When I saw that Henry Holland would be bringing out a collection of false nails in collaboration with Elegant Touch, I couldn’t wait to see the results. They are, as expected; whacky, wonderful, out-there and amazing! The set that most caught my eye was the Heartbreaker nails – nude stiletto nails with pink hearts on the tips – with a few broken hearts thrown in for good measure.
They come in a cute house shaped box, and inside are 24 nails in 10 different sizes, nails glue, nail file and instructions.
I chose to use adhesive tabs I already rather than the nail glue to apply them as they aren’t practical for me in my daily life – I just want them to last the weekend.
Next on my wishlist are the Geek Chic nails – you can check out the full range here.
Elegant Touch recently launched a range of limited edition stick-on false nails in three shades, pink, red, and graphite. I wanted something hassle-free and sparkly to wear at Christmas, so I tested out the Graphite.
There are 24 nails in the pack, which come in varying sizes to fit your nails (or if you happen to lose one!), self adhesive sticky tabs, and a nail file. There is no reason why you couldn’t use nail glue with these if you wanted them to last a little longer, but as I wanted something temporary and non-damaging to my nails, I used the adhesive tabs included.
They are very easy to apply – just a case of finding the right nail to suit each finger, applying the tab then the nail on top. I had a little difficulty matching the nails up, as the combination of me having very long nail beds, and these nails being short, I ended up having to chop all my nails off so these would fit. My own nails are also quite narrow, so I ended up using a lot of the smaller nails from the pack. The thumb nail (as you’ll see from the photo below) wasn’t quite right, but it was the best fit from the pack.
They are very sparkly, in a matt kind of without being glossy – I really like the effect they give. Here’s another photo from Christmas day where you can see what they look like in a natural situation.
The last time I wore false nails I was a teenager. I used to think they looked so cool, but one would always pop off that very same night, leaving me looking a little less cool. As I’ve got older, technology has progressed, but I’ve always been a bit worried about falsies ruining my nails.
I was offered the chance to try out the Elegant Touch UV Gel Coat Infinity Nails, so I decided I’d try them out – and if they lasted more than one night, I wouldn’t keep them on too long, just in case my real nails were suffering.
I was sent the Classic French design, in short, which I was pleased with – Ive never been able to master the French manicure freehand! The nails are now coated in UV gel which supposedly gives hard wearing, chip free manicures that are super shiny!
There are 24 nails in the packet, made up of 10 different sizes, which you have to match up with your own nails before you start sticking them on. I have quite long, thin nails, so I found it a little more tricky to find the right sizes to fit my fingers, but I used the closest matches I could find. There is also a little nail file in the pack, and a 2ml tube of nail glue.
The glue is very, very sticky! As I was pressing one nail down for the required 5 seconds, I managed to stick my thumb to one of my fingers – which was really hard to separate! I did end up with glue on quite a lot of my fingers, but luckily I had some acetone so got it off without too much effort.
All in all it took about 10 minutes to apply the nails, and I was left with super looking nails! While I wore them, I had lots of comments as to whether they were my own, and how good they looked. When you looked closely you could see a few gaps where they weren’t shaped perfectly for my nails – but I think they did a very good job!
It felt strange to see my fingers so nude, as I am constantly painting them an array of colours, but I did like the effect.
The good news is that they didn’t fall off after one night! Or two, three or four! In fact, I had to take them off on the fifth day as I was worried about my real nails and also was itching to give them a splash of colour!
They can only be removed with acetone, which took a little while longer than I thought, but my real nails were fine under there. If I’d have wanted to wear them for longer I definitely could – they were stuck firmly on!
The nails themselves still looked in excellent condition after the five days – no signs of wear and tear, and the white tip was still looking pristine. If you are in the market for a set of french manicured false nails, I would definitely recommend these.
Do you like false nails? Have you tried these?