Review – Impress Press-On Manicure in Holla!

impress nails in holla with lace design

I saw these Impress Press-On Manicure sets as I was walking towards the checkout counter at the Wallgreens right across the street from my apartment, it came with a $1 off coupon so I decided to try them out! The designs were too cute for me to pass up!

I initially wanted to get the french manicure set but they didn’t have it, so I went with Holla! which is a pretty pink/beige base color with varying lace designs in black on each nail. The set comes with 24 nails in 12 different sizes so there’s a size for everyone, and you can wear them twice or share them with a friend.

The review will be at the bottom of this post, I think the pictures are more appealing!!!

impress press on nails in holla!

impress nails in holla with lace design

impress packaging back panel with instructions for application

impress side panel with nail application technique

impress package for press on nails in holla! side panel

press on nails top panel of packaging in holla!

impress nails outside of the package plus the prep pads for your nails used before application

impress nails in holla! with cute nail polish shaped bottle

impress nails outside of the bottle packaging

extra nails in the impress nail polish bottle shaped container

extra impress nails in holla!

ten impress nails in holla!

right hand with impress press-on manicure nails in holla!

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close up shot of right hand with impress press-on manicure in holla!

close up of thumb in review of impress press-on manicure in holla!

impress press on nails in design combination holla! nail ad

Company’s Claims:

  • No drying time–The imPRESS Press-On Manicure delivers an instant salon-perfect manicure without the drying time of polish or nail glue.
  • Superior, lasting shine—An indestructible top coat that rivals the best salon gel polish
  • Easy removal—Gently peel from sides or apply polish remover around the edges, wait 1 minute, then peel off.
  • Lasts up to a week—When applied properly, imPress Press-On Manicure lasts up to a week while keeping nails protected. What polish can say that!

Pros:

  • Adorable and useful packaging – the extra nails are housed in the nail polish bottle shaped container, you can store them wherever you keep your regular nail polish and not have to worry about excess packaging or glue or anything.
  • Easy application and removal- the adhesive is already applied to the underside of the nail so all you have to do is peel off the plastic tab and stick it on your finger. When you want to take them off just peel them off.
  • Does not damage your nails when you take them off, and does not require soaking your fingers in acetone to take them off.
  • Cool designs – it comes in 36 styles so you’re bound to find one that matches your personality and taste
  • No drying time – since you just stick it on, if you’re in a rush and don’t have time to do your nails the traditional way just apply these and get on with your life.
  • Great for in-between manicures, when you want to just let your nails breathe for a while without polish.
  • Great for travel – there’s no fear of the bottle breaking since the nails are ready to go as is, unlike regular liquid nail polish.

Cons:

  • Nails are kind of thick – after you put them on you can tell that they’re a little unnatural looking because the sides stick out
  • The sizes may not work for every type of nail – even though there are a lot of sizes (12 in all) they might not work if you prefer longer nails, or if your nails are super curved. They might also not work if you have a very large nail bed. My fingers are small, so my nails are pretty small as well, in my case there wasn’t a size small enough to fit my pinky perfectly; it kind of jut out on the sides.
  • Does not stay put that well – because the adhesive is kind of like a double sided sticker, if you press on the nail while you’re doing something you can feel it move and press up against the sides of your finger…which kind of bothers me. This doesn’t happen with regular polish or if you get acrylic nails.
  • The free edge of the nail may chip quickly if you use your hands a lot – After applying it, the thumb nail started to chip after a few hours…I’m not really sure why but part of the edge color started peeling off.
  • They claim that it will stay on for a week but I doubt that’ll actually happen unless you are very very careful with what you do with your nails. Probably will want to avoid opening any jars or cans or similar objects during the duration of the week when you have these on.

Final  Verdict = 6 out of 10 

Definitely a novel idea and worth trying out if you’re a nail junkie because the design range is so great, and definitely great for traveling or in between manicures when you don’t feel like exposing your naked nails to the elements, BUT I wouldn’t replace my regular nail polish with these press-on ones. It’s easy to apply, but it’s ungainly and doesn’t look as natural as tips or just plain old nail polish on your own nails.

For more information check out their website: http://impressmanicure.com/

Hope this helps!

~ Deb ~

 

12 Comments

  • Reply December 20, 2011

    tiff

    i’ve always wanted to try fake nail, but i never know what brand.
    what would you recommend for a simple french?

    • Reply December 20, 2011

      DHa

      Hey! You could try the imPress version of a french! I think its really easy and fun if you want to just try it out because there’s no commitment. All you need to do is stick it on and wear it for a day or two then you can take it off if you want to change it! If you want to try glue on ones, I’d go with super light weight ones like the Kiss feather light nails so it’s more comfortable for you to use :)

      • Reply January 27, 2012

        tiff

        hello! i walked by this little impress nail promotional thing at rite aid when i was leaving work and i was like ok fine :P so i got the french ones.

        definitely easy to apply. i have large nail beds so they fit me pretty well, but yea i can see what you mean by “unnatural.” they are thick!
        This is my first time wearing fake nails, so i don’t know how it compares to others.

        maybe in the future i’ll try those glue-on ones. but i’m impatient and i don’t want to spend time gluing and soaking. haha

        it’s only been a few hours since i had them on so we’ll see!

  • Reply April 22, 2012

    Misty

    I love them. I use my hands a lot at work and they stay on all week. And when you push the cuticle back, like they do in manicures and acrylic, it looks more natural.

    • Reply April 22, 2012

      DHa

      I’m glad you like it! They’re super convenient and you don’t have to wait for them to dry. Have you tried gel nail polish? It’s amazing! Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it!

      ~ Deb

  • Reply July 27, 2012

    liz

    these ae total crap, states last upto 1 week on the box, i put them on and 3 of them popped off within 4 1/2 hours. dont waste your money like i wasted mine.

    • Reply July 29, 2012

      DHa

      I’m sorry they didn’t work out for you, it’s definitely not for everyone. Have you tried other brands of stick on nails that you would suggest are better? Thanks for visiting my blog! ~ Deb

  • Reply January 7, 2013

    Ashlea Gray

    What a joke! I cannot believe I actually spent my money on this. $30.00 for 4 different designs. Wow. They don’t tell you that I can’t wear these because my nails are naturally long. Again, I believe that this was a great waste of money! Again, A joke in my opinion.

  • Reply April 15, 2013

    Brandi

    Me and my friend got these nails and they didn’t even last 3 days these are only good for about one day.

    • Reply April 19, 2013

      DHa

      Hi Brandi,

      I’m sorry the nails didn’t work for you or your friend. The design of the product definitely does not lend itself to being used by everyone. I also found that cleaning the surface of the nail with some isopropyl alcohol helps to remove any remaining residue, allowing the sticky part of the product to better adhere to the natural nail. Have a great weekend!

      ~ Deb ~

  • Reply April 27, 2013

    Kathy

    I love these! I file my natural nails down really short before applying them. Great selection and I have no problem with them coming off. I type a lot and they hold up well. So convenient – I take the container with me in my purse just in case I lose a nail during the day. Haven’t used the long version but the short ones work really well.

    • Reply June 2, 2013

      DHa

      Hi Kathy,

      I’m glad that these work so well for you! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I appreciate it! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

      ~ Deb

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