Is going to get your nails done...a bit, well, kind of rough?

(75 Posts)
MaureenShit Thu 10-Jan-13 15:33:19

i go every ten days, there is not a hint of boden to be seen. wink

To the middle class DIY or sport an unpainted nail?

MaureenShit Thu 10-Jan-13 16:25:34

well yes

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 10-Jan-13 16:38:01

DIY here coz locally its £££

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 10-Jan-13 16:38:35

But have noticed lots of the teachers at dc's school have gel manicures

beckhamz Thu 10-Jan-13 16:40:10

I think extensions are rough, aren't they? But shellac is probably okay.

MrsWolowitz Thu 10-Jan-13 16:42:58

I have French polish gel nails. They are as not very long though but I think they look naice.

<common as muck>

DeafLeopard Thu 10-Jan-13 16:44:11

I think a full on WAG-tastic style long french manicure nail extensions might be a bit rough, although I like a short squoval french manicure

TheBOF Thu 10-Jan-13 16:44:58

I get gel nails done once a month or so at my local one (it is run by a vietnamese family actually, I didn't know that was a 'thing') for a tenner. The young man who lightly holds my hands makes me feel oddly cherished,mbut never makes eye contact. It is the nearest thing to being in a Jane Austen novel you can get, rough or not.

teacher123 Thu 10-Jan-13 16:45:57

I love shellac-virtually indestructible and lasts 3 weeks, I like having French manicure but on quite short nails and not bright white so it's not too obvious. My mum thinks that manicures are common. But she also won't watch Downton Abbey as it is on ITV, so I tend to take much of what she says with a a pinch of salt...!

MaureenShit Thu 10-Jan-13 16:48:55

you see for me watching ITV way outleagues nails in the common status ;)

MaureenShit Thu 10-Jan-13 16:50:50

i also like quite trashy fluoro colours on my short nails

I am like a Venn Diagram of nails

PrincessRagnhild Thu 10-Jan-13 16:52:37

But but...Downton Abbey is on ITV.

MaureenShit Thu 10-Jan-13 16:53:08

yes. its for commoners

* adjusts pince nez *

DeafLeopard Thu 10-Jan-13 19:23:57

Doesn't shellac ruin the nail underneath?

I don't mind doing my nails myself unless I'm going somewhere special and then I get them done. Oddly enough ours is a little Vietnamese place, small room in mall, no eye contact, no chat, face masks (them), brutal but spot on shaping - £6.50.

TheBOF Thu 10-Jan-13 19:37:14

Apparently not, DeafLeopard. Although acrylics are notorious for wrecking your nails.

InNeatCognac Thu 10-Jan-13 19:40:29

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Bonsoir Thu 10-Jan-13 19:41:35

I have a manicure/pedicure when I am at the hairdresser.

<nail salons? shudder>

TheBOF Thu 10-Jan-13 19:44:01

Pedicures at the hairdresser's? <shudder>

OohMrDarcy Thu 10-Jan-13 19:49:05

I get gel nails done occasionally gelerations (like shellac, but by jessica) I love them but can't afford to go every 3 weeks which is a BIG shame

They haven't cause me any problems with my nails except for the time I peeled them off instead of soaking!

Arisbottle Thu 10-Jan-13 19:49:27

I get my nails done, I do hope it is common.

TheBOF Thu 10-Jan-13 20:13:04

I think they're the ones I've tried, Darcy. I've only been a couple of times actually, but I'd definitely get them done for an event/night out etc, and I like that they last so long.

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 10-Jan-13 20:25:09

I don't like the fact that you can see where your nail is growing when I had gel nails done.

But if I could get them done for £10 I'd live with it.

TheBrideofMucky Thu 10-Jan-13 20:27:28

We DIY darling. grin

I don't even like French manicures now, it's all over. Just neat and painted will do me.

InNeedOfBrandy Thu 10-Jan-13 20:30:17

envy can't have mine done because of work

they used to always be done envy

I have to be satisfied with painting my toe nails instead/.

suntodayplease Thu 10-Jan-13 20:36:36

I get mine done (bio gel type thing) every 3 weeks, my nails don't grow that fast thankfully. Only ever have short square nails, usually dark classic colours.

Salon is not chavvy, but not in best area either. I like the girls who work there and the gossip magazines

I figure I used to spend a lot more on nights out and fags pre DD so this is my one treat.

ggirl Thu 10-Jan-13 20:44:52

Yes it's rough , on a par with frosted lippy and yellow barmaid hair

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