21 August 2012


I'm finally back after a few days of making myself do some university work, yay!

I had to pop to town today and whilst I was there I popped into Home Bargains, as you do. I wanted some biscuits to be honest but on the way around the shop I came across a set of fake nails. Now, I have always wanted to try them but I had been put off by the prices, as well as thinking they would just fall off and be a waste of money. However, today I took the decision to pick some up, they cost only £1.99 so I thought what the hell, if they fall off then it isn't a huge deal.

These are the ones I picked up, made by Red Professional with there being two types available. These as you can see are clear whereas the other option was a pale nude set; I went for the clear ones as I thought they may be better as I was going to paint them afterwards.

I'm a complete novice at putting these on; they were quite large for my very short nails, which I might add I'm growing again, for like the zillionth time in my life...I may get there one day! Anyhow, they were pretty straight forward to apply once I had chosen the right size; it was just a case of popping a bit of glue on the back and then sticking them on my nails. I had to cut them into a more desirable length as I'm really not into witch nails; I then filed them to make the shape nicer. The glue I have to say has held up quite well so far, we will see how long they last.

The hardest thing I found with them really was choosing the right size for each nail, I think I have made them look ok but I guess you folks can let me know if I haven't! I'm relatively pleased since I have never put them on before.

I chose one of my favourite nail colours to paint them, plain old black! I love black nails, I always have and I always will. 

There you have it, Barry M 'Black'! (It is actually quite gloopy now, I need to replace it). I do really quite like the Barry M Nail polishes, I think they are quite unique with their products. They are also cruelty free, along with some of their products being vegan friendly too.

There is the final result, I tried to be a bit arty with my last picture!
What do you all think of these? I've never been a fan of fake nails in the slightest, however it is nice to feel long nails for once. I really must kick this habit.


  1. They look perfect, and such a pretty picture! It's the sort of thing I'd reblog on tumblr :') x

    1. Thanks so much! :D
      Feel free to, I have never used Tumblr so I don't know much about it but if you can re-post other people's photos then be my guest :)

      That's a lovely comment for me to get, thank you! xx

  2. Love the last picture, you'r nails look fab Ax


    1. Thanks Angela! I only wish they were real, I'm going to try so hard to get my real nails looking nice :)


  3. I totally agree with you about not wanting to pay like £7, for something that could fall off. Have you tried buying the boxes of nails, I bought a box with 150 nails in for £6.50 in boots. It came with glue too, I'll try and find the name as I am reviewing soon. They're so worth it :)

    www.daintydream.blogspot.co.uk xxx

    1. I know, they're expensive especially if they will only last a few hours :/
      That is quite a good deal from Boots, I may have a look, thank you Emily!

      I'll look forward to your review :)



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