HOW TO DO YOUR OWN ARTIFICIAL NAILS



A Few weeks ago in one of my Friday Favorites, I told you how I have been doing my own nails for years. 
Prior to that, I had them done in a salon but when Kiss started coming out with the cool artificial ones a few years back, I started doing them myself and save A LOT of money that way. 

Several of you mentioned that you would like to know how I do it. So, I decided to dedicate a post to my method.  I know, many of you like to wear extra glammy nails this time of year and wouldn't these be great for Christmas and New Year. Everybody needs little nail sparkly every now and then.

The way I do it takes 1/2 hour and they stay on for about 3 weeks. Here is a new favorite design...it is a midnight navy with silver sparkles and will be perfect for the holidays.I found out after I first bought these that this design is not new so when I went back to the store, the product number has been replaced by these...

..but they are super cool too and every time I of to the nail section at CVS or other retailers the selection gets bigger. Since I couldn't find the original navy sparkly in stores, I did find them on ebay and happy I did as these are what I had my heart set on for Christmas wear. 

The last couple weeks I've worn just the pain Kiss red and added some Essie Overlay of silver sparkles to the bottom part of the nails. Basically I just panted it on the bottom half after I pressed on these red ones.

Here is my routine for doing Kiss nails and I hope you find it as easy and money saving as I do. 

What you'll need

1. Ready Nail Beds by making sure old nails are removed and real ones are free of glue and trimmed and filed. Push back cuticles with the cuticle stick.

2. Always lay down a paper towel on whatever surface you're working on. 

3. Remove Kiss nails from package and place on your nails to fit each finger.  Arrange in order on table/paper towel.


4. Starting with left pinky first, turn it over and place one drop of package included pink tube of glue on the back of the nail. Place a small layer of the precision glue on your nail bed.



5. Align nail with cuticle and press down holding pressure firmly in middle of the nail for about 5-10 seconds. Remove any excess glue with paper towel in nail corners or under nail if needed. 

My nails last about 3 weeks. If one should pop off, just re-adhere it the same way (see #4 & 5) I've tried them with just the glue included in the package but find they stay on much longer by using both glues.



HAPPY MONDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS TO YOU FRIENDS!!!
May it be Sweet, Festive and Merry!!

xoxo

43 comments:

  1. Wow, these nails look incredible, easy and cost effective too! You are a genius! Are they difficult to get off? I may have to give these a try. Those sparkles on the red are to die for! Thanks for sharing lovely lady and happy Monday!

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  2. Awesome for doing your own nails ! I use to spend money getting my nails done (french manicure) every couple of weeks and it just got too expensive. I paint my own now - less expensive ! Love all the choices from KISS and they stay on for 3 weeks !!! I may have to try this out :) Happy Monday Andrea !

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  3. The precision glue sounds like it makes all the difference~ Thanks for sharing your routine...I used to get fake nails (for 10 years) and sometimes miss the length!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. Gorgeous! I actually have a pack of these nails at home with a different design but they're sparkly and festive for the holidays like yours. They really are easy to apply even though the husband had to help me out a bit! lol

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  5. Your nails look so awesome, and I can't believe how long they last! My natural nails look horrible right now, so I might have to give this a try. Have a wonderful week!

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  6. OK sister tell me about the removal process? Do they damage the nail? I cannot wear them due to work but I would like to wear them for the weekend or holidays. Love you muches! xoxoxox

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  7. So very sparkly and festive!! You make it seem super easy but your hands must be steady to do it so well, no??

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  8. I've done this a couple times with a few kits and have loved them. Now I want more.

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  9. Wow they look great!! I can never get mine to stay on for more than a couple of days haha!

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  10. I have actually heard awesome things about Kiss nails so I need to give these a try! Lately I just haven't had time to get my butt into the salon so this is a perfect solution! LOVE the blue glittery set!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  11. don't think i have Kiss nails here in adelaide. might have to ebay them

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  12. I'm going to have to try those & add in the precision glue. I haven't tried doing my own artificial nails in forever but I remember just the glue that came with the nails wasn't always the best. Are your nails damaged at all after wearing them for long periods of time? Nail damage is why I stopped having mine powder dipped on a regular basis.

