Stick on Nails – The Good and The Terrible
I am obsessed with nails, and usually, I am full on Shellac or Gelled up. But I like to have perfect nails all the time, and sometimes I just don’t have time or energy to do a full Shellac application.
Now and again I use some cheeky stick on nails so I still look glam, without much effort. I have tried loads over the years, some good and some rubbish. I’ve included both my faves and a pair to avoid to save you money.
Elegant Touch Express 3 Minute Manicure
I grabbed these Elegant Touch Express 3 Minute Manicure nails in a rush on the way to work one day. I’d lost 2 gel nails and was going out that evening and needed a quick fix. I picked them as I like the classic oval shape and true red colour.
At lunchtime I opened up the package to find some bizarre double sided tape style stickers, and the nails. One side of the sticker attaches to the nail, you then peel that away and stick it to your nail. I had thought these must come with glue but had to try them out as I had no other option.
Fast forward to a few hours later, I had only got 4 nails left, and one was stuck in my weave!
These are absolutely pointless, even to wear for 1 night out. No shade to Elegant Touch. I like most of their other products, but unless these are supposed to be for children then they appear completely redundant. Avoid, unless you are happy to have perfect nails for just a few hours. It’s a real shame as some of the designs are super cute. But for £7.99 it’s not worth it.
If you want to know which nails to pick up from Elegant Touch – these nails are cheaper at £7.50 but also SO much better. They fit the summer trend of mermaid holo finish too Elegant Touch Hall of Mirrors nails.
Broadway Nails Real Life Petites
Broadway Nails Real Life Petites are my absolute fave stick on nails. I don’t have time to do a French manicure on myself and doing my non-dominant hand is impossible to me. These are not only perfectly French manicure they also come in petite sizes, great for those of us with small nails.
They have tabs attached to the top of the nails so they are easy to hold and apply and the box contains glue, so they stay on for around a week. Just wait until the glue is dry then twist off the tab to remove. They’re a short length so you can easily type with them on and I think they look really natural and not obviously fake. You can pick them up from Superdrug for £7.95.
So those are my best and worst fake nail purchases. Do you wear stick on nails?