Prep is a critical step, starting with a thorough cleaning. After pushing back your cuticles to remove excess skin, cleanse the nail with an alcohol prep pad to ensure there are no oils or dirt on your hands. This prep helps the press-on nails better adhere to your nails. This crucial step will also help to remove any existing polish.
If you’re opting for press-on nails as a temporary fix, use the sticky tape that comes in the set. To prolong your nails—which typically last five to 10 days use glue.
When applying press-on nails, bring the nail right up to your cuticle line and apply at a downward angle. Follow by applying pressure to the center of the nail and pinching at both sides to solidify the adhesive or glue.
Wait until after you’ve applied the entire set to shape. Everyone's nail beds are different and contouring is key for super natural-looking nails.
Removing press-on nails is easy to do. If you applied with self-adhesive, it can simply be removed with warm water and a little oil.” If you opted for glue, the removal process changes, but is still straightforward. “Place an acetone-based remover in a small ceramic or glass dish and soak your nails for 10 minutes, or use a glue remover .
When nails are removed properly they can easily be stored away for next use.