Bat an Eyelash is an exploration of cosmetics from drugstore to designer. I'm interested in finding products that work well regardless of the name brand or the price. I'm also interested in pushing my knowledge about makeup and the techniques I use.
I may occasionally digress and talk about one of my other passions belly dance, jewelry, or anything else that my catch my interest.
*Disclaimer: I received these for free from Influenster.com for review purposes. This in no way has influenced my review*
imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails
Introducing imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails, the revolutionary way to apply polish! Featuring advanced nail technology, you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you're done. There's no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week! And, imPRESS is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. Check out all colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPRESS, your nails will always be your best accessory.
imPress Manicure retails for $5.99 for colors and $7.99 for patterns, and is available at CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart and more. For a full list of online and in-store retailers, visit imPressManicure.com, where you can download an exclusive coupon and virtually try on all the colors and patterns!
Color me impressed. I've worn artificial nails before both glue on and press on and really didn't enjoy either method. Glue on nails always popped off. Press on nails had too much glue that stayed tacky and picked up dirt. ewww. I had none of those issues with the imPress nails.
I received the color Space Cadet. It's a black crackle with just a touch of gold glitter. It has a bit of a texture to it and I don't really care for that but it didn't catch on anything. This was fun for me because I never ever would have chosen this color on my own.
There are a few nails stored in the front of the nail polish bottle shaped container (so cute!) but the rest are just jumbled up inside. Finding the right size nails can be a bit of a pain. After that you use the peel off the little strip of plastic at the bottom and you guessed it...press them on. I pressed really hard and held it for a few seconds.
imPress Press-On nails in Space Cadet
I found them to be the most comfortable artificial nails I've ever worn. I did everything I normally do. I cooked a lot, washed a bunch of dishes by hand, and washed my hair without incident. The only issue I really had was trying to peel the label of my apple everyday. I just couldn't do it wearing these nails. The right thumbnail became a little bent at the corner and chipped a little bit because of my efforts.
These claim to last for a whole week. I applied mine on a Friday night. I lost a nail on Monday night so I decided to pop the rest of them off. Easier said than done! Some of them popped right off but others just did not want to budge despite soaking in pure acetone and really getting it in at the sides. That did however take the polish right off them and I got a bunch of black sticky goo on my fingers.
Overall, I think these would be great to wear for a special occasion or a weekend. I can't imagine wearing them an entire week. I plan on picking up a set in one of the French manicure colors before my next performance. I always one or two nails that just won't get with the program.These are considered short length so if you already have long nails you may want to look at the medium length. You can see my pinky nail sticking out in the picture.
Pros: Comfortable, affordable, wide range of colors & styles, cute packaging.
Cons: Hard to remove, hard to find the right size.
Bat's Rating: 8 I would purchase these and wear them in the future. Marks off for being hard to remove.