I'm not a regular wearer of false nails, they aren't allowed at my job so I never get my nails done professionally. When I have a special occasion where my short, ratty looking nails won't really do, I tend to use these Broadway falsies.
These 'Fast French' nails mimc a french manicure and are very understated and natural looking, you can leave them as they are or paint them to vary them a bit, I tend to leave them as they are. They come in several sizes, I use medium as I think slightly longer nails are a bit more 'dressy' but you can get them even in extra short for everyday wear.
The nails come in several sizes, with 24 individual nails so you can easily match the right size to your own nail to ensure they look natural and feel comfortable. The smaller sizes have little 'tabs' on the top so that you can apply the nail more easily, these just snap off and then you need to file them down a little bit to hide the join. A tube of glue is included, which contains more than enough to apply 10 nails securely, and a little stick thing to push your cuticles back too, which is handy and again helps the nails in appearing natural.
The glue dries quickly, I only held each nail on for a few seconds after attaching them, so it doesn't take long at all to get a full set and be ready to go, but I'm afraid I can't comment on how long the nails last as I usually have to take them off within a few days to go to work. They are easily removed with a bit of acetone, which you can also get from Boots/Superdrug etc. and don't leave any residue on your own nails afterwards.
At around £5 or £6 these are pretty good value when you consider the cost of a professionally done French manicure, and you'd have to get pretty close to see the finer details and appreciate the difference.
I am obsessed with getting my nails done but like most salon products they are quiet expensive at £25 every two to three weeks, as much as I love them by bank balance does not so I have found myself looking for a cheaper alternative. I found these do it yourself stick on nails in boots, so decided to be optimistic and try them out.
The nails come in different widths allowing you to find the ones which suite your nails natural nails the best. They come on a try which are placed inside a box with a pink glue. The box has a clear window which allows you see what the nails shape and colour are before you purchase them, on the outside of the box you can find product details and the brand name Broadway.
I opened up the box and very easily found the nails which fitted onto my natural nails, I then proceeded to lay them out on the table in the order I would be applying them as I found it is easiest to apply them and not get them confused this way. The nail varnish inside is pink which i think is a nice touch as it is the closest colour to your natural nail colour, therefore making it less visible. The first nail I applied went slightly wrong as I put too much glue on the nail so once I had pressed it onto my finger you could see glue marks under the nail making them look very unprofessional. I took it off and filed off the glue and tried again this time with less glue which worked much better, but you still have to make sure there is enough glue so that it stays glued. I have found this is something that takes a little bit of practice but once you have the hang of the amount of glue you need to make it look most natural they are quite easy and quick to do.
The nails are slightly thinner than ones which are applied by the salon, this can be good as they look a little bit better thinner but it also makes the more vulnerable to breaking, so you have to be careful with them. Once i had applied them i was pleasantly surprised to find they lasted about a week, which I though was pretty good as I was only expecting them to last a few days.
Overall i would recommend these if you looking for a quick fix to salon nails, they look nice and do last but i do not feel they are as good quality as salon applied ones, but i suppose you are getting them for half the price at £7.95. I think it really depends on how long you want to use them for, if you only want them for a certain occasion which is not too special I would pick these, but if you are going somewhere really nice or need ones which are more heavy duty I would pick the salon nails.
I have always bitten my nails - a very disgusting habit I know! And I normally always go to the salons and have gel nails put on, at £30 they do look fantasic but are oviously very expensive and they have to be done every 4-6weeks and I find that afterwards my nails are very sore and also in very bad condition.
For a recent event I was left a day before with no nails and couldnt get to my local salon so decided I would pop in Boots and grab some falsies to do myself quickly - my boyfriend was disappointed (he loves my nails when done in the salon!) when I explained they would only be on 24hours and not look as good.
I have tried various false nails in the past and I always found them a pain.
The only ones they had on this occasion was Broadway short french nail kits - they were just over £7.
