September 01, 2015

Nail Tutorial + KISS nails review


A nail tutorial from me is both rare and unlikely, so I hope you appreciate this post, ha!

 I have bitten my nails since I was fourteen and I've never been able to shake the habit! I have rubbish nails anyway and so I usually opt for acrylics to achieve the shape and finish I want. My local nail shop (Ciao Bella) is lovely, and the staff are amazing at what they do, but my debit card isn't so keen on the monthly manicures! A few years ago, whilst at college, I was forced to cut back on spending, but dreaded the thought of ugly nails! A friend told me about KISS nails and told me I should check them out. 

KISS provides full cover false nails in short, medium and long and also in square or oval. One pack contains one hundred nails (in a range of sizes) as well as super strong nail glue. They are available from Superdrug (click here) and cost a mere £6.49 per pack, which I consider to be pretty reasonable, given the amount of sets you get out of them! KISS recommends that you limit the wear to a week at max. In my experience, if you glue these on well initially, they have the potential to last well up to ten days (depending on your lifestyle and level of activity)! If you're looking for a quick nail fix for a night out, trying to save the pennies or just whittle away a rainy afternoon, KISS has you covered! 

So now I'm quite done rambling on about my fave false nails, I'd like to share with you my super easy, fool-proof nail art technique. If you're a messy bessy like me and are actually pretty shocking at painting your nails, you will love this!

I saw something similar floating around on the internet a couple of years ago, and loved recreating the look. I'm sure there are tonnes of similar tutorials out there, but here's my take on a technique that can create a multitude of looks:












With brighter colours like the ones I have used here, I prefer a matte top coat, as it gives an 80's inspired rag-rolled effect. However, I think this nail art technique works best with similar colours in slightly varying shades, as it gives a marble effect!



Above is an older attempt using two Barry M polishes.

Hope you've enjoyed reading this review and tutorial!

Let me know if you have any other super easy nail art methods/ideas that I could try!
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27 comments

  1. Oh wow I love the effect this creates! Its almost like a tie dye kind of vibe. Great look!

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

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    1. My friend told me it gave that kinda vibe when I last wore my nails like this haha!xx

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  2. This is such a cool effect! I'm quite lucky in that I have long nails so have never tried false ones but I have been loving shaping them into a more square shape like these ones recently!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. So lucky! Even when I try not to bite mine, they are so thin and weak that they just break :( I definitely prefer a squarer shape on natural nails!xx

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  3. This is such a good idea! I need to try this next time I do my nails, fingers crossed I don't mess it up!

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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    1. It's impossible to 'mess up' Sophie, honestly! Just creates a slightly different look each and every time :)xx

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  4. Love the idea! Your nails looks super cool!
    http://fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  5. I normally go for solid colors on my nails, but I just may have to try this. It looks so cool! xx

    Champagne Daydream

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  6. they look amazing! <3 can't wait to try it!
    Chloe xx
    http://chloebee1.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Amazing nail art. Great blog you have, stay inspired!



    XOXO,

    www.fashionerza.com

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  8. This is such a great idea, I definitely need to try it out next time I do my nails :)
    You have a lovely blog, I'm following you! x

    alexandraabeauty.blogspot.com

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  9. nice post, kisses! :)

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi! I'd like to nominate you for the Liebster Award but I don't know if I can. How many followers do you have? :)

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    1. I nominated you, check out my last post x

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  11. It looks amazing, love it. Wishing you a gorgeous day, sweetie.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  12. This gives such an amazing effect, and so easy to do as well! Also, how do you get the nails to stay on for that long?! I have the same set (but the oval ones) and 1 or 2 always end up falling off after the first couple of days, it's so frustrating!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. I push them down under my cuticle and glue them like that! Maybe you're just more active than me haha!xx

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  13. Your nails looked AMAZING, I don't know how you managed to do it, I'm sure I would mess it all up hahah x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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    1. It's so easy, and I'm rubbish at painting my nails haha!xx

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  14. This mani looks great! I've been meaning to do a cling film type one myself!

    xo, alison*elle

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  15. wow, the effect looks so gorgeous *_*
    http://lovelyattitude.com

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  16. I discovered that I actually don't know a thing about nails.
    Thanks for sharing this, it's quite a broadening of my knowledge :)

    Celien | The Losing Struggle
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  17. Wow that's a pretty nail design.
    I love it
    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  19. Just came across your blog and wow I love it!! Absolutely love this post, definitely going to try this out! I've gave you a follow on bloglovin lovely! x

    www.itsmeganelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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