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19 Poppin' Press-Ons To Try When You Don't Have Time For the Nail Salon

Missy Elliott said it best: “If you a fly gal, get your nails done!"

Press On Nails
By Jennifer Ford · August 3, 2017

Manicures have always been a quintessential part of our beauty routine. Unfortunately, so has the grueling nail salon wait. Luckily, we can shave hours off a professional paint job with pretty press-on kits instead. There’s a bank of bold and beautiful options that actually look like the real thing and you don’t have to sacrifice a lot of money for them.

And unlike the UV lights your hands have to sit under for a gel set, press-ons are generally healthier for your digits. Instead of securing them with an acrylic, you can secure them with stickers or adhesive so they don’t damage your nail beds. In fact, a gang of our favorite celebs are able to switch out their manis so frequently because they depend on press-ons from their glam squad. 

If you want to freshen up your fingertips like the A-list this season, peruse 20 poppin’ press-ons below. 

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These chromatic nails look like a unicorn party on your fingertips.

$10 available at Lime Crime

This express one week mani doesn't require glue to apply or acetone to remove. 

$6 available at Walmart


Radiate good energy from your fingertips with these boho-inspired nails.

$32 available at Etsy

Pop these matte stilettos on to get your nail nail game on point.

$8 available at H&M

These prismatic nails reflect a rainbow of colors.

$5 available at Amazon

These press on nails are dripping in glamour.

$31 available at Etsy

For the gal who needs a little sparkle. 

$5 available at Forever 21

You can get these mystical gel nails in four different shapes: round, stiletto, square and short square.

$18+ available at Etsy

Holographic art is always trending and this multidimensional design will take your flat manicures to the next level.

$5 available at Forever 21

Your French manicure has nothing on these metallic tips.

$5 available at Forever 21

It's easy to see that these frosted mauve tips are everything. 

$5 available at Forever 21

Keep your mani sweet and simple with this pink shade. 

$7 available at Walmart

These pretty press-ons are perfect for wedding season.

$5 available at Forever 21

All roads lead to this geo-print design for your next manicure.

$11 available at Walmart

What’s not to love about these waterproof press-on gel nails?

$6 available at Walmart

Press on this holographic print.

$9 available at Walmart

What's better than diamond digits?

$21 available at ASOS

Every girl boss needs these power nails in her possession.

$6 available at Target

For the minimalist.

$8 available at H&M