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STEP 1: PICK YOUR SIZES

Organize the new nails on the table in front of you, take your time and pick the most natural-looking option for each finger.

Skip this step if you have the 10pc sized nail set.

STEP 2: PREP YOUR NATURAL NAILS

Cut and file to your desired length and shape. Cutting them as short as possible and rounding out the corners is best. Make sure to push back and/or trim your cuticles as well.

Use a nail buffer to smooth out the surface and tips of your nails.

STEP 3: REMOVE RESIDUES OR OILS

Rub down your nail beds with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils or residues that can break down the adhesive. You can add a protective barrier between your nail beds and the adhesive by applying 1-2 thin coats of base coat and allowing that to completely dry first before moving on to the next step. You can also wash your hands with soap and water then pat dry to ensure your nails are not wet when you begin the application.

STEP 4: APPLY ADHESIVE TAB OR GLUE

If you’re using adhesive tabs, select the size that covers your entire nail or trim with scissors for a better fit. If you’re using glue, use a thin to moderate amount to both the press on and the nail bed to create a more secure bond.

STEP 5: ATTACH USING A DOWNWARD ANGLE

Line the fake nail up with your cuticle line and press in a downward motion. Then, press down on the centre of the nail while pinching both sides to secure it to your nail bed for at least 10 seconds for each nail. Afterward, wait a minimum of 2 hours before getting your new nails wet.

STEP 1: PICK YOUR SIZES

Organize all the nails on the table in front of you, and pick the most comfortable and natural-looking option for each finger.

Skip this step if you have the 10pc sized nail set.

STEP 2: PREP YOUR NATURAL NAILS

Cut and file to your nails to a shorter length and the shape you desire. Make sure to push back and/or trim your cuticles as well.

Smooth out the surface and tips of your nails with a nail file.

STEP 3: REMOVE RESIDUES OR OILS

Wash your hands with soap and water. Make sure your nails are not wet when you begin the application.

Use rubbing alcohol to rub down your nail beds and remove any oils or residues that can break down the adhesive.

STEP 4: APPLY ADHESIVE TAB OR GLUE

If you’re using adhesive tabs, select the size that covers your entire nail or trim with scissors for a better fit. If you’re using glue, use a thin to moderate amount to both the press on and the nail bed to create a more secure bond.

  • Use adhesive tabs if you want just for a day or shorter lasting.
  • Use glue or adhesive tabs plus glue if you want a longer lasting.

STEP 5: ATTACH USING A DOWNWARD ANGLE

Line the fake nail up with your cuticle line and press in a 45 degree angle downward. Then, press down on the centre of the nail while pinching both sides to secure it to your nail bed for at least 10 seconds. Afterward, wait a minimum of 2 hours before getting your new nails wet.

EXPERT TIPS

How to make my nails last longer?

To make press-on nails last longer, follow the advice below.

  • Before applying the press on nails, make sure there is no water or oil on your fingers.
  • Make sure the adhesive tab completely covers your nail bed.
  • Glue usually lasts longer compared to adhesive tab. It's also recommended to apply glue on top of the adhesive tab to make the nails last longer.
  • After applying the nails, wait two hours before touching any water.

It's highly receommended to check NailTiTi's TikTok @nailtiti_store for expert tips on how to make the press on nails last the longest.

How to make my press on nails fit better?

If your press on nails are too large, you can file and trim along the free edge of your natural nail to suit the shape of your tip.

It's highly receommended to check NailTiTi's TikTok @nailtiti_store for expert tips to adjust the sizes of the press on nails.

How to better protect my natural nails before applying glue or adhesive tabs?

You can add a protective barrier between your nail beds and the adhesive by applying 1-2 thin coats of base coat and allowing that to completely dry first before moving on to the next step.

It's highly receommended to check NailTiTi's TikTok @nailtiti_store for expert tips to protect your natural nails.

How to remove my press on nails?

Soaking your hands in warm soapy water for five minutes. Apply any sort of oil you have on hand. Use the same gentle rocking motion to lift the press-ons from your nail beds.

Check the bottom of the page for video instruction.

How to store and reuse my press on nails?

Press-on nails can be reused if you apply and remove them correctly. You’ll want to avoid harsh chemicals like acetone, as they’ll dissolve the fake nail and prevent you from reusing them.

Apply Press On Nails

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