I received the Ardell Addict Premium Nails for Christmas. For some time now I have been wanting to try these. I am not a make up girl but definitely like to get my nails done. Now with 3 kiddos, I honestly never get them done as often as I would like. Getting my nails done means me purchasing fake nails or nail strips, instead of going to the salon. Once a year, I treat myself to a manicure and pedicure at a nail salon. I know! Overtime though, I have falling in love with the ease of going to the store to buy nail strips or press on nails. In celebration of my birthday, which was on New Year’s Eve, I decided to try the nails and give you an Ardell Nails Review.
Are Press On Nails Worth It?
I’ll start off by saying, I REALLY like press on nails. They are inexpensive, last and come in many different nail shapes, lengths, colors and designs. In the end I am saving time and money. I can pamper myself from the comfort of my own home! I have not tried every press on brand out there, yet but all the ones I have tried are worth it. Each one has its pros and cons. But in the end they are definitely worth it!
Ardell Nails Pros & Cons
Lets get to the pros and cons of these nails.
- Nails are very sturdy
- Glue works well
- last at least 6 days!
- Cost: $7.99 but you get them for $5.99 at your local Marshalls!
- Enough nails to do 2 sets
- Comes with 24 nails (6 are accent nails)
- Coffin Shape
- Nails are LONG and CURVY
- The Matte finish did not look very natural.
- Wish there was an adhesive option, instead of just the glue.
The nails are pretty easy to put on and I had no issue with runny glue. I do wish there was an adhesive option, as the Kiss Fantasy nails come with that option (see my review below, on that). My nails came in matte natural color. I really like neutral colors but it was a bit too plan and so I added the rhinestones to my ring fingers. As you can see in the pictures below, the matte did not look very natural. Therefore, I added a top coat to each nail, including the rhinestone nails, for a more natural look. For the rhinestone nails, I added top coat on the nail not on the rhinestones. On day 2 a few of the rhinestones came off but not really noticeable to anyone looking from afar LOL.
On day 5, my pinky nail got loose and re-glued the area. The Ardell nails last at least a week. I removed them on day 6 because I got food stuck on one of the nails when I was doing the dishes. If it wasn’t for that I would have left them on a bit longer. Besides the fact, they were a bit long and curvy to type with, I was able to get everything done. They were also very easy to remove. Use one of the fake nails to push the fake nail away from your real nail. I buffed them and add a base coat, after.
My Final Thoughts
Coffin is the new look and I see more often, coffin style nails vs square shaped. Although I love square shaped nails! These nails are tough. They can handle cooking, washing dishes, laundry, cleaning, taking care of baby and kids! Overall, these nails are definitely worth it. I am glad I was able to try them. With enough nails for another set, I will have to do them again soon!
Other Nail REVIEWS
Here are some other nails reviews I have done:
- Impress Nails vs Kiss Fantasy Nails Review
- Dashing Diva Gloss Nail Review
- Essie Gel Nail Polish REVIEW
What are you favorite press on nails? I have a few others I would like to try and will definitely give a review!