Friday, May 3, 2013

False Nails - Yay or Nay?


Okayy, you know how I love gyaru nail art right? Argh but my current schedule is pretty tight and that leaves me little time to paint my nails. Hehe so I bought and tried some false nails in my recent taobao haulThis is the second time I've tried false nails, so I thought I'd do a little review on false nails in general for those who are considering using them.


HOW FALSE NAILS WORK
They are plastic/acrylic nails that you stick over your real nails using either glue, stickers, or some are press on. They are reusable if taken care of properly.

PROS
♥ Lots of time saved
 Flawless designs
♥ No need to struggle to paint with your non-dominant hand
CONS:
✖ Most nail glues leave residue after being taken off, which is really annoying as it doesn't go off for awhile
✖ Constant need to be gentle, or they'll fall off
✖ Feel some what unnatural at times - eg. when you are writing
Verdict
False nails are great if you want a quick mani for a night out; but long-term wear is troublesome!

Note: Pictured on the right is the nail glue and debonder that I used. I 've tried different brands but these seem to work the best for me. Let me know if you have tried better ones!

My opinion is not the only one, let's have a discussion!
Have you tried false nails? Do you want to?
Experiences? What is your opinion on them?
Do share below, I'm interested to know!




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60 comments:

  1. I once used false nails. I really liked them, but well, they kept dropping all the time because I wasn't gentle enough with them, haha. xD I remember how I played basketball with them at school and few of them dropped... They left my natural nails in bad condition, but the false nails were really pretty. ^^

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    1. Same haha. Mine kept dropping off too, especially when I wear shorts with zippers ^^; Ohh yes definitely haha if you play basketball!

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  2. Your false nails are so cute *O* !!
    I've never tried false nails before because my uni course is pretty hands on I'm scared they'll fall off easily >_<

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    1. Thank you <333
      Heheh better not during school then, it'll be pretty troublesome if they drop off >_>

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  3. I use to wear false nails a lot out of pure laziness and inability to do gorgeous designs myself. I must say they were a lot of fun since you can frequently rotate designs! Nowadays, I just do gel manicures since they last for 2-3 weeks but I miss having many designs to play with. :(

    I totally agree about them not being meant for long term wear. It's just never as natural looking! Btw, love the design you chose. The bow is adorable. :D

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    1. Yess hehehe I love switching designs :)
      Oh that's awesome! How do you feel about gel nails? I really wanna try them cause they look so pretty and shiny~~

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  4. Theyre sooo cute!!! I thought they were real until i read it was fake haha :0!!

    Www.officialpink.blogspot.com

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  5. i would say yay! :-) those are really adorable, just like you are! so suits you perfectly! ♥

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  6. I've always been put off by false nails because my friends use them and they've always fallen off within the day, I guess it varies on quality and how you handle them though? I need to make more of an effort with my nails, yours are so gorgeous! ♥♥

    Sapphire
    http://littleowldiary.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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    1. Haha yea mine fall off too :( Not within a day though haha, guess it depends what I'm doing. Thank you <333 You look like a doll :D

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  7. I really like false nails, but I feel like the glue does a lot of damage to my nails.

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    1. Same here. I'm not sure it it does damage per se, but it does stay on my nails for awhile ^^;

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  8. I used to but honestly, I don't trust the glue and lasts around a week only. I rather do gel nail + extension.. so much stronger than glue-ons and way nicer

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    1. I'm so tempted to do gel nails! >w<

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    2. Haha i think it's totally worth it.. It's expensive, BUT the finish and durability cannot compare to glueing plastic to your nails. I can grab/scratch roughly on anything without worrying my nails will fall off. It also works great as a handy comb (punny hehe) if you get long nails :D

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    3. Ahhh I'm so tempted to get them now! Google searching for local nail salons :)

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  9. The pricey nails you get in Germany have really, really low quality and in one pack aren't even enough for both hands + they are one size and don't fit most people's fingers/nails.
    + I wonder about the hygiene... when you have like a tiny space left between your nails and the plastic? ... stuff like that.
    All in all I really just made bad experiences with click-on/fake nails.
    So it's a completely NAY for me - also because my nails are super sensitive and tend to break down and peel off...

    I'm still happy that they at least are some of those nails you can use - obviously.
    I made better experiences with gel - not necessarily with extension but gel itself to strengthen the original nails and keep a nice design for a longer time... :)

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    1. Ahh that sucks! These were like $5 for 24 ^^;
      Heheh my experience has been somewhat bad as well - the glue is STILL on my nails >__<

      Oh I really really feel like trying gel nails now!

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  10. I use false nails if I only want them on for a short amount of time. If I want nails that last longer then I'll do gel nails or acrylics because they'll last me for months! The only downside of that though is that I can't change the design as much and sometimes I get bored with the same design all the time DX

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    1. High five to the false nails part :D
      Hehe I really hafta try gel/acrylics!

