Nail glue is one item that all women should have nearby. Not only does it make applying fake nails, tips and wraps quick and easy, it also can be used to repair cracked or broken nails. But which is the best nail glue?
Over the years I have tried most brands of nail glue, and am happy to share my knowledge.
Below you will find a quick comparison table of each of my favourite brands of nail glue, followed by a more in depth review of each and then I will go into some of the questions I get asked all the time regarding nail glue.
- Best Nail Glue Comparison Table
- Best Nail Adhesive Reviews
- Nail Glue FAQ
Best Nail Glue Comparison Table
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Best Nail Adhesive Reviews
Below you will find a quick summary of my experiences with each of the listed nail glue brands.
It should be remembered that each brand is different and behaves in its own special way, it is worth trying a few different types of nail glue before settling on one brand in particular.
IBD 5 Second Brush on Nail Glue
In my opinion, IBD 5 Second brush on nail glue is the best nail glue for fake nails as well as repairs. It is a professional quality product and it is likely that your nail technician uses this product herself.
You won’t regret trying the IBD nail glue; you will use less and it will stick better.
Tip: IBD Nail Glue also comes in a bulk pack if you need lots of it!
Big Bondini Brush On Nail Glue
I first tried Big Bondini Plus nail glue by accident, when i bought the wrong brand by mistake – but it is one mistake I would certainly make again!
This glue is super strong and it’s durability is second to none. I wore this brand for many years when I did animal rescue and as you can imagine, that is quite tough on your nails but Big Bondini came through for me.
This nail glue is highly recommended for anyone that does rough jobs with their hands daily, but still wants their nails to look great!
- Super strength nail glue
- Brush applicator is well designed
Tip: Also comes in a handy 3 pack.
Kiss Maximum Speed Nail Glue
If you like your nail glue to dry fast, then Kiss Maximum Speed Nail Glue may be what you are after. How does 3 seconds sound? Nope, that isn’t a typo….this glue literally dries in 3 seconds flat!
I had great results using this glue with press on nails, it dries super quick so application is easy and it holds for at least 2 weeks.
Another thing I loved about this brand is that the bottle never dried up! All the other nail glues I tried would go hard if I didnt use them for a few months, whereas Kiss nail glue didn’t have that problem at all.
- Bottle never dries up
- Super quick drying time
- Long wearing
Tip: Also comes in a pack of 6.
Mia Secret Nail Glue with Calcium & Vitamin E
If you suffer from weak nails, then the Mia Secret Nail glue may be for you. It’s formula contains calcium and vitamin E – both essential ingredients for strong, healthy nails. These extra ingredients are absorbed by your natural nails, creating stronger, healthier nails. For more info on strengthening weak nails, see this post.
This glue is very simple to apply and does not burn your hair or skin.
- Doesn’t burn
- Dries clear
- Professional quality nail glue
Nail Glue FAQ
What is the best nail glue for fake nails?
In my opinion you can’t go past the IBD 5 second nail glue. It dries fast so it is easy to use, and it is super durable.
What is the best nail glue for acrylics?
Once again, you cant go past the IBD nail glue. Try it – you won’t regret it!
What press on nails should I get?
See our guide on the best press on nails here.
How do I remove nail glue?
I recommend following this guide. Please, do not pick the nail glue off – it will damage your natural nails!
Which Nail Glue is Strongest?
It’s tough to choose, but Big Bondini is damn tough!
Can I use super glue as nail glue?
While they do have SOME of the same active ingredients, there are some differences. It is best to only use nail glue on your nails, as you do not want to risk your health for the sake of convenience!