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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
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I really wanna get cute nails art and paint it but the problem with my nails is that whenever I try to grow it out but the free edge of the nail is fucked basically. It becomes super hard for the nail cutter to cut it. I can't describe it but heres the best drawing i could do
not even that stops me anon
ill like not bit for a few days and as soon as it starts to chip i peel it off with my barely there nails just to bite again
fuck me for this shit brain
No no, I feel you 100%, I'm exactly the same, thats why the second it starts to chip you gotta fully remove and immediatelly paint over a fresh layer. Theres no other way.
I remember when I was a baby my parents bought a bitter tasting polish that was supposed to definitely prevent me from every biting because it will be to unpleasant… joke on them, mere bitter flavor could never stop me.
I wish it did tho.
but taking off the polish the normal way and putting a new coat feels like such a chore
god why am i such a lazy fuckhead…i guess the only way to fix this about me is to make it a habit to change my polish every 3-4 days max
how have your nails been lately anon? have you found a routine that helps you?
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Yea, removing the nail polish is especially annoying, I'm trying to fit in painting the nails to some timeslot in the day when I watch some youtube or something so at least it's multitasking, not spending time on this one activity.
I'm trying out pic rel recently, can't see much growth but it peels of in a really satistying way so i'd give this product 4 stars out of 5. Also even though it's transparent it has this glassy reflections so it looks actually v nice even on very short nails.
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I really like these slightly transparant/milky/jelly-ish nailpolishes but the ones I've tried all ended up either streaky or uneven.
Is there a certrain trick to applying these or did I just get bad bottles? Does anyone have recommendations for me?
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Hi anons! I would like to try some fake nails like picrelated. Can anyone suggest a good starter kit that will help me 'glue' them?
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Anyone else think Essie's nailpolish are very hit or miss? They're hyped up but I haven't found them to be consistently better than my cheap 3 euro Catrice polishes. Too bad because Essie does really pretty colors.
Euro-anons, what's the best price/quality nailpolish brand in your opinion?
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Dumb question, but I don’t often do my nails and have only painted them in a really basic, simple way, so any tips on how to achieve something similar to picrel without going to a salon?
Yes but that looks like nail rot. Is the zombie look something you're going for? (Genuine question, you could be doing it for cosplay purposes).
It's possible, you need to figure out exactly what technique you're wanting to apply to your nails and go from there.
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I would imagine this could be achieved by following the technique for crystal/geode nails, which involves several layers of sponging on various shade of color to create the depth and whatnot. Pic related has good tutorials on it.
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You should look at getting these watercolor ink polishes (you can find them on aliexpress, born pretty is a good brand) to create that smoky affect. tbh, the application in your pic is really sloppily applied, you should be able to do better. then you can apply some loose nail glitter on top or i'd recommend using some marble nail foils instead, it'd give you a much neater, prettier aesthetic.>>136081
bumping this shit, the free edge of my middle and index finger on my right (dominant) hand is permanently fucked and has been like this for over a year. it makes my nail polish chip off super easily, i hate it. i've tried growing it out but when i cut it off with a clipper it just splits and continues to peel. i'm just going to keep it long and hope it miraculously goes away.
i've also NEVER had acrylics, gels, falsies etc. only normal nail polish. i've also tried using OPI Nail Envy which doesn't seem to be helping those two problematic
nails. i've also tried religiously applying nail oils but these two fuckers keep splitting! the rest of my nails are super duper healthy, its just these two.
unfortunately my nail splitting issue isnt caused by anything obvious like dodgy chinese nail polish. i exclusively use indies or whatever drug store polishes i have, and using watercolors is a very new development (which i layer over other cremes i have). i found somw forums that suggested formaldehyde could be causing my issue but i seem to tolerate them on every other finger so i am starting to wonder if its just some really bad trauma ive inflicted on those two nails and i just have to persevere until it grows out completely.
that is a good reminder for though - ive heard that born pretty nail polishes can cause similar issues to what im currently experiencing. so i guess your mileage may vary! i do vouch for other nail products ive gotten on there like stickers, foils, stamping plates and brusues though.
