How to Find the Perfect Size for Your Custom Sunkissed Nails

You’re ready to buy your first set of custom press-on nails, but you’re not sure what size to get?! It’s critical to get the sizing for your press on nails just right if you want your nails to look as natural as possible. The three ways for sizing and measuring your natural nails to acquire the perfect fit for your press on nails are described below. Each of these strategies will assist you in determining what size press on nails to purchase.


What you will need:

  • Fabric measuring tap
  • Ruler
  • Marker/pen
  • Clear tape

To begin, if you already know your size, simply choose from the preset sizes (generic sizes) below and you’ll be on your way to purchasing your first press on nail set. If you’re not sure what size you are, keep reading…help is on the way!

Preset sizes:

  • Extra Small 3, 6, 5, 7, 9
  • Small 2, 5, 4, 6, 9
  • Medium 1, 5, 4, 6, 8
  • Large 0, 4, 3, 5, 7

The numbers in the preset sizes (thumb to pinky) match to the numbers in the figure below.



Sizing Method 1

Buying a sample size kit is by far the best way to achieve your exact sizing with press on nails. The sizing kits include all 10 sizes of press-on nails. You can use this procedure to place each press-on nail on each of your nails until you discover the one that best meets your needs. Write down your number for each nail from thumb to pinky as you go. These are the custom sizes you’ll enter when ordering your press-on nail sets (in sequence from thumb to pinky). If your numbers are exactly the same as one of the presets given above, you can order your set by selecting XS, S, M, or L from the size drop down menu.

Sizing Method 2

Place a piece of transparent tape across the top of your nail. Draw a line with your pen over the crease on both sides of your nail. To make your markings, make sure you find the largest area of your nail. After that, place the tape on the centimeter ruler. From one marker to the next, count the number of lines on the ruler (don’t bother about the exact numbers on the ruler). This will provide you with the millimeters measurement you’ll need to compare to the finger chart above.

For instance, if you measured your thumb and counted 16 lines from one marker to the next, your measurement would be 16mm. When you look at the chart, you’ll notice that the number size for that measurement, 16mm, is “1.” This indicates that your thumb is a size one. This procedure will be repeated for each finger.

Sizing Method 3

This procedure works if you have a fabric measuring tape on hand. Fabric measuring tapes are typically used by seamstresses for body measures, thus they readily wrap around. The centimeter side of the measuring tape will be used. Now you may perform the same thing you did with the clear tape with the measuring tape. This procedure is much faster than the first. You may find the millimeter measurement that corresponds to the nail chart by counting the lines from one edge of your nail to the other.

Sizing Tip

Always go up a size rather than down a size if your measurement doesn’t exactly match one of the numbers on the nail chart. It’s preferable to have a larger nail so you can file it down, rather than a smaller nail so your natural nail sticks out (yuck… no one wants that).

That’s all, people. If you follow the advice in this guide, you should be able to measure your nails like a pro in no time, and get the perfect press-on nail size.

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