How To Apply Your Nails Like A Pro

by Sadiah Wilkes-Crawford on September 29, 2023

Perfect Nails In 5 Minutes 


Press-on nails can be just as luxurious as a complete nail salon manicure, but they still offer many advantages over the traditional gel or acrylic alternatives. They're easy to apply at home, cost-effective, and available in various colors, shapes, and designs to suit your personality and personal style.

📏Size is Important 

The key to applying a good set of press-ons is to start with the correct sizing. Purchase one of our sizing kits for the perfect fit, or visit our how-to-size blog post. When picking your nail, make sure the nail reaches both sides of the nail beds and does not overlap with your skin. If you are in between sizes, go with the bigger size and file down the cuticle area of the nail to fit your nail bed. 

Squeaky Clean Nails 💅🏾

Prepping and cleaning the nails is critical in ensuring that your nails last up to two weeks. Push the cuticle back to remove the dead skin off the nail plate using the items in the kit. This cleans the surface of your nails and removes any natural oils that could interfere with the adhesion of your new nails.

❓ Sticky Tabs or Nail Glue?

💙 Sticky Tabs ( 1-3 day wear)

Depending on whether you would like temporary or more prolonged wear, you can choose between sticky tabs and nail glue.

Sticky tabs are perfect for one-night wear or weekend wear. Using only sticky tabs will result in shorter wear of the nails.

(Tip: A dot of nail glue can be added to the bottom and top of sticky tabs for more secure wear. This does not affect the removal process.)

💜 Nail Glue (10-14 day wear) 

Once your natural nails are prepped, match up the sizes of the press-on with your own and apply a small amount of glue to both the fingernail and your natural one. Then, align each fingernail with your cuticle line, place the press-on nail at a downward angle, and press firmly for 30-60 seconds. File nails if needed.

Your perfect press-on nails should last 10-14 days, depending on your lifestyle, activities and application.  

Now, the only thing left to do is SLAY your new manicure.

Check out how to remove your press-on nails.


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