Top Product: Clutch Nails - Miss Chella | $10 | Target
I don’t know about you, but given social distancing practices, I’ve been afraid to get my nails done professionally. However, I’ve discovered a great DIY hack that has been a self-care godsend: press-on-nails! Get the flawless manicure look without risking your health or putting a dent in your savings.
We at Kinja Deals have put together a list of the best press-on nails out there, designed to fit a variety of needs and tastes. Whether you’re looking to step up your Zoom rave game or tout a barely-there look, we’ve got the lowdown on the products you’ve been searching for.
Best for Small Hands: Kiss Paralyzed Pink imPRESS Color
Kiss Paralyzed Pink imPRESS Color press-on nails will have you saying good-bye to nail polish once and for all! Especially for those of us whose hands are a bit small to average size. This kit contains a whopping 30 nails, a prep pad, a mini file, and a wood stick. These nails are easy to apply, chip-proof, and guaranteed to keep your natural nails intact.
Best Gel: Dashing Diva Barely Bougie
When I’m really out here for deals, I turn to Macy’s, and when it comes to press-on nails, the department store hardly disappoints. Waterproof and lasting up to seven days, the Dashing Diva Barely Bougie kit is a great, affordable addition to your beauty routine. Created with advanced pressure-sensitive adhesive, these nails will remain secured, so your nail doesn’t pop off on the way to the grocery store. And when it’s time to remove, there is no soak-off or painful process involved. Beautiful, effortless, and affordable. What’s not to love?
Best Brand: Clutch Nails - Miss Chella
Looking to support a female-owned brand while getting your beauty fix? Look no further. Clutch Nails is one of the best press-on nail brands that is always ahead of the curve when it comes to trends. These Miss Chella nails look just like real acrylics and can last up to 2 weeks. Each set comes with 24 nails, a nail file, and nail glue. As a bonus, these nails are reusable up to five times, especially when they are applied for short wear. And if you like the design but not the shape, you can always shorten them with a nail clipper.
Best Reusable: Static Nails Caviar
Are you on an eco-friendly kick? If so, Static Nails has the best product for you! The brand’s award-winning reusable Caviar pop-on nails will give you the perfect matte black manicure without adding to environmental waste or damaging your nails. Honestly, what could be better?
Best Stiletto: Marmalade Nails
I’ve had a few sets of Marmalade, and rest assured, the Opal Iridescents are built to last—up to 2 weeks in my experience! Given even the most active of lifestyles, they’re both sturdy and fabulous, catching the eye no matter which ones you choose. That being said, Marmalade nails are not for the demure, but rather those going for flash over class.
This story was originally published by Sheilah Villari on 12/01/2020 and updated with new information by Juliana Clark on 03/24/2021.