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I'm completely new to nail art so sorry for the noobish question. How would one go about doing this blushy look at the tip of the nail? I love the gradient look where the natural nail color is uncovered at the base.
I think you can do that by applying nail polish to a cosmetic sponge and then dabbing that onto the nail
I'm not an expert though so take this with a grain of salt, I never tried that. Maybe you can find something on youtube if you look up gradient nails?
I've seen this done by applying colour with a cosmetics sponge, and I believe there was clear stuff layered beneath.
Isn't it just the cutest look ever?
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Does anyone know of any false nail brands (aside from kiss and random aliexpress sellers) that sell short length nails in styles other than square french tips and plain colors? I have tiny nail beds that make any length past small a nightmare for doing everyday tasks, so any help from other people with a similar issue would be greatly appreciated
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just got some nude gel polish and some interesting fall colors in so I'm attempting something like picrel in a bit
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Behold, ORLY x LISA FRANK confetti nail topper. I had to purchase it upon sight for I have not been blessed with something so timely in such a while.
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What is the difference between this and regular nail art sequins? Not trying to be a smart ass or anything, legit asking.
Link, if anyone is interested: aliexpress.com/item/1005002460859344.html
there isn't a difference other than branding and the fact it's mixed already. those colors are an exact match!>>208585
like the other anon said, nail dehydrator/alcohol and cuticle cleaning are really important with gel. I always thought just pushing the skin back was enough but after learning how to use a cuticle clippers my life has changed
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Deborah Lippmann's red blooded woman is the nicest nail colour I've ever used. I get complimented on it all the time
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I just did cloud nails like picrel in gel and they turned out so cute!!
-OPI Samoan Sand
-OPI Angels Flight to Starry Nights
-IBD Whipped Cream
-China Glaze Fairy Dust (not gel)
-OPI gel base + top coat
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I got my nails done like picrel yesterday and I loved it all day but now I’m looking at it and I might hate it. Also they had almost no green polishes so the thumb is more seafoam green and I think that’s what’s fucking with me. Does it look dumb?
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I think they look adorable anon and they remind me of those chocolate rock candies.
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Nail strengthener makes your nails harder, sure, but it also dries them out and makes them more prone to breaking when they do grow out. Before you do that I'd recommend first making sure you have a balanced diet with vitamins and a biotin supplement. Then make sure you avoid soaking your hands in water unnecessarily. You can use nail polish to "protect" your nails too, it helps with keeping water off of them. Nail and cuticle oil is good for keeping the nails moisturized and not brittle (but not soggy either ofc) Another thing to avoid is chemicals like nail polish remover, those can fuck your nails up too.
Adding onto this, use acetone instead of nail polish remover. It takes off nail polish easier and evaporates quicker than removers and thus damages your nails less. Using it once a week is fine. The only kind of cuticle oil worth looking into is jojoba, no other oil can actually penetrate into the nail. You can try this https://www.nailcarehq.com/anas-3-day-hydration-treatment/
. Their nail oil is ok, but pure jojoba works just as well.
Not sure where you live but I doubt they care. You don’t need to be a mid 20s Stacy to get your nails done. I get mine done bi weekly and I see all kind of people in the salon. Old, young, children, fat, dyke-y, whatever.
Where i live, if they’re talking shit they do it in Vietnamese so I don’t have a clue.
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1000000000000% picrel. it's changed my life. i went thru dip nails, gel polish, basecoat strengtheners, silk wraps, etc. etc. before i realized moisturizing the nails so they are bendable but not brittle was key. this shit makes my nails so strong. i almost don't want to share my secret lel
why's it breaking in the middle? are they too soft? if so, nail hardeners might help, i think that's probably what you'll need to resort to in order to get them to a normal point. just make sure you stop when your nails are still strong but flexible. if you continue using it, they'll begin snapping again.
use nail creams/balms too so they're conditioned. it can also be your diet too, make sure you're eating enough nutrients. you can try biotin supplements since some say they make their nails grow faster but that's up to you and costs money.
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Toenails with a free edge: Y or N?
