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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

INFLUENSTER: imPRESS Press-On Manicure

Hello, my Pretties!

As you all know, I received my Influenster Holiday VoxBox on December 13th and I have slowly been using the products included in my package.  If you want to see my post on my Holiday VoxBox arrival, click HERE.

I will be doing individual posts on all featured products in the Holiday VoxBox.

INFLUENSTER: Mentos Pure Fresh Chewing Gum
INFLUENSTER: NYC New York Color Liquid Lip Shine

Next on the list is imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails.

imPRESS Press-On Manicure
by Broadway Nails

What the Influenster information card has to say about the imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails:
"Introducing imPress, the recolutionary way to apply nail polish!  Featuring advanced technology, you will get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds--simply peel off, press on, and you're done (no drying time!)  ImPress comes in 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, fun prints, classic darks and animal prints."

The press-on nails sent to me were black and white zebra print nails.  D100 Dancing Queen.  So cute!  And the finish on these nails is so glossy, killer shine!

Before I applied the press-on nails, I had to cut off my natural nails since my natural nails were much longer than the falsies.  I got a lot of comments on Twitter asking how I could have done such a thing.  I had to review these the right way.  They're nails, they'll grow back.  The things I do for beauty.

Press-on nails in packaging.

I loved the packaging!  Never seen anything like this!  I'm a sucker for packaging and this one had me at hello.


The instructions are simple.

Everything included in kit.

24 nail covers in 12 sizes and a prep pad.

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First, find the correct size for each nail.  It is advised to use the smaller sizes for best results.  Then lay out the 10 nails in the correct finger order.  This makes the application much more quick and easy.  Next, use the prep pad to cleanse your natural nails.  Make sure your natural nails are free of any nail polish.

After nails have been prepped, take the press-on nail and remove the plastic tab provided which will reveal the pre-applied glue.  I will say that removing the plastic tab proved to be quite a chore for me.  It was hard to take off.  My press-on nails were slightly damaged by the cuticle where the tab is located as I removed the plastic tab.

The photo above is to show you the length of the press-on nails.  It's a very comfortable length.  And, also, on the tip of the nail is a tiny little number used to identify each nail size which will make it easier to match the sizes for each finger.

Finished hand.

It is recommended that you apply the nails starting with the pinkie and finishing off with the thumb.  That worked perfectly for me.  From start to finish, the entire process took me 9 minutes.  Not bad!  Product claims to last up to 7 days!  We shall see.

First nail pops off.

Twenty minutes after application, I lost one nail after washing the dishes.  I let the glue on the back of the nail dry and reapplied it.  It worked!  It adhered as if it was a brand new nail.

The next day.

That first nail that popped off and was reapplied held on through the night.  All nails feel secure at this time.  Now time to start my day and see how they hold on.

By 3:30 that afternoon, I lost 2 more nails on my left hand.  I reapplied them and they held on for another half hour or so but then, off they went.

By 5:00 p.m., I lost 2 more nails.  This time they did not reapply.

So, 24 hours later, I had lost 4 nails.  I did a lot of washing dishes, changing diapers, washing my hands, and the list goes on and on.  I am a housewife and mother of 2 small children and I am also a full time nanny for my nephew so I have my hands full all the time.  My nails go through a lot any given day.

So, no, these did not work for me.  But they might work for you.

I think these would be great for a special occasion you are going to attend such as a wedding, a party, a first date.  Why spend $30+ at the salon to get your nails done for one evening when you can spend around $8.00 for a set of these that will hold up nicely if you aren't doing manual labor.  I don't think these were designed for housewives to wear while scrubbing toilets and washing dishes.

Nails popped off when I would wash dishes.  Maybe wearing gloves would have prevented this.
Nails did last through a shower.  Including washing my hair.
My hair would get caught in the gaps at the cuticle when styling and washing it.
Removing my contact lenses at night was tricky.  Putting them in, not a problem.

Removal was quick and painless.  Did not require nail polish remove.  Natural nails were undamaged.

But the designs are excellent.  The application is quick and neat.  The price is decent.

Would I purchase these with my own money, if I was going to said wedding or party for one night, yes.  I spend more money on buying a new outfit, shoes, and jewelry to go to a wedding so adding another $8.00 to that seems harmless.

Retail Price: $5.99 for colors, $7.99 for prints.
Available in 36 colors/patterns
Available at CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart, and more.
For a full list of online and in-store retailers, visit

Try and you decided!

Luv & Luk,

♥♥ All the products mentioned in my Influenster Holiday VoxBox Series were sent to me free of charge for review purposes.  These are my own thoughts and honest opinions. ♥♥


  1. thanks 4 detailed review..ur short nails look grt..

  2. @sahar awan, thank you! I think I'll keep them short for a while :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! Much appreciated :)

  3. I got the same print, plan on doing my review for New Years I'll have to see how they hold up!! lol

  4. Great review!! I never noticed they had little numbers on them wow shows how much I pay attention! I wish they had of worked better for you  I am glad you gave them a good trial run though!

  5. Great review!!!
    I would like to still try them.
    Love the ones that you fot =)

  6. @GirlieAndGlamorous, it's such a cute print, I really liked it. I was going to save mine for New Year's as well but I just couldn't wait. They didn't hold up so well for me but they might work better for you! Have a Happy New Year!!

    @Amber, LOL! The numbers helped me to find the matching size for the other had a lot faster! They are hard to see, so don't feel bad :) I hoped they had worked better for me too but I think it's just because I do a lot of work with my hands and I don't think they are cut out for that. :)

    @Hunter87, you should try them! This is just my experience. I've seen some wonderful reviews on them so to each his own. You might really love them :)


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