When it comes to achieving a salon-perfect at-home mani, press-on nails are a modern beauty miracle. However, as easy as they are, there are some common mistakes you should avoid to ensure your press-ons last their longest, and always look fabulous.
Getting Them Wet Too Quickly
You've just meticulously applied your press-on nails and they're looking absolutely fabulous. It's tempting to go about your day immediately, but you must resist getting them wet after the application to ensure the glue has set underneath the press-on nails.
When you attach your press-on nails, the glue needs time to bond adequately with your natural nails. Jumping into a hot shower, doing the dishes, or even washing your hands too vigorously can weaken this bond, leading to a shorter lifespan for your new look.
Pro Tip: Wait at least 45 minutes before submerging your hands in water. Use this time to show off your new nails in a few Instagram selfies or watch an episode of your favorite show. Your patience will be rewarded with a stronger, more long-lasting adhesive bond.
Not Finding the Right Sizes for Your Nails
One size does not fit all, and this applies to press-on nails as well. Using nails that are too large or too small for your natural nails not only looks off but can also lead to a shorter wear time. An ill-fitting press-on nail is more prone to lifting at the edges or even snapping off entirely.
Pro Tip: Before you apply, match each press-on nail to its corresponding natural nail. Glamnetic Nail Sets come with up to 30 inclusive sizes, so you're likely to find the right fit. You can even trim or file the press-on nails for a more customized vibe!
Not Applying Enough Glue
Scrimping on the glue might seem like a good idea at the moment, but it'll cost you in the long run. An insufficient amount of glue means a weaker bond and a higher likelihood that your press-on nails will come off prematurely.
Pro Tip: Apply a generous, but not excessive, amount of glue to both your natural nail and the press-on nail. Press the nail down firmly for 10-15 seconds to ensure a strong bond. Make sure to cover the entire surface area of your natural nail with glue to maximize adhesion.
Press-on nails are a fantastic option for quick and trendy looks, but they do require a bit of know-how to get the best results. By avoiding these common mistakes, you'll be well on your way to a long-lasting, flawless mani!
Get your hands on Glamnetic's collection of press-on nails today and rock a salon-quality manicure right at home!