Ever since i was younger i bit my nails. So badly that i almost always had no nail left to bite and it became a little painful. Then one day i stopped. I can't remember how or why but for some reason i just found biting my nails a disgusting habit and so they grew. Sometimes they grow so much i can't be bothered to cut them and they accidentally snap off if i'm too rough with things.
I always tend to paint my nails myself as i generally don't have the time to visit a nail salon to get them done professionally. As my job requires me to type on a keyboard all day, my polish tends to chip. So while out shopping with my friend the other week we both picked up some of Primark's Premium false nails. We both went for the Eclipse ones with a gold edge. Fancy Fancy.
Now, i haven't used fake glue on nails in FOREVER but i was genuinely excited to see how these faired up. They cost £2 which for false nails seems a little cheap and it left me wondering whether the glue would be strong enough and whether they would look good and not like i'd just stuck some plastic on the ends of my fingers.
They were easy to apply however, as with all nail glue uses i got myself stuck to stuff a few times because i was trying to watch the Formula 1 race while doing so. The glue dried really quickly and i didn't need to re apply any a second time. Always a bonus.
A few hours use;
After a few hours of being busy putting washing in and tidying up the flat none of them fell off. They didn't feel like false nails usually do - in the sense that they get in the way of simple tasks such as going to the toilet and undoing buttons in a hurry. To be honest, i haven't really noticed that i'm wearing false nails and i'm really surprised how well they are lasting a few hours in for the price!
A few days use;
I must admit a couple of them pinged off but it took a lot. I had to really catch them on something and put quite a bit of pressure on the nail for it to come loose. I always managed to find where it fell and i carried the glue around with me so i could easily pop it back on. Best thing was after putting the nail back on, it didn't come off again for a few days. The design hasn't chipped off and they still look brand new - apart from where i squirted glue all over one of them....
After i applied them all for the first time, it looked weird. It did look and feel like i had false nails on but after i got used to them, that feeling went away. As they are quite short false nails, it's not difficult to do everyday tasks in them. I even baked today and it wasn't a disaster (with the nails i mean, we'll talk about the food some other time). Now that i've had them on a while, they don't look like false nails to me and no one has asked me about them being fake either!
I've had them on for over a week now and although some of them keep popping off, they've lasted pretty well. My nails underneath are not brittle or damaged from the glue which is always a bonus. I think i'll be purchasing some more of these!