Press-on nails have the reputation to look fake and feel plasticky - but believe us this is thing of the past.
Press-on nails are the best solution when you don't have much time or you simply want to get longer nails or try out the latest nail art trends without damaging your natural nails like acrylics mani would.
Fake nails are also often used by many celebrity manicurists for special events like MET gala for example. And if these nails are good for gals like Beyonce and Billie Ellish they should be good enough to make you fall for them too!
But what is the secret? How do you make these artificial nails look like the real thing? It takes a bit of practice, but once you know how to apply them it should be a no brainer. We can't wait for you to recieve your first compliments.
These are our best tips to make them look & feel natural and last for up to two weeks:
PICK THE RIGHT PRESS-ON SIZE
You should always start with selecting the right size. If the nails are too big - they will look fake as they will slip over your cuticles. If they are too small, your natural nails will slip out on sides. Luckily each set comes with nails in 10 different sizes to fit perfectly petite, average, and larger size nails - so we are sure you will find the perfect match. PRO TIP: If you turn the press-on nails nails around, on the back of the artificial nail you will find tiny numbers to help you navigate, 0 is the largest and 10 is the smallest size for your pinky fingers.
DO A PROPER "SALON SPA" PREP BEFORE APPLYING PRESS-ON NAILS
Start with bare hands. Remove nail polish, wash hands, push back your cuticles. This is the most important step. For press on nails to last - your natural nail surface should be dry and buffed in order to ensure press-on nails will adhere. Each and every LÓA NAILS box comes with an alcohol prep pad, after cleaning and gently buffing the nail this should do the trick.
SHOULD I USE ADHESIVE TABS OR GLUE?
This really depends what is your goal. Adhesive tabs (Double-sided tape) are greaz for your next event and the application is ready in minutes. If you would like your nails to last longer - you should use glue. Follow the application guide for short or long wear with glue - pending on desired result. To maximise the wear time - it is always advicable to avoid soaking hands in first 12 hours after application.
SHAPE THE NAILS TO MATCH YOUR NATURAL HAND SHAPE
After application you can shape the nails easily - you can trim them with your clipper or buff them to desired shape with your nail file. This will tailor the fake nails to fit your hands perfectly.
Now you truly know everything about how to make them look natural! You are ready to rock them and recieve tons of compliments.
Watch how to apply LÓA NAILS with nail glue for long wear: