Wednesday, March 18, 2009

PRODUCT REVIEW: Revlon False Eyelashes & Artificial Nails

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About a week ago I received an e-mail from Janet Lai, an assistant manager of Revlon at Pacific World Corporation. She manages and promotes falsies & artificial nails and she was really kind enough to send me a basket full of them so I could do a review. Thanks again Janet!

On to the review!

In general, I was never a big fan of press-on nails just because I've always had a hard time putting them on. My fingers would glue themselves to the press-ons and it would all just be a big mess after that. The last time I ever applied press-ons, I was probably a senior in high school.

But as you all may know, this recession makes it harder for us ladies to glam up when need be. So instead of paying $20+ dollars for acrylic nails, press-on nails can be a definite alternative.

Apply nails to your dominant hand last.
The last press-on you should apply is the thumb. Trust me, your nails will thank you. (:
When applying the press-on, hold it down for about 10 seconds. If you lift too soon, air bubbles may appear [as shown in the picture below].
The more glue, the better. But beware that it can get messy [& sticky!].

When applied properly, they could almost pass for salon nails. (:
Comes in a variety of designs that fit to your liking.
Inexpensive, as a opposed to getting your nails done at a salon.
Had no problem finding the right fit for each fingernail, though it may vary for others.
Each kit comes with a manicure stick & a file so in case a press-on may be too wide, you can easily file it down to fit your fingernail.
They WON'T ruin your nails as much as acrylic nails do.

Air bubbles ): Maybe if they added a less transparent base coat to make the base of the nail less visible, the air bubbles wouldn't show as much.

Other than the fact that I'm no good at applying them, I actually like the concept of press-on nails. I just wish I can do a better job at applying them! I'm sure other ladies can apply them a lot better than I can. I would definitely recommend it to those who are on a budget but would want an inexpensive way to dress up their nails. (:

As you all may know, I'm a huge fan of false eyelashes. I received a couple of falsies that were self-adhesive, meaning that no glue was needed. I thought it was pretty interesting since I've never tried it before.

PROS [self-adhesive lashes]:
It's a lot easier to maintain. Meaning, no need to rush to put them on your eyes since there's no glue.
If you accidently applied them incorrectly, you can easily peel them off and reapply to adjust them without the messyness of glue.
Package comes with another strip of adhesive in case the first one loses its stickyness.
Package says that they stay on even in water, though I haven't tested that out.

CONS [self-adhesive lashes]:
The adhesive is really sticky. Like regular glue, you can move your false eyelashes around while the glue is still wet. But with this, once you stick it on, you can't wiggle it, you'd have to remove it and place it where you want it to go. Doing this can also remove your eyeliner!

PROS [regular lashes with glue]:
I LOVE their eyelash adhesive. It dries a lot faster and it's not as thick compared to other adhesives I've tried.
Eyelashes are very natural looking.
They come in a variety of choices that fit to your liking.
I can hardly tell I have them on, they feel extremely natural and they don't weigh my eyes down.

CONS [regular lashes with glue]:
The strip of the lashes are really thin and lightweight which made it kind of hard to control when I applied them.
The eyelash glue can be a little too thin. Almost like a milky consistency.

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