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Monday, 6 March 2017

Nailed It | Elegant Touch Glue on Nails Review

I feel like I have my life together when I have my nails on. I could literally conquer the world.

So after wandering the aisles of Boots, I spotted Elegant Touch. Getting my nails done is something I've always wanted to try but not something that's really in my budget... And then I decided that these are the perfect compromise. I'm not much of a DIY girl and so I was slightly apprehensive when it came to having to apply glue, but it was so bloody easy and not messy at all THANK GOD. The application process should take around 10-15 minutes in total, however, I did take a little longer just to triple check everything I was doing was right to avoid glueing my fingers together instead (I was close).

First impressions were very good. I first chose the shade 'Next Stop New York' which is a matte oxblood/plum colour. It's definitely more of a winter shade, or if you're me it's an all year around shade because I basically only dress in dark colours (will this ever change?!) They come in so many different shades and shapes I don't have to worry about the paint chipping which is the bane of my life.

I was also very interested to try out their new super-flex technology, as I can remember being little with my little Barbie fake nails that never fit and hurt like a bitch because they were hard and over curved. I have to say their flexibility made my life so much easier and they're so comfy. I expected to feel them on the ends of my fingers or for them to get in the way, but neither was true, which is a huge benefit for me as I write and type a lot. Who knew fake nails had come so far since I was seven...

They lasted around six days for me and considering they claim they last up to 10 days I don't think that's bad. It's really beneficial for me when I have a weekend of events or a busy week at work and I can do my nails so quickly without having to worry about them. I've since bought like eight more different styles and colours and I'm just loving it. The ends of the nails are thicker so they're much stronger but still flexible. At a price of around £6 - £8 a packet, it's a pretty lovely price and most drugstores often have 3 for 2 offers on them as well. Free? Yes, please! I've got Garnet, Power Trip and Valentina yet to try, I'm currently wearing Emerald.

The only negative thing I have to say about the product is that I have pretty small hands and small nails and there were a lot more big nails then smaller nails in the packet. This meant I couldn't use the same size on some of my nails even though these would be a better fit, resulting in a wide nail base on a few nails It still looks good though and I'm going to keep using them, however, it would be great if they did more duplicate smaller sizes!

I'm keen to try the Elegant Touch Super Adhesive Tabs soon too to find out if I prefer these or glue. These are best if you want to change your nails more often. NEXT UP... their House of Holland collaboration!


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