Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Nailene Acrylic Sculpture Kit

My timing in testing kit was perfect. Tragedy struck on Saturday night and I broke one of my nails off. It was very painful and I refused to chop them all down, so I decided it was time to use this Nailene Acrylic Sculpture Kit and fix them up. Due to how painful the break was, and not wanting to go through that pain again, I put an acrylic overlay on all my nails.

 The kit contains 40 tips in natural and white, a 2-sided file/buffer, nail glue, acrylic liquid, acrylic power and a brush to apply it. I used everything here, as well as a primer and nail dehydrator prior to putting these acrylics on. Here's how my nails looked afterwards- you can clearly see which nail it was that broke haha!
I did also use a cover pink powder on my nail beds, purely because I wanted too. So I put the cover pink on the nail beds, then applied the Nailene powder to the free edge and then all over the nail to 'cap' it. The Nailene powder is clear, which means it is very versatile for acrylics.

I painted over my nails with A Engand Perceval, and I think that I did a pretty good job on these acrylics, as most people I spoke to about my nails today couldn't tell until I told them!

Now, here's what I did and didn't like about the kit:

What I Liked:

  • VERY easy to use.
  • The tips are really good quality. There's also a great range there in terms of size. Sadly, my nail beds are narrow, so I had to use a size 7 tip and file the edges in a little.
  • I love love LOVE Nailene's nail glue. It's the only kind I buy. It dries very quickly and is super sturdy. 
  • The liquid and powder are easy to use as well, so long as you read the instructions. It sets pretty quickly and is easy to move into place on the nail. 
What I Didn't Like:
  • The brush. It did an okay job, but it's too short for my liking, and the bristles kept falling out while I was using it. 
  • The buffer/file isn't the best quality. I preferred to use my actual nail files and buffers.
I think this is a really good kit for at-home acrylics, It's readily available and retails for $24.99.

Until Next Time,

<3 Bec

  *the products mentioned in this post were sent to me for my honest review. This in no way affects my opinion of them* 

1 comment:

  1. I used this kit the first time I did acrylics on myself!! Haha. They turned out pretty bad :P But you did an awesome job, other than the nail that you put a tip on, they look totally natural. :)


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