's so bendy and takes a loooong time to finish all nails

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>>107401
sage, but upon inspection it looks to be a semi-translucent gel polish. those are pretty popular in japan marketed as "milky type".

>https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/deconail-seisakujo/item/irogelsp2/


pic related is the link. i bought that brand before and it's pretty good!

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No. 107421

>>107402
I just cut mine into a nice shape, they smooth down on their own after a day or so. I gave up with filing, it never worked for me.

No. 107426

>>107402
Get a glass file. They're the best for your nails, durable, and work quickly.

No. 107438

>>107403
those are so cute and pretty! i need to try these. which ones have you tried? G-5, L-5 and J-5, I-5 look super cute!

No. 107444

How do I stop biting my nails and the skin around my nails when I'm so stressed?

No. 107448

>>107444
Well first understand why. You've trained your brain and body to react to stress by nail biting so it's now basically an involuntary reflex. It's a habit you learned so now you have to make it a habit to stop, perhaps with another distraction (like a stress ball) or perhaps snapping yourself out of it with sensory alerts like smell and taste so you can try applying a strong smelling lotion on your hands (or if you're worried about eating lotion, make your own edible type with oil and lemon juice). Or wear breathable gloves or put tape on your fingernails.

No. 107451

>>107426
i have tried a glass file years ago actually, but mine wasn't exactly durable, the surface peeled off pretty quickly. maybe i just got a shitty one though, will give it a shot again.

No. 107459

>>107444
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.

No. 107460

>>107438
i've used G-6 and I-5 before. they're pretty nice, a bit thicker than other polish (which is good imo) and they blend super well! would recommend this brand in general.

No. 107464

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for the anon that liked nudy nails!

No. 107466

>>107451
Seconding the glass file. Once I made the switch my nails stopped peeling all the time.

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>>108215
Aww I love the cat!

No. 108364

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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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>>108364
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.

No. 108400

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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.

No. 108404

>>108400
it's not that hard. you just need to use extensions or something that's reinforced and you can safely use them like you would your real nails. i find they don't really impede anything and actually make some things easier!

No. 108429

is it okay to request that a nail tech not push or cut your cuticles? I really hate the feeling and I dont mind the look of uncut cuticles

No. 108432

>>108400

I love them too but I can't stand doing skin routine with long fingernails. lose so much product under the nails and I am not digging that shit to reuse out bc disgusting

No. 108435

>>108429
the polish won't stay on if you do that.

No. 108436

>>108432
>not using the back of your nail/finger to get product out instead
git gud girl

No. 108441

>>108436

no ty, it's a hotbed of bacteria under there

No. 108856

>>108441
She meant use the backs of your fingers to apply your products, not to reuse what's clumped up under your nails.

No. 108865

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tempted to try a england polishes but they're so expensive

No. 109120

I like wearing nail polish but got scared after hearing about all the harmful ingredients. I have been looking at water based polishes now, has anyone here used that and could you recommend a good brand? Sophi and Aquarella are two that I know of.

No. 109139

>>108441
i meant >>108856.

>hotbed of bacteria


do you not scrub under your nails? nasty.

No. 109148

>>109139
Come on now you're just being bitchy now because the anon misunderstood your post. Even if you do scrub under your nails every five minutes, it's still right to call it a hot bed of germs. Even if you wash a floor you're not going to lick it.

No. 109160

>>109148
she's in the middle of cleaning and moisturizing her face, anon, why would she be doing it with dirty ass hands? if anything you sound more like anon being butthurt that you misunderstood something.

No. 109189

>>109160

okay, seriously. regardless of how well you wash your hands there is still going to be stuff under your nails. do us a favour and check out google.

No. 109394

>>109120
your nails are just dead keratin, they don't really absorb much from polish (unless you're buying led paint from china kek)

No. 109402

>>109189
Dude calm the fuck down. I'm not even that Anon but damn you annoying.

No. 109403

>>109402

just like you, I wasn't the original anon. imagine! there really ARE multiple people in this thread

No. 109405


No. 109414

Stop infighting.

No. 109454

>>109120
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.

No. 109489

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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?

