FAQs Ready to ship press-on nails

    • What does it mean 'Ready to ship press-on nails'?
    • These sets are already made and are stored ready for prompt shipping. You won't need to measure your nails or fill in an order form as there is every size included in the set. There is a risk that some sizes will not perfectly match your nails, however, it fits most medium sized nails. Ready to ship nails are uniform and usually come in one colour or ombre effect.
    • When should I use press-on nails?
    • Press-on nails are great for someone who can not wear long or painted nails every day, but would love to wear them for a weekend or special occasion. You can keep few sets with your other accessories to match your outfits.
    • How many nails will I receive in the set?
    • You will receive 24 nails, 2 of each size from 1 to 10 and 4 extra nails in most common sizes 5 and 6.
    • Can I choose the size?
    • Yes. We offer small (suitable for small and medium nails) and large ( suitable for medium and large nails ) size options.

      Nail length ( from cuticle to the tip)  range:

      • small almond - largest nail 26 mm, smallest 18 mm
      • small square - largest nail 25 mm, smallest 19 mm
      • small coffin - largest nail 31 mm, smallest 25 mm
      • large round - largest nail 24 mm, smallest 15 mm
      • large coffin - largest nail 27 mm, smallest 20 mm
      • large almond - largest 23 mm, smallest 15 mm
    • What else is included in the kit?
    • The kit includes a sheet of 24 nail adhesive tabs, glue, buffer, nail file, alcohol pad, orange stick.
    • What's the difference between Customized press-on nails and Ready to ship ones?
    • Customized press-on nails are made individually for each client, you can modify shape, colour, length and design. You will need to measure your nails and fill in the order form when ordering Customized press-on nails. Ready to ship nails are purchased as they are, however, there are different variants available at the check out and you can choose the colour on this page https://puertobanusnailbar.ie/gel-polish-colours-at-puerto-banus-nail-bar/. Customized nails are made using gel tips, Ready to ship nails are made using lesser quality ABS plastic tips, therefore Customized nails are more costly.
    • What is the difference between your Ready to ship press-on nails and the ones I can buy in the chemist or other shops?
    • We do use similar plastic material as a foundation, but we paint the tips with highest quality gel polish by brands such as OPI, Shellac, Halo, Emi and others. Our press-on nails are sturdy and strong, they provide a look and feel of gel nail extensions.
    • Are they reusable?
    • Yes, if you apply it with care using nail adhesive tabs or a tiny amount of glue, and if you remove it carefully by soaking your hands in warm soapy water.
    • How long do they last?
    • We like to call them Weekend nails, ideally they should be used for a short period of time, then removed carefully, cleaned and stored to use it again. If you use nail adhesive tabs it should last 2-3 days; 3-5 days if you use small amount of glue provided in the kit; 2-3 weeks if you fully cover the nail bed with professional glue, which can be purchased on our store. We do not include professional glue in the kit as it should be used by experienced users only.
    • How long will it take to receive my set?
    • We will ship it in the next 1-2 working days, you can choose standard or express shipping methods at the check out. We also offer click and collect service at our nail salon in Cork.
    • Can I make any changes to the Ready to ship set?
    • Usually not, but don't hesitate to inquire, just leave a comment at the check out or email us shop@puertobanusnailbar.ie and we will get back to you before shipping your order.
    • Will press-on nails damage my nails?
    • No, if you remove them with care, never pull them off! We recommend applying nail strengthener when using glue method of application ( not included in the kit).
    • How do I apply press-on nails?
    • Push back cuticles, shorten and buff your natural nails, clean with alcohol wipe. Select your size press-on nails, you can file sides and cuticle area for the prefect fit. Clean the undersides of press-on nails with alcohol wipe. Two methods of application: a) Peel off nail adhesive tab from the sheet, while leaving the top plastic film on, place it on the matching size nail and press firmly for 10s, remove the top film off the nail tab and firmly press the press-on nails for another 15s. b) Apply nail strengthener ( optional, needs to be purchased separately), put a drop of glue in the center of the nail bed, apply press-on nails by firmly pressing it on your natural nails, hold for 10s. Watch the video
    • How do I take off press-on nails?
    • When press-on nails start to feel loose, put oil around the edges and soak your hands in warm soapy water for about an hour. It takes time, so it is best to soak one hand a time while watching TV, reading or doing something else! When press-on nails are off, make sure to remove any adhesive residue from the inner surface of the nails so that you can reuse them again a few times.