How to Apply Press-On Nails at Home When You Miss Your Acrylics

Mika Robinson

My love of acrylic nails dates back to my pre-teen years, so it should come as no surprise that I know how to apply press-on nails when needed. Every two weeks, my mom and I would go to the nail salon as a Saturday morning ritual. After years of begging, my mom finally let me get short acrylic nails in an attempt to keep me from biting my natural ones. From that first appointment I was hooked—I pretty much always wore acrylics when I had the funds to do so.

As much as I loved an acrylic manicure with all the bells and whistles, my freelance writer income could no longer afford paying up to $100 for one...

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