Jump to content

How often do you get your nails done?


  • Please log in to reply
49 replies to this topic

#1 Gummy_Bear

Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:48 PM

Ive always been one to have white tip acrylics on my nails, but since working in retail since December 09 - My hands are nearly always in them, I go to ProfessioNail ( Mainly run by Second-Language-English people, I love them, even though their products are thought to be illegal and they have bad service.

Just before July I started to get nail art done, $60. But these last me at least a month and a half. I generally wait a week or two ( to give my natural nails air to breathe, and so its suitable $$ wise. ) Then get them done again.

I feel especially good today as Im so low on money and they did it for me for $20, because they know Im a regular happy.gif  blush.gif
SO what about you, how often do you get yours done? And what do you get done?



#2 Boombox

Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:55 PM

I've never had my nails done in my life. I'm a midwife so there is the obvious reason I need short nails, but I still probably wouldn't spend regular money on them anyway.

I think some nail art looks nice though- it does have a class defining hint about it, at least in my experience of it.

#3 ~~mumsie~~

Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:58 PM

I used to get mine done every 3 weeks, but stopped when I moved three years ago.

I am hoping to start going back again - the white tips look hot!

#4 Onyx

Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:02 PM

I used to get my arcylics done every 3 -4 weeks but I don't have them on anymore, and haven't had them for almost 2 years.

I don't really need them, my natural nails grown really well and have a nice shape to them. I get a manicure every 2 -3 weeks and a pedicure every 3 -4 weeks.



#5 coopersmamma

Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:31 PM

I am an on again off again nail addict. I get them done at HollyWood nails, which is similar to ProfessioNAIL, but slightly less exy in my area. I went to the local ProfessioNAIL and they were too long, too square and few snapped off plus a week later, they rushed me out of the door so the colour didn't set and I smudge some GRRRR...That time cost me $80 ohmy.gif ...Since then I have been to HollyWood Nails and I usually get black tipped acrylic (think white french tips but black) or gel white frenched nails but at the moment I had a full new set of purple powder glitter tipped gels whacked on for $64 which I thought was tops....
Infills are done every 3 weeks for $30 and under... sometimes I stretch it out for as long as I can!

Even if I am in my trackies with no makeup ( a RARE sight) my nails look great biggrin.gif

#6 Gummy_Bear

Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:43 PM

QUOTE
Even if I am in my trackies with no makeup ( a RARE sight) my nails look great

Hahaha same here !

Also the nails, do add to my self esteem as post baby ( well not baby 2.6 years later, my 19yr old body aint that crash hot - think saggy boobs, saggy bum, saggy thighs, little motivation, busy lifestyle.

I usually pay 60. For nail art, today I have like a magenta pink with glitter on for $20 original.gif We dont have a HollyWood Nail, but as I was shopping a worker commented on my nails and says she does nails from home so I might check her out original.gif !

I do like white tips, they look elegant, classy, your nails always clean. Black tips sound groovy !

Oh my gosh, have you ladies seen the Louie Viton ( LV ) nail tips recently? WDYT of those?

#7 Gummy_Bear

Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE
I have had people ask if my nails were natural, though - is that supposed to be a compliment?


Yes, yes it is original.gif I'd love it if my nails looked nice naturally, but they dont they look like s.it - But i think its because my nails have been caked on with chemicals for a really long time.

#8 Guest_Green*Sheep_*

Posted 29 September 2010 - 05:05 PM

I have never had my nails done but I have naturally strong healthy looking nails anyway which I just manicure myself whenever I have the time or the inclination to do it.

My SIL on the other hands gets hers done all of the time - mainly the nail art.  It looks good but not something I have felt the need to spend money on.  Would probably want to though is my own nails were bad.

#9 gypsygirl

Posted 29 September 2010 - 05:12 PM

My DP gets her nails done every 4-5 weeks at a nail ladies place for $70 They always look great
Me, I go for a pedicure at  Profesionail place every 4-6 weeks

#10 justaman

Posted 29 September 2010 - 05:16 PM

I cut mine whenever they are getting too long - every 2 to 3 weeks maybe?

#11 smiles=)

Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:10 PM

i love having nails i get acrylic over my natural nails as they are week i go every four weeks and can get coloured acrylic or white ones have them apinted or get nail art whatever i want for 30 bucks i am completley addicted couldnt live without them having been going since i was 14 so almost 7 years now.

#12 GWTW

Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:15 PM

Never!

#13 N.N

Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:23 PM

I had it done once recently, I had the acrylic put over my natural nails. Worst mistake I EVER made. They started peeling off after two weeks and when they peeled, they peeled from the base, ripping off my real nail in the process.

Now I have no nails at all  mad.gif

Just going to let them grow out again and manicure them myself in future.

Sorry, totally off topic, but I had to vent Tounge1.gif

Edited by NanNan, 29 September 2010 - 06:25 PM.


