Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nailene Couture Nails in Safari

I got these nails in my to-review package from Revlon and Nailene some time ago, but I was waiting to try them until I had a week where I would be too busy to paint my nails because I didn't want to put them on and take them off again a day or two later like I did with the Revlon nails. However, I realized earlier today that when I got tired of the design, I could simply file off the design and paint them like my regular nails, so that's what I'm going to do. Here's a picture:

I did a lot better this time in that I didn't get quite as much glue all over my fingers, but I did get just as much bubbling...I'm not sure how to get prevent that, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. These particular nails are medium length and square shaped. I like the length, but I prefer a rounder shape and will probably file them when I file the design off. I really like the zebra print design, though - it's one of those designs that I would love to be able to do myself. It was easy to find the right size nails for my fingers and to apply them straight, and I think they look fairly natural aside from all the bubbling.

Now on to some blog-related manners...I'll be starting school this Thursday. Unfortunately, this means I probably won't be able to post every single day anymore, and I will be doing significantly less commenting on other blogs - I'll have homework, volunteering, extracurriculars, and college applications (which I should have already started) to attend to. However, I will still be posting several times a week, and occasionally I may even post every day of a week - it will all depend on how busy I am in a given week. Also, you'll probably be seeing more layering manis, which I hope you don't mind. :) Anyway, that's all for today! Have a great rest of the weekend!

*This product was provided to me by the manufacturer for review. However, this has not influenced and will never influence my review(s) - I will always say what I truly think about a product.


  1. love these! i don't think i am comfortable wearing fake nails yet, but maybe one day!
    these look nice on you!

    your school starts super early!

  2. Awesome Zara! I thought they were your real nails. I thought (before reading) wow I knew she was detail oriented but painting zebra stripes...LOL They look great!

    Have a wonderful week!! I will miss you...but hey I understand exactly. :)


  3. that is actually very smart to let them grow out and them file off the part you don't want and polish over it. yay

    tell me how the removal of these nails went.

    i hate hate hate removing false nails

  4. Smita- I'm not entirely comfortable wearing fake nails either...mostly because they're so long compared to my usual nubbins. :)

    Inga- LOL, I'm not QUITE that good. :D And I will still be around this week, just not as much.

    shortnails- Haha, that's what I thought. :) I hate removing false nails, too. That's part of the reason I waited to use these...I'm not looking forward to it.

  5. Super cute! Let us know how removal is!

  6. Aurora's Nails- Thanks, and I definitely will!

  7. The bubbling is air underneath the nail - firm pressure over the area will minimize the bubbles. And to take them off, Nailene has a great product for that - it comes in a container that you dip your finger right into, with brushes inside. The nail completely dissolves! Genius!

  8. I realize that the bubbling is air under the nail, and I did apply firm
    pressure, but it didn't seem to help. I didn't know Nailene had a product
    for removing false nails, though, so that's good to know! I just used a
    glass bowl filled with acetone.