Thursday, July 5, 2012

Product Review: imPRESS Press-On Manicure

Hello!  Today I'm doing my first review of one of the products I received in my Mom Vox Box- imPRESS Press-On Manicure. 

What They Say: 
  • 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!
My Impression:  I was very skeptical of this product as I mentioned in my last post.  I haven't tried press-on nails since the early 90's and all I can remember is that they fell off so easily and at the most inopportune times.  I'm not a big fan of false nails in general because of the damage they do to my already brittle and peeling nails.  But, I kept an open mind because it has been a while since I have tried press-on nails and they have to have improved since the 90's...right? 

First, I will start with the things I loved about this product, the first one being the adorable packaging!

It looks like a nail polish bottle!  I also love the designs they offer, you can check out the designs on their website.

I also thought that these were super easy to apply--you simply remove your nail polish, clean your nail with the enclosed alcohol pad, pull the plastic protector off of the back of the nail and press onto your natural nail.  I also loved that the nails were numbered so you could match the sizes on each side.  In the picture below you can see the plastic protector as well as the number on the nail. 

Now, unfortunately I have to stop here and tell you that I only applied one nail.  Why you ask?  Well, because the nails were too short for my nail bed.  Now, I have to tell you that I am by no means an amazon, I mean, I'm only 5'2" and my hands are small as well.  My nails are short and I didn't think I had abnormally long nail beds.  However, after applying only the thumbnail I didn't see a point in continuing because I wouldn't be able to keep these on my nails anyway.  In the picture below you can see that my natural nail stuck out over the top of the press-on.  Now, I wouldn't mind cutting down my nails a bit but I would have had to cut into my skin in order to make my nail short enough to hide it.   

Another problem I had with the nail is that it wouldn't lay flat against my nail no matter how hard I pressed.  Maybe my nails are more curved than most?  I'm not sure but I do know that it left a pretty significant gap in between my natural nail and the press-on. 

I can't even believe I am posting the above picture because seriously, my hands look so dry!  Get this girl some hand cream stat! 

I SO wanted to love this product!  I love the designs and if they fit my nails properly I would have considered using them again.  They seemed to adhere pretty snugly to my nail on the parts that it actually touched.  I'm not sure about the claims of them lasting up to a week because I never got to test them for any length of time.  I can tell you that they were easy to apply and easy to remove. 

So, while I definitely think this product could work for some people it just isn't for me.  If I had any suggestions for Broadway Nails it would be for them to make the nails just a tiny bit longer.  I'm not sure how to fix the problem of the nail not sticking to the top of my nail. 

I was bummed that these didn't work out for me but I have high hopes for the remaining products in my Mom Vox Box so stay tuned!  Have you tried the imPRESS Press-On Manicure?  What did you think? 

Disclaimer: All products were provided to me free of charge by Influenster for review.  I am not affiliated with the company nor was I paid for my review.  All opinions are my own personal opinions.

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