6/03/2013

Pressed!

 (My actual hand above. find them here.)

Recently, in an interview, I heard Beyonce say that she wears press on nails.   A light bulb when off in my head for real!  It makes total sense.  Think about all the super funky things you would like to have on your nails maybe just for a fun event, but you'll need to remove for work appropriateness or maybe they aren't realistic for everyday life.  Press on nails are that perfect solution.  I feel like I was just let in on a secret, because I said to myself, "how are people on Pinterest getting such fancy designs and stiletto lengths?" I was so envious.  I also heard that MAC had a press-on collection, but I think it may have sold out.  I couldn't find them online.  Etsy, in general, has a lot of sellers that do nail designs. Just enter "press on nails" in the search bar.  I just previewed a few that I liked.      

Nail Note:  You can glue (for longer wear) these on or use double sided tape.  I used lacefront wig tape, because I'm only keeping them on for the day or for a specific event.  The lacefront tape is super sticky and will hold, but you cannot get it wet.  That renders the tape useless and your nails will fall off.  Be super careful when washing your hands or use hand sanitizing wet wipes.  Take you time to file and shape them.  It makes all the difference in the world.  I filed underneath to thin out the area that is going close to my cuticle, so that I can get a more blended, realistic look.  Take a look at this Instagram photo.  This was my first time with the press ons.  They look a bit clunky and the shape doesn't look natural.  The nails above were my second try.  I took more time with them to get them as perfect as I could.  

 Find these here.

Find these here.  

 Find these here.



Find these nails here.