Ariana Grande wore press-on nails, and now we want to wear press-on nails

If your nail art skills aren’t quite as impressive as your manicurist’s, press-on nails could be the answer.

With nail salons across the UK closing due to coronavirus, most of us have had to learn how to do a proper manicure and paint job at home. Of course, our art skills aren’t akin to masterpieces and so, many people, and even celebrities, are turning to press-on nails instead.

One celebrity to get in on the action? Ariana Grande. The singer posted a picture of a press-on nail set on Instagram Stories, thanking @bettyinacherry, the freelance nail artist who sent them to her. While the nail artist’s Instagram account is private, they recently set up an alternative account called @nailanatomy (which we’ll be keeping an eye on for future nail inspiration).

In the picture Grande posted, she is wearing a set of almond-shaped nails herself – all of which are decorated with a pearlescent cloud-effect. Other nails in the set include rectangle-shaped nails with heart-shaped holes on the tips.

If you aren’t gifted with the skill of creating meticulous nail art like your manicurists, the high street is filled with press-on options decorated in fun designs, making it the easiest way to get close to a shellac manicure.

Additionally, wearing press-on nails is also a great way to support your local nail salon. Some nail arts, have started selling pre-painted press-on nails to help them retain some business during the health pandemic.

If your local nail artist isn’t doing this but you want to support them, it’s still possible. After signing it off with your manicurist, simply buy a packet of press-on nails but get them delivered directly to their preferred address. You can then discuss different nail art options, which your manicurist can paint on for you before sending the nails back to you. This way, you can still support your manicurist by paying them for their skills (and save yourself from having to wear a questionable paint job).

In the market for new nails? Here’s some of our favourites that are available to buy right now…

  • Elegant Touch Luxe Looks Total Sass, £8.95

    Elegant Touch Luxe Looks Total Sass, £8.95

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  • Skinnydip Tort False Nails, £8

    Skinnydip Tort False Nails, £8

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  • Kiss Impress Fake Nails in Rock It, £7.99

    Kiss Impress Fake Nails in Rock It, £7.99

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