Monday, 16 July 2012

Impress Press On Manicure Review

After falling for the cute packaging and great colours I decided to give the imPRESS press-on manicure nails a go.  They are expensive compared to my normal falsies (£8 compared to £5ish) and having not had much luck with stick on nails before I was skeptical they would actually stick and not ping off at the first bit of pressure.  The colours haven't come out very well in the first photo, they are actually a neon pink as seen in the other photos.

I loved the colour but everything else about them sucks!!

Firstly on removing them from the packet several of them had marks on them, being a perfectionist this really annoyed me.

Less than 30 minutes from first application more than a whole hands worth had pinged off.  I was sat at my desk so hardly putting them through their paces.  I made sure I followed the instructions to the letter and sat pushing them on for a good half hour as I wanted them to last.  Wasn't meant to be.  I ended up gluing them all in place.

The little tabs at the end of them are hard to file off, much harder than any other false nails I have worn.  They are pretty visible so you do need to spend the time and remove them.

They looked like I had been wearing them for a week after just one day.  The photos below show the wear and tear.  They wear more like natural nails and polish than falsies.  They show little dents and the colour had started to wear at the tips.  They are softer than normal falsies so get damaged easily.  The packaging recommends you go down a size if you are in between sizes so as you can see from the bottom photo they didn't fit all my nails that well and you could see some of my natural nail at the edges.  (not sure what is going on with the colour of them in these photos either - the ones above are truer to the real colour)

They are also totally useless if you actually have nails.  They are really short, shorter than the extra short nails I often buy.  I cut a few nails down so I could wear them.  (I am fine with this, my nails are screwed anyway!)

I removed them on Sunday evening and it took me over 30 minutes to get rid of the sticky residue they left.  Not good impress, not good!

All these negatives aside the colour is fantastic and got lots of compliments.  Now all I need to do is go colour match these and paint a few pairs of decent falsies (I recommend Broadway Nails Real Life ones that you can paint before applying)  Oh and I absolutely love the cute little bottle they came in, defo going to use that to carry around spare nails!


  1. They sound like one to avoid.
    I'm off for my first ever nail appt on Saturday, going to get gels before a week at guide camp in the hope they will protect our nails!

  2. Awww thats such a shame! I've seen these on posts everywhere and been debating how they work and if I should purchase. I got the idea they wee similar to nail wraps so glad I didn't go ahead. Such a shame considering the great colours and styles they have. Glad I read this though.. I wont be buying (grown my nails finally after years of biting so not ruining mine ha ha!)

    Thank you!

    Lara @

  3. Awh such a shame, I was going to buy them xx

  4. i bought the french manicure looking ones but have yet to test them out!! for £8 its pretty pants that they dont last and chip :( xx

  5. They're look really nice, if only they were stronger :)

    Santenne of Crystallized Elements.

  6. Oh I really wanted to try these, such a shame that they're rubbish!
    I can't really tell from the photos but it looks like you got the set I was looking at in Superdrug.. the colour is exactly the same as NYC's Bubblegum Pink nail polish, so if you like the colour go and check that one out! I found this review on a blog:

    Hope that helps :) xx


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