Press On Nails vs Acrylic Nails

Pros & Cons

Like anything in life, there are pros and cons to acrylic nails and press on nails - and it very much depends on personal preference. Letโ€™s go through all the pros & cons together and see who comes out on top!

Press On Nails:


๐Ÿ’œ They are more cost effective than acrylic nails
๐Ÿ’œ They are easy to remove
๐Ÿ’œ They can be applied at the comfort of your own home
๐Ÿ’œ The application is complete in a matter of minutes
๐Ÿ’œ They do not damage your natural nails
๐Ÿ’œ If applied correctly, they can look just like acrylic nails
๐Ÿ’œ You know exactly what they are going to look like by looking at the pack, instead of trusting your nail technician to do a good job
๐Ÿ’œ If your job has a no nails policy, you can wear them to look glam for a party and remove them by Monday to go back to work - acrylic nails require more commitment
๐Ÿ’œ If nail does pop off, you can glue back on, you donโ€™t need to go back to the salon


๐Ÿ’œ If you have a โ€˜hands onโ€™ job, or you are quite hands on in your day to day routine, they can ping off
๐Ÿ’œ If the nails are not well made, they can look cheap
๐Ÿ’œ They are not as durable as acrylic nails
๐Ÿ’œ They do not last as long as acrylic nails



๐Ÿ’œ They are longer lasting than press on nails - they can last up to 3 weeks before they need to be removed or infilled
๐Ÿ’œ They are very durable
๐Ÿ’œ They are applied professionally, and if youโ€™re a social person the salons a perfect place to talk to your nail tech
๐Ÿ’œ You decide everything from the length, shape and the desired design


๐Ÿ’œ A lot more money is spent in getting acrylics and maintaining them
๐Ÿ’œ They can cause damage to your natural nails
๐Ÿ’œ They need to be removed by a professional who uses strong chemicals like acetone which has an unpleasant smell
๐Ÿ’œ The nail technician may not deliver exactly what you had asked or hoped for
๐Ÿ’œ Application is very time consuming

So who wins this debate? Press on nails hands down! They donโ€™t cause damage to your nails, they are more cost-effective, more time-saving and more gentle on your nails. Pretty Pro press on false nails are high quality so they will still look Pretty and will last a long time when applied & cared for correctly.