Bionic Beauty tests Nailene glue-on nails

by Bionic Beauty on 10.Nov.2009 · 8 comments

I typically don’t wear false nails since I’m always swatching nail polish colors. And quite often, the nails themselves are incredibly uncomfortable on my flat nail beds. However, it seems glue-on nails have made some steps forward… Nailene recently sent me a few boxes of their new nails to test out and review for the Bionic Beauties out there.

Bionic Beauty blog review - Nailene glue-on nails

Bionic Beauty wearing Nailene's new Couture nails.

I got a pack of Nailene Couture nails (french manicure style with accented, sparkly tips), So Natural (which are shorter and softer so they flex more than normal glue-ons), and So Real (medium length but still very thin on your nail).

To start- I removed my nail polish, roughed up my nails slightly with a soft emery board and then started gluing the nails on. They lasted seven days on me- a person who is not using them as built-in screwdrivers (like I do!) would probably get ten days. And the new softer plastic is MUCH more comfortable than the older, thicker styles which forced my nail beds to bend.

My only complaint is how I can never seem to get all the air bubbles out when I apply glue-on nails. I’ve tried less glue, more glue, letting the glue dry until tacky, etc. And I still get some air bubbles.

With that said, these nails are great for a special occasion, or if you just broke all your nails off before a big night out. I applied mine in under 10 minutes and headed right out the door

Nailene glue-on nails are available at your local drugstore or mass market retailer for around $4 a box.

FTC Disclosure: This item was sent to me free of charge in return for an honest review. The opinion is based on my personal experience and was not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for this article. Feel free to read my disclosure policy for more information.


1 Stacy Weichel November 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Instead of forking over the dough for acrylics for Christmas nails, I may have to check some of these out!

2 Amy November 10, 2009 at 3:22 pm

They look great! Like salon nails.

3 Sherry B. November 11, 2009 at 2:00 am

I’ve been using Nailene’s nails for a few years now and I really like them! I haven’t tried the particular style that your rocking yet so I want to look for them; they are so pretty!

4 Darlene November 11, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Hi: I have a spa and to get the air out of the nails, apply the glue, and roll the nail on.
I hope this works out for you. Another tip, because I do nails all the time, I have a bad habit of shaking the bottle, rolling it is much better.

5 Bionic Beauty November 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm

Hi Darlene, Welcome to Bionic Beauty! Thanks so much for those tips on getting the air bubbles out. I’m great at doing my own acrylics at home, but the glue-ons always get bubbles for me. It’s funny that I can do acrylics myself, but that the glue-on “easier” version messes me up. Kinda ironic, right?
I will certainly use your trick when I put the nails on next. Can’t wait to try it!
Where is your spa located?

Thanks again and I hope to see you around Bionic Beauty!
All the best,
Jami (aka Bionic Beauty)

6 CC January 25, 2013 at 8:02 am

what exactly do you mean by “roll” the nail on? I love the nails but the air bubbles drive me insane !!!!

7 Torrie August 23, 2011 at 12:16 am

I found that applying glue on nails leaves bubbles too.. but I found a video on you tube about applying them without air bubbles, and I must say..that technique works.. all I do is, roll one finger from side to side while pressing on the nail… it seems to work well for me… give it a try.. I don’t remember the person on you tube that did the video on preventing bubbles but there are quite a few out there to watch…give it a whirl and see what ya find…

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