Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Nailene Ultra Adhesive Tabs Review

Hi lovelies,

So as I mentioned in my last post I attended my works Xmas do at the weekend and instead of painting my nails for the event, I chose to use falsies. Now I haven't used this since I was around 16 and I used to love playing with these, I'd get ones with funky looking manicures the lot!

Anyways, when one of the girls at Sparkle-PR asked if I was interested in reviewing a set of Nailene tabs I was really excited to try them out.

I've always been used to using the glue that comes in nail packs, and never really ventured into using nail adhesive tabs so I was looking forward to using them for the event.

Nailene Nail Studio: I got the classic 24 short nails, but you can buy different designs and lengths. However I find this length the most practical for doing things, I find when I get longer nails I'm always worried about them coming off, however these have been lovely to wear and I've found the short ones great when being at work and doing other things.

In each set as I mentioned you get 24 nails, each nail is numbered on the inside so you know which nails correspond to which when putting pairs together, and the nail sizes are reasonable as sometimes you get a pack and find the nails are sometimes too wide or not big enough.

Nailene Ultra Adhesive Tabs: These are a little gem, the pack contains 24 tabs to place upon your nail, and you can measure the size of each tab easily with the plastic they are attached to. Nailene promise these tabs will last for five days and are water resistant, claims I wasn't sure they would live up to with only ever using glue.

What Nailene say:

'These aceton free, glue-free, stick-on-tabs come with a peel off sheet, making them easy to apply straight to your own nails with minimal fuss or mess. Just pop a set of Nailene's stirking, nail studio natural, french manicured or decorated nails on top and transform un-manicured nails to A-list talons quicker than applying polish'.


Now I wasn't sure how they would work, as I was applying these Saturday while watching X-Factor so I wasn't paying 100% attention when I should have really.

When you open the tabs they are all on a plastic sheet which make it easy to judge the size you need for your nail.

When you find the right size tab for your finger gently peel it off the sheet and place it on your nail, sometimes using tweezers may help for a neater application, then peel the top layer off the tab.

After placing the tab on your fingers find the nail that will fit, it's best to do this either before applying the tab or while the top layer is still on, I find by picking your nails out first it's easier.

When taking the top sheet off place your nail into place, I only held the nail for 10 seconds and it was placed quite securely, I would recommend a couple of minutes though.

My Thoughts:

Here's what the look like on, this photo was taken yesterday three days after application, and they were still going strong.

I really enjoyed wearing these, I kept them on until this afternoon and the only reason for taking them off today was that the one adhesive had got dirty and I wanted to paint my nails.

What I liked about these was how easy the application was, I do prefer this method to glue for the fact it's easier. These are designed to last from anywhere from 5 hours to 5 days, and I would have kept them on the the five days if they hadn't got dirty.

I've found that these have stayed on not only during my xmas do, but during work where I was on the tills for the majority of my shift dealing with money and then at home doing the washing and other various tasks. For tabs they are great, they do stick on really well, my only couple of gripes with these were sometimes I found they were sliding up but I'm not sure if that's to do with the tabs I chose as my thumbs were really sturdy, secondly they do tend to get stuff stuck in them, I have managed to get my hair in their and when I took them off I was surprised at the stuff in there.

When taking them off they were quite easy to remove, apart from my thumb because of how sturdy that one was. Using a nail file I managed to get them off easy, and any access glue can be removed with nail polish remover or a 4 sided file.

These felt really lovely to have on, and considering I haven't used false nails in a while it makes me want to go back to using them more often. I will probably invest in bigger packs, that way when I get bored of the manicure look I can paint them and create different looks without feeling that I've ruined the nails by painting them.

Nailene tabs get a big thumbs up for me, even my mom went out and purchased some yesterday after she commented on how nice mine look, bless her. Nailene Ultra Adhesive Tabs are priced at a reasonable £2.49 and Nailene Nail Studio Nails are £4.69 and are available from Boots, Superdrug, Tesco and Asda.

What are you thoughts on false nails?

These products were sent to me to review, all opinions are my own.
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