High-Quality Nail Polishes &Nail Charms

Washington, D.C.
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About CEKnails

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So... what sets CEK Nails apart?

Every nail charm is hand-selected and inspected for quality, shine, and flawlessness before it ever reaches your door!

Every nail polish is 5-Free (no super toxic chemicals), and handmade using extremely high quality cosmetic-grade ingredients. Every colored nail polish (other than the jellies) is opaque in 2-3 coats (some require only 1!) and every glitter top coat is full-coverage after only 1 coat - and discoball-level coverage after 2-3 coats ;)

All of the packaging is handmade and designed by yours truly. Nail charms come in adorable little jars filled with sparkly surprises. Nail Polishes come in carefully selected bottles with labels I designed myself, and nail polish sets come in gorgeous gift boxes (of course) :)

If you aren't satisfied with your purchase FOR ANY REASON, please message me so I can help make your experience better. I want you to be every bit as happy with your nails as I am with mine.


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Last updated on Sep 29, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Application Instructions:

1. Determine your nail size for each nail and lay them out in order.

2. Remove any nail polish from your natural nails.

3. Use the alcohol prep pad to wipe off both your natural nails and the fake nails.

4. One at a time, apply a thin layer of glue to your natural nail and a small dot of glue to the base of the fake nail (square, numbered side faces away from your finger).

5. Immediately apply fake nail to natural nail and press down for at least 5 seconds.

6. Use the included nail file to change the nail shape, if desired.

7. Repeat on each nail until your manicure is complete :)

Application/Care Tips:

- If any glue bubbles up around the nail as you're pressing it on, wipe away -quickly- with a tissue or Q-tip.

- If you get glue on your skin, don't panic! With a little moisturizer and some patience, it does come off.

- Done properly, these will stay on for at least a week. If any of them pop off, just buff your natural nail, wipe down your natural nail and the fake nail with alcohol, and re-apply. By re-applying the ones that pop off, I can usually make my set last for 2 weeks or so.

- If any of your Swarovski crystals pop off, you can reapply them in a pinch with a small dot of the included nail glue.

- These are re-usable, but only if you remove them carefully with warm water and the orange stick. Patience is a virtue!

Will these break?

Short Answer: NO.

Long Answer: No, but they can pop off.

I'm super tough on my nails (volleyball, etc.), so I pretty much expect them to start popping off the week after I apply them. The good news is that they are super tough, never break, and re-applying them is super easy.

Re-shaping them is also easy. Just use large nail clippers and cut them to the desired length, then gently file the corners so they aren't as sharp.

Determine Your Nail Sizes:

Option 1:
Measure your nails.

Place a piece of clear tape across each nail & make sure the tape is not bubbling up at any point.

Mark on the tape the edges of your nail beds at the widest point (ideally with a thin line) & peel it off. Compare to a metric measuring tape or ruler.

0: 18mm
1: 17mm
2: 16mm
3: 14mm
4: 13mm
5: 12mm
6: 11mm
7: 10mm
8: 9mm
9: 7mm

If you are between sizes, round up! It's easy to file down the sides of a nail that is too wide, but impossible to make the nail wider.

Option 2:
Buy a full set + Trial & Error. It's $3-5 more, but you will have the sizes you need & you can save $ on future sets.

Option 3:
Buy a DIY Kit + Trial & Error.


First of all, thank you!

I know shipping from the U.S. can take forever and can cost an arm and a leg. So thank you for your support, and patience, and for being awesome! :)

But, before you order, you should know a few things:

1. Your sets will NOT include nail glue.
Nail glue is apparently highly flammable and the USPS doesn't like sticking it on airplanes or ships. But I'll throw in a surprise or two to make up for it :)

2. Customs & Import Taxes are on you, girl.
Yeah, I don't even understand what they are, but I know I have no way of paying them from here. Sorry!