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I like long-ish fingernails but never toenails. It really attracts the foot fetishists online though, holy shit
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I tried to let them grow and filed them in a stilleto shape once (not nearly as much as picrel obviously)
Would be cool if they didn't bend because of wearing shoes
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DAE have nails that tear really easily? I've tried hard as as nails, but I still really struggle to grow my nails past the ends of my fingers. I'm thinking about taking biotin, but I heard that if you have a normal diet you just piss it out.
I keep my hands moisturized and wear gloves if I'm cleaning or doing dishes.>>219251>>218796
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Kek anon I love these. This would be me if I didn't have to wear shoes like a civilized being
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Anyone here do their own acrylics? I want to try and do my own. I’m so tired of paying a ton of money for my nails to come out lumpy and half assed half the time. I don’t do anything crazy or extra so I figured I’d give it a try.
What are some good products to use to start with? I’ve done a little bit of research and found some products I think are good to start with but want to get some opinions.
gonna tell you now, shit is hard af, even nail techs dont like to do their own. I bought all the shit, tried my best, and in the end made a mess that wasnt easily cleaned up. But I learned an easier diy method; I love builder gel polish.
You can simply apply it on natural nail like a strengthener and let it grow out or do vid related
Oh this is cool, thanks Nona.
Yea I’m not expecting it to be easy. I know my way around a brush and thick goopy mediums so I think I’ll do better than I think but not expecting anything perfect. I’ll try for a bit and if I don’t improve or it’s an absolute shitfest, I’ll try this gel stuff.
I am this anon and I came back to report that it actually went really well for my first time. Everything was even, not lumpy.
I do lay it on a bit thick but I know eventually I’ll get the hang of it. And a drill can aid in that department.
I also keep getting it too close to my cuticle.
I can't believe it… they raised the price. SMH I paid $8 for mine. I see it for sale for $30 now and tbh it's still worth it. I bought my tub 6 months ago and half of it is still left. Hopefully the price goes back down– I see it was featured in a few magazines and publications. Maybe that's why the price went up. BAH!>>226939
Congrats on your first set nonna! I got into dip nails a while back because I was sick of my natural nails breaking (which lead me to Hard as Hoof but I digress). Be very very very careful if/when you do a fill. If there are any pockets of air/oil/moisture in between the old acrylic and your nail, it will get moldy and turn green. Trust me…..
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Hard as Hoof anone here. It's $8 at Walmart rn
Picrel yes I am live posting
Gel won't dry as you paint it, so you can go as slowly as you like and be super careful. It kinda blends together as you paint so you won't get streaks anyway and it tends to look even all over. Use a small amount for each layer.
I'm crap at applying nail polish but my gel nails turn out much, much better than regular polish (once I figured out how much polish to apply, I was using too much at first). And weirdly enough my dominant hand ended up looking nicer most of the time, maybe because I was just more cautious while painting it.
Go all out and get a full set of acrylics (don't need to be long - try short coffin shape)
I don't like when people recommend newbies to get get a simple polish at a salon, you can do that at home and it's hardly anything special
Not everyone wants acrylics, and that’s pretty shitty advice for someone advice for someone who’s never had a manicure before. And coffin shaped, lmao
you should listen to >>261361
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NTA but what's wrong with short coffin shape? It's difficult to get right on your own so perfect suggestion imo.
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Nta, and idk what's in that but I guarantee you it's not better than straight jojoba oil. Your nails and cuticles can only absorb really small molecules, like those of jojoba.
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It's got jojoba oil in it but I believe you anon. Although perhaps the additional ingredients are even more strengthening and moisturizing? I like this stuff cause it's like a lotion instead of an oil if that makes sense. It also has shea butter! You do you tho girlie I'm just blown away by Hard As Hoof kek
Is there a name for this kind of blue (besides the name the brand gave it obv.) ? It almost glows
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The closest I can think of without just calling it a blue violet.
