5 Tips to Make Your Press On Nails Last Longer
To get the most out of your press on nails, you have to make sure they’re applied properly and will last longer than one or two days. Follow these simple tips, and you can keep your press on nails looking flawless all week long. Press on nails is great when you need to look put together but don’t have time to go to the salon!
1) Choosing The Right Press On Nails
There are a few things you can do to make sure your press on nails lasts as long as possible.
- Start with clean, dry nails. If your nails have any oil on them, the glue won’t adhere as well and your nails won’t last as long.
- Cut and file your nails before applying the press ons. This will help create a smooth surface for the glue to adhere to and will also help the press ons fit better.
- When applying the press ons, use a good quality glue designed specifically for press on nails. Follow the instructions on the glue bottle carefully.
2) Prep Your Nails Before Application
If you want your press on nails to last, you need to prep your nails first. Here’s how:
- Start with clean, dry nails. If your nails are oily, use a nail polish remover to clean them before moving on.
- Next, use a nail file to shape your nails. You can either file them into a square or round shape.
- Once your nails are shaped, it’s time to apply the glue. Be sure to read the instructions on the glue before proceeding.
- Apply a thin layer of glue on nails and wait for it to become tacky before applying the press on the nail.
3) The Best Glue On Nails
- Start with a clean slate. Be sure your nails are free of any oils or debris before applying your press ons.
- Use a good-quality glue. We recommend using glue designed specifically for press on nails.
- Apply the glue to both the nail and the press on. Be generous with the glue, but don’t go overboard – you don’t want it oozing out from under your press ons.
- Wait for the glue to get tacky before applying the press ons. This will help them adhere better and last longer.
- Press on the nails firmly, starting at the base and working your way up to the tip.
4) Use Scotch Tape As A Buffer Between Fingers
Scotch tape can be used as a buffer between your fingers and the press on nails. This will help to keep the nails from slipping and keep them in place for longer. You can also use scotch tape to secure the nails if they are loose.
To use scotch tape, first cut it into strips that are slightly wider than your nail bed. Then, apply the strip of tape horizontally across your nail bed, right above your cuticle. Be sure to smooth down the edges of the tape so that it lies flat against your skin.
Once you have applied the scotch tape, you can then proceed to apply your press on the nails. Start by applying a thin layer of glue to your natural nail, and then place the press on a nail on the top.
5) Let Your Nails Breathe And Dry
False nails can be a godsend when you don’t have the time or money for a professional manicure. But if you want them to last, it’s important to give your nails a break every once in a while. Here are five tips to make your press on nails last longer:
- Don’t wear them all the time. Give your natural nails a chance to breathe by taking a break from the false ones every few days.
- Be careful with your hands.