How Long Do Pre-Glued Nails Last?

Are you searching for a cool way to update your nails without the commitment of a long-term manicure? Pre-glued false nails are the perfect solution. We have a range of pre-glued press-on nails in various styles and lengths, allowing you to get creative with your look. But how long do they last?

In this blog, we'll discuss how long pre-glued nails last, how to prep your nails for press-on and how to apply them. So if you're looking for a more temporary update that won't damage your natural nail beds, keep reading…

What are Pre-Glued False Nails?

Pre-glued false nails are exactly what they say on the tin – faux nails that have been pre-glued with a strong adhesive. Being pre-glued makes them ideal for those who don't have time to fiddle around with glue and nail tabs. You need a few minutes to apply them, and you're ready.

Pre-glued nails are the way to go if you're looking for convenience. At FalseEyelashes, we have a selection of pre-glued nails in short and square styles to suit your preferences.

How Long Do Stick-On Nails Last?

So now you know what they are, how long do pre-glued or stick-on nails last? Well, it depends on your lifestyle and habits. Generally, pre-glued press-on nails can last up to two weeks if cared for properly.

You could stretch out this time even more for some people with gentler lifestyles and limited hand-washing routines. However, if you lead a more active lifestyle with regular hand-washing, pre-glued nails may last only a week.

The key to keeping your pre-glued nails on your fingers for as long as possible is a great nail prep routine…

How to Prep Your Nails for Press-Ons

Proper natural nail prep is vital if you're wondering how to make your press-on nails last longer. A good nail prep routine means ensuring that your natural nails are clean, dry, and free of oils or lotions before you apply the press-on nails.

Start by washing your hands with warm water and hand soap and drying them thoroughly. Then use a nail file to gently remove any excess cuticles from around the edges of your nails – this creates a smooth surface for the press-on nail to adhere to.

Next, use a lint-free cloth and a cotton pad soaked in rubbing alcohol to wipe down each of your nails. This will remove any oils or lotions on the surface and provide a stronger hold for the pre-glued nails.

How to Apply Press-On or Pre-Glued Nails

Now you know how to prep your nails, it's time to learn how to put on the pre-glued nails.

  • First, select the correct size press-on nail for each of your fingers.
  • Ensure that they fit snugly and there is no gap between the nail and your cuticle – this will ensure a longer-lasting hold.
  • Then, peel the backing off the pre-glued nail and carefully press it onto your natural nail, starting from the outside edge and working towards the centre.
  • Press down firmly for a few seconds and ensure all edges are sealed together.
  • Finally, use a nail file to file down any excess glue or rough edges around the perimeter of the press-on.

And you're done! With this easy nail prep and application routine, your pre-glued nails should last up to two weeks – or longer if you look after your hands.

Do Pre-Glued Nails Come in Lots of Colours and Styles?

Yes, pre-glued nails come in lots of colours and styles. In fact, we have a range of pre-glued short nails and square nails in various designs – from classic French manicures to striking shades and glittery accents.

So whatever your style or occasion, you can find the perfect pre-glued nails for your needs. Shop our range of square false nails.

Who Makes Pre-Glued Nails?

Many great manufacturers make pre-glued press-on nails, and we're proud to be official stockists of Ardell Nails, Elegant Touch, Kiss Nails, SOSU Nails and W7.

So for the best press-on nails available on the market, look no further than W7 pre-glued nails for the most up-to-date looks and styles. Here are our favourite pre-glued nails by W7 that you can buy now:

  • W7 Pre-Glued Nails – French Envy

With W7 Pre-Glued Nails in French Envy, you can quickly and easily get a stylish French manicure. These pre-glued nails’ lovely French tips and organic square shape will precisely match your own, making them a terrific accessory for any event or everyday wear. These nails are quicker and easier to apply than ever before because they are pre-glued.

  • W7 Glamorous Nails – Garnet

W7 Dazzling Nails in style Garnet are classy and striking, making them ideal for your company Charity event, a date night, or a bold everyday look. They stand out due to their square shape and vivid red colours, which precisely mimic the appearance of freshly manicured nails. They are ideal for daily wear because of their shorter length, making them easier to apply.

  • W7 Glamorous Nails – Winter Blues

These W7 Dazzling Nails in style Winter Blues are the ideal complement to your go-to winter dress for a particular party or a daring nighttime look. The nails come in dark blue and teal shades. They are simple to wear daily because of their shorter length, and the square edge provides painted or professionally groomed nails with a more realistic appearance.

  • W7 Glamorous Nails – White Lily

Since white nails are making a splash on socials, W7 Glamorous Nails in the design White Lily are the perfect nails to try if you're searching for something a little different. These nails will match any clothing and be ideal for any special occasion or everyday wear, thanks to their stunning bright white colour. The square edge form gives them a more natural appearance, and the short length makes them simple to wear.

  • W7 Glamorous Nails – Diamonds Forever

Prepare for the party in Diamonds Forever style with W7 Dazzling Nails. The W7 Cosmetics nail polish collection Diamonds Forever features long, ballerina-shaped nails in a stunning pale pink colour. These nails feature additional silver gems on a few of the nails for an extra party-glam appearance.

Why Do People Wear False Nails?

False nails, or press-on or pre-glued nails, are a popular form of manicure. They come in many shapes, colours and sizes to suit any individual's style. People choose to wear false nails for a variety of reasons:

  • To create an overall polished look without having to visit a salon.
  • To switch up their style with various designs and colours.
  • To have pre-glued nails that last longer than nail polish but can be removed easily.
  • To save time by not having to wait for nail polish to dry.
  • To give themselves beautifully manicured nails without spending too much money.

How Long Do Pre-Glued Nails Last – The Details?

Pre-glued nails can last anywhere from one to three weeks, depending on how well you care for them. To make your press-on nails last longer, here are a few tips:

  • Apply cuticle oil daily to prevent the adhesive from drying and the nails from becoming loose.
  • Avoid using household cleaning products or other harsh chemicals; these can weaken the adhesive.
  • Be careful when washing your hands – scrubbing and vigorous rubbing can affect the bond between your natural nail and the press-on nail.
  • Choose a size that fits snugly on your nails for a better fit.
  • Clean the underside of your nails before applying to ensure they are dirt and oil-free.
  • Don't leave pre-glued nails on for longer than two weeks, as this can cause damage to your natural nails.

We have a wide range of pre-glued and press-on nails at so that you can find the perfect style for your next event or everyday look. Whether you're seeking out a classic French manicure or a bold pink colour, our selection of Ardell Nails, Elegant Touch, Kiss Nails, SOSU Nails, and many more will have you looking glamorous in no time.

Browse our collection now and find the perfect pre-glued nails for you! All we can say is, get your glam on! And remember to tag us on Instagram with your fabulous looks using our hashtags #FalseEyelashesStyle and #welovelashes. We love seeing how you wear our falsies and nails.