- Painting the press on nails is so much easier than painting your own nails (you don't have to worry about using your non-dominant hand!).
- Press on nails require minimal dry-time (there is a lot dry-time for painting the press on nails of course, but there is very little dry-time when applying them!).
- The nails are customizable to any length or shape.
- No chips, and NO SHEET MARKS!!
Yes you read that right, press on nails do not chip! I applied them during the evening of Thursday, April 7 and since then I've done the dishes numerous times, I've washed my hair and I've done other household chores and there is not a single chip in sight! However, on two occasions my thumbnail popped off on it's own. I carry my nail glue in my purse with me, so I can discretely glue the nail back in place.
I purchased the press on nails from Ebay. For this mani I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polish in "Giant Peach", OPI nail lacquer in "Give Me the Moon!" and lots of loose glitter!
These are the sizes I used. I love these sets of 20 nails, you're guaranteed to find your size! The glue I used to apply the nails is the Nailene Ultra Quick Brush On glue. The setting time is 5 seconds per nail so I was able to apply my whole manicure in under 3 minutes!
This is what my mani looked like before trimming and sizing the nails. I love this length but I wanted something slightly more natural for my first press on nail experience!
Here are my nails after being trimmed and filed. I think they almost look natural!
The only con I noticed about wearing press on nails is the slightly awkward feeling I got when I first applied them. I felt like I had to be super cautious so they wouldn't break off. I typed really carefully at first, and was careful with my movements in general. However, the awkward feeling went away after a few hours and I'm typing this blog post completely normally. I'm really impressed with the Nailene glue!
Are you a fan of press on nails? I will definitely wear them again and still can't believe I waited this long to try them! If you are interested in seeing my Etsy shop, click here. Thanks for reading! xo