No. 109490

>>109489
Let that top coat dry and put on another top coat that doesn't have glitter in it.

No. 109491

>>109454
I ordered some Sophi nail polish so I guess I can give you a review when it arrives.

No. 109492

>>109489
glitter polishes aren't meant to be used as topcoat, just because it's used over other polish doesn't mean it's a topcoat.

No. 109496

>>109489
different type of glitter being used in this video, but the principle is the same.

No. 109498

>>109496
i don't like this video tbh. there's different ways to apply it based on what you want personally. you can keep the glitter sparse and if you're applying like she's doing, you want to use loose glitter anyways and not a polish. either way topcoat is always going to be different than glitter polish which seems to be the OPs issue.

No. 109500

>>109490
>>109492

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 …

No. 110615

>>109491
Thanks anon

No. 110631

Hey anons, hope yall can help me on this ;_; my nails have been fucked for a while now… at first it was pretty clear due to my abuse of acetone so i stop applying nail polish for quite some time, until recently i start applying nail polish again. They were peeling, staining my nails and incredibly soft/weak. The staining has gone now but they are still peeling and very weak, is there any way to fix this? Thanks yall in advance

No. 110639

how do i make my toenails look better? they're just barely not-disgusting atm and i hate it

No. 110643

>>110631
I'd ask your GP or a derm about that, there are a few diseases/deficiencies that can be identified with nail health. Despite what many have said, constant use of nail polish doesnt affect the health of your nails. I have eczema on my hands which causes nail pitting/splitting and my derm said I could keep painting my nails and using acetone remover.

No. 110645

>>110639
Literally the same you'd do with your hands

No. 110660

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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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No. 110753

>>110660
Make sure the place you go can do inlays because that's what that is. If they don't know what you mean leave.

No. 110827

>>110615
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 polish.

No. 110851

whenever i get acrylics i get 2/3? fill ins on one set before my nails get this insane downward curve. my nail tech (i’ve only been to one) says this is unavoidable and i’ll have to pay 60 for a full set vs 30 for a fill in. does anyone know how to avoid the curve?

No. 110852

>>110851
go somewhere where they do forms instead of tips, or get them to use a different tip. even with the tip it won't happen unless they're doing it on purpose.

No. 111037

>>110851

What? They should be asking if you want your nails shortened every time you go for a fill. If they're not, maybe you should find a new nail tech, anon. Good luck!

No. 111129

>>111037
okay so i’m really new to getting them done, not sure if i’m explaining this right but they come out how i want which is a certain shape/length because of my field of work. the curve is from my natural nail? from what i understood the artificial tip grows off at some point and they’re doing fill ins over the natural, so to get rid of the curve, i have to get new tips, new set.

No. 111141

>>110827
hm do you know anyone else with that name?

No. 111154

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>>111129
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.

No. 111205

>>110827
Unless nails are made of cheese I think I can take your word on the taste. I'll find my friend some other birthday gift, thank you for your help, anon.

No. 111549

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>>108400
Just go slow. Don’t get any extensions. Get gel on your natural nail and grow the length yourself so you can gradually adjust.

No. 111782

Are nail salons supposed to grind off the natural growth that comes under the acrylic? How can I tell for sure that the salon sucks?

No. 111844

Love all of the nails in this thread! I miss having long nails. I have strong natural nails but I've been working in a kitchen since last year so I can't have them anymore, which is why I'm seriously considering buying press on nails I can use on my days off.
At first I thought it would be tacky, but I've found some sellers that I really like! And I realised how amazing it is that I can wear nails by amazing artists from the other side of the world, artists much better than anyone I can find close by. The only thing I don't like is the look of a nail that is pressed on, I think it looks obvious. It probably is more noticable when you know though, so I think it will be fine.

Does anyone have any experience with press on nails?

No. 111845

>>111844
For your situation those IMpress ones by Broadway are very thin, easy to get off and will stay in awhile if you prep your nails properly. I haven’t used them in a long time but when I did they didn’t have any long styles at all

No. 111847

>>111782
what do you mean?

No. 111928

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No. 111935

>>111928
i love this idea! the honey nails are amazing.

