imPress Press-On Manicure Review
Posted on October 6, 2014
Thanks for Influenster, I get to try out these Impress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails in two designs, with 24 press-on nails in each package. At $6.99-$8.99 a pop in stores, getting two professional applications is not bad for the price!
I’ve never been a fan of fake nails because I know that once you start, you can’t stop and it costs a lot of money to keep it up. Plus, I find giving myself a manicure to be very relaxing and fun. Another way to let my creative juices flow!
So the benefits of the imPress Press-On nails listed on their website is:
- No drying time
- Superior, lasting shine
- Easy removal
- Lasts up to a week
I noticed it didn’t list, “easy application” on their list, but for salon quality look at home, I’m intrigued.
After trying the imPress Press-On nails, I wasn’t impressed. I knew it was too good to be true! I loved the vibrant colour of the orange, and the unique design of the bronze ones – both I probably wouldn’t be able to get otherwise. And I received a lot of compliments on them! They looked real and my friends thought they were real!
But for the following reasons, I wouldn’t purchase these myself:
- They didn’t fit the curve of my nail. While they are flexible, they are shaped in a usual curved shape for the top of your nail, but I had a few fingers that were too curved, and they didn’t reach the top of the fake nail, leaving a gap of space. This allowed air and water in, which is not good!
- Most fingers didn’t last very long. I had one come off the next day, which I replaced, and two come off two days later, which I replaced again. This kept happening until I gave up on replacing them and painted the missing fingers with a Tiffany blue coloured nail polish to clash against the orange. It was the same few fingers that kept fall off – index and middle fingers because they are used the most, and didn’t fit the fake nail shape (see reason #1). But when the nail did fit, they stayed on for at least a week. This was my pinky and ring fingers.
- I had to be careful with my fingers. With fake nails on that could fall off at any time – I felt that I couldn’t scratch myself, wash my hair, or do anything too rigorous with my fingers or I’d lose another.
- You could lose one at any time. Following up on the previous reason, I didn’t want to do anything too rigorous because if you’re out at a party and a nail falls off, one unpainted nail with a set of all pretty nails looks really dumb. And you can’t paint them before you stick on the fake nails as a backup either – or the adhesive won’t stick as well. At least that’s what the instructions says, I didn’t test this myself.
- They got caught in my hair or other items. Because of reason #1, they left gaps between my real nail and fake nail that when I ran my fingers through my hair, a strand of hair always got caught in the nail, risking yanking off the nail.
- The nail wasn’t very long. The first time I put them on, I left my nail length at my usual length, I figured that if my nail was longer, it would provide more support for the fake nail. So that it wouldn’t bend when I used the tip of the fake nail. However, once they were on, I realized the fake nail doesn’t lie flat on my real nail (reason #1) and some of my nails were almost longer than the fake ones already! I should’ve cut them short. I like the look of long nails, and imPress didn’t provide this.
- The nails aren’t numbered. imPress provides 7 different nail sizes for each hand (12 nails per set) so you can find a better fit on your five fingers. But the first time I used these, I ended up using a smaller size on my middle finger on my left hand, and a slightly larger size on my right hand accidentally! The back of the fake nail should be numbered so I know I grabbed the same one for each finger for both hands. It would make it easier to remember for the next time I use imPress too, instead of trying it on for size each time.
I wanted to love these, but I’m sad I didn’t. Oh well, back to giving myself manicures! Thanks for letting me try these Influenster and Broadway Nails!