How To Apply Posted Nail Charms
If you have ever had nail gems or jewels, then you probably know just how easy it is to have them fall off of your fingernails. Just when you thought that there was no better solution, it’s time to discover a way to keep your nail jewels in permanently with posted nail charms.
What are Posted Nail Charms?
Posted nail charms are very much alike to the earring posts that you put into your ears. A posted nail charm is made up of any choice of metal (though most of them are 14k gold or gold plated) and usually has a type of charm, jewel or gem affixed to the top of the metal post. The post is inserted through your fingernail, and is then screwed into place with the backing that is provided with the posted nail charm.
How do you Apply a Posted Nail Charm or Gem?
This works best for fake nails, though those with real nails may also be able to do this as well without cracking their fingernail.
Step 1: Start off by drilling a hole right through your nail, taking care to drill the hole from the underside of the nail rather than the topside. Drilling from the underside ensures that you will not actually be drilling into the finger itself. You can drill by using a small drill bit and twit it back and forth until it goes through the nail.
Tip: It may work best to slightly often the nails in warm water before attempting to drill through them.
Step 2: Remove the two nuts from the back of the post. Once you have done that, insert the post right through the hole that you have just created.
Step 3: To secure the post into place, put one of the nuts into the underside of the nail and screw it onto the post. Now take the second nut and screw it on after that. This ensures that the charm or gem will be "locked on" and that the post won’t fall out.
Step 4: Now take your nail clippers or a set of wire cutters, and cut off the excess post if it happens to be too long (there’s a good chance that it will be). File it down if at all necessary, and voila! You have a perfect nail charm or gem that cannot be lost.
Where can I Find Nail Charms or Gems?
The best place to look for nail charms or gems is to look online. Online definitely has the widest variety of choices available to you and usually at the best pricing. Just always pay attention to any shipping fees, as this is often where sellers try to make most of their profit.
It is also very possible to find some nail posts, gems and charms at any number of salons and spas. It’s always a good idea to call any spa or salon beforehand to see if they do offer this service, as many do not.