The way we do beauty has changed a little in the last year or two. With the covid pandemic closing the likes of hair salons and nail shops, we've had to learn how to keep up appearances from the comfort of our own home. As well as covering roots with box dyes, we've also had to find a new way to rock a fresh set of nails. Whilst we’ve always championed false nails here at Cosmetify, they definitely became a saving grace for the beauty-obsessed and we’re glad that they’re finally getting the recognition they deserve.
Press-on nails are the cheap, easy and fast way to transform your fingertips from shabby to chic. Can’t get a salon appointment? Want to give nails a break from gels and acrylics? Got last minute plans and a week-old manicure? Arriving in every shape, length and finish, plus painted with your favorite colors, designs and nail art, false nails provide all that you need to give yourself an impressive DIY mani’ at home.
This is one of the trends we'd love to stick around post-lockdowns, so we've rounded up 8 of the best press-on nails for you to enjoy at home.
Elegant Touch have prepared a full set of nails with an oval shape and nude matte finish so that you can achieve a salon-worthy mani’ at home. With shades varying from pink-mink to porcelain and cocoa brown, you’ll have no problems when it comes to finding your perfect nude.
If you don’t have the steady hand that it takes for a French manicure, then you’re going to want to snap up these falsies. Helping you fake it ‘til you make it, this set of press-ons delivers a glossy French manicure in seconds. There’s a total of 24 nails in 10 different sizes, making it all the easier to create a pro-grade finish.
A full set of nails for under a tenner – we’ll take it! SOSU by SJ offer everything from ombre polished nails to glitter tips and palm print designs, making it super easy to match your manicure to any mood, style or occasion. Simply pick your favorite and use the adhesive to secure them in place.
If you're just looking to add length and shape to your natural nails, then why not give these Totally Bare press-ons a go? Everything from coffin press on nails to stiletto, oval and square designs are up for grabs so that you can achieve your signature shape. Not to mention, the clear canvas allows you to get creative, whether that be with glitter and gems or your all-time favorite nail polish.
The best thing about press-on nails is that they allow you switch up your set quicker, easier and without breaking the bank. They're great for keeping up with the latest trends, and you can even rock the same mani' as your favorite celebrities. Paloma Faith brings a collection of her go-to designs which include the likes of sequin-studded coffin nails and gold-wrapped tips.
Okay so they’re not quite false nails, but they are one sure-fire way to achieve a professional look. Staying true to its name, these stickers are a cheat sheet to the hottest nail art trends. Whether you stick them on your natural nails or add them to a set of press-ons, you can guarantee an easy, effortless and ultra-modern manicure in minutes.
We just know that you're going to love the convenience (and compliments) that come with fake nails, especially now that you have a list of the best press-ons at hand.
Written by Carly Cochrane
Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.