Thursday, 15 May 2014

Review: ImPRESS Press-On Nails

So last week I received my first Influenster VoxBox, containing two packs of  ImPRESS Press-On Nails. Full disclosure, I'm not really a fake nails kind of person, but then again, I had only tried them once before this, so I was open to giving them a shot. 

On Tuesday afternoon, I put them on while I was watching tv. The process was simple and the nails fit quite comfortably. I took a few pictures and went on with my day. 

pictured above in Evil Queen (left) and Shout (right)

My troubles started rather quickly. I rarely grow my nails out, but when I do, the process gives me time to adjust. Here, my nails went from rather short to quite long in a matter of minutes. I had trouble getting changed, cooking, and even sleeping with the things on. From there on out it was a matter of keeping them on until they fell off so I could review them properly.

At this point I figured, they were quite pretty, the price ($10.99) seemed reasonable, people who enjoyed fake nails would probably enjoy this product. Then a few hours later, one fell off while I was getting ready to go to bed. That's right, the nails, advertised to last up to a week, lasted me 33 hours. Now I live a fairly sedentary lifestyle, I sleep, I eat, I go on the internet, there's not really much going on with me at the moment. So I figure I put these nails under the least stress possible, and they fell off. Imagine someone with a more active lifestyle?

But maybe it was bad luck, maybe there was something wrong with my particular pack, who knows. My friend Lauren over at Lipstick + Lacquer received the same product and her's haven't fallen off yet.  (look for a review from her in the near future!)

So if you're looking for something for one day/night, there's a good selection of colours and patterns, but if you're looking for something with staying power, I'd recommend trying something else.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

1 comment:

  1. It's strange how they lasted so long on me and not for you! Maybe since you mentioned yours were longer than your natural nail and mine were the same length. And thanks for the shout out ;)!