How often do you get your nails done?

(144 Posts)
elderflowerlemonade Fri 19-Jun-15 16:02:40

I am just wondering what the average/norm is?

Greengardenpixie Fri 19-Jun-15 16:04:02

Never gone to a salon. I do my own and sometimes i cant be even bothered so don't do them at all!!

SwedishEdith Fri 19-Jun-15 16:05:08

Never. Just not on my radar of things to do.

Bunbaker Fri 19-Jun-15 16:11:21

Never. I have perfectly good natural nails that I keep in shape myself.

elderflowerlemonade Fri 19-Jun-15 16:12:03

To be specific then - if you do get your nails done, how often smile

GrimDamnFanjo Fri 19-Jun-15 16:13:04

I go once a month. My nails grow fast and I find after 5 weeks I start to lose them...

NomiMalone Fri 19-Jun-15 16:15:46

I've had my nails done twice in my life.

I can do them just as well so why bother.

elderflowerlemonade Fri 19-Jun-15 16:17:04

Yea, we've established some people don't have them done at all - but for people who do!

Thanks grim!

Steben Fri 19-Jun-15 16:17:19

Every three weeks for the past 6 years.

27inmyhead Fri 19-Jun-15 16:17:40

I had shellac at Christmas and my nails are only just recovering. I am going to do them myself from now on.

elderflowerlemonade Fri 19-Jun-15 16:18:30

Thanks Steban - so is about every 3-4 weeks about right?

lanbro Fri 19-Jun-15 16:19:04

Every two weeks but my best friend is a nail technician, otherwise I'd do them myself!

fullasagun Fri 19-Jun-15 16:19:11

Every 3 weeks without fail for a gel polish

burnishedsilver Fri 19-Jun-15 16:25:56

About every 6 weeks. I do them myself in between. Shellac was a disaster for me too. Never again.

Bunbaker Fri 19-Jun-15 17:49:17

When you ask about having nails done, what exactly do you mean? Having them shaped and new varnish? Having false nails stuck on? Other?

I have strong, healthy nails that have never had shellac, gel or anything else stuck onto them. I just cut and shape them as and when required, and prompted by this thread, I put a couple of coats of nail varnish on them today.

BrumBabe Fri 19-Jun-15 17:50:55

Every 3 to 4 weeks

elderflowerlemonade Fri 19-Jun-15 18:03:52

Having them shaped and polished yes.

SenecaFalls Fri 19-Jun-15 18:09:57

I go about twice a month; sometimes I get Shellac which on me lasts three weeks.

SenecaFalls Fri 19-Jun-15 18:14:28

I really like the new gel-like polishes like Vinylux and Revlon's Gel Envy. The don't require the UV lamp and can be removed with regular remover. They don't last as long as a true gel but longer than regular polish.

chocolateyy Fri 19-Jun-15 18:15:05

I bought a gel lamp, so do mine every week.

I'm quite hard on my nails, so it keeps them looking half decent!

Before I bought the lamp, I went to the salon every 3 weeks.

pinkfrocks Fri 19-Jun-15 18:21:35

Never. Consider it a huge waste of money. I clip and file once a week and then use a pale nude polish which I might do again after 3-4 days. why pay someone to do something you can do yourself? The only reason I'd ever have them done was if I wanted a dark colour polish well applied for a really special occasion- but can't see that ever happening.

elderflowerlemonade Fri 19-Jun-15 18:22:35

Yes, I realise not everybody will want to pay money to get their nails done, but I was wondering what the 'norm' is for those who do!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 19-Jun-15 18:23:54

Never, I do my own.

pinkfrocks Fri 19-Jun-15 18:24:19

well surely it's different for everyone depending on whether you have a manual job such as a gardener , or you sit and eat cake all day and have servants smile

elderflowerlemonade Fri 19-Jun-15 18:25:35

Of course smile but I haven't had them done before but it's something I want to start doing.

So I wondered about how many times I should be going. About once a month seems 'normal' ?

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