Reddit reviews: The best false nails

We found 70 Reddit comments discussing the best false nails. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 43 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about False Nails:

u/koipert · 1 pointr/muacirclejerk

These are my real nails now!!!! They DO need to be encased in nail polish since they’re pretty flimsy, but no more fake nails. The polish helps toughen them up.

I used the bulk packages of Kiss nails, petite since I wanted them short. I used Kiss glue as well- both the nails and glue were recommended to me by someone’s mom who was a nail tech. I found the nails stuck a lot better if I roughed up the underside with a metal file. Making sure to press VERY firmly while the glue dried helped a ton, and just making sure I had some glue with me since they do sometimes fall off. If possible, wear gloves while doing stuff like washing dishes since water can make them fall off, but you can just put them back. I would also always double check them after I showered or whatever.

Again, I didn’t want anything crazy... just something that looked normal so I cut and shaped them short with a metal file. I actually lovingly called them “nail jail” since it was physically impossible for me to bite the nails under them. Here’s a picture of me wearing Kiss nails about 2 years ago, and some info on how I painted them.

As far as removal goes, you can soak them off in acetone, ooooooor just get a bowl of warm water and soak your hands until the nails fall off. Then you use acetone to clean off the glue bits left on your nails. With this method you can even clean the underside of the plastic nails and apply them again later if you really liked the design.

Glass files were less expensive than I thought! Looks like $10 for 3 from Amazon. They’re just gentler on nails and I guess are supposed to also help layers not flake off? I dunno, I just read about it and liked using them. All the fancy nail art youtubers love them so they must be good. 😆

Always happy to help another nail biter. I felt like no one else struggled like I did and it was so hard to find info I could actually use. I guess I sorta just came up with a method that worked for me, and I’m not tempted to bite anymore. They’re too pretty.

u/NotDeadJustUgly · 1 pointr/Nails

My time has come! I fix my hardworking boyfriend's split nails all the time! :)

First off... keep it clean! Under nailbed infections hurt like hell, and there's no replacing good hygiene.

My go-to method is to apply a thin layer of nail glue (or superglue in a pinch, but if this happens a lot make the investment in the real deal). Then, take a tiny piece of teabag, the more "fabric like" the better and gently place it on top, doing your best to both cover the entire split, and a bit behind it. Try to keep the bag saturated (i.e. no lifted lighter corners); do this by pressing gently with tweezers. Wait a few seconds until the bag is stable, then cover with a healthy bit of glue. If you make a bumpy finish, you can "sand it down" with a gentle file or a nail buffer. Here's a good guide! https://www.today.com/style/how-fix-broken-nail-tea-bag-t105080

If this split gets truly gruesome, I'd recommend buying a set of fake plastic nails online (like these! https://www.amazon.com/Makartt-Perfect-Length-Natural-Acrylic/dp/B07BKPS1Y4/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=fake%2Bnails%2Bwide&qid=1555304155&s=gateway&sr=8-6&th=1 ) or from a beauty supply store and gluing one on nicely (make sure it's the right fit and curve). File it to length like a normal nail. It should last a week or two before falling/breaking off on its own, or it may just grow off. You can get skin toned ones, but if you want to keep if discrete you can always paint it or cover it with a band-aid or something.

Good luck!

u/melcrose · 4 pointsr/classicalguitar

Why, yes.. yes I do.

Same, tons of broken nails and time spent trying a million different nails / glues / ideas.

Know that I never ever tried "crazy glue" .. I didn't want to damage my nails with that stuff.

So, I opted for "glue-dot" like removable nail glue tabs. Some are garbage, some or OK, a few are GREAT. Here is great:


They will usually stay on for 2 or 3 days, and they are cheap enough they are super easy to replace. Plus, these roll right off your nails and the fake nail, so PERFECT. (some don't and are a pain to remove, forcing you to "remake" the nail every time.)


Lots of different kinds, these are the easiest to shape.

Get a good nail clipper like

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY.. 400 grit sandpaper. Use that to shape the nail, then rub the sandpaper on itself to make it more like 1200 grit (smoother yet) and use that to "buff" the nail. (use the sandpaper on your real nails as well to be sure they are perfectly smooth.)

Use your thumb nail to rub on the real nails and fake nails to make sure you don't have any chippy spots, it should feel perfectly smooth.

