If you love getting nail art but don't like the price tag or how long it takes, then there is a solution for you and it comes in the form of Marmalade Nails, a press-on nail art brand. The concept came about when Sunja Mitchell, the founder, spent three hundred dollars and endured three hours of butt pain to get her nails done at a salon one day, but being a women of modest means in her twenties, she couldn't keep that habit up. That's when she noticed that her two teenage sisters wore press-on nails, and if she only found some with interesting and trendy designs, she would be able to solve her problem.
But no company like that existed, and noticing a void in the beauty industry that needed to be filled for other fellow manicure lovers on a budget, she decided to fill it herself and create designs she herself would want to wear. Enter Marmalade Nails. "Marmalade nails are the answer to my nail dilemma, and I’d love for you to experience them on your fingers," Mitchell explained on her site. "With Marmalade, you get the unique, stunning designs of custom nail art at the same price (or lower) of your average salon manicure."
The mission of Marmalade Nails is to help you express your style and feel beautiful without breaking the bank, and they have a wide variety of styles that will help you channel the newest nail trends. Each set can be filed to your desired fit with a nail file that comes with the kit, and can easily be reapplied for multiple uses.
Each purchase includes 24 nails of 12 different sizes, and the full kit also comes with nail glue, manicure stick, application guide, and a nail removal tool. Check out some of the picks below.
From gem stones, to iridescent effect colors, to geometric shapes, Marmalade Nails has a bevvy of different options for those who want to rock manicures without going broke. Now all you have to do is choose which one to start with.