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.