Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Nailene Nails

Yes, you heard correctly.  Nailene Nails. 

You know, the $5.00 glue ons you can get at any pharmacy, grocery store or Walmart?

Still don't remember.  Okay, Lee Press On Nails (the stickers).  Or Kiss Nails?  Don't deny.  We all tried them in the 1980's in middle and high school and carried around dozens of mini nail glue containers in our purses.  Some of them even leaked and got stuck to the bottom of our massive fake Dooney-style bags that hung down to our knees.

Remember?  Good.

Notice anything different about my new nails?  They look like salon gel / acrylic nails (whichever floats your boat), they feel like salon nails, but they certainly don't cost the same as salon nails.

(excuse my skin, my thyroid issues keep my skin extremely dry, no matter what I do)

These are Nailene Nails that I glued on myself last night for the measly price of $5.00.  I got 36 nails, picked the ones that fit.  Buffed, washed, cuticle oiled, dried and then glued.  I didn't have to file any of them down.  The whole process took about 30 minutes.  No nail polish to dry either.

Best part, I have a whole 2nd set waiting for me when these are finished.  Two rounds (nearly one month) of professional looking nails for.  Certainly beats the salon cost $50 - $75 per month or more depending on your nail style.

So, I'll keep you updated.  Nope I'm not ashamed to say I wear cheap nails.  Not at all.  In fact, let's spread the secret (I know I'm not supposed to shop, but for those of you that still are shopping, think of what you could buy if you didn't have to spend on nails! Gotcha thinkin' huh?)

I've been told by a friend who's worn these forever and I had no clue they were Nailene, that they last about 1.5 to 2 weeks.  Then you just soak them off and put on new. 

I'll let you know.


  1. They look great! I'm thankful that my natural nails are in great condition and I don't have to spend money on them... but next time one breaks and I have an event to attend I will opt for these and not rush to get the acrylics.

  2. Whenever I have an event to go to and don't have time for a mani, I always use these. Well, I don't know if they're Nailene, but they come in a blue box. I like the blue box ones because they make "petite" nails. I have a small, short nail bed and these fit perfect!!!! As long as you bring your nail glue for possible mishaps, you're fine!!!!

  3. WOw! Your nails look GREAT! I can't wait to hear how long they last.

  4. I've been using the Kiss nails since I was in high school. Love them!

  5. These look great! I can't wait to hear how they hold up.

  6. You know, I had COMPLETELY put these nails out of my memory! I honestly didn't know they still made them. This may very well have saved my marriage. My husband doesn't like acrylics, and I can't grow nails to save my life, so this will finally end the argument! I will high-tail my rear end to Target tomorrow!