We have collected the most common questions and answers below. For application instructions, please visit our Instructions Page.

APPLYING GLUETABS

Choose a Gluetab that fits your natural nail, covering as much area as possible without touching the skin. Usually, you need to go a bit bigger than you think. Remove the protective film, apply the Gluetab on your nail, rub it in using your fingers and the cuticle tool. Finally, gently remove the remaining protective film using the cuticle tool as well. You can also peel it off by using your fingers.

REMOVING NAILS

The easiest way is to use the included cuticle stick and gently push it in between the press-on nail and your natural nail on the sides. Drag the tool back and forth on both sides until the press-on nail pops off. Never use any force!

NAILS NOT HOLDING?

Prepping is the key! Please visit our Instructions page and follow each step carefully. We totally understand that you want to wear your Switch Nails right away, but it's easy to miss a step during the application. A good application will ensure that the Gluetabs are attached to your natural nails properly, and that the press-ons are attached to the Gluetabs properly.

CUSTOMISING NAILS

You can cut the nails and shape them with the included nail file. You can also use stickers or nail polish if you want to customise them more. Keep in mind that nail polish remover contains substances that are made to dissolve plastic and can also dissolve the design of the press-on nail. Therefore, we can’t guarantee that they will return to their original condition. We recommend using a quality top coat whenever you like to boost the shine, protect the design, if you know you are a bit rough on your nails or you simply want to switch up the look with a matte finish.

CARING FOR YOUR NAILS

Remove any residue glue from the press-on nails, wipe them with an alcohol wipe and put them back in the box to keep your Switch Nails nice and fresh for reapplication.

WHAT TO AVOID

Keep your press-on nails away from harsh chemicals like acetone and other removers that melt plastic. We recommend using a cuticle oil twice per day to keep your natural nails and skin moisturised with and without your Switch Nails on.

DURABILITY OF THE NAILS

All our press-on nails are made of recycled ABS plastic, some have added designs or effects and the nail is then sealed with a gel top coat. The base is very thin and flexible to match your natural nails. It is comparable with the durability of a natural nail with a gel polish manicure.

NAIL SIZES

Underneath each press-on nail, there is a small number showing the size of the nail. The number should always sit at the tip and NOT by the cuticle when you apply the nails. You can also write down and note which numbers suit you the best, so it will be easier the next time you use your nails. Please note that each nail shape has its own size scale.

REMOVING GLUETABS FROM PRESS-ONS

To remove Gluetab residue from the press-on nails, you can use the cuticle tool. Use the pointy part of the tool and start spinning it to collect any glue residue. You can also carefully scrape the nail with the cuticle tool. To remove Gluetabs from your own natural nails, please use our Remover Wipes.

REMOVING GLUETABS FROM NATURAL NAILS

The easiest way to remove glue residue from your natural nail is to use the cuticle tool and our Remover Wipes. They will gently remove any residue from your natural nail. Be careful around your press-on nails as this solvent can affect the plastic. If you want to save your press-on nails, make sure to remove them all before cleaning up the glue-tab residue with the wipes. Only use the wipes on your natural nails and NOT on the press-ons

NAIL BITERS

Switch Nails press-ons are great in many ways, but our press-on nails need a surface to stick to. If you want long nails, you need a longer surface to be able to attach the press-on nails. In the picture, for example, you can see that that the Ballerina shape does not have enough surface to attach to. If you have very small nail surface areas, please contact us at info@switch-nails.com and we will help you with a consultation.

FIND THE RIGHT NAIL TYPE FOR JUST YOUR NAILS

SQUARE

Square with a natural appearance. Works for most people's nails as well as flater nail types.

ALMOND

Almond shape with a soft pointed tip. Works for most people's nails.

OVAL

Oval with a softly rounded tip. Works for most people's nails.

BALLERINA

Our longest form that tapers and ends right at the tip. Fits normal and longer nail beds. Works for very arched nails as well.

FAQ - Products

Are all products vegan?

Yes, all our products are 100% vegan and always cruelty free!

What material are the nails made of? 

All our press-on nails are made of 100% recycled ABS plastic with a gel polish coating.

Are the nails reusable?

Yes, all of our press on nails are reusable! By reusable, we mean that they can be taken off and put on at the desired time in comparison to nails in gel or acrylic that only stay on for a period of time. We all have different everyday lives and use different products, so it’s very different how much wear and tear you will experience. Some want to wear them for up to 2 weeks continuously, while others want to use their press-ons on weekends or special occasions and can use the same set over and over again.

How long do the nails last?

