How are y'all? I had a good workout earlier which gave me a lot of energy for the rest of the day, and now I'm doing what I always do... Watching American Idol! LOL
Now I'm not usually a fake nails person, I've never had acrylics or anything like that, I prefer to just grow my nails naturally and paint them myself! However I am a fan of a good ol' French manicure, which is where these beauties come in...
Cosmopolitan recently launched a range of fake nails and I fancied trying a pair of their false frenchies, in the shade #11. I've only ever tried false frenchies maybe once or twice before so I didn't really know what I was letting myself in for!
So here's my nails before...
and after applying the false nails...
I don't know what you guys think but I think they look quite natural actually. Cosmopolitan have designed the nail range so that they are short in length, but they're not as short as the nails I usually sport (Elegant Touch Classic French X-Short) but they are still pretty natural-looking.
It took me a while to find matching pairs of nails as they were all messed up and not numbered or anything. There was quite a good selection of sizes and I managed to find suitable sizes for each nail. But OH MY the nail glue is AWFUL! It's IMPOSSIBLE to get it out of the tube! It's supposed to be squeezy, but I literally had to hold it in mouth and squeeze the tube between my teeth, absolute joke! When I finally got the glue onto my nail, the instructions said you only needed to hold the nail in place for 5 secs, err no, more like 30 secs! Once they were all applied I did like the effect of them, but it took me a while to get used to them lol.
They definitely get points from me for looking natural, but they are slightly too long for me, and you can also see the glue through the nail. I've had them on for about 3 days now, and other than a nail coming loose in a pair of gloves I was wearing, I'm actually pretty impressed with their longevity. None have come off and they all feel really secure and I've actually got used to having them on! I'm hoping that my natural nails will have grown quite a bit beneath so that I can get Shellac or Minx nails done on them :-) (when I get some monies!)
Cosmopolitan's Beauty Expert Nails are available on Feelunique for £5.50, along with the rest of the Cosmopolitan Beauty Expert range :-)
Do you wear false nails? What's your fave brand?
nb. These nails were sent to me for review purposes but that does not alter my stance on them AT ALL and this is my honest opinion as ALWAYS!