September 01, 2014

Gel Nails vs. Acrylics for the Wedding Day

As a long time user of acrylic nails I can tell you firsthand they are not comfortable. They feel stiff and it *really* hurts if you catch them on anything.

Due to this reason alone, to the fact that it's important to be comfortable on your wedding day, I suggest having a gel manicure done up to three days before. Gel nails are more flexible, comfortable, less prone to break, and the 'soak off' options are less likely to damage your natural nails. While it's a little more expensive at the salon, I think it's more than worth it.

If you're the kind of girl who can paint your own nails (which I am not) I suggest attempting to do it at home because for about the twice the cost you can have the same kind of beautiful manicure again and again.

All Items via Sally Beauty
ASP Mini LED Lamp $53.99*
FingerPaints Soak-Off Gel Polish Starter Kit: Includes cleanser, chip-free bonder, base coat, top coat, cuticle oil, gel remover, instruction booklet & D.V.D. $39.95*
FingerPaints Soak-Off Gel Polish Stay True To The Art $8.99*
China Glaze Gelaze Necessities Kit: Includes Ruby Pumps polish (base coat built in), top coat, pre-soaked cleansing wipes, nail file, orangewood stick, nail pusher, remover, instruction booklet, & D.V.D. $31.49*
China Glaze Soak-Off Gelaze $10.99*
Gelish Soak-Off Nail Polish $13.29*

* Price w/Sally Beauty Membership at $5 per Year

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