A Cheat’s Guide to Nail Art: Primark False Nails

Primark Nails 1Happy Easter err’body! I’m going to keep this one short and sweet, frankly because I have a hangover and a Sunday dinner is waiting for me (I love this blog, but I love gravy more).

While I was in Primark last week I decided to pick up a pack of their false nails to give a whirl. I usually wear clear false nails from Boots and paint over them, never attempting any sort of nail art because I’m what’s known as a ‘cackhanded idiot’ and it would just go terribly wrong. So I liked the idea of trying these out and getting an instant bit of nail art on my hand-toes.

Primark Nails 2I’m actually really impressed with these, especially considering the teeny tiny price tag. I didn’t struggle finding nails that were the right size – which is good in itself seeing as I have spade hands – and they felt sturdy once on. You get about 20 nails in the pack too, so you can easily replace ones that fall of or give yourself a completely new set. The pack also comes with glue, which was surprisingly good. The nails lasted for about four days before one or two started pinging off, at which point I got impatient and started picking at them anyway.

My only beef with the nails is that there isn’t a great choice in terms of patterns in the range. There seemed to be a few aztec ones, a neon leopard print and something weird with rabbits on (let’s hope that was an Easter novelty) – so nothing I was particularly amazed by aside from these ones. Overall though these are brilliant for people like me who will never be able to do nail art without it looking like some horrible accident has happened.

Have any of you tried the Primark false nails?

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7 Responses

    • Claire April 20, 2014 / 5:44 pm

      Yep I’ll definitely be stocking up on a few more packs 🙂 xx

  1. Jessica Edmunds April 20, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    These look awesome, I definitely paint over clear Boots ones always hahaha oh dear, plus I agree with the whole weird pattern selection so these were a good spot xxx

    • Claire April 21, 2014 / 2:30 pm

      I do love my Boots nails haha, but these are a nice change 🙂 Fingers crossed they bring out some more designs (would a simple leopard print be too much to ask for?) xx

  2. sarah April 20, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    I am definitely giving these a try! My sister is a beauty therapist so she normally does my nails, but this is a perfect way to not ruin your nails with acrylics and still have fabulous nails!

    Thank you 🙂


    • Claire April 21, 2014 / 2:31 pm

      Ahh yes my sister used to do my acryllics too and I did love them… but they are so much effort and can cause such damage, whereas these are so simple (and cheap) 🙂 Let me know if you give them a go! xx

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