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Tips to Make Press-On Nails Last Longer

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If you're a fan of stunning press-on nails, you know the disappointment of seeing them chip or lose their charm sooner than you'd like. However, fear not! With a few simple tricks, you can make your press-on nails last longer and keep your manicure looking flawless. Say goodbye to frequent touch-ups and hello to extended nail beauty.

1. Clean and prepare your natural nails

Effective cleaning and preparation are essential for prolonging the longevity of your press-on nails and maintaining the health of your natural nails. Follow these steps for a perfect foundation:

Gentle Cleaning: Begin by gently removing any old nail polish or residue from your nails using a nail polish remover. This ensures there are no barriers between your natural nails and the press-on nails.


Trim and Shape: Trim your nails to your desired length and shape them with a nail file. Ensure the edges are smooth to prevent any lifting of the press-on nails.

Buff Gently: Use a nail buffer to gently buff the surface of your nails. This creates a slightly rough texture, allowing the press-on nails to adhere better.

2. Choose high-quality and suitable press-on nails

This doesn't imply that you need to invest in the priciest press-on nails available in the market. The key is to search for press-ons that exhibit durability, offer a range of sizes, and snugly conform to your natural nails.

Another important consideration is the quality of your nail adhesive. While many sets include adhesive, if you're experiencing issues with your press-ons coming off too easily, you might want to consider replacing the glue. Ideally, you should opt for a glue that dries rapidly, ensures water resistance, and possesses the necessary strength to firmly adhere to your natural nails.

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Press-on nails offer a wonderful opportunity to create the appearance of longer, more robust nails. However, if they are either too small or excessively long, the likelihood of them coming off increases. unfitting press-ons can also become uncomfortable, appear bulky, and potentially harm your real nails.

A properly fitting press-on nail should conform to the width and curvature of your natural nails. Our recommendation is to test the fit of each artificial nail over your natural nails before applying them. Fortunately, many press-on nail sets are available in various sizes, allowing you to file and shape them to your preferred dimensions.

3. Correct application

The wrong application is usually the top reason your press-on nails are coming off after a few days.

Use Adhesive Wisely: Apply a small drop of nail glue or adhesive to the back of the press-on nail. Avoid overusing glue, as excess adhesive can cause lifting and weaken the bond.

Press Firmly and Wait: Gently press the press-on nail onto your natural nail, starting from the cuticle and moving towards the tip. Hold it in place for a few seconds to ensure a secure bond. You want the glue and nail to really bond together, so don’t rush here.

Trim Excess: Once the press-on nail is in place, trim any excess length if needed and shape it to your liking.

4. Maintain Your Press-On Nails

Avoid Water: Excessive exposure to water can weaken the adhesive. If you can't wait that long, use gloves when doing household chores or washing dishes to protect your press-on nails.

Be Gentle: While press-on nails are durable, avoid using them as tools for opening packages or scratching surfaces, as this can lead to chipping or breakage.

Regular Checks: Periodically check your press-on nails for any signs of lifting or damage. If you notice any issues, address them promptly by reapplying adhesive or replacing the nail.

5. Removal Without Damage

When it's time to remove your press-on nails, do it carefully to avoid damaging your natural nails:

Firstly, to remove your press-on nails, soak them in an acetone-based nail polish remover. This will help loosen the adhesive.

After soaking, gently lift the press-on nails from the sides using a wooden cuticle stick or an orange stick. Do not force them off, as this can damage your natural nails.

After removal, be sure to moisturize and care for your natural nails to keep them healthy and strong.

By following these tips, you can enjoy beautiful press-on nails that last longer and stay looking fantastic. Keep your nails in top-notch condition and enjoy the compliments on your flawless manicure!


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