We all have had bad hair days.
We have all had “fat” days.
We all have had bad make-up days.
Well, ever had a bad nail day?
Let’s talk about mine.
I am knee deep in the designed nails trend.
No, make that waist-deep.
During one of my latest field trips to the drugstore I came across these…
They are imPRESS press on manicure by Broadway Nails.
I was instantly intrigued, having had great results with the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips.
So I scooped up a fun pattern and took them home to give them a try.
Here was the process…
The kit includes 24 press-on nails ranging in sizes.
And they are supposed to last up to a week…
All you have to do is find the right sizes, peel off the back clear strip and press on to your clean nail.
My first issue was the feel of the nails. These are NOT nail polish strips. They are full blown press-ons, circa 1986, albeit, slightly thinner and less bulky looking.
The sizes didn’t quite work for me, but I have small hands. Even some of the smaller sizes were too wide for my nail beds.
I lined up the sizes and got to work…
Peel the clear backing off and press gently on your nail. Repeat with all your nails.
I could tell as I was putting them on that I wasn’t going to be happy.
I didn’t like the shape of the nails and they were a bit longer than my actual nail.
Here’s the finished product…
But close up, not so much…I don’t know if you can tell from this picture but the tips of the nails are starting to curl upwards.
I had literally had them on for a few hours when I took this picture. It seems that they were trying to make the nails thinner and more natural looking, but in the process they are so flexible that they don’t stand up to life.
There is a clear gap between my nail and the press on…
So here’s my opinion. These are good if you are in a pinch, you have no time to let your nails dry and you are going somewhere dark.
But most certainly not to keep on your nails for a week.
Mine didn’t last longer than a a full day, because I try not to look completely trashy in public.
One good thing about them, is they come off rather easily.
So save your $8 and use regular polish.
That’s my opinion. Saving the world, one bad manicure at a time.