Wednesday, May 29, 2013

imPRESS Press-On Nails Update - Day 3

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

Here we are back for and update on the imPRESS Press-On nails.  If you need to get up to speed about my initial thoughts, you can view my review from day 1 HERE.  A wrap-up will be featured at the end of each post with some repeated info but also some new info so don't forget to read that. (:
So here they are on just day 3 and already there is so much tip wear.  I figured that wearing these to work would definitely ravage them, but they were already pretty f'ed just from one shower and lots of typing.  After work they looked even worse since I work in retail.  I'm always hitting and scratching my nails on zippers, hardware, mannequins, etc.
This is my thumb nail after just the 2 days of wear.  The design isn't just rubbing off either.  It is straight up peeling off in tiny chunks and strips.  This is also bad for me because I have a bad habit of picking at things so all I want to do is peel it off.  I'm really trying to resist the urge.  AAAHHHH!
I'm not sure how I missed this, but another thing to note is how they don't exactly fit my nails.  As you can see they taper in a bit at the end, but my natural nails get wider as they get longer.  This isn't something that is going to bug me for a day or two but if you plan on wearing these for the entire week, it may be a slight issue.  Mainly because I've had so many people commenting on these in the past 2 days and saying that the nail salon didn't do them correctly.  Yes.  Many people thought they were acrylics.  lol
So remember when I said my natural nail was shorter than the adhesive so they were getting dirty?  Well here they are and this is after a shower.  My black towel fuzz stuck to every bit of it and I'm sure there is still dirt from work under there.  It's pretty gross.  I tried to clean them with a cotton swap and alcohol and that only worked to a certain extent.  They still aren't clean looking.

I wasn't really impressed with these to begin with, but now I really just can't wait for them to come off.  If real polish on my natural nails had this much tip wear, I would have already changed my mani.  I feel like if I had paid for these (which I didn't), I would feel like I wasted my money.  For sake of the rest of the review, I'm going to experiment.  I'm going to apply a top coat to my left hand and leave my right hand exposed to the elements.  If I could figure out a way to extend the design wear time, they might actually be worth trying again for times you might be in a hurry or for those who aren't comfortable with DIY nail art yet.

Review Wrap-Up - Day 3
Price: $ - $5.99-$7.99 depending on where you purchase them but now I'm not so sure that's worth it.
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: Feedback from readers and nail lovers suggest they look cheap.  The design isn't lasting near as long as I would have thought.
Wear:  As far as the actual press-on goes (no the design), I think they will be stuck to my nails for the week as advertised.  I have felt them shifting a bit though.  Like the adhesive isn't dry or something.  There will be more updates to come.


  1. I very much appreciate your valiant effort in continuing to wear these for the duration you promised! Yes, I can see they may be great for a day or so, I might give them a try for a special event, but definitely not meant for a week long mani!

    1. agreed cynthia! i am still gonna try to stick it out until day 7. i don't feel like the review will be adequate if i don't.


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