5 Rookie Mistakes When Applying Press-On Nails
- Skipping the prep work
One of the most important steps in applying press-ons is properly preparing your natural nails. The process includes pushing back your cuticles, buffing your nails, and dehydrating your nails with 100% alcohol or acetone.
Skipping this step can result in the press-on not adhering properly or lifting off quickly.
- Choosing the wrong size
Using a nail that is too big can make it difficult to apply and can also cause discomfort. Using a nail that is too small can result in gaps between the press-on and your nail. To avoid this mistake, make sure to measure your nails carefully and choose the correct size.
- Not pressing down firmly
Whether you are applying with nail glue or glue tabs, make sure to press down firmly for several seconds to ensure your press-on nails adhere properly.
This shouldn’t be uncomfortable but you need to make sure there is enough contact. A well- fitted nail should not cause discomfort.
- Not allowing enough time to dry
Allow a few hours for the press-on nail glue to dry completely before doing any activities that could cause them to come loose
- Filling the press-ons incorrectly
If you need to file your press-on nails to achieve your desired shape or fit, it’s important to do so carefully. Use a gentle filling motion.
With a little practice, you’ll become a pro at applying press-on nails in no time.