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  13. Wanna know a secret?! I use Kiss nails ALL the time!! It saves so much money and sometimes you just don't have time to run to the salon too. Love how you added some sparkles! So Merry and bright!! Love you pretty girl!

    Shauna

    Www.lipglossandlace.net

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  14. I have never heard of Kiss nails, but they look so fabulous on you! And they look like they are pretty use to put on too, and what a money saver. Love the navy with the silver glitter. So festive! Thanks for sharing this, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  15. I haven't done fake nails in the forever but these are some great tips you shared. Hope you have a fabulous day! Beautifully Candid

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  16. That's good to know they stay on so well.
    Does the glue mess up your nails underneath? THat's always been my fear since I used acrylics.

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  17. Love these nails! I love the festive ones for the holidays!! Super cute :)

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  18. They look professionally done! I'm impressed! I just don't know if I can give up my manicures. Haha, I'm spoiled!

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  19. I LOVE using these nails! I actually haven't tried the Kiss brand but I am a huge fan of the imPRESS press-ons...love them! Love the blue and glittery ones, so festive!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  20. Your nails are amazing!! I feel like I wouldn't be able to achieve that at home, but I am definitely going to try. You look so beautiful in that photo!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  21. I've never worn artificial nails. It drives me crazy when I paint them and they chip the next day. I'll have to give this a try. So pretty!

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  22. Girl, I would have never known that you didn't have yours professionally done! I used to get mine done at the salon, but it was just too expensive to maintain. This is so brilliant!

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  23. These look so good. I haven't tried them in years and they have definitely come a long way.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  24. They look amazing, and you know I'm loving all that fun sparkle! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  25. Your nails look great! I wish I was patient enough for this. That sweater is definitely something I could get use to though!

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  26. That's so awesome that your nails last for that long! I also love that you selected some extra glitzy nails for the holidays! You can never go wrong with sparkles this time of the year!

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  27. Good for you, Sista! Save that money! I, on the other hand, have become a shellac/gel snob! Shame.on.me!

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  28. Ohhhh what fun colors and sparkle!!! I refuse to go to a salon to have my nails done when I am capable of painting them on my own at home, so this is right down my alley too!

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  29. You make it look so easy! I love it, I need to try this! Lasts three weeks, I just painted mine on Thursday and now on Monday it's a wreck!

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  30. Cute, Andrea they look gorgeous! Great for the festive season. Well done for posting this great informative blog Hun. xx Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  31. 3 weeks- wow! That's awesome. You do them so well and are always so festive. You're so talented girlfriend :) hope you have a great week leading up to Christmas! Xo!

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  32. You make it look so easy! You are so amazing!!

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  33. They are so pretty! I'm not good at leaving things on my nails... but these would be fun for a holiday or special occasion!

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  34. Thank you!
    Happy Christmas,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  35. Amazing! Can we call it a great DIY!

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  36. Well no one would know those were professionally . . . so I guess that makes you a professional!!! Ha! I need to try this!!

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  37. Three weeks? Thats long. They are beautiful!

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  38. Sooo pretty! I use these as well, and love how long they last. I have a 6 month old, so it's hard because nail polish chips so much I can't keep up. Thanks for sharing! & happy holidays!
    #TurnItUpTuesday

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  39. YOU are so pretty and so are your nails!!! I'll have to try out your method and they last for 3 weeks!?!?! Yes, please! I hope you and your family have an amazing holiday!!! I look forward to connecting with you in the new year :) :)

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

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  40. Thanks for sharing! I'm fixing to make a video of Party Nail Ideas. I'm afraid of artificial ones, but these ideas eased my mind. Beautiful! LauriePOP Ideas That POP

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  41. I haven't tried this brand yet but am going to! I never thought to mix the glues and am going to try this too since the nails usually only last a week for me.

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  42. Very cool! I've never used glue on nails. How do you remove them? I'm so glad you shared this on DI & DI! :)

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  43. Just seeing this post. Your nails look salon-manicured. I would love to try these. Maybe before I go back to work!! Thanks for the step-by-step directions.

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