How To Make Custom Press-On Nails

How To Make Custom Press-On Nails

Select The Nail’s Length, Shape, And Size

You should choose a nail shape first. Coffin, ballerina, stiletto, oval, square, etc. are a few popular options. These forms are available in a variety of sizes and lengths, including short, medium, long, and extremely long. I have no idea why thinking about all the various nail shapes available makes me so happy, but whatever! Back to what I was saying, then… Let’s imagine we are a size medium and we are aware of our size. Pick up two of each of the following sizes of custom press on nails: 1, 5, 4, 5, and 8.

Your Press-On Nails With A Buff

To remove the gloss off the tops of these nails, let’s buff each one with our buffer. Each nail tip has a small piece of plastic attached to it. Using a standard file and a straight across, back and forth motion, gently file the tabs of each nail. Keep in mind that we only want to file the tip lightly enough to remove the small bit at the tip. Some people prefer to complete this step after the nails have been placed on the nail stand, but I prefer to do it beforehand. Without the nails sliding around on the stand, I find it much simpler to get a good buff and file going.

Get Your Nail Stands Ready


Let’s prepare our nail supports now and then apply the nails. You will need the poster taken at this point. The poster takes is simply a reusable putty and is available in a variety of colors. It easily attaches to whatever you put it on and grips it securely enough to keep it in place. It’s magic, lol!

To put a topcoat on each of the individual nail stands, I would use tiny balls of poster tack. While you polish your nails, this will keep your nail in place. Additionally, it will aid in holding your nails to the nail stand. All you’ll need is a cute tiny ball, similar to the one in the picture below.

You might find that you prefer to use more or less of the quantity I use once you become used to pressing on nails; I believe this is purely a matter of personal preference. Simply make sure it’s sufficient to finish the job.

Initially, Apply A Gel Base Coat

You can now set the nails on the nail supports as I have in the image below once they have been polished and dried following the alcohol wash down.

To get them to properly stick together and stop moving around, make sure to apply just a little pressure. To avoid confusion, I like to arrange them from thumb to pinky, depending on the design I’m working on.

Let’s start with a great base coat before the polish. I’d use numbers 1-2. The base coat aids in providing something for the polish to adhere to. This is one method of preventing polish from fading. Both the polish and the base coat, which is sticky, adhere to the nail. The result is a lovely, smooth nail, which is what we desire.