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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Autumn is my favourite time of the year. A cosy night in with the fire on, scented candles burning, a soft blanket and some pampering is my idea of heaven. There is really no better time to give yourself some TLC then when it’s getting colder outside and the evenings get darker. For this post I have put together ideas form my ultimate Autumn evening in.

Relaxation

Bath time Relaxation
Bath time relaxation

To start the evening off there is nothing better then a relaxing bath where aching muscles can unwind, you can leave all technologies behind and switch the mind off. For years I have been using the Radox Feel Relaxed Bath Soak (£1.00 for 500ml). Adding this to the bath creates some thick luxurious bubbles you can’t wait to lie in. The formula is infused with lavender and waterlily giving such a gorgeous, instantly relaxing scent that fills your bathroom. Stepping into this I know I can just ‘zone out’, letting my mind and body unwind. For the sum of £1.00 it is such an inexpensive way to give yourself a little boost and add something special to your bath routine.

To continue the relaxing vibe and to match the bubbles in the bath I then use the Urban City Carbonated Bubble Charcoal Clay Mask ($20.00/£15.35 for 100ml). I have been using this for ages and the tub still has a tonne of product left. It’s a quick three to five minute mask and the charcoal based formula removes all traces of dirt and make up. After use my skin feels spotless and since I started using this mask and other charcoal products I have had little breakouts and my skin has been so much clearer.

Once cleaned up I hop out and put on my favourite Maire Pyjamas (there is no sexy pj’s here) that have been toasting on the radiator and then I continue on with pampering myself.

Pamper

Nail Care And Relaxation
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Unlike most I tend to stay away from the scented candles’ and opt for a wax melt instead. I find the wax melts to give a much more intense scent throughout the room than a candle which is something I really enjoy when relaxing. My current favourites are from Yankee (£1.70 individual melts) in the scents Perfect Margarita, Sparkling Cinnamon Spice and Star Anise & Orange. Each have such strong Aromas that create a great ambience during a night of pampering.

With the candles on and feeling warm and comfortable after the bath, I move on to nail care. Filing and painting my nails instantly de-stresses me (kind of like adult colouring only on your nails). Recently I have been using a few Essie nail products (polishes from £7.99). They have so many great choices when it comes to shades and colours. I find their polish to hold up well after application and can often go the full week without getting cracking or chips. I have also been using their Naturally clean nail polish remover (£9.95 for 118ml). It doesn’t smell as harsh as other polish removers and contains moisturisers and vitamins to keep nails healthy.

Once nails are painted I settle down in my cosy blanket to watch Breaking Bad repeats and forget about the world.

So there you have my ultimate Autumn evening in. There really is nothing more satisfying then spending the evening to relax and escape the stresses of the day. There is something about Autumn that can make you feel all cosy.

Let me know in the comments section about your ultimate evenings. How do you spend them? How do you switch off from the day job? Do you have any products that help you relax and forget about it all?

Next post shall be up tomorrow so until then I hope you’ve enjoyed.

Kate x

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