8 of the best sets of press-on nails to see you through until salons are allowed to reopen

Unfortunately, beauty salons and nail bars have still not been given the green light to open, despite hairdressers, pubs and the like getting the go ahead. It’s frustrating for both those wishing to have some TLC, and more importantly, the beauty workers who are not allowed to go back to work yet. 

In the meantime, however, there are still several DIY ways to tend to our nails, whether it’s with at-home gel nail polish sets (complete with lamps), or little stickers that make nail art easier than ever. But another often forgotten option is the humble press-on nail, a cheap yet effective (and reasonably easy) way to get your hands looking on point.

If you’re in need of a quick fix to tide you over until you’re finally able to make that first post-lockdown salon booking, we’ve collated out the best ones on the virtual shelves, from simple French tips to all-out glitter. And if you’ve never tried press-on nails before, take a look at this helpful video for the best application tips and tricks:

8 of the best sets of press-on nails to shop now

Blush & White Marble Stiletto Faux Nail Set – 24 Pack, £4.20 (was £7), Claire’s

Mix it up with this pair of alternating styles, with nude and marble prints. 


Sosu By Susanne Jackson False Nails Stiletto Medium Fallen Angel, £8.95, Beauty Bay
 

This classic nude ombre set has a flattering stiletto shape and glossy finish. 

Perfect 10 Pre-Glued False Nails Diamond Girl, £4.50, Boots

Want to add a touch of glitter to your post-lockdown look? These are magical. 

Elegant Touch Queen of the Night Nails – Midnight Creepin’, £9.95, Lookfantastic 

These mysterious midnight blue nails are made even better by their unique coffin shape. 

Tortoiseshell Bling Stiletto Faux Nail Set – 24 Pack, £4.80 (was £8), Claire’s 

Tortoiseshell is still one of the hottest nail art trends of the moment, and these press-ons make the look easier than ever. 


Elegant Touch X Paloma Faith Nails – Femme Fatale, £8.99, Lookfantastic
 

Paloma Faith’s gorgeous collaboration with Elegant Touch has some real beauties — including these red press-ons. 

Boots Artificial Nails – French Pink Short, £5, Boots

If it’s a simple pair of French manicured nails you’re after, you can’t get much better than this bargain pair.

 

Elegant Touch Nude Collection Nails – Mink, £5, Lookfantastic

This lovely matte nude pair of stick-ons will go with just about everything.