Why I'm Now Obsessed With Press-On Nails and Confident You Will Be Too!

Why I'm Now Obsessed With Press-On Nails & Confident You Will Be Too!

So you're looking for a new way to up your nail game? Well, imagine this. You've just gotten home from work, or powered through a long day of cooking or moving boxes around the house. You walk into your room, sit down on the bed and look at your nails. They need a touch up but you don't feel like going to the salon. No problem! With press-on nails you can do it all from home in as little as five minutes.

What are Press-On Nails?

If you're not familiar with press-on nails, they are essentially fake nails that you can apply at home without having to go to a salon. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, so you can find a style that suits your taste. Press-on nails are also much cheaper than getting your nails done at a salon.

I've always been someone who likes to change up my nail style frequently. I'm always trying out new colors and designs, so press-on nails are perfect for me. I can apply them myself in just a few minutes and they last for about a week. I'm also really happy with how natural they look.

If you're considering trying press-on nails, I would definitely recommend giving them a try. I'm confident you'll be just as obsessed as I am!

Benefits of Press-Ons over going to the salon

There are a few reasons I’ve become obsessed with press-on nails: they’re cheaper than a trip to the salon, the process is much quicker, and I can do them myself from anywhere! Ever had a nail break on vacation and no time for a salon visit? Nail Candi to the rescue! Plus, there are so many different designs, shapes, lengths and colors available that the possibilities are endless!

If you’re still not sure about trying press-ons, here are a few benefits that might just convince you:

1. They’re More Affordable

A set of press-on nails will cost you a fraction of what you would pay for a professional manicure. Even if you opt for higher-end "Deluxe" styles they’re still much cheaper than salon services.

2. The Process is Quicker

Getting your nails done at the salon can take a few hours of your time – from booking the appointment, waiting, choosing the color and design, to waiting for them to dry. With press-on nails, you can have a healthier, long lasting professional looking manicure in under 15 minutes.

3. You Can Do Them Yourself

Not everyone is comfortable with someone else doing their nails. If that’s the case, press-on nails are the perfect solution since they're almost impossible to mess up. Most are made from plastic or ABS acrylic that can be cut filed and shaped very easily to suit your needs. There are so many items you use at home to keep your nails in the healthiest state. The Allure 2022 Best of Beauty Nail Winners are in to give you some ideas! You should check them out and maybe give some a try!


Nail Candi Blog 2022 Allure Best In Beauty Nail Image with 4 pictures of nails for a link to the allure beauty winners page


Do they hurt?

If you're worried about press-on nails hurting, don't be! They are actually quite comfortable to wear. I have had mine on for 10 days at a time and have never experienced any pain or discomfort, even if one decides to pop off. I just glue baby girl right back on and keep on with my day!

What's the process?

I'm sure you're wondering how these press-on nails work and what the process is like. Let me walk you through it!

First, you'll need to find a style of press-on nails that you like, I'm confident that won't be very hard because there are tons of different styles and designs to choose from. Nail Candi ready to ship nail sets include 20 to 30 nails in 10 to 12 different sizes to choose from, per hand!

Once you have your nails, select the right size for each nail. You don't want them to hang over your side walls or cuticles. Next, it's time to prep your natural nails. Start by cleaning them with soap and water and getting those cuticles soft. Dry them thoroughly. Use a cuticle pusher of any kind to gently push back and remove your cuticles. This step is key for a longer lasting mani. Then, lightly buff your natural nail to remove surface shine. Using your choice of alcohol (over 90% is best) or nail polish remover, wipe each of your nails to remove any surface oils to encourage strong glue adhesion. Do NOT touch your nails after this step to keep that oil away.

Finally, apply a single drop of liquid nail glue of choice to the middle of your nails, being careful not to flood your cuticle area. Select the appropriate size nail for each finger and press down firmly at a 45 degree angle for 30 seconds. Although every Nail Candi manicure includes nail glue, there are so many brands to choose from based on your desired wear time. Take a moment to review the 8 Best Nail Glues as reported by Good Housekeeping Beauty Editors. Their #1 Pick was "Infilia" Professional Brush On Nail Glue  Harpers Bazaar has a very recent 2022 pick of their top 10 Best Nail Glues so although there may be some duplicates, you have 2 more top picks to choose from.

Purple and white bottle of Infilia Professional Brush On Nail Glue
Repeat this process for all of your nails, then sit back and admire your new manicure!

Convenience and health benefits

These days, some salons and their traditional acrylic, gel, dip & pedicure services can pose serious health & sanitary risks. This year, CBS46 in Atlanta reported when a Nail Salon Visit Turns Into Trip To Emergency Room  A Mothers Day horror story that resulted in a finger nail removal! If you're untrained, these risks may be impossible to spot until it's too late. You can rest assured that press-on nails are much safer.

Another great thing about press-on nails is that they're extremely affordable. You can get a high-quality set of nails for a fraction of the price you would pay at a salon and if you take care of them properly, they can last for weeks at a time. Some sets can even be reused, particularly our handmade gel manicures.


So if you're looking for an easy, affordable and convenient way to have beautiful nails, Nail Candi press-on nails are definitely the way to go. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, I'm officially obsessed with press-on nails and this was my reason for starting Nail Candi...to share this little secret with everyone! Give them a try and experience the obsession for yourself, you deserve it!

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