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I have short, stubborn, stubby nails that I generously plaster in nail varnish during the week for work and school but when it comes to nights out or special occasions I want them looking spick and span - that's where I turn to false nails. My personal preference is the 'real life' nails that you can purchase that are only slightly longer than your own as I do not want to resemble Edward Scissor-Hands!
I usually only wear false nails for a night or two as I find they become slightly annoying and can be a bit unhygienic if worn for too long, however they are suitable to wear for up to two weeks! Nail salons in my local area charge ridiculous prices for false nails and the glue is so strong you have no choice but to keep them on or risk losing your natural nail so I choose to do DIY Nails myself!
The only thing I find quite disappointing about buying false nails from a beauty supply store is the glue - it only has enough for one application and two at the most if your lucky! So I find myself having to fork out for new nails just for the glue! That's when I spotted 'Elegant Touch Brush on Nail Glue' - the aspect that attracted me to this particular glue was the 'brush on' part as with the other glues that are supplied with the false nails, it is very hard to squeeze out the glue onto your nails neatly, especially with the false nails on!
The bottle itself reminds me of a nail varnish bottle with a purple long lid and a white rectangular body containing 6ml of product. Unscrewing the lid reveals a brush exactly like a nail polish that will aid easy application. I was thrilled with this concept and immediately bought it from Superdrug for a fraction of the price I was going to pay for new nails - at just £3.15!
Now when I apply my false nails I can be done in less than five minutes with no bother or fuss and more importantly no mess or fingers stuck together! You simply make sure that your natural nail is clean and shaped, then brush on the glue as though you were paining your nails - it appears to look like clear nail varnish at first but you have to be quick as it dries within seconds, so make sure you have the false nail for that finger ready on hand! Then gently push the falsie down onto your nail, applying a little pressure for about 20 seconds and voila!
I am in love with this glue! It has made wearing false nails so much more comfortable and durable as the glue is so strong that I know they are not going to come off embarrassingly! I wore mine for the whole long weekend of the Jubilee and not one came off - which I was VERY pleased about! However when it did come the time to take them off, it was painless and easy to do and my nails underneath were as fine as when I put them on so no damage occurred whiles wearing them!
If you wear false nails and are looking for a cheap but GOOD glue then I would definitely recommend the Elegant Touch Brush on Glue as it is easy to apply, quick to dry and durable - what more could you ask for?
Available at Boots, Superdrugs, selected Supermarkets as well as online from £3.08 depending on where you choose to buy!
The thing about the Elegant Touch Brush on Nail Glue, seems to be that its cheekily disguised as being a harmless little fella, that only sticks to fake nails and very little else! Well at least thats what I thought it was like before using it. Still we all live and learn and I have learned that this cunning little bottle of nail glue is one of the super heros of the nail glue world.
Elegant Touch produce the glue and are part of Original Additions Ltd.
The nail glue comes in both clear and also pink varieties. The clear variety is mostly easier to find on the shelves although Super drug did have the pink last time I checked.
The bottle contains appprox 4mls of product and the really useful thing about it is that it has a twist top lid with an attached brush applicator inside it. Last time I bought this it was £2.69, that might sound a lot, but it can last you several applications, over a number of weeks. After all with this type of product you need very little each time you use it.
The brush does make application much easier than some of the nail glues that come without a brush. However it does really depend on what job you want the nail glue to do, as to which of the types of applicator are best suited.
If you are just wanting to use the glue to fill in the gaps that occur when you are wearing acrylic nail tips or gel nails with fake nail tips then its easier to use the type of bottle with no brush.
If you are starting with a complete new set of full nails which can be either the pre designed full cover variety or acrylic/ gel nails with fake tips then this is the one to go for. All you need to do to apply full cover false nails is apply a sparing coat of the glue to the whole of your natural nail once it has been prepared, then stick on the false nail and let it set - its as easy as that.
