I recently came across the Kiss Everlasting French Glue-On Toenails, which is currently available at Walgreen’s for $5.99. This made me stop and think — worth a try?  I didn’t really know there was a need for such a product, but apparently, having French manicured, well-groomed faux toenails has an audience. I’d never really thought of the concept before, but I guess it makes sense to a certain extent – if you’re going to have fake nails, why not plop them on your hands and tooties too? Or would I rather spend $20 on a pedicure? Would the glue need to be stronger for the toenails, or the fingernails? If you’re anything like me (which means clumsy),  these suckers would have to stand up to tripping, falling, stubbing toes, runing into things, etc. I’m curious to know how they would they hold up being stuffed inside a sock all day, or after a 100 degree day of heavy duty shopping and walking all around Manhattan.

5 Comments on To Try or Not to Try: Fake Toenails

  1. Ashe Mischief
    March 20, 2009 at 10:27 am (7 years ago)

    This… kind of baffles me. I understand fake nails, as people chew nails, have weak nails, etc., and it can be hard to keep real nails long & polished looking. But toe nails, it isn’t as hard. So why fake ones? I’d be worried they’d get stuck to the inside of my socks.

  2. KB
    March 21, 2009 at 4:44 pm (7 years ago)

    I tried these once! I had an event which required open toes, but all of my day-of errands left me NO time to get a pedicure. My younger sister suggested that I try this product, as it’d saved her in the past. So, I did…and voila! I was ready for the event and looked great!

    I don’t know how long you are supposed to keep them on though. I only kept mine for the weekend…

  3. PG
    May 12, 2009 at 11:17 am (7 years ago)

    I have used this product before with great results. I have a weird toenail issue where my big toenails (yes only my big ones) on both feet, just seperate from the nail bed & fall off, this happens to my mother & sister too. I’ve been to a podaitrist & it is not a fugus or anything related, they just grow out & fall off. It only happen once a year, typically during the late spring early summer, right when I’m breaking out my sandals & can’t wait to show off my toes! I love this product to get me through the in between time of having regular looking nails & short half toenails as they are growing out. I have gotten pedicures done with them on with no problem, just be sure to let your pedicurist know & always carry a bottle of glue with you for those inopportune moments where one can fall off leaving you with a possible embarrassing situation. Julia, I as well am very very clumsy & like I said just be sure to carry your bottle of glue with you & all will be well!

  4. LeeAnn
    July 1, 2009 at 4:03 pm (7 years ago)

    I have had both of my big toenails removed due to…..ingrown toenails…and whiled I love being free from the ingrown issue, my big toes dont look so hot. Before they came up with fake toenails…I was using large square thumb nails on my big toes and everyone thought they were real..now I use the Kiss Toenails which means less trimming, cutting and filing to get the right look. It’s the perfect solution for those of us with out toenails….but yes (Always have your glue with you).

  5. Angela
    October 25, 2010 at 11:02 am (6 years ago)

    I too had ingrown toenail surgery on my two big toes and the same thing resulted where my nails have never grown back to anything presentable. I also used larger nails intended for fingers at first and was thrilled when they came out for toes. It really meant a lot to people like me who don’t have much of a nail. People do look at feet and I want to wear flip flops and sandals at times. I agree about bringing nail glue with you at all times and a pedicurist showed me a trick of applying glue around the entire nail after its on in addition to underneath the nail. It gives it extra security and they last longer.

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