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Old 08-15-2003, 03:04 PM
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NAILS!!!! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

I would've posted this in the ASTB forum, but I doubt any of the dudes have had any such experience...or at least I hope not! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

So ladies, I've been wanting some claws for a long time. Not long hoochie style, but a nice french manicure! Waddaya think?
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:14 PM
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go for it... those would look nice! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

i personally have only had fakies once, they lasted about a week. lol
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:21 PM
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Go for it! Just make sure you go to a place that does them RIGHT - fake nails can look, well, FAKE, if they aren't put on and maintained with care. Just beware - when you take them off, your nails will be almost paper thin and painful for a few days, and it takes a good 4 or 5 months for all the grooves to grow out...but anyways! Get them done, and enjoy [img]/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:40 PM
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Aarrrrggghhh... you fooled me Elle [img]/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

Anyway, although I'm a guy, I can say that I personally like a girl to have normal nails, i.e. not too long. It differs a lot, though! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:41 PM
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I wore falsey's once for a play I was in college.
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Old 08-15-2003, 03:46 PM
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I say go for it. I have acrylic nails. I keep them very short for fake nails - everyone is always surprised they are even fake when I tell them. I just love that the nail polish stays on so well, I got so sick of repainting my nails every other day.
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Old 08-15-2003, 04:07 PM
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I'd say don't do it. Like Kristen said, when they put on the fake nails they sand the top layers of your nails off to where they are super thin. I've never had it done before but I can imagine how painful that would be.
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Old 08-15-2003, 04:19 PM
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i had acrylic for years til I developed an allergy to them. I had them taken off. It is true that your nails will be paper(tissue almost) thin. I waited 2 yrs but still had a problem so I decided to get silk wraps. That did the trick. I have had my nails wrapped for at least the last 5 yrs. I don't have claws and they don't interfer with work, exercise etc. I love them. I get a lot of compliments and people are surprised that they are wrapped.
A warning: once you start be prepared to keep going. I have mine done every 3 weeks.
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Old 08-15-2003, 04:45 PM
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I used to use porcelain nails, but...I have to say that although they looked natural enough, they really did a number on my natural nail bed....I's been about 10 yrs roughly since I've stopped having them and still my nails are not the same..never will be ither, I've been told...let the buyer beware!!

Although, I do love the look of a french manicure...very classy [img]/forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Old 08-15-2003, 06:00 PM
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Funny you mentioned that, Elle. I just got mine done yesterday. I only do it when I am on vacation, I cannot do my job with long nails. (I can't type either, I've re-typed this 3 times already)

I got a French, gels. A little longer than usual, though. I told her I would be back next week so she could shorten them a little. I haven't tried working out yet, I'll see how that works.

My nails are paper thin anyway so the only way I can have nice looking hands is to have fake ones put on.

But like someone posted, once you start be prepared to continue.
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