Questions? ask. I'm the king of fake nails.. don't tell my wife. :)

u/freedomshocked · 2 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

I only wear fakies. My natural nails have greatly improved from using Nail Envy, but at this point I prefer the fakies and have been using them for over a year. I always use two coats of OPI Nail Envy on my natural nails, followed by a coat of ORLY Rubberized Bonder. To make them last longer, wait for the ORLY layer to dry, then gently rough it up a little with a file. For shorter lived nails, leave that layer smooth. This is the state of my natural nails right now. They are so shiny because I'd just done an oil treatment. I tend to wear each pair of fakies for upwards of two weeks, sometimes as little as just a few days. This is my favorite glue. Whether I've got a set on the whole two weeks or just a couple days, it holds up well. To remove I trim the end of the fakies, to expose the innards, soak in acetone for 5-10 min, and they dissolve right off, no damage. :) I've used nails from Amazon as well as Born Pretty Store. [These were great.] (http://www.amazon.com/2-PACK-Kiss-100-Count-ACTIVE-Coverage/dp/B007QERALK/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1394820933&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=Sally+hansen+full+coverage+oval) Easy to reduce the length with some gentle filing, easy to paint/practice on. :)

EDIT: If you prefer square, [these were good as well] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00803H7MI/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1), though not as great of a buy.

MORE EDIT: [This is my current mani] (http://i.imgur.com/oatOL8U.jpg), with [nails from Born Pretty Store] (http://www.bornprettystore.com/natural-full-acrylic-false-nail-tips-nail-p-1551.html), cut to less than half the length they were purchased at and shaped from there.

u/DiscoKittie · 1 pointr/RedditLaqueristas

You can get something very similar on Amazon, but they're three times the price.

Or you can get the same thing that's on Amazon (same pictures even) with more options for super cheap on AliExpress.

And here's a listing for them (same options as Ali) on Wish.

I know Ali seems like a scam place. But no more so than Ebay, I think. I get a lot of stuff from there and have had pretty good luck. You just have to be willing to be patient because it's a long shipping time from Asia to the USA. Sometimes a couple of months.

And Wish seems to be similar to Ali in shipping times for the most part. But I've had good luck with them as well, though I haven't bought nearly as much there as from Ali or Amazon.

u/SN2014dt · 2 pointsr/nailbiting

I imagine starting will be the hardest part. What I would do if I were you is grow them out a little bit more and then invest in some press-on nails (I recommend Impress because they're the easiest). It necessary that you get a bit more length going though otherwise the press-on's won't have anything to stick to. If you're a guy and/or you don't normally like feminine nail styles, you can get nude colors and clip them so they're not long and so the decorative/white parts aren't showing.

If I were you, I would get quite a few packs. A dozen or so you have plenty of nails. This will cost a bit of money, this method has worked for me when nothing else has though. For $100+ it was worth it... I've picked at my nails for about 21 years as well. My guess is that you'll want to pick them/ bite the press-on's off at first, so it will be helpful to be able to put a new nail on right away when you slip. But hopefully, with time, you can retrain your brain to have calm hands. For me, it also helped to see my hands look beautiful for the first time ever. It really motivated me to stop.


Edit: Also, someone mentioned acrylic nails which isn't a bad idea either. Acrylics are almost impossible to peel off by hand (at least for the first week) whereas press-ons you could remove the same day. However, I prefer the press-ons because (a) they're cheaper so if you break and bite your nails, you can easily replace it (b) they won't destroy your nails beds (c) they're a lot more convenient.

u/eekasaur · 5 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

I'm by no means an expert, but I've dabbled with press ons for special occasions.

I've had the kind where you glue them on, like this: https://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Products-Salon-Acrylic-French/dp/B00TUDNA1O/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1487016441&sr=8-2&keywords=kiss+glue+on+nails and they're ok...kind of a pain to glue on. Some of them lasted over a week, some would pop off a day or two later...I just made sure to keep the glue with me in my purse so I could fix it if I needed to (I wore these on a cruise). They did look good when they were on, though. Taking them off was kind of a pain...some just popped off, but some were STUCK and it's hard to pry them off (and kind of painful).

