To apply press on nails, you can use either nail adhesive tabs or liquid nail glue.
a. Nail Adhesive tabs:
The adhesive tabs are pre-cut double sided tapes specially made for artificial nails press on nails. They are good alternative to liquid nail glue as these are strong enough to hold artificial nails in place and the nails don’t fall off. Wear time with adhesive tabs could be from 2 to 4 days. It is suitable to use when you want to wear artificial nails for short duration like just for attending a night out or party, wedding, photo shoot or event. Leaves no glue residue at back of nails, so you can reuse nails several times.
b. Liquid Nail Glue
Liquid nail glue is medium strong quick dry adhesive, made especially for artificial nails. When applied correctly, it can hold press on nails for 5-7 days or more. Does not damage your real nails. When applied with liquid glue, Stick on nails can be reused 3-4 times.
For detailed application and removal guide click here.
Nail Adhesive tabs: Gel
These press on nail adhesive tabs are pre-cut double sided tapes specially made for artificial nails. They are good alternative to strong liquid nail glue as these are strong enough to hold artificial nails in place and the nails don’t fall off. Nail adhesive tabs are suitable to use when you want to wear artificial nails for short duration like just for attending a night out, party, event or over weekend.
When applied correctly, press on nails lasts up to 5 to7 days until exposed to hot water.
The tab residue is easy to clean from the back of nails, making artificial nails reusable for several wears.
Does not damage your natural nails.
Easy to remove and clean.
1 sheet contains 24 tabs of 6 sizes. It transparent so you can easily measure adhesive tab size for your nails.
Comes with handle, easy to remove backing paper. No need of using tweezers.
Press on nails Application with Gel Adhesive tabs:
Wash you hand and dry them thoroughly. Remove any nail polish or moisture using nail polish remover.
Adhesive will adhere on clean, dry and oil free nails only.
Match the size of adhesive tab with your finger nail. Carefully lift the pre-cut nail tabs from one edge.
Apply adhesive tabs onto your natural nails, leaving about 1mm gap on cuticle side.
Apply good and even pressure for better bonding. Then peel off the backing paper.
Hold artificial nails at 45 degree angle. Starting from cuticle side, place false nails over your natural nail and press on for 10 – 15 seconds.
Few Important points:
Always clean your natural nails with acetone or prep pads.
Place gel tabs towards middle part of nail, leaving just 1mm gap on cuticle side.
Hold artificial nail at 45 degree angle, align it with your cuticle, lock it into 1mm gap between cuticle and gel tab, then press it over natural nail. Refer pictorial and detailed instruction here.
Soak your nails in hot water for 5 minute for adhesive tabs and 10 to 15 minutes for liquid glue.
When bonding of the glue is loose, use a nail wood stick / cuticle pusher to GENTLY push them off from cuticle side.
If the fake nails do not come off easily, soak in warm water for few more minutes.
Any glue residue on natural nails can be cleaned with nail polish remover.
Apply cuticle oil to moisturize your nails and hands.