The Top 5 Nail Glues of May, 2019 – Make Your Nails Last For Weeks

The Best Nail Glues for Maximum Staying Power

Nail glue, or to give it its technical name, cyanoacrylate glue, is used for sticking false nails, tips, wraps and acrylics to your natural nails. Added to an acrylic or SNS nail powder and mixed, it can also add strength and durability – enabling false nails to be enhanced by shaping and filing.

What Makes The Perfect Nail Glue?

Most nail glues will have similar ingredients, but there are a few secrets to choosing a glue that will last. The first is quick drying power. Nothing is more frustrating than waiting for nail glue to set, so make this your top priority. Secondly, a long-lasting hold. You want your nails to last and the glue you choose can (literally) make or break your manicure. Thirdly, diversity of use – nail glue isn’t just for setting artificial nails, but it can also be used for applying nail art and accessories including nail rhinestones.

So, what are the best nail glues on the market today?

 

1) Nailene Ultra Quick Nail Glue

What Makes It A Great Glue

The bottle is well designed to only release a tiny drop at a time, and with a tightly fitting top, there is no chance of any nasty leaks. This amazing forms a strong bond – so you won’t have to worry about a last minute dash to the salon. Easy and clean to apply, with no dripping, or seepage. You only need to use a tiny amount, too, so this pot will last forever. My nails stayed in place, despite getting them caught in shopping bags, for nearly two weeks.

Where It Could Be Improved

Make sure that you take your time in applying this nail glue as it will stick very firmly to skin.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is a really good long lasting nail glue – strong, clear, easy to apply and cost effective. What's not to love?

Nailene Ultra Quick Nail Glue

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2) Kiss Maximum Speed Nail Glue (3 Pack)

 

What Makes It A Great Glue

This little nail glue is the perfect size for keeping in your purse. Having three bottles in the pack meant I could keep one in my bag for any emergency repairs whilst out and about. I like the fact that this takes a second or two to bond as it means I can slide the nail about to get the exact placement before things become permanent.

It kept my nails in place for about 14 days, even coping with lifting, typing, and showering. Once they came off, the natural nails felt nicely smooth and nourished.

Where It Could Be Improved

You do need to use a little more glue than you might expect – I used three to five drops per nail.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This nail glue is awesome, and I love the three pack deal. I would certainly recommend this one for the budget conscious.

Kiss Maximum Speed Nail Glue (3 Pack)

Last update was on: May 19, 2019 12:20 am
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$7.62 $7.93

 


3) ibd Brush On Nail Glue

What Makes It A Great Glue

I applaud ibd for producing a nail glue that doesn’t generate headache inducing chemical fumes, and by giving it a brush applicator, putting it on is easy – you don’t run the risk of dropping on way too much and making a mess.

The glue itself forms a good, strong bond and held my nails firmly in place for well over two weeks.

Where It Could Be Improved

Although the brush applicator eliminates the risk of clogging so prevalent with nozzles, I did have to rinse it off with hot soapy water and nail polish remover occasionally when it became stiffened.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This nail glue is great – no clogging, and very strong, without making my eyes water. Overall, a good buy.

Ibd 5 Second Brush On Nail Glue 54006 / Treatments by IBD

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4) NYK1 Nail Bond Super Strong Nail Tip Glue

 

 

What Makes It A Great Glue

Super quick delivery on this NYK nail glue, and I love the pink packaging! It comes with a ‘precision applicator’ which is a great idea that more manufacturers could consider. It glued my nails in place perfectly with no mess and kept them there for nearly three weeks. I’m already a fan.

Where It Could Be Improved

I found the residue hard to remove once the nails were off, but I can’t deny that it certainly has stickability!

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Another well performing, budget friendly, nail glue. A great addition to any manicure kit.

NYK1 Nail Bond Super Strong Nail Tip Bond Glue Adhesive - Perfect for False Acrylic Art Natural, Dimonties, Glitter, Rhinestones,...

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$12.99 $17.95

 


5) 5 Second Nail Glue

What Makes It A Great Glue

Application was smooth and easy with the well designed bottle nozzle – no drips or splodges, and the drying only took … you guessed it … 5-seconds. Almost to the mark.  My artificial nails stayed in place for over three weeks, and once removed, the natural nails and cuticles felt lovely and smooth, with no flakes or blemishes. Plus this product is hypo allergenic.

Where It Could Be Improved

This nail glue definitely smells of “glue” so if you’re extra sensitive, make sure your space is well ventilated.

9.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

A best-selling, well priced nail glue that is allergy friendly. It does the job well and has certainly earned its place in my Top 5.

5 Second Brush On Nail Glue 0.2 oz (Pack of 2)

Last update was on: May 19, 2019 12:20 am
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$8.38 $10.57

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