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  11. The look of your false nails is so cute :3

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  12. Sometimes I use some for special outfits, but they are not really good. It feels uncomfy and they are falling from my nails, from time to time.

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    1. Agreed! They're like... not part of you and feel kinda weird @__@

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  13. I live in false nails! If I don't wear them I just bite my own nails :(
    Leila xx

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    1. Heheh thank you <333
      Your designs are way cuter though~~

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  15. Wow those are cute nails. I just bought a set of clear false nails today, and tried painting them myself to no success, hehe...

    But from experience, I rather like the variety and changeability falsies give, I tend to hate how my nails never last long from constant hand washing etc, but fake ones seem to last better.

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    1. Ahh, I'm sorry it didn't work out :(
      Same here! I think the actual false nails last better... but the issue is whether they stay on your real nails or not hehehee

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  16. I really want to try these cause the designs are soo pretty! But I hate the bulge they give to your fingernails because it makes them look ...super fake (how ironic..) But mainly I'm scared that it will rip my nails off if I accidentally knock them >.<

    vodka-latte.blogspot.com

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    1. OMG YES! I WAS THINKING OF HOW TO PHRASE THAT <3
      Ahh I've ripped my nail even without false ones... it hurt so bad!

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  17. YAY! Because they are so freaking pretty! haha But for me personally I don't like wearing them :/ I have long nail beds already and I am constantly working my hands so they'll come off T^T

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    1. Hehe I love seeing them on other people too :X
      You don't need to! Your nails are always super pretty~~

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  18. Your nails look super cute! ^_^
    I've never tried fake nails, since I heard that they're quite damaging, and my nails are very thin and fragile, but they do look like they'd save a lot of time.

    http://suichuu.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! :)
      Ohh yes, it'd probably be better to stay away from them then

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  19. JoAnn~
    I nominated you for the versatile blogger award
    http://flyawaynini.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/versatile-blogger-award.html

    LOVEnini

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    1. Thank you <333
      I don't really understand how this stuff works but I'll check it out :D

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  20. I've tried false nails since I can never really grow my nails long enough for the more elaborate gyaru designs I want. I find it pretty hard to text/type though so my hands are pretty useless all throughout the day lol

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    1. Me too! They always seem to chip, or get in the way of writing >_>
      AHH YES! AGREED!

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  21. this is so kawaii~ I'll try to use false nails in the future! hehe :)

    xoxo,
    Rae
    http://raellarina.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you!
      Hope you have a great time with them :)

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  22. I really like the look of fake nails but I've never worn them before because I've heard that they can be damaging too the original nail :/ So that's all ways put me off - plus they are quite pricey for a one time thing. I'd love to get into it though but... just never felt it was worth it.

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    1. Kinda sorta! I'm not sure.. cause for mine the glue just stays.. forever and that's about all the damage. Do try taobao! These were REALLY cheap~~

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  23. Pretty ! ^^
    I'm not really like use false nails, it feels weird for me.. lol
    I prefer make simple nail art on my nails :D

    beautyfoodlife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank youu :)
      Hehe high five, that's what I normally do~~

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  24. These that you got looks cute =D
    I used them once, ut they fall of so easily.. I think I will never use them again xD

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  25. I've tried them one, a friend gave me a pack such a gift, they were really cute and long, of course, they're awesome designs, in a blink you ahve long hard cute nails, but omg, it was horrible to make anything, I couldn't even type in the keyboard, and lenses, gosh, that has really been the worst experience ever, removing lenses with false nails.
    Veredict: I'duse them for a night, but not for my day day

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  26. I've tried them once last weekend. I had same kind of problem as KikiGabriella with them. They keep dropping because I wasn't gentle enough with them.. :D I like them a lot, but it was sad that they drop away so easily.

    By the way, I like your blog a lot! I

    http://kuroi-desu.blogspot.com

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  27. I never tried false nails. But I think it might not be always convenient.

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  28. I like false nails! Hehehe, looks great <3

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  29. I ADORE false nails. I am preferenced to using nail stickers so I don't need to file down my nails every time I want to wear them. The downside to that is that I have to be gentle with them. I absolutely hate typing with them, as with the stickers they like to pop off. Plus I can never seem to take them off nicely when I glue them down. Do you have any tips for this? (I like to reuse my nails as much as I can.)

    Could I also get the Taobao link for this set? It's really gorgeous! I just adore lavender and pink! Plus the pearls make it so much better!!

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  30. I've never worn false nails before but they're so pretty :)
    I just love painting my nails so I don't want to skip that step!
    I've tried nail stickers before though but they fell off within hours!

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  31. I've been using them twice so far and I really like them. I just don't like that you have glue everywhere when you take them off.
    Btw do those sticker ones actually work? I really like fake nails but it's so hard to take them off..

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