The best press-on nails
In need of a salon-style manicure? Well, this could be the answer: these are the next generation of stick-on nails that require little maintenance and zero drying time
In the time BC (Before Corona), we enjoyed the services of the brilliant technicians of our favourite London salons, buffing, painting and preening and sometimes – when we’re feeling experimental – a little nail art thrown in, too.
Now, if you’re not a salon whizz and you find nail-painting is a problem, here are the alternatives that are taking over right now – nail stickers, press- and glue-ons have had a bit of a makeover since the 90s. Now they come in all sorts of sophisticated and fun shapes, sizes and patterns – and you can design your own here. Or try nail jewellery by Unistella here.
The real USP is that, once mastered, they take minutes to apply with no drying time and are budget-friendly – you could call them the unsung heroes of at-home manicures.
Now more than ever, with Dominic Raab’s announcement that personal care services – will not be able to re-open until 4 July at the earliest, this might be the quick fix you’re looking for.
Here’s the best edit of the press-on nails: from simple naturals to full-on sparkle and at least something to have a little fun with right now.
Super-subtle nail art that offers a modernist edge to your manicure.
Bright and beautiful, this matt red will add some glamour to your Zoom or home-dating.
A super-charged hot pink – and customisable in both size and shape.
Fun nail wraps in summer florals – a perennial favourite.
Blush pink, white and gold make for a classic nail colour combo but with a sparkly twist.
A pretty natural with no drying time required.
A dark and vampy shade with bespoke sizing offered too.
This is the kind of nail art we could never attempt at home as a DIY – so buy yours ready-made here.
A thoroughly modern pointy shape – without being too bling.
A super-practical shape and the matt version make these understated nails look oh-so modern.
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