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How to Size Press-On Nails

on June 24, 2024

Finding the perfect press-on nails can be a game-changer for your manicure routine. However, one crucial step to achieving a flawless look is ensuring the nails fit perfectly. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the process of sizing press-on nails, ensuring they complement your natural nails seamlessly. We'll also highlight some stylish options from Match Nails.


Why Proper Sizing Matters

Properly sized press-on nails not only look more natural but also feel more comfortable and last longer. Ill-fitting nails can pop off easily, look disproportionate, and even cause discomfort. Here’s why getting the right size matters:

  • Comfort: Properly sized nails won't pinch or apply undue pressure to your natural nails.
  • Longevity: Well-fitted nails adhere better and stay on longer without lifting.
  • Aesthetics: Nails that match your natural shape look more seamless and polished.


How to Measure Your Nails

Tools You’ll Need

  • Measuring Tape: A flexible measuring tape or a piece of string and a ruler.
  • Pen and Paper: To note down measurements.
  • Sample Nails: If you have a sizing kit or sample nails from a brand.

Steps to Measure

  1. Prepare Your Nails: Ensure your nails are clean and dry.
  2. Measure Each Nail: Using the measuring tape, measure the width of each nail from sidewall to sidewall at the widest part.
  3. Record the Measurements: Write down the measurements for each finger. Note that each hand might have slight differences.
  4. Match to Size Guide: Compare your measurements with the size guide provided by the press-on nail brand.

Tips for Accurate Measurements

  • Measure Multiple Times: To ensure accuracy, measure each nail more than once.
  • Use a Sizing Kit: If available, use a sizing kit from the brand to try on sample nails.
  • Check Both Hands: Measure nails on both hands as they might slightly differ.


How to Choose the Right Shape and Length

Popular Shapes

  • Square: Perfect for a classic and sturdy look.
  • Round: Ideal for a natural and soft appearance.
  • Almond: Offers an elegant and feminine style. Check out the Almond Swirl Nails for a chic option.
  • Coffin: Great for a bold and trendy look.
  • Stiletto: Perfect for a dramatic and edgy style.

Popular Lengths

  • Short: Practical and easy to manage.
  • Medium: Offers a balance between practicality and style.
  • Long: Makes a bold statement. For instance, explore the Long Silver Nails for a dazzling effect.


Applying Press-On Nails


  • Clean Your Nails: Remove any old polish, clean, and dry your nails thoroughly.
  • Push Back Cuticles: Gently push back your cuticles to ensure a smooth application surface.
  • Buff Nails: Lightly buff the surface of your natural nails to help the adhesive stick better.

Application Steps

  1. Select the Right Size: Choose the press-on nail that best fits each of your natural nails.
  2. Apply Adhesive: Use nail glue or adhesive tabs as per the instructions.
  3. Press and Hold: Place the press-on nail at the base of your natural nail and press down firmly, holding for about 10-15 seconds.
  4. File if Necessary: If the nails are slightly longer or the edges are uneven, file them to your desired shape and length.


Maintenance Tips for Press-On Nails

Daily Care

  • Avoid Excessive Water: Limit exposure to water as it can weaken the adhesive.
  • Be Gentle: Avoid using your nails as tools to open packages or perform other tasks that can stress them.
  • Moisturize: Keep your hands and cuticles moisturized to maintain a healthy look.

Removal Tips

  • Soak in Warm Water: Soak your nails in warm, soapy water for about 10-15 minutes to loosen the adhesive.
  • Gently Pry Off: Use a cuticle stick to gently lift the edges and remove the nails. Avoid forcefully pulling them off to prevent damage.


Recommended Press-On Nail Styles

Long Silver Nails

For a sophisticated and eye-catching look, try long silver nails. These nails are perfect for special occasions and make a bold statement.


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Pride Press-On Nails

Show off your pride with vibrant and colorful pride press-on nails. These pride press on nails are perfect for celebrating pride events or adding a splash of color to your daily look.


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Almond Swirl Nails

For a chic and elegant appearance, the Almond Swirl Nails are a fantastic choice. The almond shape is flattering and stylish, suitable for both casual and formal settings.


Match Nails blue French tip almond press on nails


Blue Press Ons

For a cool and trendy look, check out the Blue Press Ons. These nails are versatile and can complement various outfits and styles.


Match Nails blue long coffin press on nails


Sizing press-on nails correctly is essential for achieving a comfortable, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing manicure. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can ensure your press-on nails fit perfectly and look stunning. Whether you prefer the boldness of Long Silver Nails or the elegance of Almond Swirl Nails, Match Nails has a wide variety of styles to suit your preferences.

Explore the diverse collection at Match Nails to find your perfect press-on nails today. Enjoy your journey to beautiful, customized nails!


This detailed guide covers all aspects of sizing and choosing press-on nails, ensuring you have the knowledge and confidence to achieve your desired look. Enjoy your journey to beautiful, customized nails with Match Nails!

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