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Thursday, September 1, 2011

End of Summer Harvest Fimo Nail Art and Nailene Ultra Adhesive Tabs Review

Here's another mani with the fimo veggies and fruits.

 I applied the artificial nails to my nails with Nailene Ultra Adhesive Tabs

Nails I used:
This kit has been in my nails box since 2009. Back then, I was trying so many different types of nails to find the perfect french tip full cover nails for me.  The nail beds are very opaque. I think I paid $2 for these on clearance, and I couldn't pass them up for that price.

When I opened the box, I found a drugstore sensor pad inside, and this...
It was folded up very small and taped shut. The tape was yellow with age. The coupon expired in December of 09. I've never seen RED by Kiss on the shelves. Have you?

 The nails are still good, but the sizes are crazy. There are more size 6 than anything else. I may be able to get 2 manis from it. Not sure though.

China Glaze 931 Foxy, Sinful Colors 832 This Is It

I picked up the China Glaze in the clearance bin at Ulta awhile ago. I haven't used it yet. The Sinful Colors was an impulse buy at Albertsons. I paid $2.49 for it. I know they're only $1.99 at Walgreens, but I figured for .50¢ more, get it now because I don't know when I'm getting to Walgreens again or if they'll have that color.

I started by filling in the french tip curve with Lavender Cloud (not pictured). Once that was dry, I brushed This Is It over the Lavender Cloud. It's really not that light yellow.

After this dried, I sponged Foxy over This Is It 2 times. I brushed Foxy on the tips of the nails. Finally, I brushed on some more This Is It adding to what was already there.
After adding the veggie and fruit slices and rhinestones, I made dots on the nails with Piggy Polish Mystic.

From my "Garden":
Apples, Corn, Pears, Tomatoes,  Mushrooms, and Zucchini

Now to the Nailene Ultra Tabs, initial review...
The packaging

 The tabs are clear and sit on pink background paper so you can see them.
Before applying the tabs, I took the polish off my nails, and scrubbed my hands with this.
H20 Spa Hand and Cuticle Scrub
With tweezers, I selected tabs sized to my fingers. and peeled them, one by one off the backing paper. 

Clear Tabs on Nails

I thought I could put tabs on all my natural nails, then peel the plastic off the tops and put on my fake nails. The plastic coverings start to lift off after the tabs are placed on the nails. One on them came off my thumb tab, and it's so sticky, it grabbed another plastic covering, somehow. I had to remove that tab and get a fresh one, because the plastic covering would not come off. It was stuck to the tab.

The directions say to smooth down the tabs, pressing out air bubbles. Then remove the plastic covering and place the nail on the tab.

So far, they feel very snug. The packaging claims the tabs are water resistant. They are guaranteed up to 5 days of wear. I'll do an update in a few days, and let you know how they go.

Have you tried these Nailene Ultra Adhesive Tabs?


thalie @ Glazed Talons said...

I will have a slice of everything except the mushrooms,not a big fan of fungi,lol! I haven't heard of Red either. Looking forward to your update on the adhesive tabs,as I havent't seen them in my area.Hope they show up at one of my Walmart stores!

Olivia C. said...

I'm really interested to see how long they last!
I love the little vegetable nails. :)

Kay said...

Ok thalie, I'll hold the mushrooms for you. :D
The adhesives: I've had 2 nails lift so far. I've glued them back on to the adhesive that was still stuck to my natural nail. My left hand (non-dominant) seems to be doing better than my right. I'll post an update in a couple of days. If you don't see the tabs at Walmart, try CVS.

Olivia-it's so good to see you! Hope college is still going well.

Thanks for taking the time to comment, ladies. I sure do appreciate you!

Anastacia said...

U have great hand and nail care routine! Lovely design!

Kay said...

Thanks for your comment Anastacia! Glad you stopped by!

Sandra said...

These are so cute!

Kay said...

Thanks for your comment and for stopping by Sandra!

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