Hello everyone and welcome back to another review on The Ciara Chronicles! In today’s post, I will be reviewing the Salon Acrylic French Nails by Kiss stick-on nails, a product I received at the Deise Bloggers event back in August. As I go through phases of getting my nails done, doing my own nails, leaving bits of nail polish on my nails for weeks or not doing anything with my nails at all, it’s taken me a bit of time to get around to trying out these. Keep reading to see what I thought!
As I said above, I go through a number of nail phases and leaving bits of nail polish on for ages is one I’m too fond of. So much so that last week when I was going out for the night, my mother told me to do something with my nails. (Oh, me and my honesty!) Because I had left it pretty late and didn’t have time to do much with them, I remembered that I had these from the event and it was the perfect time to try them out.
Unfortunately, I’m not a fan of the Salon Acrylic French Nails by Kiss stick-on nails. Honestly, I’m not a fan of stick-on nails in the first place but there was a couple of things that I really didn’t like about this brand.
#1. The Size
Because I’ve got very thin fingers with the tiniest nail bed (seriously, I could have a 5-year old’s hand), I would always go for the petite packet of nails if I was buying stick-on nails. Although I couldn’t see what size I had received on the packaging, I could only assume that the nail sizes were standard and knew instantly that they were not going to fit me properly.
And… I was right! Within an hour, one had fallen off and some others were on the verge of falling off. When I applied the smallest of sizes to what didn’t really suit my nail bed, the glue was applied my skin, not just my nail and started to detach itself pretty quickly. They all came off the next day.
#2. The Glue
The glue that comes in the packet of nails is a pink gel glue. It looks the same as any kind of glue that you’d get in a packet of stick-on nails, but it’s not liquid. I struggled for ages trying to get the glue to come out of the tube (cutting the top with a scissors and squeezing the tube so much that I nearly tore a muscle) and in the end, I only got a tiny blob of glue out. I applied it, pressing down hard for a couple of seconds to adhere my nail and false nail together, and then it came off instantly. I don’t know whether I had gotten a dodgy tube in my packet, but I ended up dumping it and used a trusty, alternative nail glue I had.
#3. The Look
They look fake. I know you’re thinking, “They are fake nails, Ciara” and I obviously agree, but there’s nothing that annoys me more when something looks ridiculously fake. I’m probably not even making sense but I’m hoping one of you will understand what I mean.
The nails are square shaped, with quite a prominent white tip. Personally, a square shaped nail doesn’t really suit me and I like a small white tip whenever I apply a French paint. I tried to file them to a rounded shape but unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to do it properly.
I hate writing bad reviews but I’d hate even more not to be honest with you readers. Of course, a lot of my issues with the nails are personal due my tiny fingers and nails, and what I like on my nails so it may be completely different for somebody else! I think I’ll be sticking to my routine of going through phases of getting my nails done, or not doing anything at all with them but hey, that’s just me!
Also, say hello to today’s guest blogger. He had a great time helping me write today’s post!
Until next time…
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