Not that we’re not a fan of natural nails, but press on nails just do a little something extra — minus the extra work. For some people, nail salon visits are reserved only for pedicures and depending on who you ask, eyebrow upkeep.
Nowadays, more people are investing in a quick at-home mani that looks sickening but takes very little time.
A lot of press-on nail sets you find can be fairly basic, and that’s not a bad thing. However, there are a plethora of nail artists who offer up some sick designs you’ll rarely find in-store (or that fit your nail size).
Between the amount of pearl and crystal accent nails to the simple, but chic matte almond shapes, there’s something on this roundup you’re bound to fall in love with for your self-care day.
One thing to note before you purchase any of these is to measure your finger width. A lot of nails you can buy online from nail artists specifically make their nails in several sizes (or even custom).
Grab yourself a measuring tape and get to shopping. Here are some of the sickest press-on nails we’re seriously feeling right now:
Not Your Momma's Press On Nails - The Sets We Are Obsessed With!
These nails from Très She Talons are nothing to play with. They’re offered only in this coffin nails shape, but you can still get all 24 nails with extras included. These are some of the most natural-looking nails on this list and you can purchase them for under $20.
The entire ImPress line is made for those who still want to use their computer keyboard functionally. They’re short enough to rock on shorter nails and there are still a bunch of holiday sets online (that aren’t red or green) you can still buy. These pink and glitter press on nails are screaming “let it snow.”
These cute Audrey Hepburn-inspired press-on nails from Static Nails are reusable. Yes, reusable. Perfect for the minimalist VSCO girl at heart, these baby blue pop-ons come with non-damaging glue, 30 nails in 10 sizes, a buffer, and a nail file. No one will even notice you skipped the salon, girl.
Not enough blue for you? Peep this set of royal blue matte tips. And since these are from Etsy, you can get these custom-made in any of the preset sizes, or get them custom made. Plus, these nails are offered in a 10 nail set or a full set of 20 nails in all sizes if you don’t know your nail size. Prices may vary.
Dashing Divas carries some of the cutest press on options for shorter nails. There’s a nail set for every vibe and this one is minimalist goth chic. Even if you aren’t in the market for some special occasion nails, these could change your mind.
One of our favorite beauty influencers gets her tips from The Nailest (psst! It’s Jackie Aina). This set is perfect for that pink-obsessed person you know — or for your dang self — that features these stunning pearl, glitter, and crystals accents. Yeah, they’re super extra, and that’s why they’re on this list!
Cow nails are actually one of Pinterest’s most searched nail trend. So if you’re thinking of getting in on the print (or totally gagging at these nails for the first time), now is your chance. There are a bunch of long press-on nails under this print on Etsy. However, these press-on cow nails from ShoppeALaMode are also offered in this short pointed set as well as a variation of shapes.
There’s something festive and sexy about dark green nails. So if you’re still trying to get into the holiday spirit without the blatant holiday characters, this set may be perfect for you. Plus you can get these in the glossy or matte finish.
The Nailest also carries some flashy, but subtle nail sets as well. These automatically come with 20 nails total and are ready to ship. Did we forget to mention they’re currently on sale for $10? Better hop on that shopping cart.
One of our personal favorites is this short style with pearl and crystal accents. If you want a little sparkle without losing your texting abilities, these may be the way to go. There’s even this super cute set with even more pearly accent pieces.
Are any of these press on nail sets up your alley? What shape and/or length do you usually go for? Do you have a favorite style not on this list?
Drop your feelings on these nails in the comments!
Ari is a plus-size blogger and writer with a focus on representation in fashion and beauty from a Black, fat, and queer perspective. Having worked in media for over 10 years, she has delved into television and fashion show productions as well as public relations. Ari and her work have been featured in Bustle, Apartment Therapy's sister site, The Kitchn, Revelist, Narcity, Refinery29, The Cut, the late Babe.net, and now The Curvy Fashionista