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post #1 of 5 Old 05-12-2013, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Shellac and horses

Ladies as I presume you all know all too well horses are MURDER on nails!

I'd love to have pretty nails and i was wondering if anyone knew if shellac could survive ponies!

I agist, feed 3 times a week, ride 3 times a week. So I'm not fixing fences cleaning troughs etc all day. Will pretty nails be a reality?
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-12-2013, 10:18 PM
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I'm not sure. I usually have acrylics as I have a horrid chewing habit. However I had them pulled in January and painted and within two days chipped, I put my acrylics back on feb-April and pulled them again and have all of a sudden had a drive to paint my nails. I think I've changed them several times and generally they only last me 3-4 days before I want to change them again haha.

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post #3 of 5 Old 05-12-2013, 10:24 PM
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For some people it can happen, but not for me. Having pretty nails has never been a priority, and the one time I tried it, they didn't last two weeks. (Acrylics) I keep mine short because I don't like them getting in my way, or worse, when they break clear down in the nail bed.

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-12-2013, 10:32 PM
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At first I broke at least 2 nails every time with acrylics but I started getting them super short (shorter than sport length) and it worked well. I'm more prone with natural nails to break and snag then with my acrylics haha.

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-12-2013, 11:53 PM
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I ride 5-6 times a week and work in a lab where I'm constantly putting gloves on and pulling them off, which is pretty much nail suicide! Shellacs work great. :) Both one of my labmates and myself have our nails shellac'd when we feel like being girly, and they'll last quite a while if you can resist peeling them off when you're bored! The rubbery texture and thickness keeps them from chipping.
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