Revlon Runway Collection Starlet Artifical Nails

When I want that perfect manicure look, false nails do not fail.  As I’m perfecting my manicure skills, false nails give me the look like I spent a lot of money at the salon.

These are Revlon’s Runway Collection.  This style is ‘Starlet’ and they are medium length.
 

 It might be a bit hard to see, but this is a ‘special’ french manicure.  While the nail is light pink, the tip is white with silver and opaque white designs.  Even in person, there’s just a hint that there is something different about this French.

Do excuse the thumb.  It seemed to be having a bad nail day.

The set comes with 28 nail tips in 12 different sizes.  I have the tiniest pinky nail so I was very happy to find that there was a size for me.  There was a bottle of pink gel glue, a tiny emery board and small, plastic manicure stick. (Tip: Hang on to that little stick; you can use it as a cuticle pusher too.)

I did file down my own nails so this length would fit.  However, I failed to file the shape of the false nail so that it would fit better against my cuticle.  It actually is only obvious upon close inspection, as in these photos.  I will file the false nail at the cuticle edge, next time, for a more real look.  And still, you can tell that the width and length of the false nails are perfect.

French manicures always make me feel ritzy.  But when it’s a fancy French, I want to break out the ‘real’ diamond rings.  It’s that la-te-da!

Do keep in mind that false nails should only be worn for the recommended 7 to 10 days and then replaced.  Definitely something I would need to be mindful of as my thumbnail is more bowed inward than my other nails.  Thus, the false nail didn’t set on it quite as flush.  I do want to say that the pink gel glue is mighty powerful.  I didn’t pop a single one of these.  And I did all my normal, daily stuff. 

Regardless about my funky thumbnails, I’m giving Revlon Runway Collection two thumbs up.  Princess Libby approves of being prissy with these nails. 🙂

Do you like fancy French manicures?  How about the subtlety of this style?

This product was provided to me from Revlon for review and to give my honest opinion.

Totally Rockin’ Nailene Nail Designs

Fake nails, press on nails, or glue on nails; I haven’t worn them in over 28 years!!!  Last time I wore them was for a wedding.  I wanted a nice, perfect French manicure.  But I had to ‘babysit’ those damn nails for the entire 2 days I had them on.  Even at the wedding I popped two off.  Ugh!

Fast forward to almost 3 decades later (gulp!).  Nailene sent me a couple sets of beautiful false nails to try out.

You can see the ones I chose here, in the middle.  They are Nailene’s ‘Starry Sky’ from their Runway Designs.

These nails are of medium length, a square shape and a French with a glittery dark blue tip and a white line at the smile line.  The nail body is a soft, nail bed pink.  There are 24 nails in the packet along with a small tube of nail glue.

Let’s go ahead and get a photo up so you can see them on my hands.

I put these beauts on Thursday night.  Here they are the next morning in the sunlight.  I was so impressed with the ‘realness’ of the look I couldn’t stop looking at them.  Here’s my index finger…

And my thumb…

There’s just the slightest bit of an edge in the lower left corner but that’s totally on me.  Between my index finger and this thumb, I couldn’t believe how awesome and real these looked.  I felt I ROCKED!!

The view from the sunny window.  High shine, great fit and cute as can be.  But would they last?

Here they are the next Tuesday before I removed them.  I had worn them for 5 days!

Not much of a change.  They look almost as good at they did when I first put them on.  You can see my thumb and my own nail underneath.  This was the only nail that the false nail did not lay flush with.  That’s what can happen if you chronically bite your nails for years; the nails will grow odd.  Well, mine do/did.

There’s that index finger again, close up.  But you can still see the others in the background.  They still look real and nice.

I have read bloggers say that their polish looked so good that they couldn’t stop looking at their own nails all day.  Finally, I can say that myself.  I loved the look of these so much that I just didn’t want to take them off!  And the more compliments I got, all from strangers, the more I wanted to continue wearing them.

The night I put them on, they did feel awkward.  I just wasn’t used to wearing anything but polish on my nails.  The next day, I got into it and after 1-1/2 days I OWNED them.  The ‘hold up’ ability of these cuties is unbelievable.  In the five day span of wearing these, I lifted weights at least twice (not little girly weights but like the 60# barbell today!), cleaned house, did laundry (you know how heavy wet towels can be), did two days of work out in the field, showered and washed my hair least 5 times,  colored my hair (did I just admit to that!) and just went about a normal life.  There was NO baby-sitting these nails.  I’m telling you, they &%$* rocked!!!  Never once popping off or even lifting.

Love ’em?  You bet.  Only one small caveat, it was difficult to get them off.  I had to soak and peel, soak and peel.  I’m not very patient, yet that was the only downside.  If I was not a nail blogger, I would have kept these on longer than the recommended 5 days just because it was true love. (I’m not advocating anyone to wear fake nails past the recommended length of time noted on the product…I just was reallllly tempted to not.)

Oh, and I found out something I had missed for years.  While wearing these Nailene false, fabulous nails…I didn’t pick, chew or even give any negative regard to my cuticles.  Had I known this before, I would have tried fake nails much sooner as they might have been just the thing that could have helped me with that nasty habit before now. 

However, since I find that the Nailene brand has taken false nails to a better wear, I will not wait twenty…cough, cough…eight…cough, years to try fake nails again.

How about you, do you wear nake nails?  Do you find that they suit you?

Nailene Runway Design nails were provided by the company for a review and honest opinion.