No. 111959

>>111928
Paging Trixie Mattel

No. 112012

>>111928
Those nails look pretty sweet.

No. 114584

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I hopped on that honey nail train.

No. 114597

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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.

No. 114665

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>>114597
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.

No. 115447

i'm so fed up with how brittle my nails are. it's unbelievable, they don't get better no matter what i do. i eat healthy, drink enough water, take a vitamin supplememt that contains biotin, don't wear nail polish often and keep my nails relatively short. i don't know why they're this way because my hair is actually very strong and healthy. can anyone help?

No. 115463

>>115447
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.

No. 115637

does anyone here do their own nails? i really want to have nice nails all the time, especially in the future once i quit this job at the bar, but i'm not sure i can afford to have them done every 3-4 weeks.

i don't really like hard gel, i prefer acrylics, and am currently in japan.

has anyone tried buying a set from wish and learning that way? a friend of mine keeps saying wish is fine and quality but i highly doubt it.

i just want to have long, clicky, well-manicured nails :(

No. 116480

I was a life long nail biter, to the point that my nails were literally little stubs and looked like a deformity or something. I've recently kicked the habit and for the first time in my life my nails are approaching the end of the fingertips. But this has made me realize- I know absolutely nothing about nail care. In particular how to keep them from getting dirty. I by no means work a job where my hands touch anything dirty/grimey yet underneath my nails gets so damn dirty in the course of a few hours. Is this normal?? also any advice for someone who basically has fingernails for the first time in the life would be greatly appreciated

No. 116488

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>>116480
It's normal for grime to accumulate if you don't scrub under your nails. A nail brush will be your new best friend.

No. 116489

>>115637
Learning how to properly do acrylics is way harder than learning to do gel. I used to do my own gel and trust me, that’s the way you want to go. I got my light and supplies all off Rakuten— I’m also in Japan. But the process is so time-consuming that I went back to getting them professionally done. I work six days a week. No time for that.

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No. 116496

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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>>116489
i also do my gels and i just do glitter/shell embedded tips and back fill them every week.

No. 116501

hi everyone!! i am trying my best to strengthen my nails and i have no idea on what method is best… i switched from gel, to shellac, and now im on regular polish but it chips immediately bc of how WEAK and thin my nails are :( any tips on strengthening nails that really work? im feelin lost lol

No. 116502

>>116501
I stopped using polish for a month-two and it helped a lot my nails to recover. Try to look up if you have any deficiency

No. 116522

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>>116501
Could be total placebo but eat some walnuts everyday and I find this polish helps tremendously with my papery nails.

No. 117355

What do you do to get a clean polish look and have it chip off more slowly? I do a lot of work with my hands and I always seem to fuck up and make my polish look lumpy or imprint on something. I wait for it to dry and think it's dry, but when I go to bed, it's got bedsheet prints, or I cut into it by accident.
I'm really bad at doing my nails and just want to make them mostly pretty tbh. I don't know if some sort of gels would be better for my lifestyle.

No. 117356

>>117355
samefag, but I should've mentioned, I'm also a string musician and it means that besides my preference for short nails, I cannot grow them out. I have a bad habit of curving in the nail where I hold down the string because I play pretty far down the tips of my fingers. Besides that, again, I do a lot of work with my hands. I don't know if anyone here with a similar lifestyle thing knows what works.

No. 117369

>>117355
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.

No. 117388

>>117355
for the slow drying problem, thin layers and quick dry top coat, Sally Hansen is my fav! I thought it is a marketing gimmick but they really do get dry in less than 5min.

No. 117393

>>116501
Take a prenatal vitamin daily and make sure you're getting plenty of protein.

No. 117463

>>106522
thank u for this suggestion!! i finally found this and i applied it last night… hoping that this works !

