beauty trends 7 Cheap and Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Press-On Nails

Save time and money with these salon-inspired upgrades.

July 11, 2022
How To Customize Press On Nails

Press-on nails are the greatest quick, on-the-go, and money-saving beauty hack at your literal fingertips. In less than ten minutes, you can go from bare nails to a polished and fresh set on your own schedule — no hour-long salon visit (and price tag) required. 


As viral nail trends continue to liven up your social media feeds, take it as your cue to level up your press-on nails by customizing them. It’s easy and affordable. Keep reading for all our tips and tricks to transform your $7 press-on set into a salon-inspired masterpiece. 

7 Ways to Upgrade Your Press-On Nails

The realm of creativity when it comes to press-on nail upgrades is endless — but adding rhinestones, glitter and neon colors are just a few options we can’t help but love. Keep reading to discover our list of salon-inspired hacks for your press-on nails.


Try Nail Appliqués

Rhinestones, pearls and other shapes of various nail appliqués are taking over social media trends and it’s hard not to fall in love. They offer high shine, 3D design and a detailed finish that instantly upgrades your manicure. The best part is nail appliques look super glamorous and luxe while proving easy to apply on your own. To apply nail appliques, grab your tweezers and the glue that comes with the press-on nails. Apply a dot of glue, wait until it’s tacky, then place the appliqué of choice on your nails for a sturdy hold.


Add Nail Stickers

Nail stickers offer the look of intricate designs with a much more user-friendly approach. Stars, hearts, flowers, smiley faces and butterflies are a few playful ideas that come to mind but there are lots of different options and combinations to play with to customize your nails. To apply stickers onto your nails, place them with tweezers and finish with a layer of top coat to keep them in place.