A Few weeks ago in one of my Friday Favorites, I told you how I have been doing my own nails for years.
Prior to that, I had them done in a salon but when Kiss started coming out with the cool artificial ones a few years back, I started doing them myself and save A LOT of money that way.
Several of you mentioned that you would like to know how I do it. So, I decided to dedicate a post to my method. I know, many of you like to wear extra glammy nails this time of year and wouldn't these be great for Christmas and New Year. Everybody needs little nail sparkly every now and then.
The way I do it takes 1/2 hour and they stay on for about 3 weeks. Here is a new favorite design...it is a midnight navy with silver sparkles and will be perfect for the holidays.I found out after I first bought these that this design is not new so when I went back to the store, the product number has been replaced by these...
..but they are super cool too and every time I of to the nail section at CVS or other retailers the selection gets bigger. Since I couldn't find the original navy sparkly in stores, I did find them on ebay and happy I did as these are what I had my heart set on for Christmas wear.
The last couple weeks I've worn just the pain Kiss red and added some Essie Overlay of silver sparkles to the bottom part of the nails. Basically I just panted it on the bottom half after I pressed on these red ones.
Here is my routine for doing Kiss nails and I hope you find it as easy and money saving as I do.
What you'll need
1. Ready Nail Beds by making sure old nails are removed and real ones are free of glue and trimmed and filed. Push back cuticles with the cuticle stick.
2. Always lay down a paper towel on whatever surface you're working on.
3. Remove Kiss nails from package and place on your nails to fit each finger. Arrange in order on table/paper towel.
4. Starting with left pinky first, turn it over and place one drop of package included pink tube of glue on the back of the nail. Place a small layer of the precision glue on your nail bed.
5. Align nail with cuticle and press down holding pressure firmly in middle of the nail for about 5-10 seconds. Remove any excess glue with paper towel in nail corners or under nail if needed.
My nails last about 3 weeks. If one should pop off, just re-adhere it the same way (see #4 & 5) I've tried them with just the glue included in the package but find they stay on much longer by using both glues.
HAPPY MONDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS TO YOU FRIENDS!!!
May it be Sweet, Festive and Merry!!
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