No. 117464

>>116522
>>116522
omg samefag i tried to reply to u i made a mistake im so sorry

No. 117860

hey all, so i'm here for advice. i very rarely get my nails done, but my coworkers treated me to a manicure for my birthday last week. i decided to get acrylics with sns / dip powder. the salon is amazing and the only one i've ever been to that only puts the acrylics on the end of your fingernail rather than down to the cuticle, which i appreciate.

my main concern with the dip powder is that i'm not sure how i'd get a fill on the acrylics in a couple more weeks because of the dip powder. googling was no help, oddly enough. i'm inclined to believe that i'll just have to get an entire new set the next time i go in, so i figure i should just call the salon and ask how they do it when the time comes.

tl;dr - i got dip powder acrylics and am unsure of what the process for a fill and color change would be.

No. 117866

>>117860
It doesn't matter if you have acrylics, Dip powder (which is acrylic powder applied with gel resin!) Poly Gel or hard gel extensions. The fill process is the same. File product to reduce bulk and add extra product where needed. You can get gel extensions on top of dip powder, acrylic extensions on top of poly Gel. It doesn't have to be the same substance to do an infill. With dip powder, the enhancement will be filled down a bit and resin will be applied over the entire nail, and new powder will be added on top (probably)

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>>114597
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.

No. 117885

>>117866

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.

No. 117887

>>117882
>geo
They look like the nasty Bertie Botts beans.

No. 117888

What's a good system for doing your own nail extensions at home that's affordable? I saw people on youtube using Kiara Sky dip acrylics and it seems like something I could get the hang off but I'm not sure if I want to invest a whopping 120+ euro in a starterkit

No. 117889

>>117887

NTA but i agree. those don't even look "geo" they look poorly marbled/tortoise shell.

No. 117890

>>117888
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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>>117887
>>117889
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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>>117888
I actually just did my second-ever application of the $13 KISS starter dip kit. It's easy and looks great imo!

No. 117910

>>117891
that's not what that style is called lmao. are you even on nailbook?

No. 117911

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>>117891 and >>117882 aren't even both the same thing

大理石 (marble) pic related

No. 117914

>>117911
?
>>117891 and >>117882 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.

No. 117920

>>117914
lol, just admit you don't know what the fuck you're talking about. the nails you posted don't have mixed colors either. geo nail isn't a thing in japan either, you're an idiot.

No. 117932

>>117920
nta, i'm one of the anons that called those nails hideous, but you came at her really hard over it, so i'm not surprised she's a little taken aback. the nails are truly hideous though and i think if someone were to go to work with those nails, people would think they have serious problems with their nailbeds/some kind of chronic condition/potentially fungus

No. 117935

>>117920
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.

No. 117939

>>117935
And before you get your jimmies rustled about geode too i mean nails that replicate a single geode rock (shiny in some parts, rough in some other parts), not the ones that replicate a full geode formation.

No. 117942

>>117932
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.

No. 117951

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>>117942
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.

No. 117953

>>117951
dude man, why are all of these japanese nails so ugly

No. 117956

>>117953
i have no idea. tbh this style slipped my mind because i never get requests for this kind of crap.

No. 117975

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>>117951
>>117942
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…

No. 117976

>>117951
>>117975
Thank you for the info though, i like those too.

No. 117977

>>117951
from the (image) thumbnail I honestly thought this was a gross gore picture of someone who had their fingernails severely injured, like crushed under something heavy or torn off in a dog mauling, and become badly infected. both ring finger nails even still look like that when the image is opened lul

No. 117978

>>117956
You okay anon?

No. 117979

>>117890
That sounds good! I'm in the Netherlands

>>117904
I'm going to look into that kit, thanks!

No. 117984

>>117978
>>117975
i work in a japanese nail salon in a big city, and hate weebs, that's it.

>inb4 weeb!


i'm haffu and studied nails in japan sooooo…

No. 118005

Does anyone here work as a nail tech? Do you like it?
I’m considering going to school for it, but I kinda want to know the reality of the job before throwing money at it lol. I like doing my own nails and have fun trying out new colors on my boyfriend (he’s so patient w me). I just don’t think I have what it takes to go to college for years and I’d like to maintain my individuality a bit.

No. 118011

>>118005
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.

No. 118034

>>117984
You have issues

No. 120055

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How do I stop this from happening? If there even is a way.

No. 120056

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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.

No. 120059

>>120056
when i was in retail, i worked with a lot of girls with nails like this (and even longer). they made it work, but i could never.

