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The Best Press-on Nails Because, Let’s Face It, the Home Manicure Didn’t Really Work Out

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I don’t know about you, but given social distancing practices, I can’t remember the last time that I got my nails done professionally. However, I’ve discovered a 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 Long-Lasting Press-On Nails: Clutch Nails

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Clutch Nails lie somewhere between classy and fun, whimsical but not tacky, although, there are options in its line for the more adventurous types. Bad Barbie is currently my favorite of the bunch. They wear extremely well and last over a week, usually 2. The size is perfect as they aren’t too long when I type or have to open anything.

Best Amazon Press-On Nails: Kiss French 28 Piece Nail Kit

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Kiss is a leading beauty brand and is renowned for its nail products. The French 28 Piece Nail Kit is guaranteed to remain fully intact one week after application with no chips whatsoever! This kit also comes with pink gel glue for strong and lasting wear. It also comes in a petit option, which is generally recommended for those with smaller hands. Customize your nail art to make it work for you.

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Best Matte Press-On Nails: Rave Nails 

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At the intersection of spooky and kooky, you’ll find Rave Nailz, a company with some of the most striking designs I’ve ever seen. If you want to stand out, these are the nails for you. There are plenty of options to satisfy your mood, whether it’s goth or pop. I love this Fluffy Cloud set for its matte-like finish, which adds a nice touch to the traditional press-on nail look.

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Best Reusable Press-On Nails: Static Nails Caviar

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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?

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Best Stiletto Press-On Nails: Marmalade Nails 

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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.

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This story was originally published by Sheilah Villari on 12/01/2020 and updated with new information by Juliana Clark on 01/01/2021. 


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