The Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure is "Salon manicure in seconds. No glue. No drying time. Rivals the best gel polish. Won't damage nails. Easy removal. Lasts up to a week."
It costs: $5.99 for colors, and $7.99 for patters.
Find it at: CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, Kmart, Walgreens, Walmart, and other stores.
I've never tried acrylic or press-on nails, save the toy ones from when I was a little girl. My first impression was definitely positive because of the adorable design. My second impression was the ease of use. No nail glue? That's a major plus. This product came in Influenster's College VoxBox, and I can understand why. College students are always on the go. With the imPRESS Press-on Manicure nails, having cute nails can be fast and easy.
The box comes with instructions in the back, 24 press-on nails in a clever nail polish bottle shaped container that locks securely, and a nail cleaning pad.
Tip: Choose a size smaller than bigger when finding the right fit. The imPRESS press-on nails are made of plastic. They are flexible! I found that when applying them on, a small pressure will flatten them into place. A bigger size make seem like the right fit at first. So without taking off the plastic backing that covers the glue, apply pressure on the nail to see if it will fit perfectly.
Tip: I cleaned my nails with nail polish remover and buffed it a little bit before using this product. I also had clean hands. Dirty fingers and nails will cause dirt to stick to the glue, which can make the nails fall off sooner than later.
There are cons though. After 24 hours, the edges started to lift a bit. My hair strands got trapped underneath. That was not a fun shower. However, in those 24 hours, I went to school, went grocery shopping, cooked dinner, and washed lots of dishes. They didn't fall off and that was a big positive.
Another con for me was the length, only because I keep short nails (habit for being a pianist when I was younger, and because I'm a writer now, typing away all day long). It was an adjustment that I couldn't commit to for a week. After two days, my fingertips hurt a little from accidental taps and hits between the long nails and random things around me. So I took them off. Removal was easy, but not too easy since the glue was still super sticky. That's a plus for those who would keep these nails on for longer than a few days.
I wonder if I can cut and trim these nails. I didn't try because look at the design! It's too cute to cut off. But there are plain colored imPRESS nails. Maybe only a DIYer would say this, but if I could trim this product, I would buy them on a snap. I'm also thinking that if the glue of these press-on nails dry out, you can just use nail glue to re-use them.
Overall, I think the Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure is a great product for quick nail fixes. If you forgot to do your nails for a party or a job interview, this is the go-to product for you. If you're just the type of person who is always on the go (career woman with back-to-back meetings or stay-at-home mom juggling many hats), this is a handy product to keep in your beauty arsenal. This is also a great product to give as gifts for bridesmaids! I was the MOH at a recent wedding and I wish I had this product. There were many details to address that I just splashed a neutral color on my nails. Having the imPRESS nails would have been so much cuter, especially this design I received. There are a few cons to the imPRESS press-on manicure, but there are also many positives.