No. 120061

>>120056
> Is there a current trend everywhere of people getting nails like pic related

In lower social classes, sure. You will see a lot of those if you work in retail, or like at a gas station. Also it seems that black women really like long nails, especially the pointy shapes and I don't know why that is.

No. 120103

i love cute nude-ish pink stuff like >>106531 and >>106530 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?

No. 120104

>>120103
tinted polish is usually called jelly or milky polish

No. 120106

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>>120104
i see! thank you anon, i like the look of jelly polish

No. 120107

>>120106
That bottle looks like it says sweet colon

No. 120109

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>>120056
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.

No. 120110

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No. 120111

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No. 120112

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>>120055
Eat collagen based foods and take multivitamins

Do this in the meantime

No. 120131

My nails always tear or top layer(s) peel of at the edge. When I use nail hardener they stop tearing but start breaking or chipping little bits off at the slightest impact. I'm sick of it, I want to grow long nails.

Does anyone know if these are signs of a specific issue that is causing this? I tried biotin before but after finishing a whole bottle I didn't find it had any effect on my nails.

No. 120153

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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

No. 120174

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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

No. 120188

>>120111
Is it weird I want to design my living room around these patterns? They're so pretty and congruent.

No. 120189

>>120174
use the adhesive tab kind. glue is harder to apply and some types of press on sets have too steep of a curve to adhere with glue well. tabs are easier to apply and are slightly squishy so you can put the nail on tighter.

No. 120192

every time I mention wanting to try out fake nails, a close friend of mine says that they’re trashy and never look good.

idk if I agree with her and am wondering what others’ thoughts are on them? I think they can look cute.

No. 120196

>>120192
my reason for using them is wanting fancier nails than i'd bother getting in polish or gel for an upcoming trip, so i don't have to wreck my nails with acrylics for just 1-2 weeks of wear. sizing is a big factor in trashy or not trashy too imo, if they can pass for natural/acrylic or not.

No. 120211

Anyone here watch Nail Career Education? I'll admit I never really got into nails being an avid nail biter but watching her series makes me want to grow them out and do all kinds of designs. She even has a seires where she shows the progress of nail biters nails with acrylic over them. Now if only I wasn't ashamed to go to the salon…

No. 120212

>>120192
Ive been wanting to do fake nails because my job doesn't allow me to wear nail polish that isn't nude colored and have long nails. There's tons of reasons why someone would prefer to have fake nails. Not risking getting written up at work is a common one.

No. 120229

>>120211
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.

No. 120230

>>120192
Try gels

They are a lot better and softer

No. 121827

does anyone know of a good dupe for Off With Her Red!?

it was part of an OPI collection for alice in wonderland (i think the live action movie) and it was honestly my ideal red!

No. 122620

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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.

No. 122628

>>122620
might be weakness of the nail, id try vitamin e oil. you apply it like nail polish and it helps with strength. do u feel like your nails are kinda flimsy?

No. 122634

>>122620
this happens to me too, I think it might be a result of biting my nails when I was a kid. I also have really tiny nail beds.

No. 122734

>>122620
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

No. 122751

>>122620
why didn't you just read the article you lifted the picture from?

No. 122892

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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

No. 122896

>>122892
only looks cute if you have long nail beds, mine are very small (same width as length really) so if my nails aren't considerably grown out it just looks sad and sloppy and "that emo girl in 8th grade"-core. my mom has really nice nail beds and she rocks this look and I'm so jelly ugh

No. 122897

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>>122892
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

No. 122901

>>122892
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.

No. 123465

I messed up with nailpolish and now my fingertips are stained. Acetone free nailpolish remover isn't removing it and I don't have any remover with acetone or pure acetone. Are there any tricks for removing the stains off my skin?

No. 123467

>>123465
Lemon juice might do it.

No. 123558

my nail beds are super short, small, and irregularly shaped. some of them are squared and some are ovals. what's the best way to make them look nice without resorting to acrylics? i keep them short for work, but it makes my fingers look stumpy. i hate them.

No. 123584

>>123558
push your cuticles back maybe?

No. 123799

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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.

