Glue Vs Press On Nails
Cheap Glue vs Expensive Glue is prob the top discussion when it comes to nail glue I happen to know a thing or two. Last week as I applied my press on nails I decided to use three different kinds of glue on one hand. I wanted to see if and when nails would pop off and what would be the approx time I could leave them on. First things first lots of people skip the nail prep and for me nail prep is why I think the nails stayed on like they did. I have listed below the nail prep instructions. But lets get back to the nail glue, 3 different glues same hand. I am currently on day 10 with no lifting on any of my nails. My conclusion to this nail glue experiment is nail prep, nail prep , nail prep. The nail glue quality for me was similar the more expensive glue I found had a cement feeling it felt heavy on my nail beds. The two other glues that were less expensive felt lighter on my nail beds. Please remember press on nails are made for temporary adhesion they are made to pop off with proper removal which is listed on my website. If you are looking for something that is more permanent press on nails may not be the best solution for you. Also everyone’s body chemistry is different sometimes people produce more natural nail oil which would cause press on nails to lift due to oils produced on your nail beds. The press on solution is a great way to get that design that your really love its a great temporary solution. I for one love press on’s but I mean its what I do. With that all being said with proper nail prep most nail glues should be successful but remember body chemistry and nail oils also play a part!
Claw On Sisters
Nail Prep Instructions
Soak your nails
Giving yourself a quick manicure prep before applying your Sister Claws will keep your nails healthy and ensure your Claws stay on for as long as possible. Start by soaking them in warm water for about five minutes, until they're nice and soft. Dry your hands and nails with a cloth.
Trim and file your nails
Use a nail clipper to trim your nails so that they're all even. Trim your nails, but not to the short. You want a bit of an edge to give your Claws more to hold onto. Use a nail file to give your nails a good smooth edge.
Take off your old polish and/or nails
You'll need to take off your old polish, even if it's clear in order to apply Sister Claws. Having old polish on your nails will make it harder for your Claws to stick. They'll end up falling off in a day or two unless you take this necessary step.
Push back your cuticles
While your nail beds are still soft from the soak, use the cuticle pusher to gently push back your cuticles. This way you can make sure you're gluing your Sister Claws to your nails, not your skin.
Buff your nails
Use a nail buffer to buff your nails well. This will create a slightly rough surface, making it easier for the Claws to adhere. Wipe off the dust with your alcohol pad when you're finished.
To apply the first nail
Swirl a dab of glue on your real nail. Then apply another dab of glue on your Sister Claws nail that you will attach to your real nail. Carefully place the Sister Claws nail directly over your real nail so that the bottom curve lines up perfectly with your cuticle. Press it down and hold for 10 seconds to let it set.