I tried to do my own acrylics, but you will just have to trust me when I tell you that it did not go well. Periodically I would google for super hard nail polishes and even tried a few, but nothing worked. They peeled and chipped and caused me no end of grief.
It was while googling nail polish that I stumbled upon a product that I had seen for years, but dismissed out of hand.
Glue on nails. Could there be anything tackier? Well, the more I read about this product the better it seemed. People raved about glue on nails! Who knew?
Finally, I decided that for 5.97 at Walgreens I'd give it a shot. It was love at first application. They look just like the acrylic nails I used to get and are so stinking cheap! The glue that comes with them isn't as strong as I'd like so I upgraded to a stronger nail glue.
I've been using these nails for about a month now. Once a week I peel them off and apply new ones. So easy.
I must however, offer one bit of caution. It involves nail glue, smoke and fire.
This week while applying my nails, I spilled some nail glue onto my nylon nightgown. It immediately started to feel very hot and then it began to smoke! I grabbed the glass of water next to me and dumped it on my lap which stopped the chemical reaction and saved me from needing some very embarrassing skin grafts.
The internet provided this, which while not being an explanation, provides a visual of what happens when nail glue goes wrong.
So boys and girls, fake nails are good. Super glue will set you on fire.
My job here is done.
(This was not a paid review. Kiss Nails has no idea who I am and would probably be horrified by my fire story if they did.)