While most people love press-on nails, they also get concerned when it comes time to remove them. They can’t help it but ask themselves difficult questions such as “will nail glue destroy my nails?”
One thing for sure, artificial nails are produced after doing exhausting research, development, and testing. This ensures that you get the best performance out of them. This post will share with you how to apply press on nails and how to remove press-on nails.
Applying press on nails
Here are The Nailest’s tips for pro press on nail application:
- Prep the nail - Use our press on nail prep kit to file or cut your natural nails short before you add the press ons. Push your cuticles back to expose the base of the nail, and buff the bed with a buffer. Then, clean the bed with an alcohol-based solution to remove any oils or dust;
- Place the nail - apply the glue on the bed of your nail, then add the press on, push slightly to make sure it covers the entire bed;
- Avoid water - make sure you wait 2-3 hours for the glue to completely dry before you get your hands wet. Water can break down the glue and cause the press on to fall sooner than you’d like.
If you want to protect your press on even further, avoid water contact as much as possible. Opt for hand sanitizer instead of hand washing when you can, and use gloves when you do the dishes.
Removing press on nails
If you decide to remove the press on nails, begin by soaking your nails in warm soapy water. For adhesive tabs, soak the nails for about 5 minutes while soaking them for between 10 and 15 minutes if you used liquid glue.
Once you see that the glue is a bit loose, you can use a wooden stick to remove them from the cuticle side gently. But, if you know that it’s difficult to push the press on nails, soak them in warm soapy water again for an extra few minutes.
Remove glue residues on your natural nails by using a pink filer. It is essential to apply cuticle oil to moisturize your hands and nails after the procedure.
DO NOT soaking in acetone as it can damage press on nails and may become not reusable.
Removing press on nails should be easier if you use the best ones. At the Nailest, we offer new nail designs of custom press on nails that are trending across the globe. Let our products and services speak for our commitment to excellence.