Road Test: imPress Press-On Manicure
Want salon-quality nails in minutes? Try these imPress nails on for size! Nicole Scherzinger loves them!
When I first heard about the imPRESS Press-On Manicure, I couldn’t help but recall my childhood days of plastic nails and cheap glue. These faux nails are anything but kiddy castaways.
For this road test, I chose Velvet Rope, a bright lavender hue. The color was a huge change from my usual dark winter polishes. When I removed the nails from their packaging, they felt flexible and shimmered in the light. The below photos show Velvet Rope, Kiss and Tell and Glisten Up.
The application process was nearly foolproof: thanks to clear tabs, it was effortless to align nail cover to cuticle. But since each package contains 12 different sizes, you have to carefully locate the correct cover for each nail. If you bypass this step, you’ll end up with space on the sides of your nails or covers that cling to your skin. I admit that this happened on my first attempt, but since there are 24 tips per package, there’s ample room for a mistake or two.
If you haven’t trimmed your nails in eons, you should dust off those clippers before you apply! Otherwise, the tips of your real nails will peek out from under the press ons, and nothing screams fake louder than that. And be sure to use the cleaning pad included in each package for a longer lasting mani.
After following these simple steps, all you really have to do is gently peel and stick. There’s absolutely no drying time, making these the perfect last minute outfit additions before that big party. Done right, they’ll look like your real nails–but better!
Watch Nicole Scherzinger do it in seconds!
Each application lasts for about one week without peeling and the color doesn’t fade or dull. Just remember: I rocked these during the holiday season, and they survived dishwashing, meal prepping, frantic shopping, and countless texts.
If you’re looking for salon-quality fingers without spending hours in a chair, this is the way to go. You can find imPRESS at your local CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, or Kmart store. Plain colors sell for $5.99 per set and patterns are $7.99 per set. Their online store locator not only lists everywhere you can find them, they’ll also give you a money saving coupon too. With 36 different styles to choose from, there will be something for just about every lady out there.
If you’re curious to see how’d they look on your hands, go to the imPress site and use their try on app.
Welcome to the easy, breezy future of nail art!
Diana Denza is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.