Hello all! For those of you who have purchased items from my Etsy store or elsewhere, here’s some tips and tricks to measure and apply your false nails and keep them looking great.
Measuring Your Nails
Applying the Nails
1. Make sure your nails are clean and dry (no handcream, etc). Swipe with nail polish remover or alcohol if needed. Do not apply artificial nails if your nails are damaged.
2. Choose the artificial nail closest in size to your natural nail. Nails that are too large may be filed with an nail file if necessary.
3. Apply adhesive and press the artificial nail firmly for 5-10 seconds.
Types of Adhesive
Adhesive Tabs- A good choice for when you want to wear the nails for a short time, such as for a party or event. With adhesive tabs, you can reuse the nails. The downside is that they are not as strong or long lasting, and if your nails get wet or oily, the adhesive can weaken. The adhesive tabs in my shop are from Japan and the best I’ve found in many years of experimenting! They should for several days with normal wear but are not hard on the nails if removed carefully by soaking in warm water.
Nail Glue- This glue is the type used in most salons and commonly sold in drugstores. It has a very firm hold and bonds nails very strongly in 5-10 seconds. Nails may be worn for up to a week with this glue. However, due to the strong hold, acetone must be used to dissolve the glue and this will ruin the artificial nails. Do be careful when removing nails- do not peel them off as it can damage the natural nail!
Any questions? Feel free to contact me or leave a comment!