Advantages Look Really Pretty
Disadvantages Took Forever To Apply
I don't get the opportunity very often to dress up and look a bit glam so when I do go out I tend to go the whole hog and get simply everything done. This includes adding my own false nails. The reason for this is generally because I have to keep my nails very short, as I work with members of the public as a nurse and try to avoid catching delicate skin by keeping them as short as possible. I have tended in the past to use press on nails as I have always had a phobia about damaging my own nails and due to the fact that extensions can only be worn for a day or two as they are an absolute no no in my ward for health and safety and infection control purposes. I had worn stick on nails previously and unfortunately throughout the course of the evening I ended up losing them a bit embarrassing, however for this particular occasion I thought that I would bite the bullet and try some more permanent nails for a change.I was shopping in Boots for this particular item and I have to say that I actually had no idea what I was looking for. I approached the correct aisle and was met with literally dozens of false nail kits to choose from. They varied enormously in price from a couple of pounds right up to ten pounds. I also noticed that there were several size variations available in addition which at least was instrumental in narrowing my search down somewhat. I have quite petite hands and nails so began focusing on the products that they had for petite nails. In the end I opted for a pack which cost £4.49. They were Nailene real French Short Natural Nails. In addition I also purchased a bottle of acetone and a nail file.
The pack was purple in colour and had a plastic insert which contained the product inside. The contents of the pack included 24 nails two full sets of each in different sizes, a buffer a wooden stick and a small bottle of nail glue. There was a small insert with the instructions for use also. The back of the pack included instructions for application and removal of the nails, ingredients, product warnings and an address for potential complaints if any.I have to say I was a complete novice when it came to applying this product. I decided to put them on a good few hours before I was due to go out. I tipped the contents out of the packaging and arranged them on my bedside table. The first problem I encountered was that the glue did not stand upright which I thought would cause potential problems later on when I would need to keep it open to apply the nails. I overcame this problem however by getting some blue-tack which resolved this issue and kept the glue upright. The next task was to sort out the nails into the required sizes to suit my natural nails. This was generally easy enough to do however it also became apparent that I would have to file some of the nails so that they would give a perfect fit without looking too unnatural. The nails themselves did look natural and rather attractive with a French manicure style. They were however very square looking which I was a little disappointed about as I would have preferred them to be a little more rounded.
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