Victorian Bride
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Keeping natural nails healthy. Secrets?

Victorian Bride, on April 27, 2019 at 12:20 AM Posted in Fitness and Health 0 41
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Our wedding is in December. My nails are gorgeous at the moment. YAY!! I'm taking biotin as a supplement. Allergic to some others that help. Does anyone know of something to keep the nails from tearing in the quick? They get so hard they just snap off! Something to keep them strong, yet flexible? That's usually my problem. Maybe I should keep them healthy & short until about October? I welcome ANY advice. Thanks!! xo

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  • Jessica
    Expert October 2019
    Jessica ·
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    Are you planning on getting them done for your wedding?
    If you're wanting to stay natural I'd say keep them short until you're closer to your wedding date and keep on the biotin.
    If you're wanting them done what I do to keep nails (I worked in law enforcement so trying to keep a decent nail was difficult) from breaking or chipping in an active lifestyle was put shellac on them. I'd usually just go french tip. Shellac doesn't damage my nails and protects them vs when I got acrylics it really tore them up.
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  • Jessica
    VIP September 2020
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    My nails usually grow pretty fast and strong, but I find that when I paint them frequently they start to flake, so it's best for me to keep them natural. I also take a biotin supplement for hair and nails, and when I ran out and stopped for two weeks I definitely saw a difference so I'd keep up that supplement. My mom has also instilled in me as long as I remember to never cut my nails with clippers and instead to file them because it's supposed to be better for them. My best friend also swears eating lots of gelatin helps, her nails tend to be thin and bend easily, but eating lots of jello seems to make them stronger. I think keeping them natural and just maintaining shaping and length by filing is probably going to be your best bet at having them look the way you want on your day!
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  • Vicky
    Devoted June 2019
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    Agreed with the ladies.. Keep your nails short until like 1-2 weeks before your wedding. ♥

    My whole life I had flimsy/easily breakable type of nails.. But since I've been taking the hair, skin, & nails already for a month.. My nails are so hard now & they grow out faster & are so healthy! I'd definitely recommend to take these tablets unless you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Hope this helps! 💕

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  • Nafisah
    Super May 2019
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    I used the nature's bounty gummies for hair and nails for a whole and it was pretty good. I learned my accident that grapeseed oil works on my nails after using it for my hair for a couple of months. I also keep my cuticles moisturized at all times.
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  • Jennifer
    Dedicated July 2019
    Jennifer ·
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    This stuff is amazing:
    https://www.myblisskiss.com/simply-pure-hydrating-oil-pen/

    I always had issues with my nails breaking and peeling (they're very thin and dry) but I saw nail artists on YouTube and Instagram raving about this nail oil and I'm so glad I tried it. For reference I added a picture of my nails (taken a few years apart). I also started keeping mine polished 24/7 for extra protection. Good luck!

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  • SummerBrideInAutumn
    VIP October 2019
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    I swear by regular SNS manicures. I used to use gel but it would make my nails really thin and they would split on the sides. Since I switched to SNS 2 years ago, I’ve not had a single one break, chip, split, or flake. My nails are so strong and long that the first thing every nail technician does is flip my hand over to look underneath to see if they are real or acrylics.
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  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
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    Omg no I got that powder dip manicure and I spent over an hour trying to soak it off last night and I still have more to go. My coworker told me she brushes garlic juice on her nail and then a topcoat. No idea if this works lol. I do plan on getting this demon powder dip manicure for the wedding but never again after that lol!
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  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
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    These are your real nails?????
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  • Jennifer
    Dedicated July 2019
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    Yeah! I never would have thought it was possible, I don't have strong nails naturally at all. For 28 years they looked like my "before" picture on their best day. But I started reading nail blogs and then got into nail art as a hobby and now swear anyone can have good nails. Nail oil, glass files, and keeping them polished 24/7 is what I swear by!
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  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
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    Awesome! Thanks for the tips!
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  • Lizzy
    Super October 2019
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    So I do the dip manicures, and if they are done right they don't effect you nails at all. I also see this product called The Perfect Formuka sold on QVC with great reviews.
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  • Lizzy
    Super October 2019
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    If you salon is doing dip correctly, it should not hurt your nail. When I'm switching colors there is never any damage to my nails at all. It is something that should be removed professionally though.
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  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
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    I didn't say it hurt my nail. It was a pain to get off. I agree, after that experience, I would never attempt to remove it myself. It takes too long and is frustrating. Have a good day.
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
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    Hi Jessica! I'm going to have a manicure for my wedding, if that is what you mean? I need to Google shellac. I'd never get acrylics. Yes, definitely staying on the biotin. It's helping my hair and nails. Thank you!! ❤
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
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    I'm with you on no clipping! If I clip them, they are so strong they break in the quick. I always file to get the length wanted. Great minds! 😊 I do know Jello is great. I'm allergic to food dye. Need to see if they make flavored, uncolored Jello. Thanks. I appreciate the advice.
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
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    Hi Vicky! I LOVE this stuff, but unfortunately I'm now allergic. Too much artificial coloring. I recommend it, too!! Yes, I need to trim by nails again. I want to keep then good and healthy for 7 more months. Thanks so much!! 💕
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
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    Great suggestions, Nafisah!! I'll try the grapeseed oil. Yes, I believe in keeping my cuticles healthy, too!! Thanks!! 😊
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
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    Awesome, Jennifer!! Huge difference!! Yes, I just want pretty nails on our big day. They'll be polished, of course. Thanks for the great pics and info!! xo
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
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    What is a SNS manicure, please? Sounds great!! I'm definitely intetested. Thanks!! ❤
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  • Victorian Bride
    VIP December 2019
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    Steph, it didn't weaken your nails? The dip manicure?
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