DIY: How To Apply Press On Nails πŸ’…πŸΎ

Quarantine is still a thing, but that doesn’t mean your nails have to look wack! 

I haven’t gotten my nails done professionally in a hot minute. When the pandemic first began, a lot of beauty shops and nail salons closed down until further notice. (In my state, they opened back up around June). I noticed that a lot of people were online discussing press on nails as an alternative. Last year before I started getting acrylic nails, I tried press on nails and it was a super epic fail hence why I started going to the nail salon. 

This time, I dug into a bit more research and found some new tips (shoutout to Love Your Natural on YouTube) that not only made press on nails look as polished as possible, but it also made them last longer than ever. Press on nails have always gotten a bad rep from what I’ve heard, but this time around a lot more ladies are finding hacks on how to make them just as great as your full $50 set. 

Not only have these become super quick to apply, but they’re also cost efficient and it doesn’t take much to remove them as it does with acrylic nails. I also like the fact that my natural nails don’t get as damaged as they do when I wore my acrylic nails. Let’s get into how to apply your press on nails at home! 

1. Start with a clean surface. Grab your supplies and set them out. Make sure your nails and hands are clean. You may want to use a nail brush to get in the nooks and crannies of your nails. Dry them off. 

2. File/buff your nails down so the edges and ridges will be smoothed out in order for the press on nail to apply as easy as possible.

3. Get your cuticle pusher and begin pushing and snipping away at your cuticles.

4. I learned this step from Love Your Natural. Get your nail polish remover and cotton ball and wipe each of your natural nails. What this does is removed only oils off your nails to ensure the barrier between the nail and nail glue stays intact.

4. Begin applying your press on nails to your real nails. I tend to start with the thumb nails first. I use the Kiss Brush On Glue and apply it to the press on nail first. I then hold it down on each nail for about 30 seconds. 

5. Once I’m done, I add oil to my cuticles for the pro salon look! 

With these steps, your press on nails will be sure to stay on for 3-4 weeks! Be sure to give your nails breaks in between in order for them to stay strong. Watch the full tutorial video below:

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2 comments:

  1. I just applied some press ons the other day and while I liked the look, they were just too long for me to function..lol. I love how yours turned out and yes, the cuticle oil gives it a pro look indeed.

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  2. I love press on nails. I have been wearing them for 2 years now. These are the same steps I take to prep my nails.

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