Mani Monday – Lessons learned 

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.

Lessons Learned:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


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