After painting your nails you have to wait until they are touch dry - roughly 15 minutes. Then you can slip your Helmies onto each finger. This is where the trouble begins. My fingers are a little bit chubby & yet at least half of these nail helmets are way too big for my fingers. They just slip off immediately after putting them on. The worst offender was my ring finger & I lost this helmet several times within the space of twenty minutes. That was how long I could stand to have them on my fingers before I got ridiculously fed up. The pack comes with two larger pink helmets for your big toes & two smaller pink helmets for your pinkie fingers. The rest are white & are exactly the same size. They really need to make a pack with smaller sizes as the pinkie helmets fit my fingers a lot better.
The hole on the bottom is even more useless. It's placed in an awkward position so I found it extremely difficult to type on my laptop & use my iPhone. One thing that I always struggle with after painting my nails is pulling my tights up & down when I need to use the bathroom. The helmets all fell off during this process & I'm lucky that none of them went in the toilet! The only way that these things can be useful is if you're planning on sitting perfectly still, in which case you may as well not have bothered putting them on in the first place.
If you can manage to keep these helmets on your fingers then they do actually work & your nails will be kept perfectly smudge-free. However for me, Helmies are totally impractical to use & a complete waste of money. Save your pennies for a proper gel manicure instead.
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