Press On Application

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If you're looking for an easy and affordable way to get flawless and trendy nails, press-on nails are the perfect solution!

But if you're new to using them, the application process can seem intimidating. That's why I've put together these comprehensive instructions to help you achieve a perfect and long-lasting press-on nail application.

If you still have questions or are unsure of how to apply, feel free to reach out @pressedrefreshed or!

Check out @pressedrefreshed on TikTok and Instagram for detailed how-to videos!


Step 1: Wash your hands

Step 2: Push your cuticles back with the cuticle pusher

Step 3: Buff or file your nail surface

Step 4: Use the alcohol wipe to dehydrate and remove any dust from the nail

Step 5: Make sure each nail fits your nail bed - if it is slightly too big, file the sides down GENTLY

Short Term Application:

1. Find the right adhesive tab size for your nails

2. Apply adhesive tabs to the press on nail

3. Use tweezers to pull the backing off of the adhesive tab - alternatively you can apply to your nail bed first and pull the backing off of the adhesive tab when it is on your nail

4. Press the nail onto your nail bed a little bit away from your proximal nail fold (more commonly known as the cuticle) Do not apply too close

5. Apply pressure for 10-15 seconds to ensure the adhesive is secure

Long Term Application:

1. Apply glue to the press on as well as your nail bed

2. Align the press-on nail with your natural nail and press it firmly into place, starting at the base of your natural nail and working your way up to the tip. Do not apply too close to the proximal nail fold (more commonly known as the cuticle)

3. Apply pressure for 30 seconds to ensure the nail glue dries for maximum adhesion

Lastly, admire your #perfectlypressed manicure!