Gel Nails & Hand Filing

on Nov 04, 2008 @ 09:52 am

I have come to you all for help. I am looking for a place that does gel nails, but doesn't use drills to file. I have had many bad experiences from people using the drills such as bleeding cuticles and very thin spots in my nails. I once did use a place that hand filed all the nails, but unfortunately they are located in St. Catherines. Any suggestions?

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Reviving this thread... on Sep 30, 2010 @ 03:56 pm

I searched for "Gel nails" and this is all that popped up in CA so I thought I'd revive the thread. I got Gel nails for my sister's wedding (I think the product was called "Gelish" or something like that). I was REALLY impressed!

It's been three weeks and my french manicure is still nearly perfect! If I had taken more care not to pick at one of the nails they would still be perfect!! They are shiny and only a few small scratches! They are starting to look a little funny because my nail is growing, so I will have to take it off. I was told astetone would do the trick.

I had them done in a little salon on Huntsville for the wedding, but I would like to find a place in Toronto!!

I thought that since this thread was started nearly two years ago, maybe Gel Nails were more popular now!!??

Does anyone know a place that does Gel Nails that is good!?


Nails by Natalie.... on Sep 30, 2010 @ 06:56 pm

I would try Natalie....she uses Creative products (CND) and doesn't file the natural nail to apply them!

I believe I have posted a review of hers on my profile...and if you google her, you should be able to find her!


:) on Sep 30, 2010 @ 10:44 pm

Thanks Meredith! How is it applied? The stuff I had put on was just like nail polish, but was cured with an ultra-violet light. There was no artificialnail applied. No filing. No nothing. Just brushed on and dried in a minute under the light. There is about three coats on. One of the best parts is that the stuff is solid as soon as you are done! No waiting for the polish to dry completely! I love it! :)

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