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I've never been into nail art until I saw this…
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I want this so bad, it hurts me…
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I just love the idea of having ridiculous historical nails
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I stopped after years of doing it to my hands (though I still pick at my toenails) What helped me most was using a clear coat nail polish and a metal nail file to smooth the edges. I found I would constantly pick/bite when they were jagged so I try to keep them smooth. If I have the urge to pick at them I scrape under them gently when I had enough growth. I got a pack of 10 pic rel and help them scattered about in my bag and house so I always have one on hand. It really helped to replace the bad habit with something else. Don't go too aggressive filing on the first time though
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Nta but I think they're just stylized like medieval artworks
I realized I have two instances on when I would bite my nails:
1. When I am anxious, I would start biting the sides of my nail
2. When I'm asleep but not in a deep sleep state I usually will bite off my fingernails
Oh well, I think I'll get acrylic fakes for now.
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I finally bought one of these to swatch color combinations on after years of painting swatches on the lid of my nail polish box (too messy-looking), plastic bag my cotton balls come in (peels off), and false nails (tried glueing & taping them down to paper, does not work). I love sheer opalescent colors and I like to test swatches of them with different colored bases. I can label the ones in picrel with the polish names, I'm excited to have a legitimate way to document the color combos. I also tried making a gif of my current manicure to post because it's beautiful, but it doesn't look the same on camera. RIP. I just love making my nails look like pretty little opal gemstones!
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Def check out Cloud Rainbow from PIColors! I put it on top of a baby blue & it's so pretty and dimensional.
aww thanks nonnie
, they don't deliver to where I live but I'm glad you have this pretty colour.
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That's so sweet nonna, I got mine super cheap on Amazon! Literally like $4. Kinda want to get a label maker also to do picrel, maybe your Mom would appreciate that, too!
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I don't think it's most people's taste, but I have been doing my own nails for a few years now and lately I've been so inspired by Asian nail channels that do these type of nails. I love the sparkly, blinged out, maximalist designs. I bought a ton of stuff to do these kind of things, I've already fantasized like a million sets that I can do. Picrel is actually more toned down compared to the other designs I like lol.
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I want to learn how to do nails like this because I love this style too but no one here can replicate it properly
Some of the ones I like are a little more simple but they can’t do them either
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I actually think your pic would be pretty easy to do at home (with some practice if you've never done nails before, of course)! They're super pretty and I love that green.
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I really like the look of medium-long naturally grown nails now with a simple light pink or clear topcoat.
I find that whenever I paint my nails a certain color it bugs me so much by the next day that I can’t wait to take it off.
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I love the look so much but I'm afraid if I tried to do it I'd end up making the white streaks asymmetrical and crooked
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Schizo anon passing by just to remind you that nail polish is posion, just like most make-up, hair dye and perfume. The cosmetic industry doesn't give a shit about our reproductive organs and overall health. They know they are using harmful ingredients for products aimed at young girls and women. Stay safe, anons.
You anons are so annoying with your constant negativity and seething over what other women are doing. If you don't like nail products then just hide the thread.
Btw, that screenshot you grabbed off a Google quick answer (that doesn't even come from any sort of reliable medical or educational source) is bs and fearmongering. There are plenty of women who get their nails done, even while pregnant, and they're not having miscarriages and deformed babies because of it. Women are not suffering from poor reproductive health because of nail polish, and quite frankly it's pretty disgusting of you to try and use that as a reason for not liking it.
there are nail polishes out there that are far less toxic
than walking down a very trafficked road or sitting next to a smoking person, but you won't know, because you don't care.>>318030
kek, but, wait, schizo anon will tell you that birth control is toxic
It's always men who make up lies that somehow nail polish, push up bras and makeup are all slowly killing us… Conveniently enough the shit that's "toxic
" is stuff men hate and consider ways women use to decieve them.
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I did pop art nails on myself, similar to picrel. I'm not good at painted nail art so it took sooo long just for one hand. Regardless, it still has the effect of not looking real so I'm happy with it, and I just tell myself that my shaky and uneven lines add to the "hand-drawn" vibe. I definitely will not be able to achieve the same design on my other hand though lol.
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what colors specifically are you looking for anon? I found a listing on their site for mermaid magic, is it any of thesehttps://www.lacolors.com/products/mermaid-magic-nail-polish?variant=5274886438949
if it's not, then maybe you stumbled across an old color collection?
sidebar: I really wish there were more color varieties of the insta dri, which is my favorite polish, I'm in desperate need of a purple. ready to flush $5 down the drain yet again to buy peeps purple polish for no reason even though I should use up the rest of my reds and blues
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Asian manicures are so pretty. I love painting my natural nails and growing them out but if I had a place near me that did this style I'd do it in a heartbeat.
