You know, I’m technically licensed to do nails. I also have a degree in studio art — you know, painting? And yet I’ve lost count of the times my boyfriend has looked at me painting my own nails and said, “I mean, no offense but do you want your glasses?” I’m… let’s say free-spirited when it comes to painting my nails. Another word for it would be to say that I am… bad at it. So these instant manicures are a miracle in my book. I call them “instant manicures” because it seems like everyone’s got a different name for them: press-on polish, nail stickers, nail decals, nail wraps. The bottom line is they’re like wallpaper for your nails, and they don’t involve a bottle or a brush or any delicacy whatsoever. So here they are, 10 of the coolest instant manicures I’ve found.


At Your Fingertips Nail Stickers in Textile
, $11.99 from ModCloth


Sally Hansen Nail Strips In Misbehaved - $8.54 at Target



Gold Metallic Nail Wraps by Nail Rock$14.00 from Topshop



At Your Fingertips Nail Stickers in Arrow
, $11.99 from ModCloth



Sally Hansen Nail Decals In Houndstooth$7.20



Nail Rock Tribal Print Nail Wraps$12 from ASOS



NCLA Ikat Nail Decals - $16 from Karmaloop



Sally Hansen Nail Strips In Glitz Blitz – $8.54 at Target

Trend Tips by Sephora- $12 at Sephora.com



Point the Way Nail Stickers in Confetti$11.99 from ModCloth


So the next time you find yourself in a pinch needing some special-occasion nails, or if you’re just looking for something less likely to chip or smear, these babies might be worth the extra bucks. I’ve heard and had nothing but good experiences with them.

Have you used nail wraps? What are your favorite ways to use them?