Erase everything that you remember about press-on nails from your childhood. The press-on nails of today are not like the nails of our beauty pasts. They are more stylish, secure, and a quicker way to get a salon like manicure or pedicure on a busy mom’s schedule.
I’ve had a super busy last couple of weeks. We started a new year of homeschool and I’m proud to say that we made it through the first week but I’m exhausted. Weeks like these last few are when I’m the most thankful for quick and easy beauty products that help me look pulled together without a whole lot of effort on my part. When I was asked to try out Broadway Nails’ imPRESS Press-on Manicure and Pedicure and KISS Gel Fantasy nails, I knew exactly when I would use them during my most busiest of weeks, when I don’t have the time to give myself a proper manicure, when the only free time you have you are just hoping to get a shower. I know we’ve all been there but these type of weeks are the best weeks for me to try out a press-on type manicure/pedicure because I’m doing it all from cooking to cleaning to typing to running errands and rearranging furniture.
The first thing that stood out to me about the imPress Press-on Manicure/Pedicure and Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails is how stunning the patterns and colors are. Of course, I’m absolutely obsessed with glitter and all things that sparkle. So to see full nails in glitter as well as french tips in glitter….well, it just made my heart skip a beat just a little. One aspect of false nails that I love is that I don’t have to worry about streaking or chipping. Once you apply the nail on top of your real nail, it pretty much looks the same as the day you applied it until you remove it. No chipping or tip wear.
I picked out coordinating colors to match my manicure and pedicure. I opted to try out the “glue” method on my pedicure which is an option with the Kiss Pedicure Gel Nails but not with the Impress Nails. My initial thought was that the glue method would be the stronger method and that the nails would stay put longer than the “press-on” manicure. I was totally wrong! The “press-on” method not only is it easier to apply but it also holds up the best during busy, hectic weeks. One stub of my toe with the glue method and a nail would come flying off. So during my next test, I used the “press-on” method for both my manicure and pedicure. My nails on both my feet and hands held up well for the entire week. When it came time to remove them it was super easy, just peel across from one corner. I loved that these nails looked like my real nail. I liked knowing that others couldn’t tell that I had “fake nails” on. They weren’t overly long, I could still do my everyday activities like I like to do and they didn’t cause any problems.
Overall, I’m very “impressed” with the press-on nail kits by Broadway Nails Impress and Kiss Nails. Press-on nails are a bit more expensive than say a bottle of nail polish from the drugstore that can be used for multiple manicures but they are still significantly cheaper than if you were to go to a salon and have them professionally done. I think press on nails are a great addition to anyone’s beauty kit for glamorous looking nails when life gets a little busy.
What kind of nails would you wear?
Disclosure: I was gifted with free product samples of the products mentioned in this post to try out for myself. As always, opinions are my own.