Click click *pop*
Those were the sounds of my long, fake, glued-on nails in middle school clacking on the lunch room table (and inevitably popping off at the most inopportune time).
Let me tell ya, long nails were all the rage when I was in seventh and eighth grade. And if you painted them with a French manicure?! Girl! You were all that!
But the dark secret no one discussed was the absolute wreck your nails became after removing said fake nails. My nails were so atrocious after my first time trying fake nails and I ran out to buy even more to cover up my brittle nails underneath. It’s a vicious cycle, I tell you!
Nowadays, my nails are long and strong! And there’s much better options for at-home manicures, whether it’s nail polish or stick on nails, like the imPRESS Press-On Manicure. I had the chance to try my very own imPRESS sets through Brandbacker and I can’t wait to share my experience!
The imPRESS nails retail for $6.99 and can be found at drugstores Kmart stores nationwide. Among the many benefits of using stick on nails over glued-on fake nails, the imPRESS manicures come in over 40 waterproof shades, last up to one week and are easily removed.
My initial experience
First, I was sent two packs of imPRESS nails:
Unfortunately, I could not find any nails in these sets that properly fit my own nails. The nails were either too small or too large.
The thumbnail was the closest match, and the ring finger was impossible to find a match for:
Apparently, my nails beds are too wide/long for imPRESS’ regular sets, so the company was gracious enough to send me a medium set!
My second experience
Nail kits come with nails, an alcohol prep pad to thoroughly clean your nails, a file and directions:
I was much more impressed with the ability to match the medium imPRESS nails to my own nails. I loved the pink, too!
I wore my nails for a total of four days: the weekend and a Monday and Tuesday. I left my nails long on the weekend and they survived washing dishes and showering, packing boxes, and more. I trimmed the nails down for the work week and painted them a nice emerald green. By Tuesday night, a few nails had fallen off, so I decided to take the whole set off, which was easy. I’m pleased to say my natural nails are in perfect shape and were not damaged at all!
If you’re looking for an affordable nail polish alternative, look no further than imPRESS press-on manicure! At only $6.99 each, these nails would be a fantastic choice for a special event, holidays, or any day!
FTC: I was sent these free samples courtesy of BrandBacker and imPRESS.