Impress Nails Review
Then the other day I spotted Impress Nails in my local pharmacy. I had seen them advertised but I had my doubts about how durable they would be but decided to give them a go.
They're around the same price as you'd pay for other brands of fake nails, the patterned ones are €10 and plain ones are €8 and they come in a really good range of colours and designs. I'm sure there's something to suit everyone's taste.
SO what did I think of them......................
First I prepped my nails as instructed on the pack.
The nails themselves were SUPER easy to apply (no messing with glue). They have a little glue tab on the back of each nail and you just peel off the backing and stick the nail on. So quick and easy.
The fit of them is perfect. I'm pretty sure that every nail shape in catered for.
I ended up filing them down a bit because the edge was a bit too square for me but they felt very comfortable and I was really happy with how they looked.
It says on the packaging that they would last a week, being honest, for me they didn't & I did follow the instructions about how to prepare my nails beforehand. Two days after I applied them, one of them came off. No hassle though I had another nail in the same size so I just replaced it and carried on.
The day after that (3 days after applying them) another one came off (a different one this time). I was lucky enough to have another spare nail in the same size so reapplied that one.
And once again the 4th day another nail fell off but this time I didn't have one to replace it with so ended up taking all of them off.
The remainder of the nails came off easily and didn't damage my nails underneath. I didn't have to soak them in nail polish remover but having said that the nails that were left were secure and would have probably stayed on for another day or 2.
I wasn't doing anything other than day to day stuff. Showering, washing my hair, doing the dishes (wearing gloves btw) nothing that was too hard on my nails so that's not why they came off and I have seen other people rave about these and how they DO last a week for them so I'm not sure if maybe I got a faulty pack or something.
I will definitely give them another go. They are a little bit pricey for everyday use. I think for a special occasion they would be perfect (e.g. a wedding).
And one other "little" thing (and this is so minor, I'm just a fusspot) but the nails I got (as you can see above) is a kind of french manicure with a little design on it.
I found that you could see the glue showing down around the nail bed area and it looked like I hadn't applied the nail down near enough to my nail bed. You can "kind of" see it in the pics above but it was more obvious in reality.I don't know if that was just a fault with the set that I got or not. Like I said I'm being a fuss pot.
PROS: Quick and easy to apply, they look good, fit great and didn't damage my nails underneath
CONS: They're a little expensive if you want to wear them everyday and (for me) didn't last a week.
So after all that, would I buy them again: YES definitely but I think I'd keep them for occasion wear rather than everyday wear.
If you have tried Impress Nails and liked them or if you didn't like them, let me know in the comments.