When I came to put them on there were much more nails then in the kits I have previously bought and it didnt take long to find 10 that fit.
After applying I was pleasently suprised to find they looked attually really good! My boyfriend was happy and said they looked the same as the salon ones.
After a hardcore night they were even all intact and attually stayed on for a following 12 days! When I accidently bent one I decided it was time for them too come off and removing them is normally painfull and annoying and because they had stayed on so long I assumed the glue was very strong and the operation was going to be the same as preiviously but they were attually really very easy and all popped off as quick as they popped on! My nails underneath were absolutely fine after a quick file to get rid of some left over glue.
I am very impressed and thinking of using them much more often!
Having been a nail biter (my only bad habit, I swear!) all my life, I have tried many, many different methods to disguise the yuckiness that is my fingertips. I have tried growing them - using every product imaginable (never ever works) tried expensive salon treatments where I am assured my nails will look so beautiful I will never bite them again (if only it were so easy....i've managed to give up smoking, but just can't seem to give up the nail biting - testament to how bad the habit really is!) had gel nails, acrylic nails and finally probably boots entire range of fake 'stick on' nails.
Whilst I love getting gel nails done professionally, as you may well know, they work out very expensive and very high maintenance it costs around £30 initially and then around another £10 every two weeks to have them 'filled in'.
This was just not sensible for me, too expensive, plus, there are times when I would rather have the choice, and not have to trek to the nail salon because my gels were looking so awful that I had no choice PLUS they are very bad for your natural nail.... however I saw no other option - the stick on nails just always seemed to look so tacky, and only ever lasted about five minutes....that is, until I found Broadway french nails.
These ones aren't exactly the ones i'm talking about - I used Broadway 'real life' French nail Kit.
This kit comes with 24 nails, 2g of pink gel nail glue, a manicure stick and a mini file. It's retail price is £7.50, which is actually closer to the bottom end of the price range for this kind of product, so really very reasonable indeed.
To apply, prepare your nails! This is very important - make sure they arew nice and clean and push your cuticles back using the manicure stick provided, then your ready for your new, fabulous nails!
So, the nails themselves have 'tabs' to help you put them on - this is sooo helpful, more than you might realise, meaning that you simply select the nails of the appropriate size (word to the wise - do this before you start, or in end up in a gluey mess with nails stuck all over you - believe me, i've been there) and holding the nail by the tab, squeeze as little glue from the twist cap pick nail gel and blob a little onto the base of the fake nail and also a little to your real nail. Still holding the fakey by the tab place onto your nail making sure it is absolutely straight. Hold it there for a minute or so, until the glue has firmed, then wiggle the tab back and forward until it breaks off! Then move onto the next one and keep going until you have a complete set.
Now you have applied them all, you can use the nail file to file off the jagged edges from the tabs and file the nails down to size, and shape them how you wish, then ta da! All done. A beautiful set of lovely, real looking french manicured nails :)
Aren't they lovely?!
You can use nail varnish over the top if you wish, but i think they look so nice plain that I don't usually.
The best thing about these nails is how long they last - I live a relatively 'hands-on' lifestyle, and these nails easily last ten days - I kept mine on for over two weeks the first time I used them, (though broadway do not reccomend that you wear them for longer than two weeks) only having to re apply a couple - which I could do with ease as they give you plenty of nail glue.
Overall a truely fab product, would recommend to anyone :)
I absolutely love these nails, they have saved me a fortune over the past year! I used to go to a salon once a month and spend around £25-30 to get my nails professionally done. I first purchased these one month when I was a bit poor but had a special occasion that I wanted my nails to look nice for, I thought they were worth a try! They cost around £8 per packet in Boots, and I think that is really cheap given the quality.
They are brilliant! You get around 24 nails in a pack, of varying sizes, so you match the right nails with the fingers (each nail size has a different number so you can easily remember which is which). You have to clean your nails really thoroughly and I always file the top of them as well to help the nails stick a bit easier. You have to soften the cuticles and push them back a bit as well (but this is not essential).
