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Obviously, you want to purchase your false nails well ahead of time to do a trial wear so you can see how they look in person and how well they stay on. The Fingr's false nails that I used came with glue stickers, but I constantly felt like they were coming loose and had to obsessively check to make sure they were still on. The nails themselves looked awesome, but I would recommend using liquid nail glue as opposed to stickers. Also, you can buy some pretty crazy nail designs, but I would definitely stick with a classic french manicure or solid, subtle color to avoid looking like a wannabe teenager prom-queen.
Now, to ensure that your false nails look as good as possible you want to follow a few basic steps:
- Choose a false nail style that is a subtle color and a short to medium length.
- Before applying glue, check to ensure that each false nail fits the width of your natural nail bed. Nails that are slightly larger than your nail bed may be painful to wear, but they will look okay. False nails that are smaller than your natural nails will look obviously fake.
- Gently push back your cuticles with a clean orange (cuticle) stick.
- Swipe each of your natural nails with nail polish remover and let dry before applying nail glue. This will remove excess oils and ensure a good tight bond between your nail and the false nail.
- Gently file any unnatural looking bits of plastic off the false nails.
- Be sure to bring extra nail glue in your bridal emergency bag, just in case!