If you’re a child of the 80s or 90s, you probably remember finding press on nails all over your house. They hardly stayed in place, and looked anything but natural. Still, I begged my mom to buy me the hot pink or bright red options – oh to be 9 again 😉 The good new is, press on nails have seriously upped their game!
FAKE A MANI IN JUST A FEW MINUTES
As a busy mom I don’t have the time, or budget, to spend at a salon. Gone are the days of $60 LCN nails, and in it’s place are short, bare, hopelessly plain nails (or polish that’s chipped in a million places). It’s hard to keep a mani in check when you’re changing diapers, opening PR packages, and doing dishes….lots and lots of dishes. I wash my hands about 200x times per day, and so my polish never lasts.
The next best thing is press ons! I use them mostly to spice up my blog photos – holding a gorgeous eyeshadow is more visually appealing when your nails are pretty too 😉 I love them so much, I even pop them on for special occasions or a date night with the hubby. They are super affordable (between $5.99 – $7.99), and they come in a huge variety of patterns. In addition, you can find these in two lengths (short and medium), and two shapes (oval or square). I prefer short square nails, which is what you’ll often see me rocking in my IG photos.
HOW THEY WORK
Included in each box are 30 nails (so three different wears essentially), as well as a prep pad (alcohol pad), a mini file, and a cuticle pusher. The adhesive is already on the back of the nails, so all you do is peel back the film and press the nails on firmly. They attach instantly, and the overall process is pretty quick.
As far as the prep work goes, it definitely makes a difference. I’ve applied these in a rush, skipping the prep pad and filing, and found that my nails popped off within hours. However, even with the prep steps you won’t get more than a day or two out of these unless you use a separate nail glue (which many of friends have said works wonders).
BEFORE & AFTER
That’s all it takes for a beautiful mani! These babies fit my nails so nicely, and when I’m complimented and tell people they are press ons they can’t believe it. I’m pretty sure all my friends are using these now thanks to me 😛
One warning though, on some styles there can be a little plastic piece on the top of some nails. It’s not a big deal, but it should be filed down to make them look more natural. You can sort of see what I’m talking about on my pinkie nail in the photo above.
STYLES & SHAPES
Get yours online or in stores! What do you think of IMpress Nails? I’d love to know if you’ve tried them!
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