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.
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.