For times when you want to save money or simply can’t seem to perfect an at-home pedicure, fake toenails are an easy solution. They often come in packs with a variety of sizes to fit your specific nail shape. And you can choose between different colors or french tip styles to feel as though you’re indulging in a salon visit. To use, either apply included stickers or nail glue on the back of the false nail to get them to stick to your natural nails (with the glue, make sure you apply enough to avoid air pockets from forming). Then, align the nail with the cuticle and hold it down for a few seconds. Finish by pressing the tab down, then up to remove. If this is the self-care shortcut you’ve been seeking, here are some of the best options you can buy that are made to stay on for weeks.
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1. Kiss Everlasting French Toenail Kit
This set includes 24 french tip-style nails of different sizes, gel glue, a mini nail file and a manicure stick. The nails are made from ABS plastic and are labeled by numbers to help you get the perfect fit every time.
Pros: This type of plastic has a low melting point, making these nails won’t break easily. They require little upfront investment and can last longer than a traditional pedicure (while being applied in half the time).
Cons: For those with large feet, the big toe options are on the smaller side.
2. Poliphili Pure Color False Toenails
These false toenails come in a set of 24 with 12 different sizes. They come in six different shades, are made from tough ABS plastic and come in a kit with a mini nail file and a sheet of stick-on designs.
Pros: This product allows you to get an even-looking color every time and provides a wide array of shade options to suit your personal style. They’re durable, so should last you awhile.
Cons: You need to purchase the nail glue separately.
3. Fstrend Glitter Rhinestone False Toe Nails
In a deep red hue, this set features 24 nails. The big toe nail features a cluster of silver crystals at the base for a glamorous look. They’re also non-toxic, so are completely safe to use.
Pros: The kit includes nail stickers for applying the fake tips and a mini nail file for touch-ups. They’re designed to last 1-2 weeks. When you want to remove the sticker, simply soak your nails in warm water first.
Cons: There are no other color options.