If anyone had told me I would be "that girl" you know "Lee press on nails" I would have laughed and then thrown in my style card forever. Well... after reading and obtaining superior results from wearing protective hair styles, I wondered if it were possible to obtain similar results from sporting "protective nails." I have been wearing press on nails from KISS. But the ones I sport have a "cuticle moons." Makes the fake nails look more ahem authentic.
I have been wearing them for about three weeks and my natural nails are still strong. I loved artificial nails, but they are expensive, and quite harsh on my own nails. They tend to make my own nails weak and thin. I have begun to take vitamins for my hair and nails so this is a great alternative whilst awaiting for my own nails to grow. The unfortunate thing is, I prefer these rather than my own nails so I have to cut my nails to ensure my fake ones fit. The fake ones are not long and the ones which are long are too long, I reckon I could cut them, but they also don't have the fake cuticles. I guess too much fakeness?
My method is different than the box. I don't apply to clean dry nails, I cut my cuticles, and apply nail hardener. I wait for that to dry and apply a stronger glue (the one in the box is not quite strong enough), then I attach the appropriate size nail and glue it down and press down for about a minute. Finally, I allow my nails to "cure" for the night before I do anything with water so the glue can dry without manipulation. I do this routine each Sunday. The nails last me a good while before the glue has build up which prevents them from adhering properly. I hope this helps someone! It's all in fun, I have long thin fingers so the fakes give me a sense of having nicer hands. The "piano fingers" or "ET phone home" jokes get old after awhile.
natural nails with top coat