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DeeDee

I've seen a few posts since I joined where girls have shown off etting their nails done, usually sitting in quiet jealousy that I cannot walk into a salon and get mine done.

If I have time I usually just do a quick coat of mine, but because I rush it ends up looking like a child did it and then I am paranoid about removing it all, and once or twice I have even used press on nails, they were quick to put on but they were pretty tough to remove. I bought these nail stickers off Amazon, for those of us who cannot or possibly do not want to go full time these are an excellent and very cheap option, they come in lots of different styles and are quick to apply, even solo - peel, stick and cut to size - but for those few hours when you get to be you it can be nice to sparkle. 💖

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Also while I may get jealous sometimes I still love seeing those nails so feel free to share!

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Susan R

@DeeDee

 

Those nails look lovely. You would never know they weren’t painted. I may have to try them as a possible solution for myself on occasion...or in a hurry. I think you have found a great option for yourself. I realize you can’t wear them too long but I’d be interested in finding out how long they last or stay in place. Maybe it could be i a viable option for a possible long term solution.

 

When the lock down started many months ago I sat down and learned how to do French Tips (my FAV style). I can do them now so they look absolutely professional quality. I’ve even decided to splurge on an LED light system to get even longer lasting results. Currently, If I do a new clean set of French Tips, they last no more than 5 or 6 days before one chips. That seems par for the course for any non-curing nail solution. I’ve tried seemingly every type and brand of prep coat, nail polish and top coat and unless they’re LED or UV cured, they don’t last longer than that.  Sometimes I’ll do a simple fix on the one or two that chip and I can squeeze out a few more days on the set but then they just have to be cleared and redone again. If I didn’t enjoy the relaxing enjoyment of shaping, polishing and painting them, I probably go back to the professionals.

 

Thanks for sharing this DeeDee. I enjoy trying new things and this is a very interesting idea I never really considered.

 

My Best,

Susan R🌷

 

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Jani

Very nice Dee.  I like the glitter! 

 

Jani

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Cyndee

Feels good to do one's nails and enjoy the sparkle Dee. Even better to show them off to us here, you've reached across the pond :)

 

Hugs

 

Cyndee

 

 

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Shay

I've been working on mine and I've a million miles to go. Very pretty Dee....

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KayC

Wow! @DeeDee I just ordered some of those myself yesterday (for the first time) for the exact same reason.  I'm thrilled you are happy being able to use them, and I look forward to the same (when they get here0.

Thank you❣️

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Sally Stone

Dee Dee,

 

I love your nails.  They look really great. 

 

I have always worn press on nails, the kind you fix in place with adhesive nail tabs.  My go to nail style is the coffin tip nail.  I get mine from Sally Beauty Supply.  They come unpainted which allows me to color them as I choose.  Since I can paint them while they are not attached to my fingers I can get them to look very professional.  I paint up several sets, they are reusable as long as you remove them very gently, and I use them as a daily accessory.  I get the adhesive tabs from Amazon.  They hold the nails in place very firmly.

 

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RunValRun

This is from some time back, so pardon imperfect work on edges 😉

I called it “Pink overload”


Unfortunately, my nails cannot handle the polish, so I will need to look more into press ons.

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Shay

much better than my sorry attempts. I think your hands are long and feminine

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Tory Aoi

So pretty, makes me want to make an attempt this weekend.  It's really been too long since I did my nails.

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KayC

Love that color @RunValRun!  and you have beautiful hands❣️

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DeeDee

Thanks ladies 😊, Val yours look really pretty I just dont seem to have a smooth surface to paint on. @KayC you will have to show us how you get on when yours arrive! @Sally Stone when I tried press ons I couldn't even open a tin of juice, so my frustration outweighed my joy but they were so fiddly to take off! I love the idea of painting them first though. Almost an art project. @Susan R I am happy to find something that works for now, the label says they will last 7 days but as they just peel I suspect the only way to make them really last would be to put a clear top coat over them.

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Sally Stone

Dee Dee,

 

Wearing longer nails is a lot like walking in high heels, they take some effort and practice.  I have been wearing press-on nails for years and I think my dexterity with them on is just as good as without.  I can button buttons and manipulate the clasps on my necklaces without fuss.  As for pop-tops, I don't subject my nails to that kind of stress; instead, I keep a little beverage can opener in my purse for those. 

 

When it is time to remove the nails, I use the plastic end of a cuticle pusher.  I gently work the end under the nail and then very carefully pry the nail off, using care not to tear or deform it.  I have attached a picture of the type of cuticle pusher I use.  They are invaluable.   

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Sally Stone

Just thought I'd share my nail look.  As you can see, I have a soft spot in my heart for long nails.

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KayC

WOW @Sally Stone!  Gorgeous nails!  and very pretty hands❣️

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Shay

WOW is right

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DeeDee

They look stunning Sally, you must really trust the adhesive :)

 

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Sally Stone

The adhesive tabs I use are quite strong.  I can even shower with my nails on.  Not sure how long the adhesive can last, but I have worn nails for two days in a row without any issues.

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RunValRun

OMG @Sally Stone, absolutely lovely nails. I always had preference for long nails, there is something indescribable and powerful they add to the woman's image.  

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