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#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

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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 i-love-my-son

Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:47 PM

How often?  Never.

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

#8 Gummy_Bear

Posted 29 September 2010 - 04:56 PM

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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.

#9 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.

#10 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

#11 justaman

Posted 29 September 2010 - 05:16 PM

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

#12 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.

#13 GWTW

Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:15 PM

Never!

#14 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.


#15 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.

#16 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'.

#17 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.


#18 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

#19 cinnabubble

Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:09 PM

Never had them done and have no plans to.

#20 Silvergirl12

Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:11 PM

Never ever!

#21 *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!

#22 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





#23 dessy123

Posted 29 September 2010 - 09:18 PM

I get french tips, maybe every 4 weeks?

#24 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

#25 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




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