No. 123801

>>123799
Lovely colour anon. Can't comment on the brand but looks v pretty

No. 123826

>>123799
ILNP is pretty damn good. I highly recommend them.

No. 123838

>>123799
oooh I love that color damn

No. 123878

How do I fix my nail-bitten fingers and toes aside of not biting them? My fingers looks okay ish but my toe looks like a fucking dwarf.

No. 123881

>>123878
wait, you bite your toe nails?

No. 123883

>>123881
I can't stop cackling

Anon wth how does that happen. I'm not even that flexible

No. 123885

>>123878
do you mean your fingers itself, not the nails, have been affected by the nailbiting?

No. 123900

>>123881
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.

No. 123901

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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?

No. 123906

>>123901
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.

No. 123919

>>123881
Ugly truth, I did. Basically >>123900
>>123885
I mean the nails.

No. 125173

>>123919
anyone knows how to promote nail growth?

No. 125213

>>125173
Take a multivitamin

No. 125261

Who has tried biotin? Does it make your nails stronger?

No. 125343

Anons, how often do you use nail brushes? I wash my hands a lot and always make sure to get under the nails. But for whatever reason, dirt accumulates under them so quickly, and I find myself constantly scraping it out and even using a nail brush every time I wash my hands. Is that excessive? I'm not outdoorsy and don't work with my hands that much so I have no clue where the gunk comes from.

No. 125349

>>125261
For me it caused breakouts

No. 125361

>>125261
I've had flaking nails my entire life, could not grow them at all. Tried all those strengthening polishes and all that, didn't work. Biotin is the only thing that made a difference. My nails never flake anymore. I don't even need to take the supplements daily anymore.

No. 125375

I don't take care of my nails whatsoever, but lately I've noticed they've been breaking way more easily (usually due to clumsyness and accidentally karate chopping things)
Is it a diet thing or do you think I need some sort of reinforcement product?

No. 125376

>>125375
diet can def play into it if it's a recent development. also maybe you have started to wash your hands more? I noticed my nail became ridiculously brittle after interning at a lab where I had to wash my hands like every hour or so.

No. 125377

>>125343
My nails are long, so I use the nail brush whenever I cook (nothing grosser than ground beef under your nails…yick) and whenever I shower. I don't notice an acumulation of dirt very often (hermit NEET pretty much) but if I did, I would brush every time I saw it. Sounds like you're good anon.

No. 125409

>>125377
eww gross. you should use gloves for cooking incase you break a nail.

No. 125412

>>125409
who the fuck cooks with gloves, is this an actual thing when cooking in a private setting? wtf

No. 125422

>>125409
I coat my nails in acrylic dip powder so they don't break, but thanks for the concern dear anon

No. 126021

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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…

No. 126022

>>126021
are you using tips or full falsies?

No. 126023

>>126022
Tips. Plus acrylic dip powder, if that's relevant.

No. 126026

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>>126023
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.

No. 126052

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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

No. 126081

>>126026
Really interesting information, thank you. The tips I'm using are from the KISS kit pictured in this post: >>117904
They are 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…

No. 126084

>>126081
i've found that acrylic, even dip powder is really heavy compared to gel enhancements and my fingers always felt more sore the 1st evening or so.

No. 126097

>>126052
It works extremely well for a lot of people that I know. I also like using it as a base coat, or just by itself. I'd say give it a try since it's cheap.

No. 126103

>>126084
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

No. 126104

>>126103
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!

No. 126114

>>126104
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!

No. 126116

>>126114
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.

No. 126118

>>126116
Their Education Center looks like a good resource, thanks. I'm sure I'll have a ton more questions in the future once I get started. I can't believe I overlooked gels as an option because it sounds like precisely what I've been looking for. D'oh

No. 126126

>>126118
it's great! also i wouldn't feel too bad, information is hard to get, especially when there are new fad systems. it's all really about finding out what you can do the best and what suits your lifestyle.