I also tried these, where it's a sticker that you put on the fake nail and then press on your real nail, like this: https://www.amazon.com/imPRESS-STELLAR-Length-Broadway-Manicure/dp/B01DJLXQHK/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1487016526&sr=8-1&keywords=kiss+press+on+nails and I was SERIOUSLY impressed (no pun intended) by this line. The kiss imPRESS line seriously stayed on my nails for a full week (also on a cruise). They didn't look nearly as "fake" as I thought they would, either. People kept telling me how good my nails looked. Taking them off wasn't TOO bad, some hurt but it didn't seem as bad as the glue on kind. For the ease of application and the minimal damage of these, I would totally recommend this line. They come in a lot of fun colors to try, too. I was surprised by how well they stayed, because I recall these sticker-type nails when I was a teen, but these ones are really good.

With either style, you're not going to have that HARD acrylic feel to them...when you tap them on a table, they'll feel like plastic, not acrylic (which, of course seems obvious thinking about it, but it's still weird if you're used to acrylics having that solid feeling, like I was). Also, since the edges aren't totally attached like acrylic would be, I found that my hair would sometimes get stuck in the edges (like the part next to my cuticle). However, I felt that I was willing to deal with that if it meant not having to deal with acrylics (the damage, the fills, the expense).

u/kalechipsyes · 4 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

Try just basic nail painting first, though, to get the hang of working with the medium and canvas, before jumping into something a little more complicated. Like most things, learning the basics makes the more complex stuff easier, makes mistakes easier to deal with, and makes the end result last much longer.

As an alternative to painting directly on her nails, you can paint whatever you want onto something like these for her to just stick on.

Getting one's nails painted is extremely relaxing, though, so I'm sure that the former is more appreciated. Maybe try getting yourself a manicure (plenty of men do it, and they will automatically assume you want either no polish or clear polish) and watch how they do it/ask questions. It's a whole thing with prep and massages, which can be a really nice and easy-to-do addition, no matter how the nails turn out (though, I'm sure that they will turn out nice, and that will definitely be a plus!!).

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Wow I hope your daughter is ok. I almost had a deadly accident because some guy decided SPEEDING past a red light was a good idea..and the light had been green for me for a while. He would have hit me right on my side and probably dragged me a good while. I would never wish the new of a horrific accident on ANY parent, so I'm very happy that everything turned out okay for you. Good vibes to you and your daughter!!!

Happy you're alive, Tara!

u/JurassicParkourr · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would go out and try new food every night if you can! I bet it's amazing there! also, make sure you and your roommate get along :) My roommate and I would always go one 'Roommate Dates" every few weeks! :) Nail stickers / False Nails :)

u/raw-sienna · 2 pointsr/blackladies

For easy makeup removal: Coconut oil! slather it on and wipe it off then either wash your face right away or in the morning. skin sensitivity pending.

Nails: I use these super cheap, and I use super glue cause I work at a bar and they work really well. They don't destroy your nails like acrylic because you're not doing all that extra shit with the acrylic and buffer. and I just keep a super glue with me, I test them periodically so if one is weakening I can just pull it and glue it back on. and if they do accidentally pop off they dont hurt like acrylics, really nice alternative for folks who can't justify nail maintenance prices.

If you're wearinf baggy sweaters you can wear tights and slim jeans under that's cute. Whats your footwear situation? That be a way to add some punctuation. 'youth' to me brings images of baggy/comfy college kids swag with hoodies and sweats. but its france so probably not. In the winter I layer with a hoodie with a letterman or starters jacket over it. a more european fitting style could be some drapey light vests (ignore the price I'm talking silhouette) followed by your over coat. What style is your outer wear? Blazers are more trouble than they're worth if you have to wear a layer on top imo. Good for spring.

Here's some long shirt outfit ideas that don't feel too youthful and not sexualized.

For me personally its not even really a transition cause when I'm in my hoodie and no makeup i still look mad young if it wasn't for my height. But I get wanting to dress up a bit sometime and feel like you're accurately expressing how you feel inside. Have fun!

u/PMyourlovestories · 2 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

The nails are but I paint and design them each individually. That way they look perfectly symmetrical and all I have to do is glue them on. These are REALLY long (you might want to file them down but they're also very easy to file down). I bought the nails online from amazon.

