Monday, May 27, 2013

imPRESS Press-On Nails Review - Day 1

**I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster**

I am officially back!  I really wanted to do something with real polish on my nails, but I was already drawing a blank (I know right?!) so when I saw that I had received these imPRESS press-on nails in my Spring Vox Box from Influenster, I knew I had to do a review.  I don't do them very often and I quite enjoy them.
If you don't know what Influenster, check it out at the link above.  Basically you get fun free stuff just for participating in small surveys about yourself/your interests.  This time I got these press-on nails.  Unfortunately you don't get to choose the designs you get so I'm stuck with these.  This design is cute for someone else (they remind me of Kayla Shevonne), but it's not something I would ever create on my own mainly because I HATE zebra print.  No offense to those that do, but I just don't.  Sorry.  I just don't like it on me at all. (:
Obviously the first step was to pick out the ones that fit your natural nails the best.  The pack comes with 24 nails (so 12 different sizes) for you to work with.  I was really surprised at how well the shape of the press-on blended with my natural nail shape.  If you've ever used fake nails, you know that's usually not the case.  They are also really flexible so if you have super curved nails, they should still be fine.  When I pressed down, all of the air bubbles came right out.
So here they are on my nails.  They are okay I guess.  I'm really not crazy about them at all.  I think the color of the nude part isn't working right with my skin tone.  The package says 'Fast and Easy, Apply in Minutes", but there was a little more to it than that.  The plastic backing over the adhesive was so difficult to remove.  No bueno!  Once I had about 3 of them already on, I couldn't maneuver to get the other plastic backings off so I had to use my teeth.  All the tweezers did was stretch and tear it.  /:
Aside from the design, I think the length looks kind of nice on my hands eventhough they are longer than I'm used to.  It is kind of creating a problem for me to do my everyday tasks like laundry and going to the bathroom.  lol This photo was taken immediately after application so it looks clean, but actually there was one small issue.  My natural nails don't cover the adhesive completely so now I have fuzz and dirt all stuck to it and it's making under my nails look dirty.  Ew!
I don't feel like with press on nails, you should have to do too much work because they are supposed to be convenient and easy right?  Well as you can see some of them have this little piece that sticks out (from where they were cut off their mold thingy) and so I ended up having to file that part off of 6 out of the 10 nails I'm wearing.  Filing plastic is not fun.

Review Wrap-Up - Day 1
Price: $ - $5.99-$7.99 depending on where you purchase them.
Variety: As far as I've seen, there are a lot of different designs and even solid colors.  For those that may be hesitant about trying DIY nail art, these are great.  You can view a gallery of other designs HERE.
Application:  super easy; only a few minor issues with the protective plastic backing.
Quality: At first they seem flimsy, but really they are just flexible so they can form to your nails.  The design doesn't look like it's something that will rub or peel off but only time will tell.
Wear:  This is just day 1 and so far so good.  They feel like they are really on there.  There will be more updates to come.

Stay tuned for more updates on the imPRESS press on nails. (:


  1. I think they look pretty on you, but they do sound like more trouble than they're worth :(

    1. agreed! i'm not sure if i'd buy then for an all-the-time mani, but maybe for a one night kinda thing.


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