The Lazy Girls Manicure: The Fake Nail Edit

There are two things in life that I really like: 1) fake nails and 2) being lazy.

While I super respect girls who are amazing at nails and can do all kinds of nail art, I am terrible at it. In fact, I can barely even paint my own nails properly. And even if I do manage to make them look less like I’ve dipped my finger tips into a pot of paint, I am too impatient to wait for them to dry properly and ruin them that way. ZUT ALORS, I am truly an idiot.

So obvi, the only option really is to opt for fake nails. My usual buys are the Boot’s pack of 100 nails which I glue on and paint when I can be arsed. But there are so many beautiful fake nails out there that are definitely worth trying, especially if you’re looking for fake nails that involve zero effort – as well as the opportunity to lie to people who compliment you and pretend you did the nail art yourself.

Here are some of my faves, which I’m sure you will agree are the most beautiful things on the planet ever.

Ted Baker | Faked to Perfection Range

Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 16.36.57The Ted Baker fake nail range is absolutely beautiful and I have so much love for every single set of fake nails they offer. Each costs £8 to buy, and includes 24 nails and glue. For £8, I really don’t think you can shake your head at that really.

House of Holland | x Elegant Touch Range

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If you’ve never come across the House of Holland range of nails, have you been living under a rock with tiny people who know nothing? For anyone looking for amazing nail art that even real life idiots like Josie Cunningham could do, these are an absolute must. The range is quirky and I love it. Some of them come across as a little bit cringe, and I wouldn’t recommend that anyone puts ‘Yolo’ on their hands unless they personally want a punch off me and Claire.

Ali Express | ‘Popular Cute Fake Nails’

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Ali Express is an absolutely mad website and shopping on it is pretty bizarre, but it really is a good one to find a bargain on. This couldn’t be more true when it comes to fake nails, because they have a RIDICULOUS amount of nail art on the go for prices that are cheaper than it would cost you for a shot of apple sours. This is a great site if you’re a fan of 3D nails in particular – and I kid you not, prices start from cheaper than £1. Some of them are a bit loud, but worth a look if you’re keen for a bold nail look.

Do you wear fake nails? Which are your faves?


2 Responses

  1. Jessica Edmunds August 15, 2014 / 11:42 pm

    House of holland some AMAZING nails they are absolutely gorgeous, and the ted baker ones look so pretty too. I have cremated my nails from acrylics, I have literally been ripping them off this week as I couldn’t afford to get them redone…I will definitely pick up some House of holland ones and give them a whirl xxx

  2. Lauren August 16, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    I’m surprised the ted baker ones are more expensive. I tend to always have my nails painted but have thought about picking so fakes up for when I’m
    In a rush for a night out or something, do you find they stay on well?

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