This is the direct Amazon link for the stiletto ones for those interested

And this is the one for the coffin ones which I've done other posts for

u/AngelicBabyGirl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is freaking amazing, you need to get this! Aside from looking awesome, it will put your controllers in a spot, cleaning the house so technically you neeeeed it to have a clean home! ;P

Under $3! XD

u/oklettucehead · 2 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

i got all my recommendations from fellow redditors, believe it or not! i have purchased 4 types of nails: 1, 2, 3, 4. i just ordered another shape from Makartt because i think they're the best quality. as for the stands, initially i was putting the fake nails over my own using poster putty, but i snagged these stands from amazon and they were a game changer! let me know if you need any additional guidance, i'm happy to help!

u/iamnoone5 · 3 pointsr/weddingplanning

I love imPress nails too! OP, your nails look amazing! I ordered [these] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0779JBVQH/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_un76AbK9R7SN8) as my "something blue". Can't wait to wear them!

u/anonaaahh · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Kiss Products 100 Full Cover Nails, Active Oval, 100 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FQ5T8W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VWt7CbMNT8S2Y

keep in mind, this is A shape, NOT the ONLY shape available. they also have different sizes (lengths) depending on your needs.

they make clippers for these as well, or you can just use regular nail clippers and files.

they maintain regular polish better than your natural nail since they dont get soft and malleable with water

u/Ginalewinski0 · 1 pointr/crossdressing

You can find the adhesive tabs for false nails on amazon. I use them when I know I cant keep my nails on for more then a few hours, otherwise I put a coat of clear topcoat on my real nails and glue the false nails on top of that ( makes it easier to get them off when I need to take them off) Hope this helps. here is a link to the ones I use https://www.amazon.com/enForten-Total-False-Sticker-Manicure/dp/B00GD6J12S/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1526230618&sr=8-1&keywords=false+nail+tabs

u/ashiedear · 2 pointsr/Nails

It's the "parasol" set by kiss!

GLAM FANTASY SPECIAL FX NAILS BY KISS - PARASOL (KGF03) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q5M2X7C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_vGHUDb7KN0H0A

I have medium length.

u/SaraJurassicaParker · 13 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

They're ECBasket brand I got from Amazon. They fit pretty well, but I file them down around where they meet the cuticle to look more natural and match up with the shape of my nail bed.

u/oukana · 50 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas


Base: Zoya Naked Manicure Base Coat

White: Zoya Snow White

Printer: Koizumi Seiki PriNail + printer-specific precoat

Topcoat: Zoya Armor Top Coat

Nails: Makartt Short Oval in Natural


I... love Gudetama. A lot. So when I bought my nail printer, the first full set I printed had to be Gudetama! ♡

u/OliviaFastDieYoung · 1 pointr/MtF

I like [these fake nails](http://www.ECBASKET.com/ 500pcs Stiletto False Nails Natural Short Acrylic Nail Tips 10 Sizes Full Coverage Fake Nails with Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JIMSQ5W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_AUgYDbCBFGSKY) and [these nail glue stickers](http://www.Laza.com/ 1200pcs 50 Sheets Acrylic Nail Glue for Fake Nails Tips Tape Sticker Double Sided Natural Nail Tip Transparent Flexible Adhesive False Nails Tab https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PH5R2JC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_OUgYDbG1SS60B). They go on easily, stay on fine for a day, and you can peel them off without much trouble (even easier if you soak them in warm water). The fake nails come in ten sizes, and the largest one fit my thumb exactly.

u/WorkDish · 5 pointsr/Drag

I just ordered those doorknocker earrings! Thanks for sharing!

This sequin body suit has been worn by Jasmine Masters! And at least a handful of other queens I've seen on instagram!

These nail stickers keep fake nails on very well!

For shoes, I need height and a big fat heel!

Just a go-to sequin dress!

u/ProfSkullington · 1 pointr/cosplayprops

Buy bulk fake fingernails (like these: Nailene Full Cover Nail, 200 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004XZOJCI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_7jjZzbECT8KFT )and spray paint them with an ivory satin spray paint. They look just like teeth and it costs nothing.

u/KlimRous · 2 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

Hi! So one of my nails started peeling. Not the polish but my actual nail! So now my left thumb nail is one ply instead of two (if that makes sense) and it's super bendy. I don't know when it will grow back to normal, so I was thinking of trying at home fake nails. Specifically these from Amazon. Is this a good idea or a horrible idea? And, how messed up will they make my normal nails look once removed? Any advice/suggestions appreciated.