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cjt110 Fri 29-May-15 15:21:24

Unsure what to do about my nails for holiday. I have quite good and decent length natural nails. Ive got 2 really nice varnishes (a coral pink one and a pale orange one) that both look nice so intended on wearing these colours (not together!)

I'm not sure whether to get false ones on, or have a gel applied. My one concern, I had gellish applied previously when going away and as it grew, there was a very evident gap between the gel and my cuticle. Worried false ones might lift too?


spookyskeleton Fri 29-May-15 15:28:08

I guess it depends on whether you want to re-do your nails on holiday or not (depending on how long you are going for)?

I have gel polish on my own nails all the time so always have it for holiday aswell. That way I don't need to worry about it chipping etc by spending too much time in the pool. A gap does appear once the nails start growing but mine only gets too noticeable and annoying after 2 weeks so it is fine for holiday.

In terms of colour, I always opt for a really bright pink but that is just my preference as I am a bit pink-obsessed!

QforCucumber Fri 29-May-15 15:30:39

Issue with flash ones like acrylics is they'll cut your own nails short to apply them, seems a waste if yours are already a good length. False ones will show a gap as gel do when they grow. We went away on the 1st, I had my nails done in gel ish 3 days before and was fine all holiday, got it removed and replaced about 5 days after coming back.

QforCucumber Fri 29-May-15 15:33:55

False, not flash hmm

cjt110 Fri 29-May-15 15:43:08

These are my nails au naturel...

I just know that now they are lovely and my skin is better around them (I suffer from hangnails and the picking thereafter) that I;ll end up breaking them and end up having to cut them short again

Cheesymonster Fri 29-May-15 15:51:00

I've got French polish gels so the re growth won't be too obvious. My nails grow really quickly though.

cjt110 Fri 29-May-15 15:52:10

Cheesy Where's that from and do you need the lamps etc (if you did it at home I mean?)

QforCucumber Fri 29-May-15 15:53:23

I wouldn't get false ones, yours are a lovely shape it would be a shame to cut them off. A good gel polish should keep them stronG. I went for a coral pink on hols and barely noticed regrowth - try get them done as close to holiday date as possible, or as we noticed, Newcastle airport had a girl there actually doing them ☺

Cheesymonster Fri 29-May-15 15:57:50

I wish I could do it myself! A mobile nail tech did it but I am considering buying the gel kit from Boots. Would need a hell of a lot of practice before I could do a French manicure though.

cjt110 Fri 29-May-15 15:59:46

There's one in T1 here at manchester airport but £30 seems dear?

cjt110 Fri 29-May-15 16:13:57

Cheesy My friend has one of the kits but just does block colour... she lives too far away from me to ask her to do it sad

QforCucumber Fri 29-May-15 16:17:20

Ouch yes I only pay £18, I didn't notice the airport price. A friend of mine has just bought a kit off groupon - tempted to see if she recommends

cjt110 Fri 29-May-15 16:19:32

ooooh i could see if there are any offers around out there... (feel free to help if u want!)

cjt110 Fri 29-May-15 16:21:41

EEEEEK just found this Too good to be true?

QforCucumber Fri 29-May-15 16:27:48

Big treat - get both smile I love groupon sometimes

cjt110 Fri 29-May-15 16:28:43

Just tried calling the place to check availability before buying as we go away 13 June - its a mobile number. No answer or voicemail...

QforCucumber Fri 29-May-15 16:30:24

how odd - you'd think there was a landline.
Worth checking Facebook if you use it, a salon locall to me always put a monthly offer on there with mani, pedi, brows, lashes, tan, etc choose 3 for £30 smile

cjt110 Fri 29-May-15 16:32:32

Good idea Q smile

QforCucumber Fri 29-May-15 16:36:32

Love a bargain beauty purchase smile

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