It’s hard to imagine with today’s innovations in the beauty industry that Lee press-on nails were the gold standard for getting that salon-perfect, manicured look in the early ’80s. Thankfully, that time period is over, and so are those plastic, fake-looking nails.
With the memory of those awful nails still embedded in my brain, it’s hard to imagine that any fake nail product could make your nails look great. But recently, I was approached to try a new brand of fake nails: KISS nails – a brand of acrylic nails that promises to not only look natural, but would also not harm nail beds.
So I decided to be adventurous and took the plunge. The girls from KISS nails made me a convert. Each package comes with a variety of sizes for each nail. Holding the little white tab at the edge of the nail makes it easy to place each nail on top of the dab of glue, which is applied in the middle of each nail.
The result looked amazing. I used a medium-length size, which resembled the look of my own nails, and friends could not tell they were not my own. They can last up to ten days but in order to remove them you need a bit of patience and a polish remover that contains acetone.
-By Toni-Marie Ippolito