The lovely folks over at <a href="http://influenster.com">Influenster</a> selected me to try out the Broadway Nails imPress Press-On Manicure sets!
I have to admit I was initially a little skeptical of press-ons due to the stigma with them. All I kept imagining was losing a nail somewhere awkward... But these little kits were super cute so I figured why not?
I was sent 2 sets, one patterned - these cute lace overlay looking ones.
and a Solid color set. These hot pink babies that were the perfect color for me!
Each set has 24 "nails" in 12 different sizes which means finding a good fit should be easy, and it was! I simply held them up to my nails and selected the best looking sizes and then laid out the 10 nails on the table in order that they'd need to be applied!
After washing my hands and trimming my natural nails, I used the included wipe, on my nails to prep them for the covers. Then it was super simple to pull the tabs off the glue and simply press them on to my nails. They immediately felt like they were on there nice and secure, which was a good sign. I also had to admit they looked pretty great!
These were advertised as a "short length" and while I don't think they were all that short, they were an ideal length for me; just slightly longer than my natural nails.
It did actually take a few days to get used to the nails, I haven't had anything other than my natural since 2000! Admittedly, I loved how they looked and am sure I was flashing them around a lot as I got a ton of compliments on them! People were pretty shocked to hear they were artificial!
The package says they last at least a week and I'm pretty happy to report that mine probably would have lasted even longer! However, after a weekend at the cabin without the proper tools to keep things clean, eating things like ribs with my hands, the underside was pretty gross and I had dirt and BBQ sauce between my natural nails and the covers so for same of hygiene, I knew I had to remove them....
I didn't have the package to refer to for proper removal tactics, so I decided to try simply using a nail to lift a corner and ended up getting pretty lucky as they peeled off pretty easily ( I went really slowly so as not to damage too much of my natural nail. There were a few spots where I think the glue was still pretty stuck on there but my nails look fine now so I think it might have just been residue.
Overall, I'm really impressed with these nails and am excited to try the patterned set! As someone with super brittle nails that break very easily, I like this option to protect my natural nails as they grow out. They looked great and most of my friends and co-workers thought they were my own nails.
A big shout out to Broadway Nails, Influenster VoxBox and imPressManicure for a great little beauty surprise!
Disclaimer: I was selected by Influenster to try their imPressManicure VoxBox complimentary, however all opinions and comments are my own.