All right lovelies, here’s the deal last week I tested out the Elegant Touch pre-glued stick on nails in the shade ‘Glimmer’ for my V-Day mani and the results were somewhat surprising so obviously I want to share them with you. So, welcome to a new feature- Rad or Bad – where I endeavour to figure out whether or not new trends hitting the nail world are in fact radical (and everyone should go out and use them) or just plain bad (meaning stay away for your own sake).
Personally, I have grown up with the idea that stick-on and press-on nails are tacky and will destroy your nail beds. Also I have seriously short and square nail beds so finding a shape that goes on and looks somewhat natural is almost impossible. Elegant Touch press on nails have been causing a buzz within the blogging world (hello Zoella), which led me to think maybe they aren’t all bad. So when I saw the Elegant Touch Jelly Collection pop up on Asos, I knew I had to try them out. All three colors in the range are gorgeous glitter shades (which as many of you know is right up my street) and they seemed to have a more square shape than other Elegant Touch products, which meant HALLELUJAH they could possibly work on my nails.
The application is super duper easy, as they are pre-glued so all you need to do is find the best size for your nail and press it on. I had a tricky time finding the right shape for some of my nails (the Megan Fox thumb will never play fair) but for all the other nails I found a good fit. The issue I had was that they were way longer than my nails have ever been so it did take a while to get used to them, but once I did, I kind of loved it.
The shade I chose, Glimmer, is a really peachy nude coloured glitter so looked a lot more natural than the other shades in the collection. My only real complaint was the thumb and the lengths of the nails. The thumb looked fairly fake, but not so fake that I wanted to take them off straightaway and the nails were quite long so that made them look slightly fake on my nail beds. If nail brands realized that not everyone has the same nail shapes and started making different length and shaped stick on nails I would be so happy! Alas, if I have to make do these Elegant Touch nails are the best I have come across. For removal I used a cotton ball soaked in acetone to dissolve the glue and then the nails just popped off, so easy!
My overall rating is a rad, because these nails were easy to apply and wear and despite being much longer than I am used to, made me feel like a more grown-up Kylie Jenner.
Product: ‘Elegant Touch Jelly Nails Collection’ in ‘Glimmer’
Where to Buy: Asos (disclaimer since I bought mine the shade Glimmer is no longer available but there are two other gorgeous shades you can buy)
Let me know if you have tried these and if you enjoyed them!