imPress Press-On Manicure's in Disney Villian 'Evil Queen', & Rock It
imPress Press-On Manicure is a new press-on nail application by Broadway Nails, designed for girls to achieve a flawless manicure in seconds. The press-on nails come with adhesive on them and there is no need for glue. They come in a huge variety of colours and designs, and are said to last up to a week. Prices range from $9-11 CAD and they are available at most Walmart, Target, London Drugs, Jean Coutu, Katz, Loblaws, and many more.
At first I wasn't sure any of the nails were going to fit, but the box does state that there are 24 nails in 12 different sizes so I was sure something would fit me! I did find pretty close matches for the 5 sizes of my nails. I used the 'prep pad' included in the package (which I am assuming was just an alcohol wipe), and wiped my nails free of oils right before applying the press-ons. The application process was easy and super quick, and I made sure to not wash my hands afterwards for over a half an hour, like the package suggested. One thing I did notice was that they made my nails feel a bit uncomfortable..
Ooh, something else that bugged me about these nails was a white tab that stuck up under the tip of the nail! I couldn't understand why this was there but it was a huge pet peeve.. I just wanted to clip it off! I can only imagine that it is there solely to help with the manufacturing process.
I showed my nails to my aunt and she wasn't able to tell that they were fake, but of course, she was viewing them from a bit of a distance, so I assume anyone viewing your nails closer than 30cm would be able to tell, but likely not if they were farther away.
Removal Process: I decided to remove the imPress press-ons after about 2 1/2 days. They were a bit uncomfortable for me and I'm not sure why but I can only guess that it's due to the shape of the nails. I was surprised that they stayed on without coming loose or falling off, considering I saw a bunch of reviews that said they had fallen off within hours. The instructions says to either peel off the press-ons from the side, or use nail polish remover to soften the glue. The nails were on so well that I definitely wasn't going to be able to rip them off without damaging my nail, so I tried dipping my fingers in nail polish remover...
This might hurt those of you that are impatient, like me, as I only had the patience to keep each nail in the nail polish remover for about 15 seconds. It did loosen up the glue and I was able to pull the nail off from the sides, although I did damage and pull of a bit of the top layer of my nails in the process. It hurt a bit because the middle of the press-on nail was so sticky, but I'm sure if you have the patience to dunk your nail for a little bit longer it would be painless. But I definitely do not recommend taking these off without some sort of nail polish remover or something oil-based to remove the glue.