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Obsessed with your nails? Get a press-on

Most females have a lot of issues concerning their nails. They are either short, long and very weak, breaking or peeling at any second.

Bad habits like nail-biting, cuticle chewing, and polish picking don’t help at all. Long and well-manicured nails is a goal.

extensions and acrylics offer a long-lasting solution to that issue, but given the damage, those can leave in their wake, it can be terrifying.

This combined fear and craving for a nail-lengthening solution leads us to the best option: press-on nails.

I’m sure most of us may need to be really convinced on why this is the best option.

The Nigerian Xpress chatted with Ngozi Geraldine Ajuogu, a luxury nail technician and owner of the Nailluxury.ng brand as she outlined the benefits of press-on nails.

So Ladies, listen up.

First of all, there is an ideal set of press-on nails out there for almost everyone.

The primary reason a lot of women refuse to wear press-ons is that they think they will never find a pair that can fit their nail shape. Though that might’ve been true a decade ago, these days, nail brands are supplying more sizes than ever. Don’t let the size of the display pair in the front of a box get you down if they look too small, because you’ll likely find your match within the dozens of bigger nails usually stowed inside. If the shop doesn’t have what you need, the internet is teeming with other press-on brands that have varying size and shape selections.

And then there’s the other big subjective issue: design.Today’s press-ons have a wide range of endless design options and shapes: ovular shapes, sleek, one-shade sets, bejewelled creations, anyone you are inclined to.

Applying them is quick and effortless, plus they can last for ages.

Finding your desired size and style of press-one is probably the hardest thing about using them. Once they’re in your hands, though, putting them on is alarmingly easy. The key to the perfect press-on application is not to overdo it on glue. Just plop a drop at the tip and at the base of your natural nail and drop that nail right on top. Press down on it firmly for a few seconds while the glue dries, and you’re basically done. When glued properly, a press-on set can stay secure for a solid week if you’re gentle with your hands. And you never have to fuss with them after that. Press-ons don’t chip. They never lose their shine or shape. And if one pops off prematurely, you can clean it with nail alcohol, file down the edges, and glue it right back on.

Your natural nails are much safer underneath a pair of press-ons than gels or acrylics.

Wearing a set of press-ons provides the perfect obstacle for reflexive nail chewing, leaving the nails to grow in peace underneath. What’s more: Press-on and glue don’t damage nails the same way gel polish or acrylics do when they come off — The biggest benefit of a press-on is that you are in charge of your nail health.

You can explore different nail personalities without a cash splurge

When extensions or nail art get introduced to the mix, a gel manicure can cost a pretty penny especially if you like the real complicated stuff.

Most packs of press-on, however, cost less than 5,000 thousand naira. And like I mentioned earlier, they come in every style imaginable and come off rather easily. Even if you wanted to try a completely different nail look every couple of days, you still wouldn’t spend nearly as much time or money as you would in a salon.