Wraps come in all sorts of fun designs but they are flimsy and sometimes hard to position well on your nail bed because of that. I've had many times where I've put one on, only to rip it off and so that one had gone to waste. They conform to your nail also so if you broke a nail & one is shaped round, another square, you're stuck with that. With me, my nails are also soft because of my (non-existent) thyroid issues and nail wraps will give you no strength at all
And don't even get me started on the salons! Sure I love the pampering, all the cool artistic designs they can do, and the fact they don't paint the skin around my nail like I tend to do (on accident.) But the time it takes to get there, sometimes wait to be seen if you don't have an appointment, and the cost... It's just too much! Then depending what polish you get it sometimes chips within a week, or you think it has fully dried and you smudge it or get an indentation in it within hours of leaving. UGH! It's nice, but I really don't have the time nor money.
What's a girl to do?
Well, what about press-on nails? Really? I haven't used press on nails since the 90's and it was a try it once, and never again thing. The glue was messy and they were popping off all over the place. Well, press-on nails have come a long way since the 90's and imPRESS sent me 2 packages to try out! One in a pink version of their Harlem Shake, & the other in Casting Call. Below is some info, pics & what I thought.
- Retails up to $7.99 at Walgreens.
- About The Product: With over 40 colors, designs & accent nails to choose from, imPRESS Manicures are 2X longer lasting (up to 1 week) than other pre-glued nails with their ultra-hold adhesive technology! They are the only waterproof press-on nails with a secure adhesive that will not damage nails & give you an ultra gel shine in no time. Safe & natural with no glue, no dry time, no damage, & no mess! When you're done with them they have easy, peel-off removal in seconds.
- How To Use: Apply in just a few minutes by finding the correct size for each nail (if needed, use smaller sizes for best results.) Once you find the best ones, lay them out in finger order. Wash your hands with soap, dry thoroughly and use enclosed prep pad. For best adhesion press firmly down the middle then down each side of nail, applying the thumb nails last, then file if needed. Minimize contact with water for 30 minutes. To easily remove in seconds, gently peel off from sides using no acetone or soak off removal.
I can't even begin to tell you how ridiculously quick and easy it was to apply these, and how great they looked! I felt they were slightly long for my taste so I was also surprised how easy they were to clip & file. Going through their site I was amazed at all they have to offer from plain, to accent, to full on designs. I did have one fall off in just a few days but I was messing around with it and putting lots of pressure on it, something I normally wouldn't do. The rest kept sticking on & toughing it out, looking perfect day after day, and they had good strength to them too without being too soft or flimsy.
Then I decided to take them all off. I really didn't believe they wouldn't damage my nails because I've even had wraps damage my nails before. I carefully started pulling them up from the sides and easily removed one by one. Then I took a look at my real nails and they looked better than when I had 1st put the imPRESS manicure on! Well, they still looked awful, unpolished and untrimmed without any polish, but wow! The adhesive didn't tear my nails up nor leave any residue, leaving my nail beds looking quite healthy. With the great price they are, and the short time it took to apply and remove them, I can't wait to see what designs my stores have in stock and try a few more!
You can find them not only at Walgreens but also CVS, Walmart, Rite Aid, & Kmart stores nationwide, as well as other stores. Visit their website at imPRESSmanicure.com to look at their latest products; & while you're at it, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, & YouTube for some inspiration! Still not sure? Watch the video below!
This is a sponsored post. I received this product for free from imPRESS through BrandBacker to try & review.