These are pressing times in the world of nail art so we decided to take a shot at some of these nail trends! The popular DIY route is a great way to have fun with styles and designs. Plus, if you don't quite have the budget or time for a regular manicure (like us), these drug store Appliques and Press-ons are an excellent alternative.
Impress Press-Ons from Broadway Nails
Nicole Scherzinger Series
They come with adhesive attached to each nail. They are easy to apply--just peel and press!
Each set has a variety of sizes, so they fit on snug to each nail.
The nails are softer than your average press on nail so you can easily mold it to your natural nails as you press them on. You won't even be able to tell they're fake.
The nails have small gaps that can get caught in your hair or clothing.
The nail sets come as "standard" nail sizes. There may be a chance they could be too big or small, depending on your nail size.
Make sure you align them on your nail correctly the first time. If you press them on crooked, they are very difficult to remove and reapply.
And the colors and patterns were a little extreme; definitely not your everyday styles.
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips
The nail polish strips mold to fit your nails. They look just like nail polish without having to wait for them to dry!
The applique stays securely on your nails and come off easily with nail polish remover.
You can conveniently buy them at many stores.
The Salon Effects line provides a vast array of colors, textures and patterns to choose from.
You can mix and match any of the strips with nail polish to create your own stylized look.
Each package comes equipped with a cuticle stick, file and buffer to prep and place your strips.
They are great conversation starters!
As soon as you open them from the package, you have to use them all or they dry up.
It takes a little more skill set to apply them to your nail, but with practice you apply them to fit your whole nail and file off the rest.
**Tip: Apply a clear coat to help keep them from chipping