Have you worn Glue-On Fingernails?

Fake Fingernails - Here is my hand with fake Glue-On Fingernails. 
Medium Length French Manicure.
United States
November 29, 2008 10:31pm CST
I tried the Glue-On Fingernails... The French Manicure medium length ones. They looked really nice, and most of them stayed on really good. A few started to come loose and I re-glued them. They stayed on through everything I did for a couple weeks. BUT.... They were so hard to take off! And they really messed up my real nails. I had to take them off because my real nails started growing and you could see where the fake ones started, AND they were getting dirty. I had to cut my real nails shorter than the shortest they would go! And all the glue wouldn't come off. My real nails are so short and ugly now I almost wanted to glue more fake ones over top of them! But I'm afraid to do it again. But I felt so good when they were on. Everyone thought they were real, and I got many compliments on them. Have you ever tried them? If so, is there an easier way to get them off? I soaked them FOREVER in Acetone Nail Polish Remover.
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14 responses
@schulzie (4071)
• United States
30 Nov 08
Well, I have been there and done that before. I know that it really ruins your real nails when you take them off. I always tried to soak and soak, but ended up prying them off myself. And you are right. It leaves the nail extremely thin and damaged. That is until it grows out all the way. But until that happens my nails were extremely sensitive. I just kept them short until they grew back in and put lots of hand lotion on my hands and on my nails to try to moisturize them. I have always loved long nails, but the older I get it seems the harder it is to grow my nails long. Your hand and the nails are very pretty in that picture. I can see why you got so many compliments. They do look great. Too bad it ruins the nail underneath. Have a nice day and happy myLotting!!!
@Anne18 (11036)
30 Nov 08
I haven't worn glue on fingernails, our daughter has and they just fell off one by one over the days. I don't think it was anything to do with the glue etc but just the way she lives her life
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@gracie04 (4556)
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
I've never tried wearing glue-on fingernails.. it looks cool but i just don't like wearing those as i always wanted my fingernails to look natural and clean..=) i don't even like putting nail polish as it can make my nails dry..
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@ZephyrSun (7399)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I have never worn them. I use to go to the salon to get my nails done but then after all this economy stuff going on here I quit going. I broke several nails from the salon but, I would have to go in and have them repaired. I don't know an easy way to get them off but, the salon nails once the real nail grows a little you can get a finger nail up under the nail and just pop it off.
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• United States
30 Nov 08
I have tried the glue-on nails before and they have all fallen off before the end of the day. No matter what i do or how careful i was being, they would never stay on. I finally gave up on them and decided that if i wanted long nails i good go to a nail salon and get acrylics. The worst i did with those is have on chipped after about two weeks. But the down side of getting them done that was is when you decide to take them off..they seriously mess up your nails.
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• United States
30 Nov 08
The price of beauty huh?
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@swtpareek (652)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I have never tried that. I don't like too long nails. I grow my natural nails to a desirable length and then go for nail art. That looks good and is a faster way and no harm is done too. Bad that you had to cut short your nail. Thanks for sharing your experience. Now I'll never go for glue-on fingernails.
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• United States
1 Dec 08
I'm like the person in the first response, I really don't like my nails too long. I use my hands a lot and if the nails get too long, it becomes a hassle. But, I might want to give something like that a try on a special occasion, though. I probably would be poking myself with them, though.
• United States
1 Dec 08
I got the Medium length ones. They were not too long. And I clean houses for a living and they stayed on through everything I did. I couldn't believe it! Yea, I'll probably only put them on for special occasions from now on.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Actually I've never tried them. My nails grow so fast and are hard as rocks that I've never needed them. My Mom used to wear them alot b/c her nails were always bit down to the nub b/c she'd chew at them when she was nervous. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND TRUST IN GOD**[/b]
@sacmom (14361)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I tried putting one on one of my nails once. A friend of mine had some (or were they her sister's?). Anyway, the darn things freaked me out, but being I was about 8 years old at the time I was curious to see what they were like. But after I put that first one on, it felt weird on my fingernail and I removed it almost as quickly as I put it on. The darn thing gave me the willies! LOL I haven't worn any false nails since.
• Turkey
1 Dec 08
Yes, I have and they stayed on really well, when I let them stay on that is LOL. Usually when I have they put on, I don't keep them on very long. I like to have my nails free because they just feel weird when I have the glue on nails on them...
• United States
1 Dec 08
Ouch! That sounds painful :( Unfortunately, the only experience I have with glue on nails were fake glue on nails that came with a barbie my grandma bought for me many years ago. They were those lame ones that kids use, you just stick them one with the tape that comes with them and they came off 2 minutes later. Anyways, I know quite a lot of people who use them and I always wondered how they were done, how they stick on, and how they come off. I personally have never tried them because I am afraid that if I tried taking them off, I would rip off my real nails along with them. I just grow my real nails to the length I want and paint them. Its much less painful and less expensive!!! Some friends of mine get them professionally done at a beauty salon and then a few weeks later they go back to get them removed. I dont know whether you did them yourself or had them professionally done, and if you got them professionally done, what did the person who did them for you say to remove them?! If you did them yourself, maybe you should go into a beauty salon and ask for some advice. Good luuck with that, and I am sure your real nails will grow back to their natural state ;)
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
30 Nov 08
I've tried the glue on ones, they never stay on. I tried the gel nails LOVED them while i had them but when i had them removed my nails were so brittle and took 6 weeks to get less fragile and breakable. They were very pretty but hard to pick things up with.
• United States
30 Nov 08
I used to be a professional nail technician/manicurist. Yes, the glue can damage your nails, but it isn't permanent. You can gently file off the excess glue left behind. File only on the glue, not your real nails. Or, as stated above, soak your hands in pure acetone. Acetone will really dry your fingers and nails out though, and if left in too long can really do more damage than good. You must check it every couple of minutes and wipe the softened glue off with a paper towel. Don't put the acetone down the sink either, it will damage your pipes. Soak it up with with paper towels and throw it away. I still do my own nails, either in acrylic or fiberglass. If done correctly and by a professional, you will find the damage to your natural nails to be minimal...but there will always be some damage from the chemicals. I hope this helps.