imPRESS-ive Nails!

When I first drafted this post with these photos it was going to be a very different review. I received two sets to try out but after the first set I was so UN-impressed (get it) I wasn’t looking forward to writing it up but having read only good reviews elsewhere I decided to give them another go. The first time I applied them I’d just taken off my nail polish, I popped them all on but by the time I was done I could already feel some lifting.. by bed time I could stand it no longer and took them off but I did find my second attempt was more successful. The next time I tried them I washed my hands and let them dry completely and  I pressed down hard on each nail as I applied it. They stuck so much better and could probably have lasted a week had it not been for my annoyance with them. Here are a few step by step photos but it really is fairly self explanatory. There are 24 nails in 12 sizes, you find the best fit for each nail, peel off the backing and place it on.. you want to get it right first time as the glue is strong and if you have to remove and reapply it loses some tackiness. You could potentially get two uses out of this, the second time around you would have to file the sides of the nails to fit but needs must! I actually really liked the look of the french tips when they were on, they looked really professional.. until you peeked around the sides where I hadn’t quite found the right sizes.. user error? Perhaps.

I have never been a big lover of press on/false nails mainly because my own aren’t that bad but also because I’m itchy and you just can’t get a good scratch with big thick nails (haha). These were doubly irritating ’cause every time I got dressed or even ran my hands through my hair I’d catch on something. My main warning with these would be that they are designed for those with short nail beds (the part of the nail that’s on your finger), mine are quite long and though I keep my nails trimmed you can see at least one of my nails peeking underneath in the picture above. I like the idea of an instant manicure when you don’t have time to wait for polish to dry but overall they’re just not worth the effort for me. I can see that for those of you who invest in acrylics/gels regularly these could appeal, they do stay on well and you’d be more used to the additional nail thickness etc.. but if you’re relatively happy with your own nails I’d doubt you’d want to leave these on for more than a night and for a one off they’re quite expensive. It’s a good product I’m just not sure I’m  the target market.

The price depends on the design, solid colours are £7.99 and patterns (including french tips) are £8.99 and you buy the ones shown here

Miss BB

*This product was sent to me for review, as always my opinions are my own and always honest!*

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10 Comments

    • missbudgetbeauty
      Author
      29 August, 2012 / 8:30 am

      I know lots of people love them and I really liked hoe the french tips looked they just didn’t work well for me

  1. komal
    29 August, 2012 / 11:28 am

    Hey, LOVE your blog and youtube channel! 🙂 I was wondering can you recommend a good red nail polish from the drugstore, a red with a more blue tone rather than a orange and is good quality. I have been looking for one for some time now and can’t find a good one xx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      Author
      29 August, 2012 / 12:38 pm

      Thank you! MUA do two tones of red and one is blue toned.. plus they’re only a pound.. BARGAIN!! x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      Author
      30 August, 2012 / 2:47 pm

      yeah they’re just so expensive if you don’t leave them on for a week! Not worth it in my opinion

  2. liloo/@tsunimee
    30 August, 2012 / 11:11 pm

    very very pretty. probably the best i’ve seen. i am very impress-ed too 🙂 x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      Author
      31 August, 2012 / 7:51 am

      they LOOK really good just so annoying to wear!

  3. Amy
    31 August, 2012 / 12:21 pm

    I HATE these. None of them properly fitted, they were pinging off all over the place, they didn’t look great on me and they are expensive. To compare, I can have shellac or gelish nails that last for 3 weeks for the same price as 3 packs, which ‘can last up to a week’. Will not buy these again. Ever.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      Author
      3 September, 2012 / 5:59 pm

      in all honesty I’d have never picked these up but having heard so many good things was happy to review them.. I would have been very disappointed had I bought them!

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