Fake nails, press on nails, or glue on nails; I haven't worn them in over 28 years!!! Last time I wore them was for a wedding. I wanted a nice, perfect French manicure. But I had to 'babysit' those damn nails for the entire 2 days I had them on. Even at the wedding I popped two off. Ugh!
Fast forward to almost 3 decades later (gulp!). Nailene sent me a couple sets of beautiful false nails to try out.
These nails are of medium length, a square shape and a French with a glittery dark blue tip and a white line at the smile line. The nail body is a soft, nail bed pink. There are 24 nails in the packet along with a small tube of nail glue.
Let's go ahead and get a photo up so you can see them on my hands.
Here they are the next Tuesday before I removed them. I had worn them for 5 days!
I have read bloggers say that their polish looked so good that they couldn't stop looking at their own nails all day. Finally, I can say that myself. I loved the look of these so much that I just didn't want to take them off! And the more compliments I got, all from strangers, the more I wanted to continue wearing them.
The night I put them on, they did feel awkward. I just wasn't used to wearing anything but polish on my nails. The next day, I got into it and after 1-1/2 days I OWNED them. The 'hold up' ability of these cuties is unbelievable. In the five day span of wearing these, I lifted weights at least twice (not little girly weights but like the 60# barbell today!), cleaned house, did laundry (you know how heavy wet towels can be), did two days of work out in the field, showered and washed my hair least 5 times, colored my hair (did I just admit to that!) and just went about a normal life. There was NO baby-sitting these nails. I'm telling you, they &%$* rocked!!! Never once popping off or even lifting.
Love 'em? You bet. Only one small caveat, it was difficult to get them off. I had to soak and peel, soak and peel. I'm not very patient, yet that was the only downside. If I was not a nail blogger, I would have kept these on longer than the recommended 5 days just because it was true love. (I'm not advocating anyone to wear fake nails past the recommended length of time noted on the product...I just was reallllly tempted to not.)
Oh, and I found out something I had missed for years. While wearing these Nailene false, fabulous nails...I didn't pick, chew or even give any negative regard to my cuticles. Had I known this before, I would have tried fake nails much sooner as they might have been just the thing that could have helped me with that nasty habit before now.
However, since I find that the Nailene brand has taken false nails to a better wear, I will not wait twenty...cough, cough...eight...cough, years to try fake nails again.
How about you, do you wear nake nails? Do you find that they suit you?
Nailene Runway Design nails were provided by the company for a review and honest opinion.