My new iNails by AAB Shiremoor *

Regular readers of my blog will know that beauty blogging is not my forte. As much as I love make up and beauty products and a good pamper at home, I’m not one for beauty treatments and have never ventured further than a haircut (once a year. Shocking, I know) and a one off spray tan for a wedding. However, when invited to try the new iNails, I was more than happy to whip off my stick on drugstore nails and give them ago.
My nails are in awful condition. I’ve always been a nail biter. I did manage to grow them last year, purely because I started dental treatment with Invisalign meaning I physically couldn’t bite them. Until a few months in and found a way which I could start nibbling again, and they were back to looking ugly in no time.
I arrived at AAB Shiremoor, and was greeted at the door by Susan who then took me to her beautiful salon in her home. This is where I have to admit to being a bad blogger, as I forgot to take a pic, but the room was gorgeous. I sat down and first of all apologised for the tatty nails she was about to make pretty. Susan started by cutting and trimming my shamefully almost non existent nails, pushing back the cuticles, then selecting the correct size by dry fitting it into place
iNails are an alternative to gel and traditional acrylic nails, which take only around 15 minutes to apply a full set. They are kinder to your nails as there is no need to use an electric file. You could suggest they are similar to the stick on nails you can buy from Boots, etc, but they’re adhered with lyric acrylic, and much better quality.
Susan started to apply each nail by applying the liquid acrylic onto the nail, then placed it onto my natural nail, making sure the liquid spread across and down the entire nail bed, without any gaps or air bubbles. The nail was then held in place under a beam projector, and held for about 20 seconds to completely cure
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I’ve never been to a nail salon before, but I have noticed a strong smell as I’ve walked past nail bars, however there’s no solvent odour with inails
Any excess dry acrlic was then filed away from the side walls and cuticles, they were cut down to size, then buffed.
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I usually opt for short square stick on nails, but decided to go longer with inails, with a slightly more curved tip. Once finished I was surprised with how natural my new nails looked.
I then chose a gel polish finish of an extensive selection including chrome, glitter and marble effect. I had a Halloween themed weekend away with friends for my birthday planned that weekend, so opted for gray , with a white accent nail and a couple of Halloween stickers. Then finished off with a clear gel top coat.
I was thrilled with my new nails.
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I’m now 5 days in with my inails and they still look and feel as good as new. They feel so light, and exactly how I’d expect my nails would look if I were to grow them.
The nails are supposed to last up to 3 weeks, but I have read reviews where they’ve lasted even longer. After spending around £6-7 on stick on nails a week, which would last only a couple of days, I shall defiantly be sticking to inails as I know I will be getting more for my money, a much better quality of nail, and can leave the nail glue at home when I go out.
I’d like to give a huge thank you to Susan Ord for my lovely experience and fabulous nails.
To find out more about AAB Shiremoor and the range of treatments available, check out the Facebook Page or call 07949 510 588 to book an appointment
*contains gifted experience

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