Press-on nails are all the rage these days, and getting those fab fake nails on is a piece of cake. So, it’s time to ditch the long visits to the salon and get a set of press-on nails. The best part? You can change it up as often as you want. Here’s how to do it right.

Picking the Right Size

Choosing the right press-on nails is a bit like finding the perfect pair of shoes. Don’t commit until you’ve tried them on! Most brands throw numbers on their press-on nails to help you find the perfect fit. Make sure those press-on nail edges blend seamlessly with your natural ones to avoid any lift. If you’re torn between sizes, go a tad bigger and finesse the fit with the included nail file for a flawless finish.

The Prep

Before you slap on those nails, you need to prep to make the mani last. Push those cuticles back and kick excess oils out with alcohol or nail polish remover. It might sound counterintuitive, but drying out those nail beds ensures a rock-solid bond with the press-on nails.

Adhesive Tabs vs. Glue

To tab or to glue, that is the question! The choice depends on your vibe. Adhesive tabs are your BFF if you’re all about changing your mani constantly. They’re the hassle-free option, but if you’re in it for the long haul, glue is the real deal, giving you a secure hold for up to two weeks. Peel off and stick on those adhesive tabs or glue on those fake nails for a polished finish.

Making It Last

For a flawless mani that stands the test of time (and water), steer clear of prolonged exposure to water and rock gloves during activities that might mess with your mani. Give the cuticle oil a miss as it can mess with the glue, so keep it at bay. Stick to these rules, and you’ll have a press-on mani that’s Insta-worthy for days.

Taking Them Off

Whether it’s tabs or glue, taking off press-on nails needs a gentle touch. If you have tabs on, use warm water and let them soak till they come off. If you have Glued-on nails, hit ’em with some acetone-based remover and ease them off carefully.
Follow these simple tips and you’ll rock that press-on mani without messing up your natural nail nails.

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