Primark Minnie Mouse Nails

If you follow me on twitter you would know that this weekend I took a trip to Primark and was super excited to go wild in the isles. I had yet to have the time to look at their beauty range and was really looking forward to getting my hands on some items as I’ve read some really good reviews.
Am I the only one who get’s overwhelmed in Primark? I just couldn’t cope. There were so many people and I just idly  looked at all the beauty products without knowing what to get or even what I was really looking at. I bought one item and don’t get me wrong they are cute but it just wasn’t the exciting shopping trip I had hoped for.
Anyway back to the purchase. I have read so many good things about the Primark false nails section, mainly them being super affordable and pretty decent when being used. I picked up a set of the Disney versions, going with the Minnie Mouse nails for the small sum of £3.00. Let’s jump into my thoughts and feelings on the product and if they are worth your hard earned money.
Minnie Mouse Nails Primark
Minnie Mouse Nails
What you get: 24 PK Nails with no Adhesive included so aware when buying.
Price: £3.00

Sizing: This is one of the first issues I have with the set. The sizing is way off. They are very small in size and I began to question if they were for children?!? please let me know if they are. There is no place on the box that suggests these are for younger people.

I found it difficult to find nails that would fit my fingers nicely and some left gaps to the sides so my natural nail could clearly be seen. Due to the odd sizing it was difficult to get the patterns of the nails in sync on each hand and they became a mumble jumble of bows, glitter, polka dot and black.

Texture: These are a very soft plastic and once glue has been applied and you place them on the natural nail they bend out of shape when adding pressure to ensure they stick down. I also found them quite brittle when filing the edges for a smoother appearance.
Once on they feel okay but are not as strong as other more expensive brands.
Appearance & Packaging: The packaging looks similar to other brands with the wheel of 8 nails with and design of nails shown as the main attraction. The rest is polka dot cardboard which fits in with one of the nails designs.
Once open you find the other 16 nails in a mini lock and seal bag which is a bit cheap if you ask me. This is also not suitable storage as some of the nail designs contain glitter and the said glitter had become loose and transferred over the other nails in the bag. This had also ruined the design on the glitter nail and as sizing is a bit of an issue it could have been a nail I really needed.
I like the designs on the nails and feel they incorporate Minnie Mouse slightly. They are cute to look at and have a good theme to them.
Conclusion: I don’t think I will be purchasing these again and will stick to buying a more expensive brand that I know work and will last a few days of wear. Three pound is good value for money when the product works and does what it is supposed to, unfortunately my personal experience with these doesn’t reach these expectations. I would like to say I really wasn’t expecting the nails to be as good as other brands that cost more, but I was expecting a little more then I received.
Have I got this all wrong? I really think something may have gone wrong after reading so many good reviews. Let me know if your experience has been different as I would love to hear your thoughts. Have you used the other Primark nails that are not Disney related and had a better experience?
Next Post will be Friday, hope everyone has a great week.
Kate x
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  1. 31st October 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Yeah, seems better to buy another brand that’s more expensive but be sure that you can keep them on longer and get better sizing and better quality!
    It’s a pity because they’re really cute.
    Maybe they’re targeted to teenagers, hence the smaller size? Dunno :/

    • katesbeautyhome
      31st October 2018 / 1:40 pm

      I really don’t know. They are so cute though just a bit cheap quality x

  2. Cordelia Moor
    12th November 2018 / 5:31 pm

    I think I must have really tiny nails because the Primark special editions nails have always fit me! You’re right on the quality though – they just don’t compare to my beloved KISS nails.
    Cordelia ||

    • katesbeautyhome
      12th November 2018 / 5:33 pm

      I’ve got quite wide nails so maybe it’s just me but they didn’t have many options. I’m a KISS nails lover too, yes a bit more expensive but worth it x x

  3. 13th November 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Aww, it is a shame these didn’t live up to expectations, they do look really cute in the box. I recently picked up some Disney pj’s from Primark and a Minnie Mouse makeup bag which is really nice. I think Primark can be a bit hit and miss with it’s products though, they are super affordable but the quality isn’t always the best. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Kate! <3 xx
    Bexa |

    • katesbeautyhome
      13th November 2018 / 2:10 pm

      Thanks for the comment Bexa hope your well. I love Primark Pj’s I had a set of Marie Disney ones of the parents in law for my birthday and they are so comfortable x x

  4. 7th December 2018 / 1:10 pm

    I love some of Primark’s nails, but others aren’t so great. These look cute, so it’s a shame they didn’t live up to what you hoped for! I got some others a couple of months ago, and they were so flimsy and weak – they went straight in the bin.

    • katesbeautyhome
      7th December 2018 / 1:13 pm

      I think it really is hit and miss. They all have such cute designs though. Good luck on your blogmas it’s going really well so far I’ve been trying to keep up with them all x x

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