I think there is something so ladylike about long nails. I’m not talking about the talons some celebrities and other creatives sport but nails that are long enough to show that you make time for personal care and probably indulge in regular manicures.
imPRESS sent me a sample of their press-on manicure as part of a promotion they were doing last fall. I discovered them buried in one of my nails drawers a few weeks ago and decided to give them a try.
Retails for $6.49+
The press-on manicure is brilliant for people like me who don’t like messing with glue. With imPress nails, you simply peel the backing off the nail then firmly press the nail onto your fingernail, and you’re done. The directions say to repeat pressing on the nails for the first half hour and to avoid water for the first hour.
The nails are a little long for my taste, and I spent part of the first day with them struggling to do basic things like text and zip my pants. However, these nails are easily trimmed down, and I enjoyed them much more when I cut them to a comfortable length.
While hot pink is probably not the color I would have picked for myself, I really liked the nails and got several compliments on them. The press-on nails made me feel more polished and lasted a lot longer than I expected. I got two good days of wear before I started noticing the sides lifting, but I still managed to get four days of wear out of them before I peeled them off.
Would I buy imPress nails? Yes, but probably only for special occasions. The press-on manicure is an easy way to dress up nails for a night out, and imPRESS has plenty of options when it comes to nail art.
What do you think of press-on manicures? Have you tried imPress?
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