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What you need to know about-How to apply press on nails?

by YOUNGYERING 15 Aug 2023 0 Comments
Using press-on nails is a convenient and temporary way to achieve stylish manicures without the commitment of traditional acrylic or gel nails. Here's how you can use press-on nails effectively:
1. Gather Your Supplies:
Before you start, make sure you have all the necessary supplies:
- Press-on nails
- Nail file
- Cuticle pusher or stick
- Nail glue (some press-on nail kits come with adhesive tabs instead of glue)
- Nail polish remover (for cleaning natural nails)
- Cotton pads or swabs
2. Prepare Your Natural Nails:
- Remove any existing nail polish using nail polish remover and cotton pads or swabs.
- Gently push back your cuticles using a cuticle pusher or stick.
- Trim and shape your natural nails if needed.
3. Select Press-On Nails:
Choose the press-on nail sizes that best fit your natural nails. Match each press-on nail to your corresponding natural nail before you start applying.
4. Buff Your Natural Nails:
Use a nail buffer to lightly buff the surface of your natural nails. This helps the press-on nails adhere better and ensures a smooth surface.
5. Apply Glue or Adhesive Tabs:
- If you're using nail glue, carefully apply a small amount to the back of the press-on nail, spreading it evenly. Be cautious not to use too much glue, as excess glue can spill out onto your skin.
- If you're using adhesive tabs, peel off the backing and stick them to the back of the press-on nail.
6. Apply Press-On Nails:
Align the press-on nail with your natural nail's cuticle line and press it down firmly. Hold the nail in place for a few seconds to allow the glue or adhesive to bond.
7. Shape and Trim:
Once the press-on nails are applied, you can use a nail file to shape them to your desired length and shape.
8. Finishing Touches:
- If you're using glue, wait a few minutes to ensure the nails are securely attached before doing any activities that might put stress on your nails.
- If there's any excess glue around the edges of the press-on nails, use a cuticle stick or a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to gently remove it.
- You can apply a clear top coat to add shine and further secure the press-on nails.
9. Removal:
When you're ready to remove the press-on nails, soak your fingers in warm soapy water for a few minutes to soften the adhesive. Gently lift the press-on nails from the sides using a cuticle stick or your fingers. Avoid pulling them off forcefully, as this can damage your natural nails.
Remember that the longevity of press-on nails varies depending on the quality of the product, the application process, and your daily activities. If a press-on nail becomes loose or starts to lift, you can reapply it using more adhesive or glue.
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