About your press ons

What are press on nails?

Press on nails are high quality artificial nails that come in many styles to match your preferences, and can be applied within minutes from home.

They are attached to the natural nails using adhesive glue or tabs, and are designed to be a more affordable & less damaging alternative to traditional acrylic or gel nails.

How do I apply press on nails?

Here's a step-by-step guide to help you achieve flawless, salon-quality nails at home.

Step 1: Prepare Your Nails

  • Remove any old polish 
  • Gently buff the surface of your nails
  • Use the alcohol pad provided to wipe each nail to remove excess oils

Step 2: Pick the Right Size

  • Select press on nail sizes that fit your natural nails. Tip: they should not extend past your nail bed, or be too small otherwise your fingernails will feel pinched! This also prevents dirt or water from getting underneath your press ons
  • Lay out the press on nails in order from thumb to pinkie

Step 3: Apply the Adhesive

  • Apply a small amount of adhesive glue to the back of the press on nail. Be careful not to get any on your hands or put too much as it spreads once you push the nail on.
  • If you prefer to use the adhesive tab, make sure you find the right size for each nail (slightly smaller than your nail bed). Apply the adhesive tab close to your cuticle.

Step 4: Apply the Press On Nails

  • Gently press the press on nail onto your natural nail, starting at your cuticle and working your way to the tip
  • Hold the nail in place for at least 30 seconds to secure and to remove air bubbles

Step 5: Finishing Touches

  • File the press on nails to your desired shape and length
  • Avoid washing your hands for an hour while your fresh nails bond with the glue

How do I remove press on nails?

Soak Your Nails

Let your nails soak for 10-15 minutes in warm water mixed with some hand soap or oil (you can use olive oil, coconut oil or vitamin e oil) to loosen the adhesive.

Remove the Press On Nails

Once the adhesive has loosened, gently push off the press on nails from your natural nails using the cuticle stick provided. If the nails do not come off easily, soak them for a few more minutes and try again.

Moisturise Your Nails

After removing the press on nails, use cuticle oil or lotion to moisturise your nails and cuticles. This will help restore any moisture lost during the removal process and promote healthy nail growth.

That's it! With these simple steps, you can safely remove your press on nails without damaging your natural nails.

What's the difference between using adhesive glue and tabs?

Adhesive glue

This is a popular option for those who want their press on nails to stay put for longer periods of time. Adhesive glue is usually stronger than adhesive tabs and can last for up to two weeks without needing to be reapplied. It's also a good option for those with oily or sweaty hands, as it provides a stronger hold.

However, it can be more difficult to remove. It also requires some skill to apply, and can be messy if not done carefully.

Adhesive tabs

These are a quick and easy option for those who want to change up their nails frequently or wear them for a short period of time. Adhesive tabs can be easily removed without damaging the natural nail, making them a great option for those who are looking for a temporary solution.

However, adhesive tabs may not last as long as adhesive glue, and may need to be reapplied more frequently. They also may not be as strong, making them less suitable for those with oily or sweaty hands.

Are press on nails damaging?

When properly applied and removed, press on nails are not damaging to natural nails. Please check out our FAQs about applying and removing your press ons for more information.

Will the press on nails fit my natural nails?

Each of our nail kits comes with 15 different sizes (30 press on nails in total) that are sure to fit any natural nail size! They can also be filed down if needed to better suit your natural nail shape.

What's included in my nail kit?

Your press on nail kit includes everything you need for a perfect set of nails:

  • 30 nails (15 different sizes)
  • 30 sticky tabs for short term wear (15 different sizes)
  • Adhesive glue for long term wear
  • Cuticle stick
  • Alcohol pad
  • Nail file/buffer

How long do press on nails last for?

When using adhesive glue, your press on nails can last up to 2-3 weeks when applied correctly!

For shorter term wear, adhesive tabs typically last up to a week.

Of course, timings can vary based on your lifestyle & how well the nails have been applied. You can always re-apply any nails that pop off with more glue.

Can I change the shape of press on nails?

Of course! The press on nails can be clipped and filed to any shape or length you desire.

We recommend waiting 2-3 hours until they have fully bonded onto your nail before cutting or filing the shape, to ensure they don't pop off.

How long/wide are the press on nails?

There is a size chart included on each product page so you can check the length, width, and nail sizes of each set.

Shipping & Returns

Where are you located?

We are a small business based in Sydney, Australia.

Where do you ship from?

We ship from Sydney, New South Wales via AusPost.

How much is shipping?

Standard shipping is $10 AUD while Express is $15 AUD per order. You can enjoy free standard shipping on all orders over $60 AUD.

How long is processing & delivery?

For standard and express delivery times, please check the AusPost site here.

All orders are processed in 1-2 business days. 

Will my order be tracked?

Of course, you will be provided with a tracking number through a confirmation email once your order is processed and shipped. 

You'll be able to track your order numbers through AusPost here.

If you have any questions about the status of your delivery, please check your tracking link first before reaching out.

Can I exchange or return my nails/What if I have a faulty order?

We do our best to ensure each nail we sell is made to perfection - however if anything in your order is defective, damaged, or if you received the wrong order, please contact us straight away (including pics of the issue) at info@polishdpressonnails.com so we can make it right.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns due to change of mind, or for sale items and gift cards.

You can check out our full refund & returns policy here.

Do you offer international shipping?

Yes we do! Standard international shipping is $20 AUD and is sent & tracked through AusPost.