Broadway Nails – imPRESS Press-On Manicure
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My experiences with false nails in the past have not been good ones – I hate the state they leave my nails in after you’ve pulled them off, the glue is just too strong and harsh on the nails in my opinion. So when I was asked to try an imPRESS Press-On Manicure* from Broadway Nails I wasn’t too sure what to expect. imPRESS is a new range of false nails, created to look like a gel manicure and quick and easy to apply using the sticky tabs that are already on the back of each nail. There’s no nail glue required and you don’t need to cure them or wait for polish to dry – just apply them and you’re ready to go. Sound too good to be true?
I was sent two pairs of imPRESS Press-On Manicure nails to try – the mottled blue nail art effect ones are called ‘Dancing Queen’ and the crimson ones are called ‘Call My Agent’. I decided to try out Call My Agent for my husband’s birthday meal out at our favourite Italian restaurant.
There are 24 nails in each pack, of varying sizes, and I was pleased to find that the smallest size fits my little pinkie fingers (I have very small hands and nails, and sometimes false nails are too big for my little fingers). It did take me a while to pick out the correct sizes for each finger, and then match the same sizes for the other hand – it would be great if they were numbered on the back for easy matching. First you wipe your nails with the included moist pad, I think this is to remove any oil from the nail bed which might prevent the nail from sticking properly. The instructions recommend leaving the thumbs until last, so I started with my little fingers and worked my way towards my thumbs. I have to say that the Press-On Manicure nails are REALLY easy to apply. You just remove the peel-off strip from the sticky tab that hides underneath each nail, place the false nail over your own nail right down at the cuticle then press up the middle and then down the sides to make sure you get a good stick.
imPRESS Press-On Manicure really is like an instant manicure, and the best part about it is that you don’t have to wait for any polish to dry! They look really professional too, my sister asked me if I’d just had a gel manicure done and she was really impressed when I told her they were false nails.
The instructions say that the nails will stay on for up to one week, unfortunately this was where I was a bit disappointed. The nail on my right index finger fell off after just 24 hours, but I replaced it with a spare one left over in the pack. Then a couple of days later another two nails came off whilst I was washing my hair, so I decided to remove them all. Most of them pulled off quite easily, and I loved that they hadn’t broken or damaged any of my natural nails underneath.
I think Broadway Nails’ packaging of this product is really cute and innovative, it’s made to look like a big nail varnish bottle – you just unscrew the lid and open up the ‘bottle’ section to reveal the nails. You can put it all back together again to store the spare nails and keep them safe too.
I really like these imPRESS Press-On Manicure nails, they’re quick and easy to apply with no mess and best of all they don’t damage your natural nails. They’re not really a long-term option – I found they’d probably last a few days at most – but perfect for a party or a weekend away. Plus, they’re available in loads of different designs and colours – I will DEFINITELY be buying some glittery ones for Christmas!
imPRESS Press-On Manicure in Call My Agent is usually priced at £5.99, but is currently on offer at Superdrug for £3.99. I’m struggling to find the blue ‘Dancing Queen’ version available on the internet anywhere at the moment, but keep an eye on Superdrug and Ebay as there are loads of different colours available.
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