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comeagainforbigfudge Sat 12-Dec-15 20:13:44

I'm thinking about going to get my nails done tomorrow. Never had them done before.

I have a 6 month old so wash my hands a lot etc. Don't want to get false one as I normally keep my nails fairly short so would hate long ones.

I know nothing about it so teach me mumsnetters. Hit me with your recommendations
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Drquin Sat 12-Dec-15 20:18:44

Try a gel polish (Shellac is one brand but there are others). It should withstand the frequent washing. It's just a polish on your own nails, not falsies.

FashionLover1 Wed 16-Dec-15 12:57:58

Agree with Drquin. Try gel polish smile

Pippin8 Wed 16-Dec-15 17:40:55

Yep, gel polish. I've tried calgel & gelish. Calgel is the most hard wearing & longer lasting ( lasts 3 weeks on me) but I find it feels heavier on my nails. I pay £28 for that.

Gelish has loads more colours & is not as heavy. It only lasts 2 weeks on me & does start to look worn by then. I pay £20 for that.

Jesabel Wed 16-Dec-15 17:54:25

I get Gelish nails done about every 3 weeks. I work in childcare so also wash my hands a lot and keep my nails fairly short. I don't really take care of them but they still look ok after 3 weeks, usually a few little chips on my thumb nails and index finger nails.

comeagainforbigfudge Wed 16-Dec-15 19:27:53

Oh great stuff. Gelish sounds ideal. Never managed to get them done at weekend but hoping in next few days I'll find the time.

Thank you for your advice fgrin

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