The Cutest Press-On Nails For Holiday Season Glam!


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Press-on nails: you either love them or you don’t. Either way, the Kardashian clan recently nudged them into the limelight (more on that later), and we’re kinda relieved. Fake nails are legit saviors for budgeting babes that don’t plan their ‘fits (#guilty) but love a coordinated nail moment. They’re also affordable AND free up some time in your calendar for *more* festive fun – no after-work appointments here! Without further ado, here are some of our festive faux faves to pop on before Santa drops by. Side note: don’t tell our nail gal!

The K-Drama: Khloé, a certified acrylic lover, was shooketh when her flesh and blood (hint: Kim) stepped out with press-ons… TWICE. Anyway, it brought the debate: press on’s VS acrylics into the beauty sphere. If you’re a press-on lover, we’re with you! Here are some cute options to steal focus this holiday season.

1. Static Nails Sway In White Almond Reusable Pop-On Manicures, $22

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What’s in the Box: 24 nails in 12 sizes, glue, and a dual-sized file/buffer.

We’re one of the 8.4 million people who discovered #StaticNails and their trending tips on TikTok. They offer many pop-on options, but this swirly peachy set is too pretty to ignore. The semi-sheer finish is gorgeous on its own, but we’d top it off with metal accents, gems, or pearls to fit the festive memo. They’ll take seconds to apply, but the compliments will keep on coming for as long as they’re glued on – 18 days BTW. They’re reusable too, so you definitely get your money’s worth.

2. KISS Fancy Huh Tom Bachik x imPRESS Press-On Nails, $10

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What’s in the Box: 30 nails, a prep pad, a mini nail file, and a manicure stick.

Did Tom Bachik, AKA the celeb nail god – who works with the likes of J.Lo and Selena – just collab with one of the most affordable nail brands? Yup, this limited-edition set was designed by the legend to go with everything in your wardrobe. Most of the medium-sized tips are in a gorgeous nude, but you’ll find a couple dotted with gems… Y’know, to keep things spicy. The nails are also fitted with numbered tabs to help you quickly sort through sizes. Plus, each press-on has a peel-back adhesive nail sticker for quick-and-easy application that lasts for seven days.

3. Olive & June Press On Fake Nails – Squoval Short HZ, $10

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What’s in the Box: 42 press-on nails, glue, a wooden cuticle pusher, a 2-in-1 file/buffer, and a prep pad.

Minimalist cuties, listen up. If you’re worried about matching your nails to your outfits, try these rosy-toned squoval pop-ons. They’re made with 94% upcycled materials (#GoGreen), come in 21 different sizes that stick around for a week, and are so freaking easy to use. Simply peel the plastic over the adhesive after prepping your nails and press the falsies over your natural nails for major heart eyes – easy, peasy, lemon, squeezy.

Fun fact: Olive & June dedicated this set to fellow SHE-E-O Heidi Zak, who founded ThirdLove, a company that sells size-inclusive bras. Women supporting women? That’s a hard yes from us.

4. imPRESS Holiday Press-on Manicure Trio – Peppermint Pretty, $27

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What’s in the Box: 30 false nails, a prep pad, a mini nail file, and a manicure stick (in each set).

You’ll love this limited-edition holiday trio if you’re a bargain babe like us. The pack comes in three chip-free and water-proof styles that are all “worn best in the snow,” according to the brand. You can peel and pop them on in the car, thanks to the SuperHold adhesive tabs that take seconds to dry but stay perfect for about a week. Pick ‘Winter life’ if you like them short and square, ‘Warmest Wishes’ for medium-sized almond tips, or ‘Tis the Season’ for medium-sized coffin red nails. Whatever you choose, they’ll make you feel like the snow queen you are.

If you’re going nude and natural this snow season, check out Tom Bachik’s secrets for flawless nails.

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