I have actually tried imPRESS press-on manicure fake nails before as part of the first ever Canadian Influenster VoxBox last year but was delighted to get the design I mentioned I wanted to try back then.
The newest Influenster VoxBox comes with two sets of imPRESS press-on manicure nails, it looks like there were various colours sent out. I received Control Freak (a bright pink) and Holla! The Holla! design is hard to describe, depending on the light, the colour can look muted pink, purplish or a silvery bronze with a black lace and flower design over it.
imPRESS press-on manicure application
Application is easy with imPRESS press-on manicure nails. Go through the various sizes to find the nail that best fits your natural nails. While it says go with the smaller size for best results, I personally found that a larger one filed to fit works better as the curve on the smaller ones can make it lift. Lay the ten nails out in the order that you will use them (with patterned ones like these, you need to make sure the matching ones go on the right fingers).
Prep your nails as you would for painting your nails, wash your hands well and dry. You do not want to be applying them when your nails are still damp. Use the enclosed prep pad to wipe each nail to remove any leftover dust/debris/stay cat hair / whatever else.
Then you can start applying the nails. Start from the baby fingers and do your thumbs last. For each nail you just peel away the backing and press it down firmly.
To remove, you can soak your nails to help then apply some nail polish remover around the edges and they peel off. Do not try to just rip them off if they are still well stuck, you will wreck your nails. Then just buff your nails to remove any leftover glue or damage and smooth/shine before your next manicure.
imPRESS press-on manicure: My Experience
I am really torn on these, I love the design and did not find them difficult to apply but I have quite a long nail bed and I found them quite short even after cutting my nails down completely.
I have read from other influenster reviewers that imPRESS press-on manicure nails did not last and came off after just one day. I found the opposite. I applied mine on Thursday during the day and wore them all weekend removing them today. Some had lifted from the nail a little but despite washing my hair twice and a lot of typing and handwashing, they did stay on.
One of the mail reasons I removed them sooner than the 7 days they say they last is that I cannot stand tipwear and the beautiful design on my imPRESS press-on manicure was wearing away. Now I put my nails through a lot, it is one of the reasons I often take the time to do an at home LED gel manicure so it is not surprising that they did not last a full week on my nails but the lifting was an issue for me. As you can see from the image (right) the lifting was enough that my hair caught in it when I ran my fingers through my hair and the little tab on the tips of some of the nails makes them noticeably fake.
Overall, I can’t see myself wearing them on a regular basis but would definitely wear the design ones for a special occasion. imPRESS Press-on Manicure by Broadway Nails have some beautiful designs and you know exactly how they will look (because you know a trip to the nail salon can end up looking like a 4 year old painted that cute flower on occasion).
Tips for wearing imPRESS nails:
- You can heat it a little with a hair dryer before removing the backing, then flatten or curve it to match your natural nail so they fit better and stay on longer.
- Nails have a tiny number on the back side at the tip, use this to match the nails for each finger and to remember your size for next time
- You can file off the tabs if you are careful but they are not always the exact same colour under the tab when you go for printed nails