Monday, March 26, 2012

Beauty Boo-Boo: Impress Nails (I'm NOT Impressed!)

I've been obsessed with press-on nails for months.  I've tried just about every brand and style out there.  So when I saw the adorable packaging and patterns of the new ImPRESS Press-On Manicures by Broadway, I was definitely intrigued.

The patterns are amazing.  I especially wanted the nude and black lace print (pictured).  I held off on buying them for a while though because I was quite skeptical about the easiness of application that the box boasts.  In my experience, the only thing that will hold press-on nails on is actual nail glue.  Since these nails come with a gel glue already applied, I had a hunch that they wouldn't really stay on.  I was right.

Basically, you're supposed to peel a piece of plastic off the back of each nail, apply it to your own nail, and simply hold it down for a bit.  After trying that method with one nail, I could tell that it simply wouldn't hold.  At all.

But I still was obsessed with the nails themselves, pattern-wise.  So, I dug out some nail glue from my own stash and applied the nails like all the other press-ons I've used in the past.  Of course this didn't really work, because the gel glue is still on the nail.  So, the end result was super messy and the nails only stayed on for a day-ish.

Not good.

The only thing that they're good for is if you want to wear them for an event or something.  Since they'll only stay on for about 24 hours, that's really all they're good for.  And even then, you have to use a bunch of nail glue and clean up the edges. It takes way longer to apply these and make them look somewhat decent than any other press-on nail I've ever tried.

If you want to try them out for yourself, each pack is about $7 and they can be found at most drugstores.

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