Thursday, December 15, 2011

Spotlight: imPRESS Press-on Manicure

I recently received my Influenster Holiday Vox Box and in it I got an imPRESS Press-On Manicure. Now, I'm not typically a fake nails kind of girl, but I have to admit these are pretty cute! I don't think I've used press-on nails since I was about 12 or 13 and the thought of doing it regularly now isn't really my style, but given how realistic these look, if I had a last-minute event and my nails were a mess I'd consider throwing on a pair of these in a jam.

imPRESS Press On Manicure in Ecstatic Cling - Go hot pink nails!

First Impressions
There are 2 things that immediately caught my eye when I saw these: 1. packaging (how cute is the fake polish bottle?) and 2. They weren't thick and chunky or super long. I think the shape and size, which is a sports-length.

One downside I immediately noticed was that the beds of my nails are proportionately longer than the nails that fit the width of my nails. I have longer, slightly thinner nail beds and while I prefer a squared-off nail, these are almost square in proportions. Not quite a great fit for my nails.

Product Details
These come in 36 different colors/patterns and retail for $5.99 for solid colors and $7.99 for patterns. Given that nail appliques run around $10, that's not a bad deal if you don't mind press-ons. You can purchase them at most drugstores as well as online at

What do you think? Would you give these a try or are press-ons just not for you?


  1. Dang! I really wanted to know how these fit. I hv done fake nails in forever either, however I do often wonder how they would look now. I have long nail beds as well, kinda wide too. When my nails are healthy, they look like acrylics without the severe thickness, if course.

  2. Yeah, unfortunately my nail beds are too thin for these. My mom and sister tried them and found that they had slightly better luck, but their biggest issues seemed to be the fact that the nails have extremely square edges, not rounded, and they both have more rounded nail beds where their nails meet their cuticles. I'd say find them at a drugstore and see whether or not you think they look as though they may fit. The solid color sets are pretty inexpensive, so you may even want to experiment. I'm pretty sure they come with 2 sets of 12 different sizes, so there are definitely options--they just didn't work for me because of the proportion of my nail bed width to length.


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