Nailed? Or Failed? (Pt.1 of Reviewing Various Nail Products) 

Gemma Mueller-Hill, Staff Writer

The sleek and sophisticated packaging encouraged me to try these nails first. (Photo Credit: Target.com)

Sophisticated colors and clipart of neatly done nails are depicted around the entirety of the package that gives a professional, yet exciting first impression. I purchased the Kiss French White Glue-On’s in the length medium. The box includes one small tube of nail glue, 28 fake nails, a toothpick, and a nail file. A few clear and concise directions for the actual application of the nails could be found on the back of the box. 

I found the application of the nails to be relatively quick and easy. The only complaints I had about the process were: how hard it was to get the glue out of the tube and how messy the glue got. My first day wearing them out in public, within two hours of me running errands, one had already fallen off. However, when I got home and glued it back on, I didn’t have any more fall off for the next 3 days. At the 4-day mark, I had three nails come off in one day so I decided to remove the rest of them.

This set came with plenty of glue for the original application and future applications. (Photo Credit: Gemma Mueller-Hill)

The biggest pro of purchasing these nails compared to getting your nails done professionally is the price difference. For instance, these glue-on nails only costed about $7.99 and lasted well through my senior pictures, while professional SNS nails cost around $60. However, one major con of the glue-on nails is their lack of longevity, they only lasted about 4 days, while professional SNS nails can last up to 3 weeks. Overall, I would say this brand nailed it with a 6/10 and I would recommend purchasing and using these nails if you have a big event the next day and don’t have time to go to a nail salon, or if you’re just looking for a fun activity to do with friends but I would not recommend buying them with the expectation that they will be reliable.