Thursday, 10 March 2011

Kiss Nails (petites & medium length) review!

Last week I attended the National Beauty Blogger event (which was good fun) and I was lucky enough to get my nails done by two lovely ladies at the Kiss Nails stand.  I’ll be honest and say that I’d never actually heard of Kiss nails before but now I’m addicted!

I’ve worn fake acrylic nails (done in salons) in the past and after every time I got them applied I swore to myself I’d never ever get them done again – just because of the state that they left my nails in.  So for the past few years I’ve just been trying to make the most of my own nails by trying to let them grow and by painting them in lovely shades.  BUT I seem to have a problem maintaining long nails – I get them to a nice length and then I pick them all off until they are short again when I’m bored (nasty habit).  So when I was offered to have glue on nails applied I couldn’t resist.

I got the Kiss Everlasting French, Medium Length nails applied and instantly loved them, they made my hands look and feel so feminine.  Once I got home I filed the nails down to a size that I felt comfortable wearing which you can see below – really easy to shape with the file that is included in the kit.

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Since then I’ve also tried the Kiss French Petite nails -

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How to use – Its so easy!  You basically size each nail up for both hands before you start gluing.  There are plenty of sizes to choose from so its pretty easy to match them up to your nail size.  Then you simply apply the glue supplied to both the fake nail and your actual nail, then apply the falsie and hold it on until its stuck (about 10 seconds I found).  Simple as!  It’s also handy to keep a cotton bud nearby to gently remove any excess glue from around the nail and underneath the nail tip.

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What I think – Kiss nails have transformed me into a false nail addict.  I just adore my nails and hands with the falsies on, they look feminine, pretty and just neat.  I am seriously impressed with the lasting time of this product as well.  Mine lasted six days until my index finger nail fell off (at work whilst opening boxes – fortunately I had the glue in my bag to stick it straight back on!).  Throughout those six days I cleaned my room, washed the dishes several times, wrote lengthy words and generally used my hands a lot and they stayed put.  I removed the nails with the Kiss false nail remover set (which is basically nail remover in a tub with little rough edges to you can scrub them off whilst you soak – very handy).  My nails weren’t too damaged underneath – hardly at all in fact, they just felt a little weak, nothing a bit of nail hardener won’t fix. 

They retail at around £8 in Boots and Superdrug which is great for a week’s use, considering you can pay around £25 for acrylics that completely ruin your nails.  Also – the French manicure did not chip at all.  Whenever I have got acrylics in a salon, the design chips in a few days – where as I found with these that the white tip stayed on all week.

I definitely recommend these and my sister has already gone out and purchased some after seeing mine.  My mum has also been impressed and is going to apply them before we go on holiday this year (she’s never had falsies so this is a big deal!).

Have you ever tried Kiss nails?  What are your favourite type of falsies?

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14 comments:

  1. omg these look amazing! definitely going to get some. usually i hate fake nails because they look so... fake. but these look lovely. so pretty! can't wait to pick some up. xo.
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  2. I've always loved plain coloured nails with white tips, very feminine.

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  3. I've never tried false nails, it's not a "trend" where I live ;)
    The petites look very natural though, I love the effect! I know how hard it is to maintain long nails, mine always break after 1 week of a cut... So these must be very handy!
    xx

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  4. I got these too, but I haven't found the time to try them on yet! I will do soon :)

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  5. wow that looks amazing! pwhooar when my gel nails come off im totally getting these they look so nice :)
    x x x

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  6. I LOVE these nails! I am a Kiss nails fan as well! Back in the day, I use to get them done in a salon, they would look great for a couple of weeks but then you start to see the dreaded grow-out. They get yuck looking and your pretty much stuck wearing them because of how harsh they are to remove and its exspensive to fill them!! ...Not with Kiss!
    If you asked me a couple years ago to wear "press-on nails" -no way! Too cheesy looking. But not now-Kiss makes them look amazing! Better yet, you get an amazing-looking set of nails that you can easily remove before dealing with a "grow-out" appearance!
    I keep the whole set in my purse, so if I lose one-no biggie! I've got a spare and I will happily lose a nail here and there for the benefits of being able to freshen my nails with a new set each week and for a fraction of the cost!

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  7. I LOVE these nails! I am a Kiss nails fan as well! Back in the day, I use to get them done in a salon, they would look great for a couple of weeks but then you start to see the dreaded grow-out. They get yuck looking and your pretty much stuck wearing them because of how harsh they are to remove and its exspensive to fill them!! ...Not with Kiss!
    If you asked me a couple years ago to wear "press-on nails" -no way! Too cheesy looking. But not now-Kiss makes them look amazing! Better yet, you get an amazing-looking set of nails that you can easily remove before dealing with a "grow-out" appearance!
    I keep the whole set in my purse, so if I lose one-no biggie! I've got a spare and I will happily lose a nail here and there for the benefits of being able to freshen my nails with a new set each week and for a fraction of the cost!

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  8. I had acrylics for eleven years and just got tired of the money I spent and always going to the nail salon. I tried Kiss Nails and I have to say there is a learning curve but now I can wear them for ten days. I love them and I'm always excited to put a new pair on so I can look at my pretty hands. Also I get more compliments on my Kiss Nails than I ever did when I wore acrylics.

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  9. I had acrylics for eleven years and just got tired of the money I spent and always going to the nail salon. I tried Kiss Nails and I have to say there is a learning curve but now I can wear them for ten days. I love them and I'm always excited to put a new pair on so I can look at my pretty hands. Also I get more compliments on my Kiss Nails than I ever did when I wore acrylics.

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  10. Just tried these in the clear french and I love them!!!They are super durable, I can wash dishes and open cans with no worries about one popping off.
    In fact I ran to the store today to get some back-ups.

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  11. Your nails are very pretty. I also have on some kiss false nails. My were said to be medium but seem very long to me. Im getting used to them though. Normally I do get the acrylic but they cost so much && take forever to get off plus leave dents in your nails. I absolutly love these nails. I am only having these ones on for a short time then switching to their brodway collection for 4 days then to a kiss design nail. I have alot of big events planned as you can tell. As for making real nails last, mine grow to long. I have to cut them at least 1 time a week to keep them short enough for nursing.

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  12. Hi.i just bought kiss everlasting French nails. I was wondering if I could paint them with regular nail polish that I use for my real nails. Not just the tip but the whole nail. This is my first time using them. Thanks..

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  13. Yes, you can! I have been expiating, and have found that you can paint them and then stick them on! I'm also trying to grow them out due to biting them, so I'm excited to new, long nails!

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  14. Its just Awesome
    Hands looks very beautiful after such treatment.

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