I'm sure most will have saw the recent ad campaign by imPress fronted by Nicole Scherzinger?
Do I beileve she uses these press on nails...do I heck but after a flurry of positive reviews
and impressive (no pun intended) results I was intrigued to try out the new fad for myself
and picked up the brightest set of imPress nails I could find...no guts no glory!
The packaging is pretty funky, the false nails are included within a large nail polish shaped container
that flips open for easy access and storage of the nails. Normally when I have finished a product I put
the empty packaging out for recycling when possible but in this case I really am tempted to hold on to
the case and find another purpose for it!
Each pack of imPress nails comes with 24 nails in 12 sizes which should fit most natural nails,
truthfully I struggled most of the nails happened to be too broad for my natural nails and tended to
overlap and stick to the edges of my finger, i'm sure not everyone will have this problem but I thought
i'd mention it all the same. Another slight problem I had was that the press on nails are pretty short so if like myself you have fairly long nails be prepared to have to file down a few!
There is lots of designs to choose from in the imPress press on nail range from natural to bright neons!
I went for the Vamp it Up design which I know will not be to everyone's taste
but hey it's nice to wear something a little bright and tacky every once and a while!
Unlike previous press on nails I have tried these are fairly thin and have a slight flexibly to them
resulting in the false nails feeling fairly natural and not as stiff as others when applied.
The application steps are really easy, remove any old polish, dry nails then give them a quick wipe over with
the wipe provided, select imPress nail size that best fits your own nail size, peel off the backing
and press firmly down on to the nail. In all honesty it is really straight forward although I do suggest having someone close by to help peel off the nail backings as the more nails you apply the trickier it becomes!
ImPress claim that their press on manicure can last up to 7 days but for me personally that is
not realistic as after two days a few nails began to pop off. You could reattach them with nail glue
but for me that defeats the purpose, I should stress that I am fairly hard on my nails so for someone
who has no problems with nail polish chipping they could well last a good 5 days or so!
While speaking of removal that too was straight forward, I simply peeled the false nails off
and no damage was done to my natural nails.
All in all a fun experience and one I would repeat if my natural nails lacked the length I desired
or I wanted a fun manicure for an event then I would definitely repurchase.
Are you a fan?
ImPress Press On Manicure kits are available from Superdrug and Boots - link
and cost £8.99 per pack.