Welcome back to Mani Monday, I feel like I’ve been gone for a long, long time. Anyway, here’s my manicure for this week – and let me tell you lessons were learned.
Okay, I’ve always had a fascination with fake nails – or just long nails in general. I always think it’s glamorous, totally not me lol.
Since I don’t have the patience to grow my own nails and I wanted something cheaper than a manicure at a salon, I bought some In Press Nails, they are press on nails with adhesives (kinda like super strong double stick tape) attached to them. Keep that in mind, it’ll come up later. I also bought some extra Kiss brand glue to make sure my manicure lasted longer.
- I don’t like having long nails, even though I love looking at them. For some reason I always feel like I have dirt underneath them.
- DON’T PUT EXTRA GLUE on the nails. I’ve used these manicure nails before and they already have glue on them, just stick on and press, hence the name. I put extra glue on the nails because I wanted them to last longer, but I think I might have done the opposite. The nails and the extra glue made gaps in the nails and let in water, when taking showers. Maybe I needed to get a better fit on the nails or it was the glue, either way, my nails slowly started coming off.
- Take your time with the nails, I think that next time ( if there is one) I will get a kit, one that I can cut, with more nails for a better fit, and ones that I can color. I think controlling all of those things would be better for me.
Since I wanted a manicure like this one, but without the whole press on nails, I decided to paint my nails with Sinful Colors. My base color is Easy Going by Sinful colors and the heart was made with a Nutcracker, also by Sinful Colors. For $2, I guess it’s a nice pink/nude/white color but the quality isn’t there. I was lurking on the internet and someone described the texture and color as house paint, and it’s right on. The nail polish is clunky, chalky looking and sometimes streaky, I would only continue using this color if I put some glitter on it, to distract from the quality of the nail color.