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French manicures are totally classic and super trendy right now! This is the BEST hack to help you DIY a French mani at home for less than $10!
I've been looking for the perfect easy DIY french manicure for so long! I feel like going to the salon takes too much time, is too expensive, and leaves my hands feeling irritated. I had tried press-on nails before and didn't have much luck, but a while ago I found these really pretty French manicure acrylic press-ons and decided to give them a chance. I got so many compliments on them and people couldn't believe it when I told them they're press-ons! Plus, they lasted a really long time. I wanted to share them with you guys because I know I'm not the only one looking for an inexpensive and quick way to have pretty nails!
This kit costs $7.99 on Amazon and is offered with Prime shipping! It comes with 28 nails, a cuticle pusher, a nail file, and nail glue. If you compare this cost to manicures at salons, you're saving tons of money!
I bought mine at my local drug store, but they're also available on Amazon Prime! They are linked at the end of this blog post!
It depends. I usually say about as long as a regular manicure before it would be time for a fill. So, 2 weeks up to a month. Once your nail starts growing, they have more of a tendency to pop off.
The only real disadvantage to press-ons is that it's a lot more noticeable when a nail pops off. The positives are they're much cheaper and quicker than going to the nail salon, and they look amazing (whenever I put these on, I get compliments and no one can believe it when I tell them they're press-ons)!
There are a few methods for this. You can put some nail polish remover in a bowl and soak your nails. Or you can gently wiggle them off when they come loose! Do not rip or bite off the nails!
Whenever one of my press-ons pops off, I try to find it and just reattach it with the included glue. I try to remember to keep the glue in my purse, but if I don't have it with me, I just re-glue it when I get home. If I can't find the nail, I go back home and find a nail from the kit that I didn't use that is a similar size to the one I lost and glue it on!
Grab your materials. This one kit comes with everything you need and should have nails that fit most people's fingernails! I picked the medium length and the Salon Acrylic French kit! They have lots of different colors and sizes but this is my go-to style!
Push back your cuticles with the included cuticle stick.
Lightly file the surface of each nail with the included file to create grip for the press-on.
Size your nails by placing an acrylic on each nail individually without glue. You want the nail to be wide enough to cover the entire nail but not too wide that it's digging into the skin around your nails. Place glue on the surface of your nail and on the back of the acrylic nail. You can experiment with the amount, but you want enough glue for the nail to stick on and not too much that it oozes out all over your finger! Place the acrylic as close to your cuticle as you can without digging into your skin and ensure the nail is sitting straight. Once the glue dries it's very difficult to adjust the position, so you have about 5 seconds to shift the nail.
Press and hold for 5-10 seconds until the glue dries.
Repeat with all nails!
Here is the link to the kit I used...I highly recommend it!