Your Guide to Press-on Nail Application
A regimen you can do right at home. When you can get that a fresh manicure for a fraction of the salon cost, in just a few minutes, and without the damage or commitment --- who could say no? Continue reading to discover how to apply your luxury press on nails. But first, let's start with some Pro Tips:
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1. Start With A Clean Base
Shorten and file your nails, push back your cuticles with a manicure stick and buff the shine away from your natural nails with a buffing block. Then clean your nail plates with alcohol wipes and don't touch your nails to keep them clean and oil free.
2. Size Matters
You want to make sure the nails fit before you commit. Find the correct sizes and if you’re between sizes, go smaller so the press ons don’t overlap over your skin. There’s nothing worse than a press on that is wider than your nail bed.
3. Should I Go for the Glue?
For longer wear time (up to 2 weeks), use the nail glue. Apply glue on the false nail first and then directly on your natural nail plate starting from the cuticle area towards the free edge. Be quick. The glue will dry within a few seconds. Make sure to place the nail on straight. Hold and press for 10 seconds. Don't forget to press on the side walls too!
PRO TIP: Always do your pinky’s first. Or... Do your thumbs last! You want to keep your thumbs free because you’ll be doing most of the pressing with your thumbs.
4. Or... Should I Go for the Tabs?
If you want something temporary (1-2 days), use the adhesive nail tabs. You may want to apply a dot of glue on your nail for extra hold and then place the tabs over the glue. Once the tab is secured to your natural nail apply the false nail and hold for 30 seconds.
Now that we've covered the basics, it's time to learn more about our nail alternatives and how to better protect your nails from damage.
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