#14 Guest_maybelle_*

Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:26 PM

I got a manicure on my wedding day but never before or since (my nails are short).  I get my toenails painted red every 5 weeks or so - I can't stand my toenails naked and I have a tremor so cannot do it myself.

#15 lisacat

Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:16 PM

I get mine done every 2 weeks. My nails grow super quick but are really weak. I buck the trend and have round tips and get full colour and really plain but it suits me more the only part of me that is 'girly'.

#16 Bellazeus

Posted 29 September 2010 - 07:58 PM

Havnt had them done in about 8 years i think.
I did like them but they dont suit my lifestyle and i really have things I would rather spend my money on.


#17 Gummy_Bear

Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:05 PM

I cant get pedicures, because Im too goddamn ticklish lol - I do just paint my toes myself, because no one really looks at my toes. LOL

#18 cinnabubble

Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:09 PM

Never had them done and have no plans to.

#19 Silvergirl12

Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:11 PM

Never ever!

#20 *Lib*

Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:13 PM

QUOTE (lisacat @ 29/09/2010, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I get mine done every 2 weeks. My nails grow super quick but are really weak. I buck the trend and have round tips and get full colour and really plain but it suits me more the only part of me that is 'girly'.

I get mine done 3-4 weekly. I get round tips and mostly just a colour. I think the nail art is a rip!

#21 mummyinahurry

Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:17 PM

Have never had acrylic nails and don't plan on starting. Can't think of anything worse than sitting in a salon for an hour every couple of weeks!

Call me lazy but a quick file and clear polish is as good as it gets around here cool.gif





#22 dessy123

Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:18 PM

I get french tips, maybe every 4 weeks?

#23 Mrs_Mystery_Guest

Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:23 PM

I used to get french tips put on and refills every 2 or so weeks. My nails grow quickly! That was when I lived in Perth though. I live in a mining town in kakadu national park so there is no need for nails like that out here lol. I stay home a lot so another reason not to bother. But then again I spend money on fancy cloth nappies for my son no one is gonna see but me but that's my addiction lol

#24 loropetalum

Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:30 PM

Never. If I walk pass those nail places the nail person is usually wearing a mask. The smell is toxic. Actually I don't even know what you all are talking about. French tips? Acrylics? I'm clueless. biggrin.gif

#25 fancie shmancie

Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:31 PM

I once had a manicure and nail polish applied in about 1983 (I think) - early eighties anyway.  Haven't bothered since.  Keep them short and neat - I find it sooooo much more practical (and nicer to look at if I'm totally honest)!!!!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Kelly Clarkson shares first photos of son

Kelly Clarkson has shown off the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander Blackstock.

5 childbirth myths that need to be busted

Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.

Mum of three fatally shot by toddler while driving

A US mother has been shot by her toddler while driving on a highway in Wisconsin.

All you need is one minute to work out

The seven-minute-work out is old news. Research shows the effectiveness of going hell-for-leather for just one minute.

Pregnant women needed to join diabetes study

Pregnant woman in country Australia will help Adelaide researchers figure out why cases of type 1 diabetes have doubled over the past two decades.

Just announced: the Mountain Buggy Unirider

It's the perfect solution to combat those toddler meltdowns when they no longer want to be in a pram but can't walk long distances.

Authorities euthanise dog that fatally bit a newborn baby

A pit bull mix that fatally bit a 3-day-old infant last week has been euthanised, authorities said.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Why it's perfectly natural to dislike other people's children

Members of a popular forum are fiercely debating whether it is acceptable to dislike a friend's child.

Woman gives birth on plane, names baby after airline

A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.

Heartwarming photos show the joy of adoption after foster care

Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family" 

'Oh my god, it's a baby!' Mum shocked to give birth

When the cramps started to kick in, Klara Dollan just assumed a painful period was starting.

Mum's Facebook plea: 'Help me find my daughter's father'

Kerryn has a unusual present planned for daughter Imi's 13th birthday celebrations - she hopes to be able to be able to give the soon-to-be the teenager her first ever photo of her dad.

Is it possible for your house to be too clean?

Our houses are cleaner than ever before. But how clean is too clean? Could a sterile home be putting your family's health at risk?

Millions of Monkeys: puzzles that grow with your toddler

Here's a puzzle that grows with them; the Puzzle Grow Pack by Millions of Monkeys.

Baby names from Britpop

If you grew up in the 90s you might want to look to the genre of Britpop music for baby name inspiration.

What to eat and drink when you have gastro

When you catch a bug that causes acute infectious gastroenteritis (gastro), your stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, causing diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. The last thing you probably feel like doing is eating.

'To this day, I owe her my life'

Would I have survived if I hadn't crossed that street?

Why baby Sonny needs you to vaccinate your children

Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.

Five-year-old's photo captures beauty of motherhood

There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.

Babies know whether you are naughty or nice

Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

ENTER NOW

Do your kids love bananas?

This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.