Press-on Nails

Press-on nails are a fun and festive way to instantly transform your nails into virtually whatever color and shape you would like. Press-on nails are available in many different styles and colors, making it easy to find a look that fits your personal style and look. They are simple to apply and remove.

How should you apply press-on nails?

In order to keep your manicure looking good for the longest period of time possible, you'll want to make sure that you take your time and apply the press-on nails correctly.

The following are the series of steps to be followed to ensure a quality, artificial manicure:

  • Prepare your real nails: Remove all residue, including glues, nail color, and anything else. Clean your hands and file the top surface of your nails lightly. Soak your nails in warm water and trim them. Using a pusher, push back your cuticles.
  • Prepare your press-on nails: Lay out the press-on nails in the order you will be applying them.
  • Apply the first press-on nail: Apply the glue to the first press-on nail, being careful not to use too much glue. Secure the nail to the glue.
  • Apply the remaining press-on nails.
  • Place a clear coat of nail polish over your press-on nails to give your nails the look of a real, polished manicure.
How long do press-on nails stay on?

In general, you can expect press-on nails to last anywhere from a day to a couple of weeks. The type of glue you use and how well you groom your nails can make a big difference. One of the biggest secrets to ensuring that you get the most wear out of your press-on nails is filing the surface of your real nails so that the glue and the press-on nail have a firmer hold.

How do you remove press-on nails?

When you're ready to remove your press-on nails, you'll be pleasantly surprised to learn that it's relatively simple to accomplish. The following are two recommended methods for removing both the nails and the adhesive:

  • Soapy water: First, soak your nails in soapy water for about 10 minutes to loosen them. Then, gently rock the nails back and forth to allow the water to loosen the adhesive. With the help of a cuticle pusher and oil, the nails should now be loose enough to remove.
  • Nail polish remover: Dip your fingernails in an acetone-based nail polish remover or use a cotton swab to rub the acetone on the edges and base of the nail. Once the nails are loose, peel off. Since acetone can dry out your hands, make sure to thoroughly rinse your hands and apply moisturizer.