The Future of At-Home Manicures: 10 Reasons to Try Press-On Nails

The Future of At-Home Manicures: 10 Reasons to Try Press-On Nails

We're breaking down the top ten reasons why Nailuxe manis are the best on the market (and a must for modern fashionistas). Plus, we’ll provide all the answers to your pressing questions about press-ons.
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As far as beauty treatments go, it doesn’t get much better than a set of new nails. If you’re like us, you likely already understand the power of a good manicure for improving your confidence, your sense of style, and your overall aesthetic.

However, with so many choices available these days for getting your nails done - from high-end acrylics, to sticker wraps, nail jewelry, decals, and more - it can be hard to know what’s best. Not to mention all of the other factors involved. Price, convenience, safety, and efficacy should all be considerations when it comes to narrowing down the possibilities.

Amidst all this, one often overlooked option for keeping your nails fresh and on-point 24/7 is press-on nails. What many beauty lovers don’t realize is just how versatile, sustainable, flexible, and customizable press-ons can be.

Nailuxe is a brand that is striving to change all that by offering a more luxurious and higher-quality alternative to previous iterations of the at-home manicure. If you have yet to try press-ons, you’re going to want to keep reading! We're breaking down the top ten reasons why Nailuxe manis are the best on the market (and a must for modern fashionistas). Plus, we’ll provide all the answers to your pressing questions about press-ons.

Why Nailuxe Press-On Manicures Are The Perfect Option

1. Save valuable time

No matter how much you love the look of salon nails, it’s hard to deny that keeping up with them requires commitment. An average nail appointment can take upwards of an hour or more, and that’s assuming your nail tech runs on time. Plus, when you add in maintenance visits, touch ups, fills, and polish changes, this can really start to eat up a lot of your precious time.

Press-on nails from Nailuxe on the other hand, are convenient, quick to apply on-the-go, and can give you a completely effortless look from the comfort of your home. No more commuting to appointments, or waiting until your favorite nail stylist can fit you in. With press-ons, you only have to set aside 15-30 minutes (no drying time needed!) and you’ll have nails that look just as good in a fraction of the time.

2. Oh-so affordable

Another pitfall of having your nails professionally done is the high cost. Manicures at the salon tend to be costly and the prices go up a little more each year. You’ll also need to factor in gratuity, and any other add-ons such as nail art or luxury polish upgrades.

With this in mind, press-on nails make an incredible option that looks equally professional, stylish, and on-trend, for much less money. At Nailuxe, styles run just $22-24 making them much more budget-friendly and easy to keep up with. Each of our kits includes everything you need, including a nail file, nail glue, cuticle stick, and easy-to-follow instructions. To save even more money, you can always re-use and re-apply, eliminating any need to return to a nail salon to maintain your look. 

Having nice nails shouldn't come with a luxury price point. With our Reusable Press On Manicures, you can save thousands of dollars a year while still having a salon-worthy manicure.

Average cost of nail by type per year chart Nailuxe press ons more affordable then shellac, acrylic and gel

3. Achieve instant length

Some of today’s most popular nail trends require you to grow out your natural nails, or opt for bulky acrylics. This can take time and feel frustrating in the event that even one nail breaks and you’re forced to start the process all over again.

Meanwhile, with press-on nails, all you have to do is choose one perfectly-filed set, apply, and enjoy natural-looking nails right away. Nailuxe even offers a variety of styles to choose from, so you can flaunt a chic almond, modern coffin, or classic square design, just depending upon the look you are going for.

4. Endless options for every day of the week

Speaking of new looks, are you someone who loves variety and the ability to mix it up with your style on a regular basis? Or maybe you have a day job that requires you to keep your nails short, and want the option to glam it up on the weekends?

If this sounds like you, you're going to love press-on nails, because they give you the flexibility to change up your nail color, shape, or style, any time you are ready for something new. Plus, with the wide variety offered by Nailuxe, you can enjoy an endless array of options. Looking for extra-long nails? We have you covered! Natural finish? French tip? No problem. Pink, beige, or Riviera blue? Nailuxe has something for every outfit and occasion.

hand holding glass wearing press on nails in almond shape with silver glitter french tips

5. Better for your real nails

Acrylic fake nails are great for creating the illusion of long, healthy nails, but the unfortunate truth is that adhering them to your natural nails can create a lot of damage. In order to ensure that your set stays on, salons often use very aggressive filing techniques that can make removal nearly impossible without damaging the enamel of your real nails. Over time, this can thin or even stunt your natural growth, making the nails weak and brittle.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can protect your nails without having to forgo the fashionable look of long or decorative nails. Press-ons are a perfect solution because they use better adhesive formulas and can be easily removed without causing tearing, chipping, or damage to the nail beds.

6. Long-lasting and super durable

Once upon a time, press-on, fake, or faux nails had a reputation for being easier to break or lose, but this is no longer the case. New innovations in beauty technology are changing the game, and brands like Nailuxe are now some of the best on the market for nails that last while maintaining their amazing look. 

