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Last month, I received my first Canadian VoxBox from Influenster. I opened up the little box to find two packages of Broadway Nails’ imPRESS Press-on Manicure artificial nails. One package had metallic hot-pink nails (it looks like a cross between Control Freak and Big Flirt) and the other had metallic peach with black lace design. Since I absolutely loathe anything hot-pink, I gave away the first package and tested the second package on my nails. Each package comes with a container that looks like a nail polish jar. It took me a long time before I realised that I had to twist the cap in order to open the container. Each container has 24 nails in 12 sizes; I noticed that there were only 2 that fit my pinky fingers perfectly.
According to the little card, imPRESS Press-On Manicure is the ‘revolutionary way to achieve a flawless manicure in seconds’. Here’s why:
- No drying time.
- No glue needed. It’s just peel off the back sticker and press on.
- Easy to remove and fairly painless. I suggest removing from the sides or the bottom.
- Not damaging to nails. Nothing sticky is left on your nails either.
- Long-lasting shine. I did notice that the tops can ‘fade away’ just as painted nails do.
- No chipping – obviously.
- Flexible. This is what makes pressing and removing the artificial nails so easy.
Simply the most natural-looking artificial nails!
According to the card and package, these nails should last up to one week (7 days). I pressed on the nails last Thursday, 5 June. By Saturday, two had fallen off during my shower. On Monday, two more came off after I had cleansed my face. On Tuesday, 10 June, I had 3 out of 10 nails left in the morning. By the end of the day, however, only the right thumb nail stayed put, only to be removed manually because it looked strange on its own. It seems that my first set of artificial nails lasted up to 4 days. I thought of replacing each fallen nail but I didn’t want to waste any more since I’m planning on painting my nails for the World Cup (which starts today!). It’s clear that the main downside is that these nails come off within 2-3 days if they are constantly exposed to water. At the same time, even my painted nails can’t maintain shine or be chip-free for more than 2-3 days due to constant washing and typing.
Would I purchase an imPRESS Manicure set? I would certainly consider it since these are very convenient. Each package costs C$8.99/US$5.99 (patterns for C$10/US$7.99) and can be found at London Drugs, Target, Walmart, and other drugstores. If I had to get my own set, I would pick the imPRESS Manicure Call My Agent (red) or Tweetheart (dark red) to avoid the hassle of having stained skin and nails, and chipped nails. I would also consider Rock It (French manicure), as well as any of the glitter nails since we all know what a pain it is to remove glitter nail polish!
What do you think of imPRESS Manicure press-on nails? Which one(s) would you choose?
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These are my HG fake nails, as they are the only brand that will last for me:) I love them
Are they? That’s good to know. 🙂 I haven’t tried any other fake nails since these ones. I hardly have time to paint my nails either!