However the application of a set of false nail tips requires a little more skill as you need to prepare the nail tip you want to apply, then paint just the tip of your own nail with just enough of the nail glue to get good adhesion. This is the point when things can go from bad to worse.
This stuff sticks everything in its path! It sticks like glue and not just any glue, its like super glue in a devilish disguise. Never, ever apply this when you are in a hurry as you can end up sticking your fingers to the nail tip, which is a mega OUCH! moment to say the least. Do be careful when using this and you will get nice long lasting results and good adhesion.
Elegant Touch Nail Glue can bond or repair most artificial nails, tips and natural nails too. The calcium enriched formula, may help maintain good nail health and the brush applicator creates an even base once you get used to using it. Its long lasting and when used correctly does a really good job.
I have worn false nails for approx the last twenty years. I cannot do anything without them. I find them glamorous and having my nails done cheers me up. I now afford myself the luxury of having my nails professionally done. But up until last year I would do them myself. I was quite an expert but the only disadvantage was that they were prone to coming loose which could prove embarrasing. Therefore I had to ensure that I had sufficient nail glue in my handbag for any emergencies.
I found many of the tubes of nail glue didnt perform an adequate job. Although many were strong, the glue would come out at a such a speed that many times I would be left with my fingers stuck together for a few seconds. Also I have ruined trousers in the past due to spillages. This glue is so corrosive that it would burn a hole in the fabric.
However due to plenty of practice I did manage in time to get to grips with the use of the little tubes. However I was thrilled when I found this elegant touch nail glue. It is different to other nail glues in that you paint the glue on as you would nail varnish.
The difference I found when using this glue was amazing. Not only was the glue much stronger in bonding the nails. It was also totally easier to use. The brush in which paint the glue on with is small and neat and the bristles do not seperate. This bottle is also much more cost effective. This is because there is less chance of spillages. The plastic screw top is also a great asset as it allows the glue to stay fresh and not clog up like the tubes of glue do.
Last year I used to pay around £3 for this glue in Tesco. I certainly think it is well worth the money for this product. It dries clear, while some tubes leave an unsightly white powder residue in the creases between finger and nail. Whilst you will find that most pack of nails have a glue included I would strongly recommend that you use this glue instead. Simply because it leaves the nails with more of a salon professional look.
It is also important to realise that once bought this can be used straight away with no problems. Whilst the tubes of glue do usually need a scissors to cut the tip off the end in order to use.
I would certainly use this glue again with no hesitation. Infact I am toying with the idea of starting to do my own nails again. If i do I will be stocking up on this glue straight away!!
I love having long nails but have a habbit of always breaking my thumb and index finger nails so end up with my nails looking quite silly when there are 3 long and two short nails on each hand so resort to using false nails to give me long nails these days.
Elegant touch is a brand i have been using for around 6 years now, i first tryed there normal nail glue which i was very impressed with as it lasted a lot longer than any other glue i had ever used so when i saw this brush on nail glue i just had to try it.
This nail glue is available in two different types, it is available in clear which i always buy or in pink. It comes in a 4ml bottle very similar to a bottle of nail varnish and has the same style aplicator brush as nail varnish does, i pay around £3 a bottle for it and each bottle will do approximately 10 sets of nails for me before it starts to go gunky and no longer is useable, each set last around two weeks before they begin falling off.
I prefer this glue brand for its staying power, as i said above it is around 14 days before my false nails start to fall off with this glue unlike other brands, today as i have none of this glue left i have put my nails i brought on with the glue that came with them and have had one fall off already. I love the fact that this is applied with a brush as it means i can put just the right amount on to cover my nail evenly so end up with no exces glue oozing out the sides of the nails and no uneven patches under the nails where there isnt any glue.
I would recomend this glue to anyone and have ordered me another bottle from amazon tonight after my disaster with the glue i used today.
