Send me some nudes yeh? I don’t care what type, Lipstick or Nail Polish just as long as it’s not M.A.C. I am still in love with the nude trend although I feel like with my nails I will soon be moving on to matte neon colours just to mix it up a bit.
I’ve been using Primark nails for the past 2 years, but always used the short square tips. I saw these on trend nude claws during my latest visit and really wanted to try them as I’m not afraid of a claw nail and can still use my hands and type as if I didn’t have nails on. As you can see from the packaging, they were £1 for 24.
Sizing and application was really easy as it always is with Primark nails, I prepped my nails as usual and then went about applying the nails. I applied a small amount of Nailene Ultra Quick nail glue at the base of the false nail and then a light film coating the entire of my nail bed stopping short of the cuticle. Repeated this 9 times and had a perfect set of 10 💅.
Application was on a Saturday afternoon, by Tuesday I had my first casualty pop off. I glued it back on when I got home and then throughout the rest of the week subsequent nails popped off. I didn’t have great expectations of the nails longevity purely because they are a longer nail and so there’s a higher level of stress on the tip, also they nails are very plastic so they don’t mould to your nail bed unlike more expensive false nails.
– On trend style
– Nails are slightly curved so they’re a little less dangerous
– Quick to size and apply
– Great if you need last minute nails for an event
– They don’t last a week
– The false nail isn’t very flexible
– The nail could be tapered so that it is thinner and more natural against the cuticle.
To be fair I have a love/hate thing with Primark nails, I prep my natural name exactly the same each time I apply a set, for whatever reason I can have a set last 2 weeks and then the next set I’m constantly reapplying the fallen nails. I’ve stopped using their own glue because I found it very damaging to my own nail and have also found a tube dried up in my unopened pack with the protective seal still on the tube. These are a lifesaver if you need nails now and are pressed for time however.
Let me know if you’ve tried these out in the comments below 😆
EDIT 16.03.2018 – I have changed the format and wording of this post including the title, added a featured image and updated the signature. Level of cringe re-reading this – 22% i prattled on for ages although this is statistically one of my better posts in the history of my blog.
Love and (high)light✌