If you’re like most women, you probably get a little bit excited whenever you think about your upcoming night out and how great your nails are going to look when you reveal them.
You may have decided that this is the perfect opportunity to debut some new fake nails that you have been itching to try for a while now.
You might be thinking about getting a couple of friends together, creating your own nail bar in the living room, and getting started on those new talons.
But almost as soon as the thought pops into your head, reality hits you like a tonne of bricks: gluing on fake nails sounds terrifying! After all, what if something goes wrong?
What if they start falling off halfway through the night? What if they get caught up in things and rip off layer after layer of natural nail beneath? It doesn’t sound like particularly fun outcomes.
So how do you stick on fake nails without the use of glue? Let’s take a look…
What You’ll Need
Well, let’s start with the obvious: you’re going to need some fake nails! Every nail salon will have a different selection of fake nails available, but there are certain types that you should avoid.
The first type of fake nail that you should avoid like the plague is the kind that is glued to your own nails. They are far too likely to cause damage to your natural nails, and they are much more likely to fall off completely.
You should also avoid the types of fake nails that are shaped like miniature hammers. They may look nice, but they are far too likely to rip off your natural nail entirely.
A good option for your first time is a pair of soft, plastic tips that are pre-glued. These should be fairly easy to apply, and they will be less likely to cause damage. If you choose to go with tips, make sure that they are the right size for your nail size.
Fake Nail Covers
Fake nail covers are little stickers that you place on top of your natural nails. They are very easy to apply, and they are also very easy to remove.
They come in a wide range of colours, patterns, and designs, so you can create a new look every day if you want to. They are also very cheap, so you can stock up on a bunch and never run out again!
They are easy to apply, but they can be a little bit tricky to remove. You may tear your own nail a little bit while trying to peel them off, so try to be as gentle as possible. You should not have to pull them off forcefully.
This is a gel that you use to glue your fake nails to your natural nails. It is a much more secure option for those who are nervous about damaging their own nails when gluing on fake nails.
It can be a little messy to apply, as it dries quickly and will get on your fingers. However, it is easy to clean off, and it dries pretty quickly. Make sure that you don’t apply too much of the setting gel. You only need a very thin layer to ensure that the fake nails stay firmly in place.
Wrapping tape is a pretty new invention that is quickly gaining popularity among nail artists. It is basically a thin strip of clear tape that you wrap around your natural nail and then over the fake nail.
It is easy to apply and remove, and it doesn’t leave any sticky residue behind. It is also very secure and unlikely to cause any damage to your natural nail.
If you have ever heard of wrapping your nails with foil before, you are basically doing the same thing with wrapping tape.
So, those are just some of the ways that you can stick on fake nails without the use of glue. If you have always wanted to try fake nails but have been too nervous to go for it, remember that there are plenty of ways for you to make it happen without damaging your natural nails.
Fake nails are not a bad thing, and they are something that lots of people enjoy wearing from time to time.