If you are searching for a good-looking manicure while on the go, then I have the perfect solution, imPRESS press-on manicure. It is an at-home, or on-the-go, press-on manicure set that looks good and can last for up to two weeks (impressmanicure.com states the nails will last ONE WEEK but because each set comes with 24 nails I have actually been able to hang on to the press-on manicure for two weeks!). I stumbled upon this brand as I was searching for a quick way to give my nails a polished look without all the hassle of spending a lot of money and time on the real thing.
Look at the before and after photos! I get compliments each time I wear these! They are as shiny as a gel polish and look just as real as anything you could purchase in a salon, but for only a fraction of the price.
Another benefit to imPRESS, is that they do not seem to damage the nail. If you have ever spent the time and money in a salon for a fake nails, or even applied them yourself at home with nail glue, then you know the disappointment of seeing the state of your nails after the nails come off. Ugh! They are thinner, torn, chipped and brittle...in other words they are unhealthy! Mostly the results are due to the harsh glue used to attach the nails. It seems to me that this is what makes imPRESS less damaging to your natural nail, instead of using traditional nail glue it uses a special adhesive (impressmanicure.com).
For anywhere from $6-8 imPRESS press-on manicure can be purchased at most local drug stores.
The steps to apply are easy.
- Pick 10 nails by sizing them up against your own nail
- Wipe nail with prep pad (provided)
- Remove backing from nail
- Apply imPRESS nail to your natural nail and press firmly
There you go, a manicured set of nails in about ten minutes! I definitely recommend these if you're short on time and trying to save some money. If anyone knows of a quicker and easier manicure, let me know!