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Remember back in grade school when press-on nails were all the rage? You'd apply a set of "French Tips" and you felt like a mini adult? Well, my sister-in-law recently introduced me to the revamped and restyled press-on nails, and boy have things changed!

If you personally know me, you know that my nails are always a mess. I simply just don't enjoy going to the nail salon and doing my nails. It's tedious and time consuming and I usually mess them up as soon as I leave the salon chair. Someone is almost always telling me "Bindi, look at your nails!" Now that I've started blogging, I've realized how important it is to have well kept nails. When I'm holding a product and see how uncivilized my fingers look, I cringe. Remember the makeup brush tutorial I did? Would you believe I had to do it twice? My nails weren't done the first time and I decided to give myself a quick manicure since my hands were in focus. As you can imagine, I kept the color on, until my fingers looked like a hot mess express all over again.

This is why I decided to give the press-on nails a try. When I went to Duane Read I was shocked at all the options the had available! From simple short styles to stiletto nails and coffin shaped nails, they had styles that I'd normally go to the nail salon for! I decided to go for the long coffin shaped nails, even though I know I can't survive with them at that length (I just like how they look on my fingers). The kit comes with 28 nails and two options for application, mega adhesive tabs or traditional nail glue. I initially started with the adhesive tab on my thumb, but figured the traditional glue would give a stronger hold. I was able to apply all my nails within 10 minutes pretty easily. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the results. I will admit though that one of my nails popped off while I was pulling up my jeans (maybe I was pulling too hard or maybe I just need new jeans). Maybe next time I'll go for the "short" nail option, this way theres less of a chance for them to come off since they'll be the length of my actual nails. I also didn't mention my favorite part of this all, the price! This DIY manicure cost me a whopping $8.99! I've spent anywhere from $25 to $45 on a pair of "tips", and lets not forget to mention the $70 I paid in the city, the day before my bachelorette (because I waited until last minute as usual).

If these are something you'd be interested in, head over to your local Duane Reade or Walgreens! You can also order them on Amazon! Check out some of these cute options here : Option 1 | Option 2 | Option 3 | Option 4

If you've tried these before, let me know what you think of them in the comments!

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