LGBT manicures

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  1. pigeon

    pigeon wasabi

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    i don't think i've ever started a thread in the closet, so be kind ;)

    i'd been getting manicures for months - i was getting a french manicure with the solar nail "stuff". i took them of about a month ago because i was unable to afford the upkeep. even though solar nails are supposed to last up to three weeks, my nails were growing so fast that i'd end up getting them done every 2 weeks, and since solar nails are twice what regular acrylics are, i simply couldn't afford it. i decided to try a natural look. unfortunately the manicures ruined my natural nails, and while they are beginning to look normal again, it is still difficult to grow them out due to the damage from the drilling and perhaps simply the fact that my nails aren't as strong as i'd like.
    i'd been painting them, but there the upkeep is ridiculous, removing chipped polish and painting again each night...
    also, is it possible that the salon i was going to was not doing a very good job that i was able to see the drill lines on my nails under the acrylic/false nail? and the fact that my nails were destroyed after i removed the nails (i soaked them in acetone and very gently wiped it off - no picking, etc.)
    if i go back to acrylics, i would not be able to do the solar nails again, i simply can't afford it. what does the closet recommend?

    cliffs: unable to afford solar nails, difficulty growing natural nails (possibly due to manicure damage) what options are out there.
    :o
     
  2. Navvik

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    adamantium claws? :mamoru:
     
  3. CoCo

    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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    ...try a different salon.
     
  4. pigeon

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    that's it!!:mamoru:

    CoCo i think you're right. :o
     
  5. tony

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    you are mostly metro :greddy:
     
  6. pigeon

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    are you talking to me? lol i am confused. i thought metro referred to males... maybe i am more out of it than i thought.
     
  7. Navvik

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    whats it like getting a manicure? i've always wanted one but everyone will make fun of me if they see me with pretty nails, also i'm a nail biter >.<
     
  8. CoCo

    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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    I have claws right now. :o :naughty:
     
  10. BlondieAMC

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    It's just gonna take awhile for them to grow back out. I get acrylic nails on for about yr then i take them off for a few months. It takes that long for them to gorw back out to naturally smooth. I say get a real manicure and keep them short for awhile, give them time to grow cometly out. keep the tops of them filed, this will help to smooth them while they grow. Then just keep lotion on your hands. keeps them moisterized. Good luck. and if you think it's something with your salon try a new one next time.
     
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    i cant help it! its like one of those whatchacallems? bad habits?
     
  12. OneLifeOneLove

    OneLifeOneLove If You Ain't Outta Control, You Ain't In Control.

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    let say you've gotten the solar for less then 6 months, there shouldn't be any damage to your nail. UNLESS that technician has been rough with the drill then yes, it can be damaged even if it’s your first time.

    yet you can't sue the place due to the damage for this can happen to anyone. drilling means damage to nail and nail bed period.

    My suggestion is: to leave your nail short, don’t leave any free edge so it won’t be chip. That way, it can grow stronger without any pressure at the end of the nail bed. And since the drilling tends to damage the cuticle and the lunula, you need to get manicure once every two week (at least).

    As for the Nail Lacquer don’t go for anything dark like, ‘I’m not really a waitress’ or ‘My Chihuahua bites nail.’ But something like, ‘Pink-ing of you’ or ‘Sweet Heart’ ß which happen to be my fiancée’s favorite. IF YOU MUST wear dark lacquer, then go ahead. But remove it the next day. Nails are like your hair, they need to be pampered and taken care of.

    P.s. Don’t rush, nails tend to grow slower in the winter and faster in the summer just like your hair. =]

    My Mother owns a nail salon so I tend to know somewhat regarding the nail industries. I highly recommend any of you that is getting artificial nail, go to a place that you trust if you don’t want to end up with fungus.

    Hope I help.
     
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    OneLifeOneLove If You Ain't Outta Control, You Ain't In Control.

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    guys should go and get their nails done. my favorite is the pedicure because it comes with the leg/feet massage.
     
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    GEEK!!! :bowdown:
     
  15. pigeon

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    this is intense! thanks :love:
     
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    OneLifeOneLove If You Ain't Outta Control, You Ain't In Control.

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    the pleasure's all mine :x:
     
  18. Priest Tango

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    i want to get a manicure, but am to scared to just walk into any place. my manlyhood would be HURT (probably) permanently)
     
  19. OneLifeOneLove

    OneLifeOneLove If You Ain't Outta Control, You Ain't In Control.

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    don't worry, you can always wear a cap. =] i see man do that all the time. =] but make sure to do your research before going to a place that isn't sanatize, i dont want u to hit a spot on your first experience and ending up with a fungus aftward blaming me for the convincing part. =/
     
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    :mamoru: You should get a facial while you're there.
     
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    whos facial, though? :mamoru:
     
  22. mamoru

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    I manicure myself, and my nails are always in tip top shape.

    I always notice a guy's hands to make sure his nails are clean.
     
  23. OneLifeOneLove

    OneLifeOneLove If You Ain't Outta Control, You Ain't In Control.

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    lolz do it all the time
     
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    I bite my nails, nervous habit, and try to keep them clean but fail at it usually... not sure how they get so dirty...
     
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    also, how do us nailbiters stop biting our nails? ause i want pretty fingers
     

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