(Closed) press-on nails

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

From the photos, they look acrylic, to me. I was actually thinking about doing the same thing, but I’m worried they’ll pop off half way through the wedding.

Post # 4
1429 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think they look really good. You did a great job! How do they hold up?

Post # 5
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think they look fine 🙂 

Post # 6
630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Your’s dont look fake at all!

I am wearing a set that was given to me, they are french tip and have a little white design and a rhinestone. They are so beautiful. What really works to keep them on is to use the stickers to adhere them. You can buy them at walmart and stuff. they stay on for days.

Post # 8
4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I did fake nails for my wedding; I just ran out of time for a manicure. I got so many compliments on them, it was funny to me.

I think you’ll do fine with them as well. They look great!

Post # 10
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love Nailene brand nails! I used them when I was a bridesmaid in other weddings, for my engagement pictures, and for dances and such in high school. Just carry the nail glue with you in case you have one pop off, but if I applied them the night before I never had a problem. I like the look of them more than acrylics (which I think look MUCH more fake). But yours look nice!

Post # 11
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If I *have* to wear fake nails, I do the glue-on ones. I can get them to stay on at least a week without lifting.  Revlon, Nailene and Kiss all make good ones.  Some tips…

– Look for ones that come with gel glue.  The gel holds better and lasts longer than the liquid.  It’s also easier to work with, because it’s not as runny.  I’m not sure if the sticker press-ons even exist anymore, to be honest.  They never held for more than a couple hours!

– Use the little nail file that comes in the package to lightly buff the surface of each nail first.  It will rough up your natural nails a bit and give the fake ones a better surface to stick to.  If your nails are too smooth, they won’t stick. 

– After buffing your nails, use a cotton ball soaked in regular nail polish remover (not the conditioning kind with moisturizer or gelatin!) and just wipe off each nail before you glue the fake ones on.  It will remove any dust from filing and remove any oils, lotions, etc. that you might have on your nails that will make the glue not stick.

– Apply a drop of the gel glue to the inside of the fake nail, wait about 2 seconds and then press it onto your natural nail.  Don’t use too much glue and don’t apply the glue onto your real nails.  Also, try to only put the glue on the bottom part of the fake nail, but hold it by the tip when you stick it on.  Otherwise it will get super messy!

Also, I think it’s Kiss brand that makes fake nails with little tabs on them to help with application.  Once the nail is on and the glue is dry, the tab comes right off. These are reeeeally easy to apply. 

Post # 13
1510 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have never had much luck with press on, they always seem to pop off at the wrong times. I would save myself the hassel and go to the salon and get gels done.

Post # 14
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

They look good! Only the index finger looks a little obvious to me because you can see the gap between your cuticle and the fake nail. If you make sure that gap is closed with the next application you’ll have everyone fooled!

Post # 15
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

The look just like painted acrilics. I would say go for it you did a nice job. 

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