Friday, October 9, 2015

My New Unexpected Love: Press-on Nails

Like most girls, I definitely like a good spa day once a month (or more...) but sometimes a girls gotta stick to her budget. I don't know about you but whenever I paint my nails, they typically last a day or two before they get chipped. To fix that I would used to go and get a gel manicure at the salon, but each manicure costs $20+ and you need to go back every two weeks or so. Ah! No thank you.

Now here's how you can get salon looking nails, that last for 1-2 weeks for a quarter of the price. Press-ons. Yeah, you heard me right!

French Manicure at Home

If I say so myself, I think they look pretty good. So when imPress contacted me about their new line of manicure nails, I was more than happy. I typically go for the usual french, but imPress have a variety of colors, styles, and even gems that you can put on to the top of the nails, too.

They are even easier to put on than other press on nails because you don't need glue! They have an adhesive backing that you just need to peel of and press onto your nail. No more accidental glue mishaps (I've totally glued two fingers together before...)

Quick Easy Manicure at Home

My only issue with them is that they don't come in petite size. I know I'm not alone with having baby sized hands and with that comes baby sized nail beds. Unfortunately, since they didn't have petite size nails I had to file and cut down all of the nails before they fit on my hand. However they still looked good after some work at it. 

With the petite size nails, all you need to do is find the size that fits each nail, glue, press-on, and wait a minute for the glue to dry. The total time it takes me to finish the entire manicure is about 10-15 minute. With the imPress nails, since I had to file and cut them down it took me about 20 minutes to finish the manicure. It's so easy, fast, and inexpensive! I don't know why I ever considered going to a salon for a manicure before. 

I use a couple tips to make sure my nails last as long as possible. 

  1. Select the right size for your nail. Make sure that they aren't too big or else the nail will catch and pop off easier. If they don't have the right size, you can cut them down and file them to fit. 
  2. Take care of your cuticles and cut them down or push them back before applying.
  3. Right before you start, wash your hands with soap, then rub a little bit of acetone on your nails. imPress nails come with a prep pad that works just the same (if not better!)

Since last week when I first applied the nails, I've been able to:

  • Typed easily, without any unusual typos. 
  • Taken out my contacts, and put them back in.
  • Opened a can of Diet Coke, every day.
  • Eaten finger food (wings, to be exact.)
  • Pulled cards out of my wallet.
  • Picked food from my teeth.
  • Pulled on tight jeans.
  • Held a coffee and taken photos with them.

Quick Easy Manicure at Home

And they still look great!

Have you ever tried press-on nails? Do you like them as much as I do?

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