Since those early posts, I've been to a Kiss Webinar and seen Par-ee. I won't go back to the Farm of Air Bubbles again! During that Webinar it was stressed that we should all be very generous with the nail glue. That some of it belongs on the artificial nail, and some on the natural nail, because that's what bonds the fake nail to the real nail. I had read that before. I'd tried it and failed. (See Kiss Nails review above).
It was only when I saw the host go through the steps,
when I saw the large amount of glue she put in the well of the upturned artificial nail,
and then on her real nail,
and when I saw her hold the fake nail at the tip,
not pressing on the fake nail,
not mashing it down to her natural nail,
but simply and gently, holding it in place for a few seconds...
I FINALLY SAW THE LIGHT!
So with this new knowledge at hand (no pun intended), I was excited to give it a try.
Before I get to that I've got some info...
These two boxes are the same nails!
The one on the left is the old box design. It has the wording "Salon UV Gel Effect" under the nails' window. The box on the left is the new cabernet packaging. I thought they were the same nails, but the cabernet/new box does not have "Salon UV Gel Effect" anywhere on it.
To make 100% sure I was thinking correctly, I contacted Kiss and they let me know they are the same nails. Both boxes have the same numbers:
So, if you have one of the red/white boxes that has "Salon UV Gel Effect" and want to buy some more, get the cabernet box that's pictured. Match up the numbers if you want to be 100% sure before purchasing.
Now that I have all that taken care of, let me show and tell you what I did!
By now, if you've been following my blog, you'll know that:
- I have super short nail beds. So short that even the "real short" glue on nail lengths with french tips don't always cover the tip of my natural nails.
- I like to paint/polish/decorate my glue on nails before I glue them. I'm not ambidextrous. I can barely polish my right hand nails.
- From the pictures of my first attempt with these nails, I can see the ends of my natural nails under the clear fake nail bed.
- I have FLAT nail beds.
I added some white lacy stickers to the thumb nails and ring finger nails.
Following the tips I received from the Kiss Webinar, I squeezed a significantly large amount of glue into the well of the fake nail, and then applied glue to my natural nail. On my problematic nails: traffic fingers and thumb nails, I put even more glue into the fake nail wells, than I had ever before. I held the fake nail to my natural nail at the tip, and waited about 10 seconds before moving on to the next nail.
And here are the results!
I got nails without visible, white air bubbles!
There was one nail that got a noticeable air bubble. It is my pinky (MY PINKY??? On all the bigger nails I did fine. I couldn't believe this happened to my pinky) on my right hand. I decided to cover it with a cute rose sticker.
I tell ya though, 9 out of 10 is not bad!
Last night, for safety, I put a line of glue under my fake nails to form a seal so no water could get between them and my real nails. So far, so good.
Now that I know better what to do with these "Salon Uv Gel Effect" nails, I'm going to be wearing them more often. One of the cool things about Kiss French Tip Nails, that I learned during the Webinar, is that the french white is "built into the nails" with a patented process, and is guaranteed not to chip.
What that means for me is that when I get tired of this blue on my nails, I can use nail polish remover, take it off and paint something else on them instead. Or leave them white. The white is still there under the polish!
I'd love to hear what you think of what I've written and shown you, and get your reaction in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog!
Hope you have a great weekend!