It is always the same, you are getting ready for a night out or a special occasion something always comes up and the last thing you want to be doing is sitting around waiting for your nails to dry.. Given the majority of nail varnishes look dry and pretty much always aren't so fake nails are usually a much quicker easier option.. You can always guarantee that the decoration is dry and that the nails are all the same length.. Then comes the problem of picking a nail glue as the majority don't include nail glue in the packet.. Or if they do it's usually the lowest grade nail glue you can buy!
Picking a nail glue is difficult because you can look at them all, with their fancy drying speeds and colours but until you try them there really is no telling if they are going to be any good.. So without trying them all you can never be sure if you have the best one out there.. They usually come in at about £3-£5 a shot, perhaps more if you are buying an expensive brand - however this at the moment retails at £3.03 in Superdrug.. Random price I know but it is not an expensive nail glue considering the majority with a brush are a lot more expensive..
For me nail glue has only been used with fake nails and little gems to add to my nails, when I was feeling to lazy to paint them.. Which happens quite often because I can't be bothered to try and make the patterns you get on the nice false nails you can purchase from Superdrug, Boots and places like Savers.. So a decent nail glue was needed..
This nail glue comes in a little white bottle with a purple lid, stating the amount you have in ml, and the colour of the glue in the bottle.. Mine is clear but I have been told you can get a pink glue if you so wish.. The bottle seems tiny for just 6ml of nail glue but it goes a little further than you think.. The nail glue claims to have a super strong bond, fast drying and containing calcium, which means you don't feel so guilty applying it to your nails - well not as much as you would with normal nail glue which seems to rip the surface of your nail off when you remove the nails..
As I said the nail glue is clear so you can't really tell how much you have on the brush, but not a lot is needed to stick your pretty new nail onto your existing nail, although to make sure you have a stronger bond, I would suggest applying nail glue to your existing nail first as you would normal nail varnish then apply to the back of the false nail and carefully stick it on.. Being careful to not get any on your skin, because trust me you will regret it for a few days after because just as it sticks nails it sticks skin..
Honestly, it is awful if you get it on any hairs on your skin of course when you apply your nail some bits slip out the side.. It is not worth trying to remove it right then because you will just end up getting your fingers stuck together, so it is advisable to wait until it is dry and it should just be almost crispy and easily pickled off! On skin such as your arms or perhaps your face (yes it is possible to get it on your face, I did today!) it is best to wash it in warm water so the glue is easily removed else you will find yourself removing a layer of skin or two from the area.. Or worse it could be an irritant and you could find yourself having a reaction to it - if serious seek medical attention just to be on the safe side!
Now other than the sticky skin downside, the smell is not all that favourable so only use in a well ventilated area away from other people.. After a while the smell gets so pungent it becomes one of those smells that gets in the back of your throat and it is not something you want to be feeling all day.. However an upside to a brush on nail glue is that you don't have to worry about the glue being wasted, because whatever you don't use stays on the brush and goes back in the pot! The brush is a little miracle in itself too because they bristles don't stick together as you would expect them to, so after having used it a few times the bristles still give an even coat of glue..
This nail glue will last for me, someone who doesn't do a lot of manual labour.. The washing up occasionally and the usual shower and washing of my hands numerous times during the day - for about 5-7 days, however, the glue doesn't leave a lot of residue so, removing the last of it with a cotton bud and nail varnish removed from the underside of your nail will leave you free to reapply at least once more.. So some people could use their nails for a few weeks.. Once you have removed the glue be careful with your bare nails as glues tend to leave the nails weak, even though this has calcium in it I find if I hit my nail on something those little white marks pop up quite quickly!
So overall this is a fabulous nail glue you can use to pop on nail gems, false nails and even help repair a break in a nail, I haven't tried that myself but I know a few people who swear by it in emergencies.. For £3.03, you can't go wrong for a nail glue that leaves very little residue, and has a great hold.. Just beware of the smell.. Compared to even nailene glues this has to be the best I've tried!
