I have a review for you today on the brand Elegant Touch. They’re a UK based brand but their products are available worldwide! One of their products are press-on nail kits. I was sent three of these kits and I’m going to review one of them today! Two of the kits are Classic French nails (one being more pink based in colour, the other beige). The third kit is a matte pink which comes with a clear top coat so you can create funky matte/glossy designs.
The kit I chose to review is the Classic French kit with pink undertone.
Inside the kit you’ll find 12 different sized nails and two of each, so 24 nails in total! It also comes with a tube of nail glue and a small file. There’s also a booklet with useful information, tips and a how-to guide. I’ll talk you through the steps I did and how I experienced the kit!
The first step is prepping your nails, cleaning them, pushing back your cuticles, etc. Another important step that shouldn’t be overlooked, is clipping down your nails. It’s important to start with super short nails as this will make the nails last a lot longer and be less prone to snapping off.
Then you can start picking the right sizes for your nails. Make sure to pick the ones that fit your nail exactly, and file down the sides of one that is slightly larger if you can’t find the exact size. I had no trouble with these Elegant Touch nails, I was able to find the perfect size for all of my nails!
Once you have the perfect size, it’s time to glue them on! This is the trickiest part, you need to make sure to get as little air bubbles as possible underneath the nails to ensure they stay on for as long as possible. If you get any nail glue on your cuticles or skin make sure to get it off as soon as possible.
This is what my nails looked like after I glued them all on! They were slightly too long for me so I decided to file them down a bit.
Here’s what they looked like after I was finished filing! Now they have almost the exact same shape and length of how I like my natural nails.
The French nails lasted about an hour on me before I grew tired of them! You can use these just as you would your natural nails, so I added a layer of black polish. Since the nails have a coating of gel you can use nail varnish remover (one without acetone) and change your polish too!
These nails lasted about a good week on me, then I decided to take them off. One of the nails snapped off and I decided to remove the rest as well. The nail that came loose had some air bubbles trapped underneath, the other ones were slightly trickier to remove as they were still going strong! I used some acetone to remove the more stubborn nails. Overall I’m sure you can get at least a good week or maybe even two out of them depending on personal use. If one of them falls off you can easily reattach with some nail glue and they’re good as new! I really liked using this kit, the quality of the nails was great and once I painted some nail polish over them, not a soul could tell I was wearing fakies.
You can find Elegant Touch products at Ulta in the US, Superdrug and Boots (and many other stores) in the UK and at Di and Kruidvat in Belgium and The Netherlands. They don’t just offer kits like these, Elegant Touch also has really cool Nail Candy kits that come with nail art wraps (review on these coming soon!), Metallic kits that give a mirror-like effect and kits with nail wraps for natural nails.