With proper application and fit, your press on nails can last for up to 1-2 weeks. If you feel that a glue tab is starting to loosen its grip, just remove it and replace it with a new one. After 2 weeks, we recommend attaching new glue tabs even if they remain on your own nails. The nails themselves are made to be used several times and how long they last depends on your lifestyle and how well you take care of the press on nails.

How do I remove the nails?

The easiest way is to use the included orange stick and gently push it in between the press-on nail and your natural nail on the sides. You can then lift the press-on nail so it comes off the gluetab/sticker and remove it from your natural nail with your other hand. Watch a video at our Nail University page.

What is included when I buy a pair of nails?

In every nail kit you will get all you need for a perfect at home manicure: 24-30 press on nails for a perfect fit, 60 glue tabs so you have enough for reuse, a double sided nail file, a cuticle stick and 2 alcohol pads.

How do I find the correct size press-on's? 

When you measure your nails, remember to turn your finger from side to side to see if the press-on nail covers your entire nail. Try without gluetabs to find the right fit, but keep in mind that between the press on the nail and your natural nail, the gluetab should have enough room to fit. It should never hurt to wear press on nails, then you have most likely taken a size that is too small.

What shapes and sizes are available?

The available shapes are Square, Oval, Almond and Ballerina. The sizes we currently offer are Extra Short (for Square models) and Short (for Oval, Almond and Ballerina models). Keep in mind that the final result depend not only on the shape and size of the press-on, but also the size of your natural nails and fingers.

Can I adjust the nails?

Absolutely, you can file the nails with the included nail file and use stickers or nail polish if you want to customize them. Keep in mind that nail polish remover contains substances that are made to dissolve plastic and can also dissolve the design of the press-on nail. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that they will return to their original condition.

What can I use if my alco-wipes are finished?

To get the best result you need to cleanse and disinfect your natural nail. To do this, you need to use alcohol. The higher the alcohol percentage, the better and it's important to not use anything with added moisturiser. The goal is to temporarily dry out your natural nail and sterilise the surface so that the Gluetab gets the ultimate adhesion to a clean and dry surface. You can buy our Alcohol Wipes separately and they are found in the Oils & Tools section.

I’m interested in collaborating with Switch Nails!

We have a separate email address for our marketing department: collabs@switch-nails.com. Don't forget to link to your various social media channels so we can easily find you on the different platforms.

What are the ingredients in the cuticle oils?

All the ingredients in our oils are natural and sourced to promote nail health and hydration. The base oil consists of Safflower oil, Grapeseed oil, Jojoba oil, Wheatgerm oil and the essential oil Lemon Myrtle.

FAQ - Orders, Shipping & Returns

Which payment methods do you offer?

We offer safe payments with Klarna, Swish, Debit & Credit cards, Paypal and Apple Pay. 

What's the delivery time? 

We strive to ship all orders within 24 hours of your purchase and the delivery time will vary depending on your location. In Sweden, the delivery time is between 2-3 working days, in Europe between 3-5 working days, in the UK between 4-6 working days, in USA & Canada between 5-8 working days and in Australia & the rest of the world between 7-10 working days. Please note, orders placed on a non working day (holiday) will be shipped the following working day and customs in your country might delay the package for an additional day or two.

Can I add or remove something from my order?

If you need to change your order, please contact us as soon as possible and we will try to help you with that before your order has been shipped. Unfortunately, if the order has been shipped, it is not possible to make changes. We can never add products to your order after it has been placed, this is to protect your payment details as you must approve the total amount of a purchase yourself.

Where is my order?

When you place an order you will first receive a confirmation e-mail, and then another email confirming that your order has been shipped. If you’re purchasing within Sweden we recommend downloading the Postnord App to get notifications as soon as possible. When it comes to packages outside of Sweden we have limited tracking when the package has left the country and you should receive notifications from your countries shipping counterpart.

Where do you ship and are there any customs & taxes?

We ship all over the world. For all orders within the European Union, the VAT is included in the price and there are no customs fees. For all other countries, it will vary depending on the rules and legislations of your own country. For example, some countries have a lower limit of the order value before charging anything, while other countries might charge customs and VAT on all orders.

Can I return a product?

Absolutely! If you are not happy with the products you have received or simply want to make an exchange, please contact us by email at info@switch-nails.com and we will be happy to help. Please note that all products need be unused and in the same condition as when you received them. You can read more about our returns and exchange policy here: Returns & Exchanges.

I have contacted your customer support but have not received an answer?

Please check your spam/junk mail so our response has not ended up in your spam filter. Our goal is to respond within 24 hours on business days, and the next business day if you contact us on weekends or holidays. If you still haven’t gotten a response, please contact us via Facebook or Instagram.

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