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=MUA Fur nails=
Confession, I did not buy this I received this as a present for my birthday from my daughter, so I had to try it.
The MUA range can be purchased in Superdrug and prices start at £1. Although it was a birthday present she left the receipt in the bag and ir was £3. I have to admit it was the first time that I had heard of fur effect nails.
The colour I received was a bright blue the name for it was (BooBoo Fluff), after popping into Superdrug myself, i did notice that there was a wide range of colours from bright and funky, more paler and sedate colours, they all had the most weird names.
This reminded me of the crackle nail polish in terms of that you need to put a base colour on, it is recommended that you use a colour that is close to the Fur colour. I had to borrow one of my daughters nail polished!
You use one coat of your nail polish and let this coat of polish dry, you then shake out some of the fluff from the bottle ready, paint the second coat of your polish, add the fluff and press firmly and roll your nail to ensure that you are fully covered, blow off any excess and let this dry.
I did not know what to expect as it was the first time I used it, it did not remind me of a fluff, like a cuddly teddy bear, it just reminded me of those nodding dogs that people have in their car, the base cover of fur,.
It does stick well, but it feels as weird as anything, I felt like I was going to a fancy dress party.
=Doesn't last long=
by the next day over half the fluff had gone, it was patchy, and just looked like I had dumped my nails in my daughters craft chest.
Within 24 hours I was trying to take it off, i used nearly half a bottle of nail polish remover, whether it was me, the cotton wool or the nail varnish remover I had steam coming out of my ears.
=Would I recommend=
Maybe for a teenager going to party then yes, but for me it is a no way will I use it again, sorry.
I love to paint my nails and I love how over the past couple of years or so there seems to be more and more new products coming out for you to create a funky effect on your own nails at home. When I was browsing the MUA website a few months ago I came across the new range of fur effect nail products and I thought it sounded interesting so I ordered a couple of pots to try! This is my review of my experience with the products.
The MUA fur effect nails range is available either online on their website or in branches of Superdrug where they sell their range. I am not sure if they sell in other shops but I have only ever seen it in Superdrug. I actually ordered the products online as I mentioned but you should be mindful that there is going to be a postage and package charge of a few pounds on there as well.
The actual fur effects nails come in a small pot which has a screw top lid. There are five colours and they each have quite a cute name such as fuzzy fluff which is a bright pink and fluff and cuddles which is a deeper purple. These are the two shades that I purchased but there are also a couple of blue shades and a really pale pink as well.
In the pot there is a little plastic section which keeps all the fluff in the tub....or it is meant to at least! There are holes in the plastic section, a bit like on a talcum powder, and so when you tip the pot upside down with the lid on some fluff with fall out and you can then use it to do your nails. Sadly one major flaw with this product is the fact that the screw top lids just seem to come off of their own accord whilst in my drawer and so sometimes half of the fluff can be found floating around in there which is really frustrating as I always make sure I put the lids back on but they seem to come loose and just not really fit right. I try to make sure I place them flat in my drawer now but sometimes I can knock them when rushing to get another product.
The idea of this product is that you paint your nails one by one in a shade which will compliment the colour of the fluff that you are going to be using. I have a lovely pink shade which I use with the fuzzy fluff one which works really well and they blend well together. I do think it is really important to have a nail varnish which will match the fluff. You should paint your nails one by one and as they are wet place them in the fluff. You are told to wait for around thirty seconds before brushing off any excess but I tend to just blow any excess off as I go along and pat down any loose bits that I need to and this works well for me.
What you are left with when you have done all of your nails is basically nails which feel a little like fuzzy felt! It is an unusual feeling and many people have felt my nails after I have used this product think it is a really odd but fun feeling and it is obviously really unusual. What I found most unusual was that I fully expected that when I washed up I would completely ruin my nails with having them in water but this isn't actually the case at all and when my hands and nails dried again I found that they went back to feeling fuzzy! This effect isn't going to last you weeks obviously and the more my hands were in the water the more the fuzziness wore off and eventually I just had to re do my nails but I did get two or three days out of an application which I think is really good going to be honest.
It isn't too time consuming to paint each nail individually and then roll it in the fur effects product and it only takes me around five or ten minutes to do. The nails seem to dry quite quickly as well having the fur effect stuff on them so there isn't too much hanging around or the worry of nails smudging. I think it is a nice, unusual effect to have for your nails and it is simple to do as well as being fun so I like to use it occasionally on my nails when I want a bit more than polish.
As i said the fur effects is available in five colours and it costs £3.00 a pot currently. I would advise that a pot will last a long time so long as you can keep it flat and not spill half of it in your drawer and so you are getting value for money here. I would recommend this product for those looking for funky, different nails.
Thank you for reading my review!
I love the MUA makeup range, a range of cosmetics sold exclusively in Superdrug with prices starting as low as £1. I find the low prices make experimenting with new looks quite cost effective, and when I saw this fur-effect nails product for £3, I was immediately curious. I'd never heard of fur effect nails, much less seen any. I decided to pick a pot of this up to play with.
There are a range of colours to choose from, and they all have faintly ridiculous names. There is a bright blue (BooBoo Fluff), a dark bluey purple (Fluffy Bobbin), a dark pink (Fluff N Cuddles), a light bright pink (Fuzzy Fluff) and a more sedate, pale, almost nude pink (Fluffy Puff) which was the colour I selected, as the others were just too bright and garish for me.
To use this, you need to paint your nails with a nail varnish that matches the shade you have chosen (I chose Mua Natural Days). Give your nails one coat, and leave to dry.Shake out some of the fluffy stuff from the pot, and then apply a second coat or varnish. Press your nail firmly onto the fluff, and roll to ensure everything is well coated, then blow off the excess, and let your nails dry naturally. For the love of all that is precious, remember to put the lid back on the pot before blowing off the excess - I didn't, puffed a bit too hard, and ended up with a fuzz explosion.
This stuff is strange - it's not furry exactly. It reminds me of those cheap nodding dog things you get in the back of the car with the strange velvety finish on them. It did stick fairly well though, and I felt I got a nice even covering from rolling my finger about in it - there weren't any obvious missed bits. The colour was fairly nice, though I'm not sure how much of that was down to the nail varnish I had used and how much down to the fur itself. I wasn't too sure of the look though - perhaps because my nails are quite short and practical, and I feel this effect may be more dramatic on longer nails.
It also doesn't last very long - I found this began to shed after only a few hours, and certainly by the next day I had very patchy looking nails where large parts of it had obviously rubbed off. Removing the remainder with nail varnish remover pads was simple enough, although it took a little bit more elbow grease compared to just nail varnish itself. This was somewhat disappointing, although I have to say I found the fluff a little impractical - fluffy nails and finger food just don't mix, and I was glad that the cheesy Doritos I was eating was a single sized bag, not one I intended others to eat from, as I was concerned the fluff would come off in there.
I did think this was quite fun, and can see possibly wearing it again on a night out, or as part of a fancy dress oufit, but for every day wear, it just isn't that practical, and I still think it's not that suited to short practical nails like mine.