Sunday, June 24, 2012

Holy cow, I LOVE imPRESS press-on manicure!!

OMG, y'all. I am so late to this party but I'm absolutely in love with these! I got a voxbox in the mail yesterday that contained all sorts of goodies (expect more info coming soon!), but the thing I had to try first was the imPRESS Press-On Manicure. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I wasn't terribly hopeful.

And yes, that bottle is missing the 10 nails I'm wearing because I'm a goober. I got started fooling with the nails and before I realized it I had applied all 10 without taking any photos!! I'm telling you, some days I'm slow.

That being said, holy cow... these things are awesome! They apply so easily! It really is simple. You scrub down your nails with the enclosed (and mostly hidden) prep wipe, then pick out the nails that fit your natural nails the most closely. Then, you go one by one, peeling back the clear tab to expose the adhesive, line the tab-end up with your cuticle, then press it into place.

I've worn false nails with adhesive tabs before, and wasn't all that impressed. They lasted around a day for me, and by the end of the day they were wiggly and needed to come off. So basically, while they were pretty they were also sort of a bust.

These nails? Holy cow. They've been on for around 24 hours now, and I haven't been delicate with my nails at all. I've been typing, crafting, going about my business like usual. These things aren't budging! They're secure, and honestly they feel almost like my own nails! They're short enough for me to feel very comfortable in them, and honestly I can see these being on for multiple days.

The best part to me isn't their convenience, though. Honestly, I'll put up with some inconvenience if something looks good. But these are not only convenient, they look like my nails! I'm blown away, because these actually look like they're growing from me, instead of being all "My nales are pastede on YEY!" (10 points if you know where that phrase came from!)

Now, I do have a couple of complaints. Even though these were free to me and I'm in love with them, they aren't perfect. However, my issues are with the packaging, not the nails themselves.

My first issue is with the prep wipe that comes with the nails. It's a very thin packet, and it's inside the box behind the paper insert, so that I didn't find it at first. After watching the imPRESS video on how to apply the nails I realized there was supposed to be a wipe, so I dug around until I found it. Had I not seen the video, I wouldn't have used it and my nails might not have worked as well.

My other problem is with the packaging itself. I love the little polish-bottle-shaped container, but I could not figure out how to get the black top off to save my life! I pulled, I twisted, I pushed, and nothing worked. I actually went online to find out if anyone else had had problems! Finally I found a video explaining that someone else had the issues I did, and she explained how to open the package.

Basically, you have to twist and pull at the same time. It's awkward, but it gets easier each time. Once it's open, you've got a great little container for your nails!

So overall, this is definitely a win-win! The packaging says these will stay on for up to a week. I'll continue to update you on how well they stay on. But considering my nails are nubbins, I'm absolutely LOVING these!!

imPRESS nails can be found whereever Broadway nail products are sold. The solid colors are a bit less expensive than the patterns, and oh are there patterns! Animal print, water marble, glitter and dots... There are 36 styles in all, so I'm pretty sure you can find something you'll love!

So what do you think? Would you wear these? Do you think they look real? Leave me a comment, I want to hear what you think!

imPRESS nails were provided by voxbox for consideration.
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  1. These definitely look real to me! I saw these in drugstores and was wondering how well they last. Hopefully they will last a week on you! I'm not sure if I would wear them because I like my nails longer. But if I ever have a grave nail disaster resulting in nubbins I might turn to these. :)

    1. See, I did the same! I kept passing them by and wondering. I'm so annoyed I didn't pick up a couple of packs when I found them on clearance a few weeks back! Ah well... live and learn.

      The funny thing to me is that for years I wished my nails would grow this long, but they never would. Now, I find these a bit too short. They're pretty (and MUCH nicer than nubbins) but they just aren't quite long enough for me.

  2. Cute but I have my own nails lol.

    1. Usually I do too, but I had a bit of a nail catastrophe a couple of weeks ago. I lost my balance and fell, and in the process broke three nails back to nothing! So in the meantime, this makes me feel more like myself!

  3. These nails look great on you! I have tried them before and they have great colors and designs and they last about five days on me but I have small nails and most of the nails don't fit me perfectly. After using them did you notice your natural nails becoming weaker? Mine started to shred and I think it might have been from the adhesive.

    1. My natural nails were fine, but if you had some damage to begin with, I think this could lift some layers if you weren't careful.

  4. Hey, I found your blog through a link on an ombre nail tutorial. I've been reading over it and I think I'm addicted :)

    I have a similar problem with fake nails - they just don't feel natural and the adhesive ones won't stay on! But thanks to your recommendation I tried these, and omg, you were right. Soooo comfy, and they really do feel like they belong on my hands. And even on my tiny little fingers they aren't too long to type and do things with. I wanted to thank you for recommending these, they are awesome!

    1. I'm so glad you like them! I fell in love with those, and I'm so happy you like them too!

  5. Всем привет! помогите кто знает... ищу где можно купить приборы для укладки коротких волос, плойка для завивки волос и выпрямитель для волос rowenta sf 1512? я только начала управлять салоном красоты, надо найти оборудование, а я не знаю где это купить)


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