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Can Press-On Nails EVER Look Natural?

12 August, 2018 - 08:46pm by - First Lady | 110 Comments

Poll posted by BR Natalie

Back in my university years, a big night out wasn't complete without a set of press-on nails.  You know the kind right?  The poor gal's gel nails.  Sure there are some positives to press-on nails.  You don't need to pay big bucks as you would at a salon.  You don't need to head back to said salon if a nail comes loose.  There's also no UV exposure.

But the negatives.  Gosh.  I haven't used press-on nails in over 10 years because my memory of them goes as follows;

  • Heading to local chemist, hmming and ahhing over garish colours before settling on...French Tips.
  • Trying to size match the fake nails to my own odd shaped nails.
  • Settling for 'that'll have to do' on at least 3 nails.
  • Applying the sort-of size matched nails using the world's runniest glue.
  • Trying not to flick off nails while handling money or trying to get my ID from my wallet.
  • Waking up the next day to find several nails missing and the remaining ones hanging on for dear life.
  • Spending the next week picking off glue remnants and promising my nails I will never do it to them again.

Is it really worth going through all of that, just to rock an unnatural looking set of plastic nails?!


Well, guess what?  Times have changed.  YES.  We are entering a new era of false nails.  Imagine if you will, press on nails that are high quality and have a UV Gel finish, making them durable and chip resistant. Then imagine the non-damaging glue can be applied in two ways - to allow for long (10+ days) or short (1- 3 days) wear.  You can even re-use the nails if you've used them for a shorter period!

But do these nails look good?  Do they look natural? 

Check 'em out for yourself.

Teddy Lane is the nail phenonemon sweeping New Zealand.  

Teddy Lane is a gorgeous NZ company owned by a mother and daughter.   Their cruelty-free and Vegan friendly nails are available in so many beautiful designs - from neutral tones, to catwalk trends, and everything in between.  There's even a variety of lengths and shapes to choose from!

Each set contains 24 (TWENTY-FOUR!!) nails in 12 sizes, covering large, average and petite nail sizes.  

Of course we're going to be putting Teddy Lane to the test.  And here's the super exciting part - the reviewers on this trial team can choose what Teddy Lane design they'd love to trial!

So, if you'd like to be considered for a place on this trial team here's what you need to do:

Click here and head over to the Teddy Lane website and get browsing!  When you've found your favourite design comment below and let us know what it is.  If we pick you - you'll receive a full set in your chosen design to review!

Have fun!

Can Press-On Nails EVER Look Natural?


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Ooooooh these look so beautiful and real. I absolutely love the look of RUNWAY from the 9-5 collection. So beautiful

Hi please pick me i think press on nails are pretty cool i only have had them a couple of times and did actually prefer them over ones i had done at a nail bar... Sure has a classic timeless style to the range that most women would relate to.. Please choose me.. Dyan

From looking at the pictures these look awesome I work in a job where my hands and nails are treated harshly so these would be a godsend for when I get dressed up for a night out improving the look of my crappy nails

Love the look of these. I quite like the matte ones and the Parisian

I love the look of the Tequila Sunrise Nails. These look like a great idea!!!

These look awesome. I gave been wearing press-on nails for a number of years. They are not bad looking, but chip/break easily. Also the glue is hard on my own nails. I would love to try this brand, just love to try.

I forgot to say the colour I would love is Daniella, from the classic selection. Beautiful

13th August, 2018 at 12:05 pm

I would love to try the Golden Knight Chrome Collection please.

Absolutely love the sparkling grape matte collection press on nails

wow they look amazing . It would be great to test these as i normally pay to get acrylics so it would be good to see if these will be a much better option for me and all the other fake nail lovers out there.

I forgot to say that my favourite is Sparkling grape from the Matte collection

13th August, 2018 at 3:47 pm

These look great! I'm a nail tech so love to put them to the test! Quartz Pyramid look awesome!

I would love to try Daiquiri they look amazing failing this I wouldn't mind trying golden knight They would look lovely for an evening or two out would like to try their sustainability and longevity

I think these are a great idea! I am not allowed to have long or painted nails due to the area I work in so these seem like a perfect fix without the commitment of getting real acrylics. I love the look of the matte figalicous ones.

I love the diamond charm

Wow these actually look super cute! I think the Lovelace and the Belle are both a bit of me. Who knew these would come such a way!

Loving the look of the BLUE MANGO in the MATTE COLLECTION

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