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What We Love: Press-on Nails

Don’t have time to get to the nail shop, Liberettes? There’s no need to panic. An inexpensive beauty item that we love and always fools the guys are $5 press-on nails! Save your bucks and grab the nail glue to get a quick french manicure in minutes. If you’re interested in experimenting with colors, purchase blank nails from the store. Besides, acrylic can be damaging to your nails. 

Our favorites:

Kiss Everlasting French Nails: best nails to use to achieve a clean french manicured look.

Broadway Nails Real Life Petites: if you have small hands or just want to give your little sister a make-over, these press-ons are the perfect fit.

Impress Press-On Manicure: If you’re too lazy to put on polish or just don’t feel like dealing with all the mess, try these for a quick and easy color-lift.

Tips for using press-ons:

Make sure you clean and trim your nails before applying your press-ons. Chipped paint never looks cute — especially when you can see it right through the nail.

To get a longer hold, apply a thin area of nail glue to your natural nails.

Check the length before you buy. Press-on nails come in a variety of sizes, including “real short” which is closer to a natural nail length. If your afraid of going to long, start out with smaller lengths and gradually move up as you feel more comfortable.

Keep that glue handy in your purse. You never know when you’ll be in a situation where your nail will pop off. Unless it’s during a date. In the middle of your lobster bisque. In that case, let it sink and smile like nothing’s happened.

Press-ons are great for last-minute events but also can work whenever. Don’t rock your press-ons for more than 2 weeks. They will naturally begin to fall off after 7 days, but you should always soak them in acetone and replace them every two-weeks if your interested in maintaining a manicured-look.

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