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When someone first presented the idea of press on nails to me about a year ago I totally gave it
the side eye. I instantly thought about the nails in the beauty supply store with adhesive strips
that I would beg my mom to buy for days on in only to have them fall off 10-15 minutes after
I gave press-on’s a try and I must admit, my local nail salon may not be
seeing me for another acrylic set for a while. It’s been about 3 months for me– -so far so great.
Here’s a few reasons why you should be rocking press-on nails if you aren’t already.
Press-on’s are super affordable
A full set plus much need flll-ins and polish changes can easily run you a few hundred dollars a
month. For usually less than $20 you can buy (or even DIY) press-on nails that look just a good
as the salon.
They can be done in very minimal time
Practice makes perfect but press-ons can be applied in under 20 minutes. If you don’t have time
for long nail salon waits, you’ll enjoy press-ons for that very reason alone. Press ons are also
the perfect excuse for a little me time.
You can switch them up as often as you’d like
Sometimes having long nails is a little inappropriate for everyday life. For instance, if you work in
a corporate setting, instagrammable stiletto nails with all the works may not be the greatest
idea. However, if you want to spice up your look after hours all you need are press ons and a
good glue or adhesive strips. You never have to worry about your nails being “inappropriate ” for
They are reusable and super easy to remove
Here today, gone tomorrow. Apply them when you’re in the mood and stash them away until
next time. Unlike, acrylics you don’t necessarily need to remove these nails with acetone.
Usually a bowl of warm water is enough to loosen the glue.
Premade press-on’s rarely ever lose it’s shine
Dull nails are not appealing, unless you’re going for that look of course. Press ons tend to keep
its shine even after doing dishes and other chores that may dull nail polish over time.
As far as designs go, the possibilities are endless
All the instagrammable nail designs from holographic to rhinestones are all achievable with
press on nails at a fraction of the cost and way less commitment.
Press-on nails tend to be a bit healthier for your nails
Specifically when you get acrylic sets, your nails go through hell throughout the whole process.
Before the acrylic is even applied your nails are sanded down. The acrylic bonding to your nails
weakens your natural nails more often than not.
Lastly, you’ve never know real pain until you’ve felt an acrylic nail break through your nail beds–
If you’re still not convinced that press-on nails are the way to go, check out these press-on
designs and see if you change your mind.