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This is my ultimate favourite beauty item at the minute. Like a lot of women I enjoy being pampered and having my nails done at the salon. However getting your nails done by an expert can be very expensive, which is why I decided to give the Kiss short nails a go. I have not looked back since.
A box of 100 nails in different sizes cost £5.99 from both boots and superdrug. I decided that this was a reasonable price to spend as the nails come with nail glue too.
There are about 12 different sizes in each box, so obviously you cannot use all 100 nails. I usually get about 3 sets of nails our of one box. Once a set is on, for me they last about 2 weeks.
To put the nails on myself, i filed my own nails down and washed and dryed my hands to ensure that they were clean, I then glued each nail individually onto my own nails, after measuring the correct size of course.
Once the nails were stuck on I filed them down to my desired length. You can just leave the nails plain however I always prefer to paint them different colours.
The nails come of naturally, however if you do need to remove them before, soaking them in warm water for a long time seems to work.
Always,always had short nails; but when i tried these nails my days of being embarrassed in front of my friends was long gone. I always bit my nails, for my whole life and yes these nails are very expensive but very much worth every penny of my hard earned cash! Me and my friends were having a pamper session and i decided to put fake nails on only when i remembered i had these, Kiss nails.
I always had a good old knaw at my nails but you try having a nibble on these bad boys, number 1: it would break your heart to see your pretty nails and cash go down the drain, number 2: THEY REALLY HURT MY TEETH! So if you really are hungry for a bit of nail munchin,get some gum or something because for the price you paid youreally dont wanna go there. I bought mine in boots last year and paid a hefty amount (£11.99) well worth it!
The nails are currently on sale at amazon.co.uk for £5.99
They are professional nails for an affordable budget. Overall i think maybe they are a little too colourless but hey, thats why we invented nail varnish right?
So pucker up your purses for a worlewind of fun!
have always bitten my nails, and now sadly at the age of 20, it seems they will never grow and my hands will never look naturally pretty. I love to paint my nails, but with such short nails this is often difficult. I also love to have acrylics and gels put on professionally at salons, but I find that at around £30.00 a time, it is expensive for nails which only last me around three days (they tend to fall off easily as my nails are in such poor condition).
My friend recommended that I searched Boots and Superdrug for some good fake nails, and so for a New Years Eve party last year, I spent £9.00 and bought Revlon French manicure nails. They looked gorgeous on, but unfortunately they fell off very easily.
I then tried a few others, and eventually picked up these nails from Kiss. I think there are 100 in the box, but bare in mind that not ever nail fits your size, you are left with around 50. This is still excellent value for money, as I first purchased these nails at £4.99. I often do not find nails which match the size of my tiny natural nails, and so these were a surprise. I lined up the ones which fit my nails and cut and filed them. I like to have them quite short so they look more realistic. I then use the glue that is included in the box, and stick my nails on. As with any nail glue, this stuff is scary. If I accidentally get it on my finger for a split second and touch another finger, I end up tearing the fingers apart - and it hurts! It also leaves your skin feeling rough and almost burnt - not nice. You just need to be extra careful when applying though.
After gluing the nails I then paint them. This is the beauty of these nails. They are so cheap that you can just chuck them on, paint them whatever colour you fancy, and then put more on if you fancy a change. They are a white colour so I think that they are meant to be painted any way, although they don't look too odd without it.
The glue is one of the best I have ever tried. With all other nails I have tried before, they have quickly fallen off within a day. However, these nails stayed for at least four days without budging. I always carry the little pot of glue around in case a nail falls off. It does state however, not to wear the nails for more than seven days.
My biggest tip to give anyone wearing false nails is to buy an acetone soak (or artificial nail remover) from Boots, Superdrug or your local chemist. They are £5 in boots, but 99p in my local chemist! When it's time to take those nails off, just soak each finger in the pot for a few minutes and let the nail dissolve. Ripping them off really hurts and damages the nail beneath (although I am also guilty of this on occasions). The amazing thing about these nails is they are so cheap I don't even mind watching them dissolve because I still have loads left over.
The only annoying thing about them is the cutting and filing but I suppose if it makes them look better then it's worth every minute.
When I started my placement period in March last year (as part of my university course), I was working full time and earning a bit of money so I thought I would treat myself and starting paying to have acrylic nails. For a period of about 6 months I had my acrylic nails done every two weeks which was costing me £20 a time. As time went on, I realised this was costing too much and was quite gutted when I decided I had to give it up.
I tried to grow my nails but they were just so brittle and it just didn't seem to be working.
When my aunty came over a few weeks ago she mentioned that she had got these new nails. She told me she had got them from Superdrug and they only cost £5.99. When I looked at her nails I was quite shocked as they looked really natural and not too long. Her friend who is a beautician had applied them for her so I thought this may have been why they looked so good.
Nevertheless I thought I may aswell try then for the cost of £6. So I popped in to Superdrug and bought the Kiss short square nails.
I opened up the box when I got home to find there were about 5 nails for each nail (so about 50 nails altogether) all being the appropriate size for each finger. The box came with a small tube of glue which does say it has the ability to bind skin so you do have to be careful putting it on.
So I prepared each nail by filing a few of them to have an exact fit and filed the top of all of nails slightly as this is supposed to make them stick better.
I then proceeded to glue them on. I put a little glue on each false nail and then a little on to my real nails and then pressed the false nails on to the real ones. I held them quite firmly, one by one.
Once I had finished this I filed each nail to a more rounded shape to make them look natural. The nails weren't very long so didn't need cutting down.
When I had finished this I was really quite impressed with how they looked, however they really did need painting.
All of the nails lasted without coming off once for about 5 days however they probably would have lasted longer had I not started picking at them (this is a bad habit of mine). They then started to come off so I had to reglue them so in total they lasted 2 weeks with me reglueing each nail. After the 2 weeks I decided I needed a break from them so I actually decided to pick them all off. They actually came off easily as I had had them on so long but the pack says you are supposed to soak them in acetone nail varnish remover or use the Kiss artificial nail remover kit. The pack does say the nails have 7 day wear so 14 days was quite good for me.
I've since had another two sets of nails and the case has been the same. They last just under a week and then you have to start reglueing them in the second week.
I do think these nails are worth £6 as I still have another 2 sets left in the box and have already had 3. I did have to replace the glue after 2 sets however you can get this at Superdrug for £2.50 which is nothing!
They look really good painted and also kept a square shape so they're quite flexible really!
So I am going to continue using my Kiss short square nails for a while and would advise anyone to try them if you don't want to pay for acrylics but loving have nice nails!
Really easy to use and look lovely painted, so give them a go!