You then apply the glue directly onto the nail and, using the selected nail for that finger, press the nail on top of your own nail. If you hold it in place for around 10 seconds, the glue hardens really quickly. The nails have little tabs on them which makes them easier to apply, but these just snap off when they're done. Sometimes the ends need a little bit of filing as well, but that doesn't take long.
The first time I applied these, it probably took me around 30 minutes to do (saving me 30 minutes from my hour appointment at the salon), but now after almost a year of applying them once a month, it takes me around 15 minutes to do the lot. They are an absolute bargain, and every time I wear them, someone comments on the fact that I've had my nails done and they are always surprised when I say I've done them myself.
Me and my sister uses broadway nails all the time,we think they are great, but the only down side is that you never get enough big nails in a pack. We wish ,that they would exchange some of the medium and small for some big,then i would be able to get another set of nails out of the packet. But we have tried quite a few dif nails out and broadway does come top. I find that they last me about aweek.Emma and heidi
I love these nails! I also have gone to a salon and spent at least $30/month. With these nails, I give myself a new set every 10-12 days so I don't have the "grown out" look that I've put up with in the past to save money on fills. It takes only about 30 minutes to remove all the nails with the artificial nail remover...I just sit there while watching a 1/2 hour t.v. program and before you know it they're all off. Then I spend a little time (10 minutes) pushing my cuticles back, buffing with an emery "sponge", apply some of that clear cleaner they put on when doing salon nails, and then attach the nails. I wish you could buy these in only the sizes you need, but that's not the way the company does it. Even so, I buy several packages at a time and use 2 day-of-the-week pill box containers and fill them with the sizes I need for each finger of each hand. So I'm good to go for quite a few applications. I like to use a brush-on nail glue over the one they include with the nails because it's easier to apply and I think I get better coverage. I'm very glad I discovered how nice these store-bought nails really are...much better quality than they were years ago, and they save so much money! Because I can get two manicures out of each package of 24 nails, I figure these cost me only about $6.00/month (vs. the $30 I used to pay in the salon)! And my nails look much nicer and not as thick as they used to after several fills. Thanks for a great product, Broadway!
Broadway Fast French Nail Kit - I used to go to a salon to have acrylic nails put on, but I found them very expensive, time consuming and bad for your nails. I then discovered Broadway Fast French nail kit in Boots which is far cheaper and lasts at least two weeks (depending on the amount of glue you use, which I will come to later). Basically, it is a complete French manicure false nail kit that you apply with a type of superglue which to me seems far safer for your nails than the way false nails are applied in a salon. The nails are very strong and stay on very well, even after immersing your hands in water. If you don?t like your nails too long, use a strong pair of nail clippers and gently snip them along the top and file them before applying ? if you try to cut them in a hurry, like I once did, the whole nail will snap down the middle and you?ll have to use another one. First of all, remove your nail varnish and then cut your nails down low. Take all the nails out of the box (if you are lucky you will have enough for two applications). Check which nails are the best size for you, cut them shorter if you want to and leave them ready in the right order on the table. Then apply plenty of glue to your nail. If you really want them to last, apply to the inside of the false nail as well. Press the false nail down very hard on your own nail for about 15 seconds ? if you don?t press hard enough you will get air bubbles between your nail and the false one. Take care or the superglue will spurt out the side and stick all your nails and fingers together ? but you will get used to it. They look great and are worth a try, especially if you have a special date, and for the money are a much better option than a salon. You will find that after about a week the odd one will ?ping? off when you are making the bed, but it's not worth sticking it on again because it has lots of dried glue inside it and will look awful. Instead, use a new one from the pack.
You can trim down the sides of any which are too wide and use them. If you need to take them off, whatever you do don?t try to pull them off but buy some ?Get Em Off? from Superdrug, only £2, it will dissolve them, it's really good. Then put plenty of olive oil on your nails, because they will be very dry.
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