How To Apply Press On Nails

Always apply false nails on clean, dry hands.


Step 1

Gently push your cuticles back with the cuticle pusher.

Step 2

Lightly buff your nail with the nail file.

Step 3

Cleanse your nail with the alcohol wipe.

Step 4

Apply your choice of either nail glue or adhesive tabs.

Glue: Apply a small amount of glue to the back of the false nail and on the middle of your nail.

Adhesive Tabs: Apply the best fitting adhesive tab to the back of the false nail and peel off the plastic tab.

Step 5

Align the false nail about your cuticle at a 45° angle, then press the whole nail firmly for 15-20 seconds.

Step 6

Repeat steps 4 and 5, until all nails are complete.


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Should i prep my nails before putting on false nails?

Yes. Prepping your nails correctly will make your at home manicure look neater and helps your false nails stay on securely.

When is the best time to apply false nails?

Applying false nails before bed is ideal.

It allows the adhesive to set over night, whilst you're not using your hands or getting them wet.

Which finger should i start with first?

If you're right handed, we recommend starting on your left pinky nail first.

If you're left handed, start on your right pinky.

Next would be the other pinky.

Then continue to alternate fingers nails, working your way to your thumbs.

Your thumbs should be the last nails you work on.

Which is better adhesive tabs or nail glue?

This depends on which one best suits your personal preference and lifestyle.

Adhesive nail tabs are speacially designed double sided clear tape. They are a temporary alternative to nail glue and ideal if you don't intend to wear false nails for more than 3 days.

Nail glue on the other hand is a clear liquid adhesive. This semi-permanent alternative can keep your false nails on securely for up to 3 weeks.

What can i do to help my false nails stay on securely?

Prep your nails first.

Clean, slightly rough and moisture free nail plates enables glue to adhere better.

Rough the back of the false nails.

Carefully roughing the back of the false nails with a nail file will help to create friction for the adhesive and false nail to grip on to. This can help the nails stay on for longer.

Take your time.

Allow enough time for the adhesive to fully set. Wait at least an hour before wetting your nails with cuticle oil, hand lotion or to wash your hands.

Take caution.

Avoid soaking your nails in liquids for too long. For example, wear gloves when washing up, avoid submerging your hands in a bath and be careful when washing your hair.

Remember your nails are jewels, not tools.

Press on nails are decorative accessories and should not be used to open or pick at objects.

How can i avoid air pockets in the glue?

Make sure the glue is evenly applied on the false nail and on the middle of your nail plate.

Align the false nail above the cuticle at a 45° angle and press firmly all over the nail for 15-20 seconds.