Ladies picture the scene (and guys......well just imagine real hard!) you've got a special occasion coming up, the outfit is sorted, the hairdresser booked, you've found the perfect shoes and your nails, for once, are all luscious and long....until snap! one of them gets a tear, you don't want to file it short and look uneven but you've also just got them all to that lovely length and had planned the perfect matching nail varnish colour to match that dress, so cutting them all short is not an option. Step up Elegant Touch Brush On Nail Glue from Superdrug.
Elegant Touch brush on nail glue comes in a small white 6ml bottle with a purple unscrew lid, much like traditional nail polishes the nail glue comes with a brush applicator for more accurate application. The quick drying glue is clear meaning it can be applied to nails before or after they've had colour applied and it won't spoil the effect, it dries glossy and most importantly solid, securing the damaged portion of nail. It is suitable for use in repairing natural nails as well as applying artificial nails, although I do not believe it is suitable for acrylics.
The glue is, as far as I'm aware, only available from Superdrug stores and their website www.superdrug.com and costs £3.09 for the 6ml bottle. Also available is the Elegant Touch nail glue in pink, without the brush applicator, for £2.49.
While I've never used the glue for applying false nails I have used it on many occasions when one of my natural nails has become damaged in some way. The brush on applicator means you can more accurately apply the glue, you don't get uneven blobs of glue that wont dry properly or look odd under your colour polish and it means if needed you can cover the whole nail as if you were applying regular nail polish which means the whole nail gets an even look and a little added strength, I imagine this complete and even coverage makes applying false nails quick and easy with no fuss or mess and ensures they're more secure.
When I've used the glue on one of my nails I've always found it quick to apply to the area where it's needed, occasionally the nail will need to be manipulated a little so both edges are bonded properly which I use a cocktail stick or similar object to do. The glue dries quickly, though it's best not to check if it's dried with your finger, and smoothly but occasionally if the nail is a little ragged as a result of the tear a bit of filing is needed, this doesn't effect the strength of the glue in any way however and the bond remains secure. My lifestyle requires me to be very hands on, there's lots of housework to do, gardening to take care of and kids to tend to so I usually get 3-5 days of a secure bond with the glue before the strain takes it's toll and the crack begins to reappear, naturally you'll get longer if you're in less hands on work and the effect will be different for false nails too. All I do when the glue is coming to the end of it's life on my nail is apply another coat and start the process again, I'll repeat this until my nail is at a comfortable level to cut off at which point they're all filed down and I start growing them again.
The glue dries quickly and is very strong so it is essential to make sure it doesn't come into contact with your skin, it's classed as a high irritant so apart from the obvious risks of sticking your bodily parts together you could also have a skin reaction to the glue. I always make sure my glue is on a high shelf so the kids can't get their hands on it, the lid is easy to unscrew and it has an open neck meaning the glue is easy to pour/spill. I recommend you only use the glue for repairs or applying false nails when you've got good time to concentrate properly, just to avoid any mishaps. The glue has quite a potent smell and really should be used in a ventilated area, it reminds me of concentrated chlorine and on occasion makes my eyes water, so it's a good job you only need a little of it to do it's job.
I'm really happy with this nail glue despite the stink and the risk of sticking your thumb to your forehead if you aren't careful. I've used other brands in the past including Nailene but I haven't found them as good, they often have unusual applicators which are awkward when you're trying to apply the glue and usually the lid ends up stuck to the bottle so you've wasted half of the glue purely because you can't get it open, I've also found that they don't last as long as Elegant Touch in regards to how long my nail stays stuck together. You may think that the glue would stick the bristles of the brush together but it seems the makers planned for this possibility, not once have I found the brush ruined or the glue clogged and clumpy.
Overall it's a great product that does what it promises, you can fix natural nails, apply false ones or even use the glue for sticking your nail gems and decals on to create the finished look, just be sure to use it carefully and please keep it out of harms way.
Creates a strong bond for bonding artificial nails /