Press on nails are artificial nails made of acrylic resin, gel or ABS plastic and painted with nail polish. With everything that has happened since the lockdown, press-on nails are a great alternative to gel extensions or acrylic nails when you do not want to leave your home but still want to have a custom, polished manicure look.
The application is a simple process with glue or adhesive tab. They can last for just a weekend or up to two weeks which makes them a great option for special events, or if you need to limit your nail length for your job.
Applying press-ons can be a pretty quick process, but before you truly get started, it’s important to do a bit of prep work on your natural nails. This should start with washing your hands and making sure nails are free of any oils or lotions. You can also lightly buff and wipe them with acetone or alcohol. These steps help the glue to adhere better.
Benefits of Press On Nails
Reusable press ons, like what we have at Sunday Beauty, are a super economical way to appear glam in the long run because you are paying for multiple wears. While they’re priced higher than drugstore single-use products, they still cost less than gel extensions.
Great Option for Professionals
Since they’re so effortless to apply or remove, they’re a nice style option for people who can only wear glam, fashionable, or long nails during their off-time, like nurses, those who work in conservative offices, etc.
Some press-ons are reusable, so feel free to repeat your manicure set as much as you like, guilt-free.
Has a Variety of Designs to Choose From
Press ons let you have a variety of pattern, art, shape, and colour options, just like acrylic nails. You can mix-and-match sets to change up your looks and suit your style. Classic options like a french manicure or natural pink-beige are also easy to find.
Press on nails don’t damage your real nails as long as you follow proper application and removal procedures. However, improper removal, like leaving your nails in acetone for too long can lead to dryness and brittleness. You can also damage the surface of the nail bed by ripping off your press ons.
To avoid this, soak your nails in warm, soapy water for 10 mins or until the nails lift off easily. Then, use cuticle oil and a good hand moisturizer to rebalance your moisture levels.
You can also use a good quality base-coat before application.