It’s with good reason that I’m excited about the September launch of these instant mani nails. They’ve totally changed the instant mani market and you can guarantee that others will follow in this format. So, what’s so different?
The fact that they’re completely flexible instead of solid; they feel almost rubberized in texture (made from flexible resin) and just look far more at ease on the nail than solid versions. It’s a funny thing but it’s not until you see what these do that you realise what the other versions don’t do.
They’ve got a super-gloss finish to key into the ‘gel effect’ vibe, and apply with stickies.
So, while this is a big advancement in stick-on nails, it’s not quite perfect. The nails are quite short and also a little too fat for my natural nails (but that’s not really a critique – everyone’s nails are different) and I’m not totally sold on the stickies. They are VERY sticky – your nail won’t be going anywhere for some considerable time (they say five days), but being a nail perfectionist, I’m not sure that using the stickies makes the false nail lie perfectly flat against the natural nail and while it’s a tiny detail, it was an irritation when testing.
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However, they’re still a must-try because apart from the design above, there are some pretty amazing nails in the range – notably Drama Queen, a black nail with a gold arch. Divine. They’ll cost £7.99.
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