No. 126164

Anybody tried fiberglass extensions? I have this kit arriving today, I'll be using it with the gel kit I already own and love. I'll report back results if anyone is interested!

https://www.amazon.com/Tingbeauty-Fiberglass-Extension-Non-woven-Extended/dp/B07Y32PKQ9/

No. 126373

>>126164
Update, wow what a mess! I may try again but I'll need to block off several hours to get it done properly. I got one nail to look nice but didn't feel like doing it 9 more times.

No. 126709

is there any point to actually pushing back/removing/trimming etc etc your cuticles? or is it just to make the nail look larger and 'cleaner'? allow space for more polish?

i have super long natural nails, never had acrylics/otherwise professionally bonded false nails, maybe it's more relevant to them? idk

No. 126713

>>126709
They can become overgrown and completely overtake your nail, especially if you're a nail biter and bite your nails to the root.

No. 126718

>>126713
bullshit, my bf doesn't touch his cuticles and they don't grow over a certain, fairly small, size.

No. 126720

>>126713
How likely is that to happen though? I'm fairly certain the vast majority of people would be just fine leaving their cuticles alone.

No. 126774

>>126713
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.

No. 126782

>>126718
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?

No. 126855

Anybody have some tips to help control nail psoriasis? My toenails have been cursed. Somehow I fixed one of my big toenails and I don't know how. The nail barely grows now, which is nice, but the rest of my toenails just get thicker instead of grow longer.

No. 126982

I'm about to soak off my acrylics and cut my nails significantly shorter. The acrylic is on top of natural nail, no tips. Should I cut my nails down first or soak the product off first?

No. 127006

>>126982
Soak off first

No. 127067

>>127006
Thanks for your input! Can you elaborate at all?

No. 127082

OP of >>123878 here.
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?

No. 127088

>>127067
nta but they're not correct, you can shorten or trim acrylics first (depending on how long they are they maybe too long). you don't have to use a file, you can just use a larger nail clipper. you'll also want to file down the surface a bit beforehand so the acetone can break them down better.

No. 127090

>>127082
Cleaning gently with a nail brush shouldn't damage your nails. Scraping under them or using harsh cleansers might not be the best thing for them, though, but a necessary evil at times.

No. 127097

>>120055
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.

No. 127427

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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.

No. 127440

>>127427
the only matte top coat i've tried was from L'oreal and it was perfectly serviceable albeit the bottle was bit small. as a side effect it also sped up the nail polish drying time!

No. 127458

>>127440
Thanks for the rec! I've only ever tried the Barry M one, and whilst their nail stuff isn't usually particularly bad the matte topcoat definitely performed at the price point. Scuffing it is still a risk even after 4~ hours. I'll check out the L'oreal one.

No. 127465

>>127458
ayrt, i've had the worst luck with barry m nail polishes, all 3 i've tried bubbled like crazy. are there any good lines?

No. 127472

>>127465
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.

No. 127573

Is it even worth going to a salon if you want basic polish and your nails to look neat?

I'm a poorfag so I'm worried that if I get gel/extensions/whatever I won't have enough money to get it off or fixed lol

No. 127576

>>127573
Nah. You'd be better off doing it yourself. Granted, as an infrequent treatment (and only having regular polish painted on) it's still a nice thing for you to enjoy the experience of.

No. 127600

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.

No. 127613

>>127600
You could try to hold something, like a squishy toy or something to keep your hands busy?

No. 127620

>>127600
Depending on where you live you might be able to get the stop biting polish. It tastes really bitter if it gets in your mouth.

No. 127625

>>127620
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.

No. 127753

>>127600
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!

No. 127931

>>106527
shoudl I cut my side of my nails?

No. 127933

>>127625
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"

No. 127942

Cuticle picker support group? I can't help it and I kind of hate it and I feel bad going to get my nails done when my fingers look like I stuck them in a wood chipper. I used to be a chronic nail biter, so I started getting my nails done professionally to dissuade me from biting them off, but now when I'm stressed out I find myself picking around them. I wash my hands a lot because I work in a large office where people are always passing colds around, which leads to dry hands, which leads to little peeling bits of cuticle, which leads to me picking at them. I keep Lubriderm and cuticle oil at my desk to try to keep them hydrated so I won't be tempted, but I can't seem to kick it completely. Anybody else?

