May 17, 2014

Broadway Nails imPress Press-On Manicure Review

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Influenster as part of the imPRESS Manicure Canada VoxBox. All reviews are fair, honest and reflect my personal opinion.

Hello readers,
Last week I received the imPRESS Manicure Canada VoxBox from influenster to try and review. They sent me two patterns.  Over The Moon is a pink cheetah print and Dancing Queen is a black and white zebra print.  Out of the two, I liked Dancing Queen better so it is the set I did the rest of the review on.

Each set of imPRESS nails comes with 24 nails in varying sizes that already have adhesive applied to them.  First, find the 10 nails that fit your natural nail shape best.  Then you just pull of the backing and stick it on your nail.  My problem was that there weren't any in the set that fit my natural nail shape.  The ones that fit the bottom of my nail bed were too narrow at the top.  I ended up compromising with ones that were a little too wide at the bottom and still a little too narrow at the top.

They just look so... fake.  There's no other way to describe it.  The adhesive is quite thick so they aren't really flush with the nail bed.  It also leaves gaps at the edges that I could see getting very grungy very quickly.  Another problem I had is that my natural nails are much more curved than the press-ons so those gaps were even more pronounces.  This also contributed to the corners of my natural nails poking out from behind the press-ons.

I will admit.  These nails were driving me slightly insane so I had to take them off after an hour.  Though they felt quite secure I can't tell you how long they last before popping off on their own.  The one positive thing I found with these nails was ease of removal.  I just dabbed some acetone polish remove under the side edge with an angle brush and then gently peeled them off.  The photos below show my nails right after removal.  As you can see, there was no damage to my nail beds and no residue to deal with.

The other positive with this product was the packaging.  The cute little nail polish bottle container would be great for packing small items while traveling.  I think it would be great for earrings, hair elastics, bobby pins, etc.  Unfortunately overall, I am not a fan of this product and would not purchase it.  It just doesn't work my nail shape and I actually enjoy the process of creating nail art myself.  However, if you think this is a product that would work well for you there is more info available at

Happy polishing,


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