7 February 2014

Impress 'Press-On Manicure' Nails



I am one of the most impatient people when it comes to painting nails.
I love when my nails are dry and have a glossy topcoat but waiting for them to dry is my worst nightmare.

To me, it is SO boring.

I'd heard a lot about 'Impress Stick On Manicure' nails and had been meaning to try them for a while but just forgot. I recently went into Boots and decided to give them a whirl. I bought them in my favourite colour on nails: Red.

Shock horror!


On first impression, I liked the packaging and the nails come in a little nail polish bottle (Dupe!).
It's quirky but I really like it. I then had a little read over how to apply the nails and began to apply.

The one thing I noticed with these, is that they have a peel-off tab on the back of the nails, to reveal the adhesive. They claim to not damage your nails, unlike regular nail adhesive. I really liked the concept of this however, when it came to removing the peel-off tabs they weren't the easiest to remove. At times, it almost broke the nail!

Once I got the hang of peeling back the tab, I applied the nails themselves. These were the shortest length of nails however, they were far too long for me so I trimmed them down. 





I have to admit, I loved the end result as they don't look like fake acrylic nails - They give a similar finish to the Barry M Jelly polishes, which I really like.

They claim to last up to a week on the nails however, I would tend to be dubious as I wore these for 4-5  hours and they kept getting caught in my hair, when I was fixing it. I removed them after this so I can't comment on longevity. Removing them was simple and I didn't notice any damage to my nails, which is always a bonus!


In general, I think these are great if you're going to a special event and haven't got time to paint your nails. These do look amazing on the nails and I would repurchase these if I was in a hurry but for everyday use, I would rather paint my nails!




Have you ever tried acrylic nails?




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41 comments:

  1. Hey! Your blog is beautiful! I just started blogging and thought, could you tell me any of your tips? Thanks already! x

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    1. Thank you so much! Drop me a tweet or an email, would be easier! X.

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  2. The colour of these is so pretty, it's a shame they don't last too long though x

    lamourjosie.com

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    1. It is! They're great if you're in a hurry though! X

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  3. Been wanting to try something like this for a long time, what was the price range of them? if you can remember of course :), Love the glossy finish they leave. Enjoyed reading. x

    minniemichelle.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Those nails look so cute! I never really tried the stick on nails before because they never lasted more than a few hours, but maybe i'll give them a try! i have a love-hate relationshio with acrylic nails. I recommend them if you can keep up with them but they are perfect because they last a month and never chip!

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    1. That's the one thing that attracted me to them! They won't chip!

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  5. Love this color! I prefer gel because they last forever :)

    AJ | www.TheAJMinute.com

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  6. These are lovely and would be perfect for me - I never get gel or acrylics because they just ruin my nails and I don't think it's worth it. Will need to have a look out for some like this!

    xxx
    www.maisymeow.com

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    1. I'm the same! I always worry that they'll damage my nails but they're surprising great in that aspect and I didn't notice any damage :)

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  7. Oooh I love the sound of these and the colour of them are gorge! x
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  8. I've heard so much about these! The red color is amazing! They look great. :)

    Christina
    http://kissesandflowers.blogspot.com/

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  9. I just love the shade of red this would make perfect for Valentines Day x

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  10. Great post!
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  11. Oohhhh I LOVE these nails! I have the floral ones and they are always my go-to's in times of need! <3 xxx

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    1. They really are great at the last minute! X.

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  12. Great post! These look so handy, I feel like I've spent hours of my life waiting for my nails to dry! x

    The Beauty Scrapbook

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    1. Thank you! I am so impatient when it comes to waiting for the nails to dry! Haha x

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  14. They actually look pretty good!
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  15. I have one of these somewhere but have never got round to using it x
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  16. Oooh these looks gorgeous, this is just what I need!!

    Please come check out my latest post if you have time :)

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    Helen

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  17. I had a similar experience with them - I liked them, but they didn't last anywhere near as long as they said :) I liked them though, like you said, good if you're going for a night out :)

    New follower here by the way :)

    Georgina
    www.makeup-pixi3.com

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  18. I’ve tried these before and like you’ve said, they’re really good in a pinch for an event. Great review.

    Dejhana | Waite a Little

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  19. These look great! :) They're always so handy to have if you're having a bad nails day and you have an important event coming up :)

    x
    Phoebe
    Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

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  20. they look very cute :) pretty color !

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  21. I always wear these nails for a night-out because they just last the right amount of time. After that I have the same trouble of them coming loose. My friends introduced these to me and they stay on for the week for her.
    Love your blog

    ALice - http://female-guitarist.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  22. thats a nice shade of red :) x think i should blog more about beauty i got tons of nail polishes thanks for your intresting post x caz www.nomorefrizzyhairdays.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Love the shade and they look really natural xx

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