Morning Peeps! Funky french manicures are all over the place recently and I am really glad about that. I am SO OVER the basic french nail I could scream, and that goes for the french pedicure as well. It seems as though every other female in the Bay Area has acrylic french nails with blinding white, thickly painted tips. In a word: TACKY & OVERDONE. Ok that was two words, but who’s counting?
For the record, I’m not really the glue-on nails kinda gal, never have been and don’t think I ever will be. However, I did have some fun with these limited edition Kiss Neon Everlasting French Nail Kits that just came out for the summer. They are only available through the end of this month so get ’em while their hot! They come in hot pink, green and orange and also have a funky design on some of them so you can add an extra dash of *oomph* to your look. They also have the hot pink tips for toes and I’m just not sure how I feel about that, LOL!
These are the medium length and are glue-on’s (as opposed to tabs) for up to 7 days of wear. The kit comes with 28 nails in 14 different sizes, 2g glue, mini-file and a manicure stick. Now I must admit that I didn’t use glue for these. I used some stick on tabs from another kit I have. I just cannot commit to a look like this for more than a few minutes, it’s just not really me. However if you use the glue, they stay on much longer and adhere better. For removal, you can get their handy All or 1 Artificial Nail Remover kit which removes up to 5 nails at once in just a few minutes. To view this and see instructions about how to use it, visit this link.
Maybe you noticed that these are pretty long, especially compared with my normal nail length. And you are right! These are extremely long on me, I would have had to cut about 3/4 of the length off them for me to wear them comfortably and that of course would ruin the french design of them. Also I tend to have pretty small and narrow nail beds, so I couldn’t even use any of the thumb nails because they were way too wide for my fingers. Really cute design though, right?
When you look at my hand from this angle you can really see the length! The one tricky thing about these nude colored nails is that at least when you use tabs, you can kind of see them on the nail bed under the fake nail. It’s hard to get a really natural look with pale colors, every flaw shows up. These actually fit around my cuticles better than a lot of other artificial nails have in the past. They are fairly oval in the cuticle area and my nails are shaped that way so that worked out well for me. If you have more of a square shaped cuticle area, they may prove to be too rounded and not cover your entire nail.
Here we have the neon orange ones. These have a purple and silver glitter pattern with a very thin strip of white separating the nail tip from the rest of the nail.
I think I like the design of these more than the green. The thin white strip with the silver glitter strip looks pretty cool!
I think these are fun and funky and I could see a really adventurous person wearing them. While I liked the idea of them, they just are too flashy for me and I definitely could not deal with that amount of length on them. It would be nice to see them made in a shorter length for those of us who are more comfortable with that.
Kiss Neon Everlasting French Nails
Price: $5.99 per kit
Where to buy: Walgreens, CVS, Long’s Drugs or other fine drugstores
Vampy Varnish Rating: B
You might want to try these if:
- You like a funky french design and aren’t shy
- You don’t mind not having a “perfect fit”
- You want a perfect, non-chipping paint job for up to a week
Time to party!
It’s a long weekend folks (well for those of us in the USA that is), what exciting plans do you have? I don’t have any specific plans, just wanna chill out in the sunny weather, maybe do some BBQ-ing and TRY not to spend much time online! Happy 4th!