No. 127943

Cuticle picker support group? I can't help it and I kind of hate it and I feel bad going to get my nails done when my fingers look like I stuck them in a wood chipper. I used to be a chronic nail biter, so I started getting my nails done professionally to dissuade me from biting them off, but now when I'm stressed out I find myself picking around them. I wash my hands a lot because I work in a large office where people are always passing colds around, which leads to dry hands, which leads to little peeling bits of cuticle, which leads to me picking at them. I keep Lubriderm and cuticle oil at my desk to try to keep them hydrated so I won't be tempted, but I can't seem to kick it completely. Anybody else?

No. 129404

I want to get acrylic nails for the first time but do they have to cut my cuticles?

My cuticles aren't big but salons always want to cut them or push them back until they bleed when I get a simple polish, so with acrylics maybe they straight up banish them.

Also, how do long nails affect your life? Will the acrylic nails fall off if i'm not careful?

No. 129406

>>129404
try going somewhere that will e-file the cuticle. they have to remove the cuticle on the nail regardless because the product won't stick. no type of product will stay on with the cuticle on the nail because it creates oils. the salon you're going to sounds like shit, you shouldn't bleed ever.

No. 129407

>>129404
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.

No. 129485

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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?

No. 129617

>>129485
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.

No. 129625

>>129485
these only work as gels tbh.

No. 130625

how do I shape my nails evenly and get them to be the same shape on all of them? I swear I can't even get one nail to look even let alone all of them coherently

No. 130662

>>106557
Where do you work, the CIA?

No. 130686

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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)

No. 130687

>>130686
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?

No. 130689

>>130686
they look good in literally every other color. i've done them before in white with black and gotten nothing but compliments. maybe the color is too close to your skintone? i think the marble design looks posh, maybe try another color next time or have them add a little gold/silver foil to enhance.

No. 130690

>>130662
I think some places where food is handled or some medical professions you can only have certain colors of polishes. And chipped nails are a no-no because bacteria can get under the polish or something.

No. 130693

>>130687
>>130689

Yeah, maybe I should grow out my nails a bit and try more vivid colors next time. I wish I had thought about it before I paid for this manicure though lol.

No. 130700

>>130662
Hospital or more likely kitchen. I used to work in a kitchen and I couldn't have nails longer than the length of my actual finger, or any nail varnish on. And gloves on all the time.

No. 130702

So I've managed to almost completely stop biting my nails after years of destroying them and they're finally at a length that looks presentable. Except for one. The middle finger on my right hand is still a comfort for me and I unconsciously still find myself tearing pieces of it off. It looks so short and out of place with the rest of my nails even if I paint them. I know I could probably wear a fake nail over until it gets longer, but where I work we move a lot of boxes and I'm afraid it would snag and get ripped off & possibly cause more damage. What can I do to make it look 'better' while it grows out?

No. 130721

>>130702
If the only problem is you're biting it unconciously you could get a bottle of that nailpolish with a gross taste that reminds you you're biting

No. 130891

Any way to make 3D nail stickers stay on longer besides just putting an extra layer of top coat? I got a sheet of super cute ones from Daiso and while I definitely didn't expect a ton of wear from them, 3 of the small gems already came off after a day. ;_;

No. 130892

>>130891
i've never had deco come off. what kind of polish do you use?

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No. 130928

>>130892
I use an Essie gel couture one that usually stays for around a week without chipping. I feel like it's washing my hair etc that make small things come off…

No. 131077

Has anyone else noticed that nude nail polishes are absolutely ass when it comes to staying power? Reds and dark colors stay on my nails forever, while nudes, particularly beige ones for some reason, sometimes start peeling off the same day. I mean, maybe it’s just a coincidence that all my nude polishes are garbage but idk, it’s just a pattern I noticed. Which sucks, because nude nails are my favorite.

>inb4 just wear gels

I can’t, they destroy my nails

No. 131209

>>131077
also gelphobe

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

No. 131256

>>131077
>>131209
Ironically my experience with gel polish has been the opposite, light colors dry the quickest and last the longest, nudes would last me more than a month if it wasn't for the growth.



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