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How to Apply Press-On Nails and Make Them Last

Why I Love Press-On Nails So Dang Much (and You Should, Too)

How to Apply Press-On Nails and Make Them Last

I'm a big fan of at-home manicuresDIY gel, regular polish, and even press-on manicures. The first two varieties are not so surprising (Who doesn't love an affordable at-home gel mani?) but the last one always seems to stump people. I can't tell you the number of times I've been asked where I got my nails done, only to inform them that they're press-on nails. If you could see the looks I get . . . That's why I love press-on nails so damn much.

I started wearing press-on nails for the first time since middle school last year. I had a few packs in my beauty stash that I was saving for a rainy day when I suddenly needed a nice mani for a photoshoot at work the next day. Instead of scrambling to get to the nail salon, I decided to give the fake nails a go and I haven't looked back since.

Because nail art is having such a major moment right now, many of the press-on nail sets are perfectly on-trend. Considering there are so many great options at the drugstore, it's a great way to get an intricate nail design that would have cost a pretty penny at the salon for under $10. Now, whenever I have a big event or honestly just want to take a nice picture and can't make it to a nail appointment, I stick a set on. Game-changer.

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