Static Nails Honest Review (Unsponsored)

May 17, 2022

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I was influenced by instagram and tiktok to try out Static Nails – the reusable or ‘pop on’ nails that are blowing up the internet. Of course, I couldn’t try these out without giving all of you a fulsome, honest review. So let’s get to it!

Static Nails Honest Review:

The Details:

I ordered two packs of Static Nails, wanting to get a fun pattern for spring in an almond shape and a neutral color in a round shape. I got this tie-dye style french mani and these taupe ones.

Each package of Static Nails is between $20 – $24, making them far more expensive than drug store press nails, but way cheaper than a salon manicure and – in theory – being reusable means they’re a great deal.

My order shipped really quickly and arrived in just over a week (and remember I’m shipping to Canada!)

Pictured above you can see everything that comes in one packet of nails. I like that they have 12 size options (24 nails in all) to give you the best chance of a perfect fit. They also give you a file and their (supposedly) unique glue formula that allows the nails to have this reusable, no damage effect.

static nails honest review

The Results:

I really like how these nails look on.  … Unfortunately that basically ends the things I like about them.

Now, I will amend that last statement to say if you are someone who usually likes or is very good with glue on press on nails, than these aren’t that bad. For me, I don’t usually wear glue on press on nails, I swear by these sticker backed press ons. So, I fully admit that I am not a pro at glue nail application. I have however worn glue on press on nails before and have not had nearly as hard of a time as I did with these.

These made SUCH a mess. the pads of pretty much every finger were covered in glue by the time I was done. Static Nails gives you a guide on how much glue to use based on how long you want them to last so I went with the longest (10-14 days) which meant applying a thin layer to the fake nail as well as your real nail. This was a disaster and fail #1 for Static Nails.

Fail #2 for Static Nails … they didn’t last! At all! I’ve had them on now  for just over a week and here is the history of nails popping off:

Day 2: lost a thumbnail (glued it back on)
Day 4: lost a ring finger nail on one hand and a middle finger nail on the other (glued them both back on)
Day 7: lost a middle finger nail, and have no idea where it went so couldn’t glue it back on.
Day 8: lost a thumb nail (different thumb than earlier) and again have no idea where it popped off so couldn’t replace it.

To be honest I am *shocked* at how terribly these nails stay on. They are way less secure than the sticker back ones I love (I usually loose 2 nails total over the course of two weeks and reattach them with glue). They are also less secure than the traditional glue on nails I’ve tried which on average have lasted me 4-5 days before loosing any nails.

What also surprised me is that because they are designed to pop-off and not damage the nail, unlike other press-on nails, you don’t feel them starting to get loose. With every nail I lost I had no idea I lost them and just looked down and saw them gone. I think this is one of the biggest problems with them since the whole purpose (and justification for the price) is that they are reusable. … They’re not so reusable though if you loose the nails!

Final Thoughts / Rating:

To end my Static Nails honest review here’s a summary and a star rating:

Summary: These nails look great, but don’t last as well as regular press-on nails and can be difficult/messy to apply. Only buy them if you’re okay with this.

If you’re someone who already likes glue on press-on nails, and is good at applying with glue:

3 / 5 Stars

If you’re not a nail glue expert:

2 / 5 Stars

Overall, if you’re gifted a pair of these nails, or you’ve already ordered some, they’re worth using just be prepared to need to fix them up a lot. If you don’t already have them? Save your money and order some impress press-on nails or get a salon shellac manicure instead.

 

20 comments so far.

20 responses to “Static Nails Honest Review (Unsponsored)”

  1. Erica says:

    So thankful for this honest review! I’ve been thinking of trying this brand but couldn’t push myself to do it because of the price compared to drug store sets. So glad I didn’t bother!

  2. Lizzie says:

    Yikes! Sounds like more effort than it’s worth. I don’t wear glue on nails because you can’t exactly do that when you play guitar lol. But when I tried in the past, they’ve always fallen off and it’s such a chore to constantly fix. They do look pretty though! But I think I’ll stick with painting my natural nail for now haha!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • Lee says:

      Oh ya, I never even thought of playing guitar and dealing with nails! Definitely painting your own nails makes sense!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Big oof! It’s so disappointing when something like this happens. Buuut it happens a lot, unfortunately. Almost every “hyped” beauty item I’ve seen online has let me down. It’s too bad that was the case with these nails. On the plus side, now that you mentioned them, I’ll definitely have to try the sticker nails you mentioned because those sound great!

    • Lee says:

      I know, I totally agree way too many viral beauty products actually suck lol. And yasss the stick on ones are so good! BUT they don’t last as long so just keep that in mind!

  4. Neely Moldovan says:

    This is so cool! I never heard of this! I get my nails done all the time

  5. Heather says:

    Thank you so much for this honest review and also for not downplaying the awkwardness of applying nail glue. Thank you as well for recommending the press on ones that I am now going to purchase.

    • Lee says:

      You’re so welcome! Enjoy the kiss sticker back ones! I truly love them. Tips though to make them last: 1) make sure you use the wipe thing they give you first – if you don’t the sticker doesnt stick as well and likely the nails will only last a day or two. and 2) try keeping your hands away from water for as long as you can after you do them to give the sticker time to really bond with the nail. I recommend doing them right before you go to bed so they don’t get wait until the next morning. With those two tricks I’ve managed to make the sticker back ones last between 10 days and 2 weeks!

  6. Danielle says:

    They look so amazing!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

  7. Diana says:

    So cute! This is so pretty.

  8. Lovely says:

    Too bad the nails didn’t last long and was such a mess. Thanks for your honest review!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  9. Yes!! I tried these and the same thing happened to me!! Big mess and didn’t stay on at all. It’s really too bad because I LOVE their designs!

    • Lee says:

      Ah I’m sorry you got these too and had the same experience! So bad eh! I also went to get a manicure yesterday and my nail tech was like ‘oh my gosh your poor nails have been so damaged – they are paper thin!”

  10. It’s a shame that these didn’t work for you! I find stick on nails never really seem to work for me, I much prefer just regular polish, haha!

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  11. Kimberly Mizer says:

    Input from a Static Nails devotee: you do have to be careful with the glue, not making a mess of that just comes with experience. I am a nail freak and have tried everything and these nails give me the most beautiful look and stay on for 7-10 days for me. I have to ask, did you make sure to use cuticle oil daily as directed? It is CRITICAL to keeping the “health” of the flue intact and helps it both to last and to break down as it’s supposed to ao no damage to nails when they do pop off.

    • Lee says:

      Thank you so much for sharing – it always helps so much to hear others reviews! I didn’t use cuticle oil; I didnt know I was supposed to so that’s good to know for future!

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