I received several of these nails from a PR company a while ago and decided to try one out now. I was sent several styles and my favorite is actually Minx, but I wanted to try another design for my first try.
I used the design Sequins and included are:
A small buffer/emery board thing
24 Artificial Nails in 12 different sizes
The thing is, I got 27 nails in my package instead of 24 which is good I guess… but there were not 12 sizes. I only had sizes 0-9, that’s 10 not 12. The smallest size they had, 9, did not fit my pinkies so I tried filing the nails smaller. You are supposed to apply the glue all over the natural nail and on the fake nail to avoid bubbles.
I tried my thumb first, glue all over my nail, then a little bit of glue on the fake nail. Apply them together, press for 5 seconds, aaaanddd… uh oh! a huge ass bubble! Okay, let’s try this again with the index finger with more glue this time. Glue all over my nail, glue all over fake nail, press together for .. ahhh! Oh shit! Two of my fingers are stuck together and there are no bubbles but there’s glue all over the nail!
So I take a break, take 20 minutes for the acetone to detach my glued fingers, then remove the two messed up nail applications. To remove these, soak the nails in acetone until they dissolve, which takes about 20 minutes.
OKAY! Let’s try this again! Since I already wasted two nails, I was missing one that fit to complete both of my hands so I filed a larger one to make it fit. I was able to apply 5 nails without getting my fingers stuck again but I still got some bubbles on some, one wasn’t applied straight, and they were just overall ugly! You apply too little glue and you get bubbles, you apply too much and you get glue all over. You mess up on a couple nails then you either wasted the entire kit or you can file down some other sizes to make them fit. These are really difficult not to mention aggravating to apply. My concern is if you don’t seal the nails and have holes and bubbles, water can get through and you can get some kind of stinky gross infection.
I had to take another 40 minutes to remove the nails because they did not look good at all. I would not recommend these nails to anyone. They are a lot more trouble than they are worth. I wasted nearly 2 hours of my time with these. I didn’t even get past the application stage to try them out to see if they lasted. I’ve read a few reviews from other people saying that some of their nails popped right off while putting on a seat belt or something like that. If you want to get your nails done I say spend the extra 20-30 dollars and get them professionally done. The Revlon nails are only supposed to last a week before you are recommended to remove them and a good nail job will last about 3 weeks so in the end you’re paying about the same price for something that actually looks better and a lot less frustrating to deal with.
Acetone is very strong and soaking your fingers in it is also very damaging to the skin and nails. Avoid it if you can!