I Need Your Help

After years of writing this blog, I’ve finally reached the point where I need the help of my readers.  I finally decided to try on some fake nails, and I tried Revlon’s first.  The only problem is that the instructions on them are minimal at best, and they don’t warn you of anything when it comes to applying the nails.

Last week, I tried applying the nails myself, and it was an epic fail.  I didn’t realize that the nail glue they provided was crazy glue and got it all over the place.  They also don’t tell you how much glue you need, and I found that no matter what, I had excess glue coming out of the sides of the nails, but I still had air bubbles under each nail.

The end result was so horrible, that I just decided to take the nails off (which also isn’t easy).   The problem is, I don’t know what I did wrong and how I can get better at putting the nails on, so if you have any tips for me, leave me a comment!

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3 Responses to I Need Your Help

  1. Marie-Eve May 26, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    The best fake nails I’ve found are Nailene, either the short beige or the short pink french-manicure version. I used to work for the airlines and these are the only ones that lasted trough a week of in-flight service.

    To apply them ,first take them all out of the box and pick a nail for each of your fingers. Lay them out on the table in the right order (much easir to pick up when you have partial long nails and glue on your hands) then pick up the nail, put a little drop of glue on the back of the fake nail then place the nail on yours and press for 10 secs. to remove hair bubbles.

    You will get much better at it with practice.

    Good luck.

  2. gayle June 13, 2009 at 6:37 am #

    As a nail biter I have alot of experience with application of fake nails. Lay out the nails you have selected in exact order, then you need to lightly rough up the surface of your natural nail to ensure good bondage. Then apply miniscule drop of glue to real nail and other to fake and then apply, then hold in place firmly for approx 30-60 seconds. Too much glue is much worse then too little, if too little, take nail off and apply a bit more. I usually let mine set for approx 1 hour before doing any trimming or filing. When done, they can look as amazing as professionally applied nails at a fraction of the cost. Good luck, let us know how they turn out. I have never tried the Revlon Nail so would love to here what you think of them.

  3. Henna June 14, 2009 at 8:33 pm #

    Gayle and Marie-Eve, thanks for your tips. I tried the nails one more time but I just wasn’t happy with the results. I think that the permanence of them (the superglue I need to use) is part of what bothers me and what I need is something that lets me make that transformation just for a night and makes the nails easy to remove.

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