View Full Version : Gelish

06-22-2012, 03:55 AM
I have had acrylic on my nails for years and years - probably 20 years or better! Several times I've thought I could go without them, but having that product on my nails really pretty much ruined them - when I didn't have the acrylic on them, my nails were so owie - it was like having only skin on top of my fingers.
I decided to give it another try about 6 weeks ago and didn't get them filled - so I kept going to my manicurist and had her file them down - then I was using Nail Envy. That was, until I found out about Gelish. I had the acrylic taken off earlier this week and had the Gelish put on tonight - I just love it! To have my OWN nails looking nice is amazing - they are a lot shorter than they normally are, but I'm loving that too - so much more natural.
Does anyone else use Gelilsh or a product similar?

06-22-2012, 04:27 AM
hummm this is new to me... lets see a pic! I dont like to put acrylic on my nails because it feels like my nails cant breath, and i know my BF from highschool always had hers done and it ended up the same way her nails got so brittel she couldnt go with out getting them done every week.
I keep thinking about getting my nails done because i like the look, but i dont know if i could handle it

Tree City
06-22-2012, 04:30 AM
ya'll got to post a picture, Jill! I want to see what it looks like on you. My nails get jacked up after pregnancy, even though I still take a multivitamin since I'm nursing. Anyway, I'd love to see what they look like. Is it expensive?

06-22-2012, 06:02 PM
I wonder if thats the same thing my mom does - post a picture - i want to see :D

06-22-2012, 06:26 PM
cant wait to see a pic, always looking for new nail products. my nails grow much to fast for acrylics, i would have to get them done every two weeks. but my nails seem to be more dry then usual lately. i keep mine pretty short because of work but i do like them neat and polished.
i am currently using a treatment called TIPS, which keeps the cuticles soft and nails moist.

06-22-2012, 10:40 PM
There are 3 layers of polish - a bottom clear coat and 2 of the colored (glittery) top coat - after each layer I put my fingers under a lamp for 15 seconds. It was pretty quick and I am happy with how my natural nails look after being covered up for so (!) long!

{Wow - I can really see the "writers bump" I have on my middle finger! LOL}

06-22-2012, 11:00 PM
Pretty! Is that the same as shellac?

06-22-2012, 11:43 PM
Pretty! Is that the same as shellac?

Yes I believe it is Amy.

Tree City
06-23-2012, 02:39 AM
ooooh, I just might try that! It looks great, Jill! (And I have a writer's bump on my ring finger--I don't hold pens correctly lol.)

06-23-2012, 08:56 AM
Oh that looks very cool!
I'm gonna have to tell my mom about it. I personally like to change my polish about every 4 days, because I get tired of the polish color after about 4 days. But my mom was just talking to me about how her nails are so thin it is painful. This sounds like a perfect solution!!

06-23-2012, 10:40 PM
I've had the shellac done and I love it! It lasts a long time. I wish I could get my toes under those little lights so my toenail polish would last longer also lol. I think doing my own nails is on my "when my kids are older" list lol.

06-24-2012, 01:00 AM
I've had the shellac done and I love it! It lasts a long time. I wish I could get my toes under those little lights so my toenail polish would last longer also lol. I think doing my own nails is on my "when my kids are older" list lol.

I've had something like shellac put on my toes without the use of a light - not sure what the product was, but it sure did last!
I do not like painting my toe nails - feels like I have to just about stand on my head to get to them! LOL!

06-24-2012, 01:34 AM
They look really nice Jill. That's the length I keep my own nails...well I should say 9 are that length right now. I had a casualty at my son's birthday party today. :(

06-26-2012, 02:01 AM
If you ever get the idea to try it on your own, you can save SOOOOO much money by buying your own light, your own polishes and doing it on your own. You make up your money in one or two manicures, depending on how much you are paying for it now. I know a LOT of friends who do their own because of the high price to get it done.

06-26-2012, 02:15 AM
I had acrylic nails for probably 10 years because my own nails were always so brittle and would split as they grew. I only stopped because I got so tired of going every couple of weeks so it's been almost 3 years now that I haven't had them. My nails were pretty thin when I stopped but they seemed to bounce back pretty quickly. I've been thinking about getting them done again because I really miss having nicely polished nails.

Jill -- your hands look just fine. I should post a pic of my crooked right index finger. I call it my old lady finger. hehe My mouse hand and too many hours on the computer everyday have turned it into a crooked, pathetic looking thing. I've got a big bump on the first knuckle and it moves around under the skin. Creepy!!