We tested out press-on nails to see if they've gotten any better since the olde days #Style & Grooming#beauty products#make-up Posted Sep 14 2018 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Attempting a nail glamour shot Related Post 5 nail polish hacks that can change your life 5ever Nail polish is a much handier tool than folks give it credit for. In addition to making your fingers a little more jazzy, nail polish... Read more Other than keeping my nails shaped and oiled-up, I don't do much to them. Nail polish tends to make them peel so I avoid it, despite loving how it looks, especially this one matte black color I loved back in the day. I also don't want to spend a ton on my nails since I feel like I get more bang for my buck channeling my limited money towards my hair. I recently saw an Instagram story where a non-beauty guru was telling us how easy it is for normal types like me to use press-on nails and have them last for more than a minute. This was news to me as the last time I wore DIY fake nails was for a wedding way back in 2004 when they lasted all of two hours, max. Plus, Etsy has introduced me to a ton of really gorgeous styles. Surely they've gotten better since then, right? I decided to put them to the test. I nabbed a set of Kiss nails that came with its own glue and claimed to last a week. They even had matte black, though not at my local Target. Oh well. Day 1 Despite getting the "really short" style, they were still a little long for me. They do have those awesome-looking pointy nails that look so rad. I don't know how y'all wear those, but they look amazing. But even these short ones were kinda long for my taste. But hey, they look alright and made me want to take silly Snapchat selfies growling and "making it fashion." Day 3 So far so good on day three. Only one of the nails is slightly peeling up at the cuticle and I'm pretty sure that's down to my inept job at applying the glue. Day 7 All is well in the land of nails. I did end up manually removing one of them for utility reasons, but the others have remained mostly intact. I haven't tried actual "press-on" (as in, not using a tube of glue but rather pre-glued nails), but these glue-on types are solid. Verdict While I totally enjoyed the "make it fashion" feeling of wearing these, I doubt I'd use them in any regular basis, despite them having solid staying power. I'm just more into the au naturel look, I guess. But if you want something cheap and cheerful for a special occasion or want to rock some dark and matte pointed nails, these are a win. Plus, it totally opens up the world of fancy nails on Etsy! There's a whole world to explore. Related Post Painting your son's toenails and other crimes against society Thanks to Meg for emailing us about the media debate currently raging over a J. Crew ad showing a designer painting her five-year-old son's toenails pink. Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Bollocks, Pulp Fiction, & Oregon Trail: 9 subversive cross-stitch patterns NEXT 6 things you can do to help encourage voting (especially with those young voters!) Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] I had no idea press-on nails are still a thing! Will try them out for sure, as I don’t have a time for proper manicure more than twice a year, and yet still sometimes crave to look a bit fancy. Reply How hard are they to take off? And did they damage your nails? Reply They were slightly harder to remove than I had thought, but a quick soak in polish remover did the trick. And nope, no nail damage at all Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.