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Product review: French tip nails kit fails

By Jen Wood Cunningham
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- I purchased the Nail Bliss Wrap kit a few months ago, and finally got around to recently trying it.The kit's available at several places; I purchased mine at Sally's for $11.99.It comes with a buffer, French tips with applicators, base seal, top seal and brush-on glue.First, make sure your nails are clean and dry. Then match up the tips to your nails as you would artificial nails. These are not extensions of your nails as normal tips are. They are a French tip white overlay for your existing nail.I followed the instructions in the box; they were very quick and easy to apply.
The abbreviated version of the instructions is: Match up the applicators to the corresponding-size nails, apply glue to the back of the French tip on the applicator, apply tip to natural nail, remove applicator, buff nails, apply base seal to all nails, allow to dry for two to three minutes and then finish with two coats of top seal.It took me about 15 minutes to apply all three steps of this product, including drying time.At first, I liked the product, which claimed to have a two-week staying power.The box said it had three applications in each box; at $11.99 a box, this would be a good investment over a standard $35 price of a salon French manicure.However, the next morning, one of tips started to come off. I glued the corner back down. Two more acted up on my way to work. I was not happy being at work with chipped nails. I won't buy this product again.See photographs of the freshly applied nails and chipped nails at
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