The DIY nail hack behind Kim Kardashian's always perfect manicures

It's genius, really

Editor / March 13 2023

In a world where the Kardashians can buy pretty much anything they like, we're always fascinated when they choose to go the DIY beauty route. And although Kim Kardashian is no stranger to a budget beauty buy and we’ve spotted plenty of unsponsored products on The Kardashians, we still thought her nails would be done professionally every single time.

But according to Kim Kardashian’s Instagram Stories, she’s a big fan of press-on nails. Yep, the ready-to-wear faux talons are the (not so) secret behind her always flawless manicure.


Kim Kardashian's press-on nails

The products shared by Kardashian were the Lottie London x KimKim collection, which retails for $14.50 AUD per set in the UK.  “U know I love my press ons,” she wrote alongside a photo of the three designs: a peach and pink colour-blocking set, pink with a lotus-like flower design, and a groovy chrome-tipped set.

Her preference for these particular press-ons stems from the fact they were made in collab with Kim Truong, a nail artist who has worked with Kardashian on her manicures over the years.

And although you won’t be able to get your hands on the exact same sets in Australia, we can do you one better. You’ll find similar styles at Glowie By Her, like this chrome-tipped set ($33.52 at, and when applied with nail glue and the correct prep they can last for up to three weeks.

Glowie By Her 'Mercury' nails

That’s almost the same longevity as BIAB or SNS nails and you don’t even have to leave the house or talk to anyone to get them done  — an introvert's dream.

Main image credit: @kimkardashian

Sold on the idea? Here are more of our favourite press-on nails.

Samantha McMeekin was BEAUTYcrew's Editor from January 2020 to June 2023. She has worked as a journalist in the beauty and lifestyle industry for over 10 years. In 2019, she was nominated for Best Digital Writer at the BSME Awards for her work on GLAMOUR UK. If you ever meet her in person, she'll probably try to guess which fragrance you're wearing (she's got a humble 60% strike rate).

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