I picked up a pair of black nails at a local CVS for about $8. The application was supposed to be quick and the nails were supposed to last for at least a week. Perfect. I went home and was excited to get my manicure on. The directions were clear and easy to follow. They provide you with an alcohol pad to clean your nails before you adhere the plastic nails. You just peel off the sticker in the back and place them at the start of your nail bed. You press the nail down for a while to make sure it is stuck and you are good to go.
|You can see the offending nails looking good in this photo|
Everything looked great. I followed the directions and went out for the night. After having the nails on only a few hours, one just popped off. I was sad because I was out for the evening and had to walk around with a missing ring finger. The next morning I put on a new nail, but by the afternoon I had lost two more. Ok. I put on those two for an outfit shoot but damn, I lost a few more. The nails didn't even stay on for two days!
I was so frustrated that I pulled them all off. I was surprised how easy it was to remove them. I will not be purchasing these things ever again. Not a fan. Has anyone had a similar experience with these nails? For you ladies out there that do their nails and keep them looking great- what is your secret? Are there any at home nail solutions that you use?