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Got bored of my last set, so today I did a mix of pink "aura" nails and water droplet nails. They were super fun and quick to do and I feel like they fit the spring mood, but I do wish that I did a test nail for the water drops. Less is definitely more for the water and on the first nail I did I did round blobs instead of irregular ones and had to file them off, which was a pain in the ass even with my e-file. Anyway, I still love them and I'm already addicted to feeling the texture. >>318761
Hmm, I can't see what you see but perhaps you're right. I've seen people do perfect hand-drawn pop art nails though so I'm definitely still jealous of other artists lineart skills kek.
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These press on nails from Shein are so pretty. Any nonnas have experience nail shopping on shein?
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Just posting my nail situation to make you all feel better about your nails
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Owie anon, that looks like a bad chip. Here, lemme give you cute bandaids to match your cute vibes
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Anyone else into indie polish? The Cadillacquer summer collection is seriously calling my name. Can't believe I'm considering dropping $130 on nailpolish.
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anyone else basically just stick to 1 or 2 colors? my nails are always either dark red (usually some dupe polish for chanels vamp because pulp fiction vibes) or black kek but i wanna get myself to be more adventurous with my color or design choices
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So is it true that men find pure white, light pink, and red nail polish attractive? I'm seeing it on TikTok and Pinterest. In my personal experience I get the most compliments from men when I wear red nail polish. My most complimented polish is Orchid Jungle by Essence
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Are the nails inc polishes and stickers any good? Would love to know if anyone has tried them, I am attracted to their sets but something tells me it’s just marketing
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I tried to recreate picrel. I used a bobby-pin. And failed. I will keep on trying because it’s so cute. Anyone has tips and ideas for a easy diy manicure?
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No clue but if you're looking for the lightest baby pink that almost looks white I recommend in a blush sally hansen insta dry
And this is another shade I love called rose petal, it's sheer unlike the other one which is opaque, so you can do just one coat for a jelly look or build up
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I have two of those white/light pink milky Essie nailpolish and I just can't get them consistently non-streaky or uneven. You can even see it a bit in this picture but mine are worse. What am I doing wrong?
Ok ao if it's very translucent, you should apply it very thinly and it should just look shiny with no color/a lighter version of your nail. If it's half translucent, you probably need several layers.>>345931
Idk about brands in different countries but check ingredients no matter what. Some polishes stain(polishes should never stain) and some have literal carginogens.
For me, I adore ILNP. I love their range of holo and color shifting polish, and they're just starting to get into magnetic polish as well. I pretty much always get compliments when I'm using something of theirs.
They have very few solid color polishes, and I think it's only neons at the moment.
For more normal colors, I go with OPI.
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Does anyone have the pictured nailpolishes? Are they decent? They look really cute in the pictures but I can't find ANY swatches online.
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All polishes stain to some degree because that's the nature of pigments. >>345951
OPI is overpriced and overrated. Fast dry top coat is your friend. Indies today are doing amazing stuff, Cirque is fairly basic by indie standards lol
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any idea where I could get some orange glitter flakes to make myself a nail polish like picrel. I can't justify paying 40€ shipping for one nail polish, but I want something like that for October (and other topcoats with glitter in them, that I can make myself easily if I know where to buy good glitter)
yep, every single time it will be (mulberry?). If I have
to switch it up it'll be a darker red or blue of some sort.
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No, over the years I've collected around 80 polishes in all colors of the rainbow. I get really bored if I have the same polish for longer than a week. However I'm partial to blues, jewel tones, rosy browns, purple multichromes and neon reds. Those are my go tos anytime I can't decide what to paint my nails.
It used to be a classic red, it looks good on me. It didn't always match what I was wearing (never actually.)
Now I do the same as >>349346
because I have to keep my nails short for work and my gloves tend to rub off the tip of my nails a bit, but it's only visible if I wear a dark or unnatural color.