Each press-on set of Nailuxe is designed to endure up to 2 or more weeks, and are chip-proof and waterproof, meaning you can wear them effortlessly, without having to worry about messing up your manicure.

7. Reusable and sustainable

If you’re all about sustainability and looking for beauty products that are better for the planet, you will also appreciate the way press-on nails can be reused multiple times.

Rather than having to toss your nails and packaging after a few weeks of wear, Nailuxe nails are designed to be removed, stored and then worn again as much, and as often, as you like. Over time, this will not only save you money but will help reduce waste as well.

8. Size inclusive for the perfect fit

Another old misconception surrounding press-on nails is that they weren’t able to properly fit all nail shapes, but this is no longer the case. Each Nailuxe set contains 24 nails in 12 different universal sizes, so they can fit all sizes of hands and nails. In other words, it is now easier than ever to get your perfect fit. Did you know that you can also use the nail file provided in each kit to easily make any needed adjustments and customize your nails to your desired shape and length.

white short round press on nail set in packaging with hand cream

9. Easy to apply

Of course, if you’ve always done your nails at home, you might be wondering how press-on nails compare to other DIY options, such as painting and polishing your own nails. In this case, the biggest advantage is the ease of application.  

At-home manicures can be messy, requiring many coats of polish and for you to start over in the event that you make a mistake. However, because Nailuxe press-on nails come pre-painted and styled, they are practically error-proof. Every time you apply you’ll be thrilled with the way your nails look perfectly uniform in length, color, and shape. They are essentially the most flawless option for nails available today. See just how easy it is to apply Nailuxe press on nails with our video tutorial

10. Better for your hands and health

On a more serious note, press-on nails also have one more major advantage over salon nails in that they eliminate the health risks posed by some of the supplies and equipment used. For those who prefer gel nails, the UV radiation necessary to set your manicure can increase your risk of skin cancer and contribute to premature aging of the skin of your hands.

Additionally, because different styles of nails require a lot of chemical formulas and solutions to create, you never quite know what you may be breathing in or exposing yourself to by virtue of visiting the salon environment. By doing your nails at home with press-ons, you can feel assured that you are safe and protected, while still getting the luxury salon look you love.

Other Important Things to Know: Press-On Nail FAQs

Still on the fence about trying a press-on manicure? For eliminating any concerns, Nailuxe has created a product that problem-solves and will elevate your experience with press-ons beyond your expectations. To help you better understand the process, and what makes our product unlike anything you’ve tried before, here are some answers to your most common questions about press-on nails:

Q: How long do press-on nails last?

A: On average, Nailuxe press-ons are designed to last up to 2 weeks. However, you can actually tailor your application of the product depending on how long you prefer them to stay on. For example, if you like to change out your nails more often, you can apply less glue, making them easier to remove, after a fewer number of days.

Q: Are press-on nails bad for your nails?

A: Not at all! Because the process to apply and remove press-ons is much gentler on your nails compared to salon techniques, they make a much safer and healthier option that won’t tear up your real nails, or cause them to weaken and thin over time. If you do experience any lifting during the removal process, a thin coat of polish will help to bolster your natural nails and keep them from becoming damaged.

Q: Can press-on nails be removed easily?

A: Yes! Once you are ready to change out your nails or remove them altogether, you can easily take them off by soaking your hands in hot, soapy water for about 10-15 minutes until the nails easily lift off. As soon as you’re ready for your new style, you can apply your next set in any design you like, and enjoy fresh nails all over again.

Q: How do press-on nails compare to acrylic or gel nails?

A: There are many advantages to choosing press-on nails. While the look is very similar to salon style nails, Nailuxe press-ons are more lightweight, and lower-maintenance. They are more affordable, more cost-effective, less time-consuming, easier to remove, as well as healthier for your nails and skin. Once you try them, we know you will be obsessed.

Q: Can press-on nails look like real nails?

A: Absolutely. Press-on nails needn't look fake thanks to the variety of natural looking shapes and styles that Nailuxe has created. The variety of sizes included with every set allows you to professionally fit each of your nails, so that they appear realistic, stylish, and totally on-trend. They are also perfectly polished, so you never need a color touch up.

hand with almond shaped press on nails with french tip

Q: What makes Nailuxe Reusable Press On Manicures unique?

A:  For designing press-on nails that go above and beyond, Nailuxe has truly thought of everything, so that you don’t have to. Each set of press-on nails contains 24 nails in 12 different universal sizes, so they fit every nail shape and size. The nails are durable, chip-proof, waterproof, vegan, and cruelty free.

They also come with all the essentials for application, including pink gel nail glue, mini nail file, cuticle stick, and instructions. Each nail is also flexible, and created to fit the natural apex of the nail, meaning better overall application and strength of design.

Final Verdict: Press-on nails are the way to go!

Looking at all the benefits, we think you’ll agree that press-on nails are a game-changer for any beauty lover. Not only are they affordable, easy-to-use, and incredibly versatile, they’re also super fun and fashionable. We can’t wait for you to try Nailuxe press-ons, and experience the difference for yourself! Browse and shop our styles today and give yourself the perfect at-home manicure in minutes- no salon needed.

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