I really wanted to try these. As soon as I saw the ad on TV featuring Nicole Scherzinger I knew I had to pick up a pack of these press-on nails and give’em a try.
I did not see them in store but, luckily enough, I attended the GlossyBox Party in Montreal and there was a whole box full of them for us to try. So I picked up a couple of boxes and decided to try them on the same day…that’s how curious I was about them.
Fist of all they look extremely good on Miss Pussy Cat Doll (provided that’s really what she’s wearing in the ad) and the promise is pretty enticing. Here’s what the website says
- No drying time–The imPRESS Press-On Manicure delivers an instant salon-perfect manicure without the drying time of polish or nail glue.
- Superior, lasting shine—An indestructible top coat that rivals the best salon gel polish.
- Easy removal—Gently peel from sides or apply polish remover around the edges, wait 1 minute, then peel off.
- Lasts up to a week—When applied properly, imPress Press-On Manicure lasts up to a week while keeping nails protected. What polish can say that!
I had tried artificial glue-on nails in the past and I really liked how natural they looked and how quickly they were applied. But the ones I used back then had to be applied with a liquid glue, it made a mess and I regularly lost a couple of nails during the day. Not a good look.
So my main concern about the imPRESS Press-On Manicure was its longevity. Would it last 1 week with showers, washing dishes etc.?
Unfortunately, I shall never know. Why oh why, you ask? Well, they just did not look good on me. AT ALL. The nails were either too big or too small for my nail bed. I applied the first hand then for the second hand I tried filing the nails to size. It didn’t work. Plus if I have to file each nail for 5 minutes it defeats the purpose of the whole thing. Long story short, I simply did not like the nail’s look. They looked too “plasticky” and when filing them they actually smelled like burnt plastic.
You also have to cut your nails pretty short before applying them as they will appear under the press-on otherwise.
Also, I did not find them shiny at all. Contrary to what is stated on the website they cannot rival a brand new salon gel polish…at all.
The application was really easy though and and removing them was not too difficult as well. But I could definitely feel the grip of the press-on when removing them; the glue seemed pretty secure.
Would I try them again: alas, no. But, as I have seen on other bloggers, they can look good if the nails fit you properly. In my case, the small ones were too small and the big ones, like my co-worker said, looked like “scoops” Lol.
They cost 10.99$ for a 24 nails pack. You can buy them, or you can get the for free…read below
They did not work for me but they could work for you!
So if you want to try them I have two pairs to give away. Interested? Leave a comment and I’ll give you the instructions.