A few weeks ago, I was set to go out and actually have fun on a weekend – sans work or even thinking about work – which is kind of a big deal for me. So I wanted to nails to look presentable because…
This is how they look like right now (sorry, sorry I know they are grossss):
I’ve been biting my nails ever since I could remember. It is my absolute worst habit. Sometimes I go though phases when I can control it and I fully stop (with the help of some products I’ve grown to love, which I will be sharing on B+AB in the near future if there’s an interest?). Anyway, it’s much harder to control when I’m a little stressed out so… yeah there we go. Easy to tell if I’m stressed out depending on how my nails look!
I’ve been seeing these ImPRESS Nails everywhere online lately so I thought I’d give it a try. I needed something to temporarily make my nails look girly.
They were about $10 at Wal-Mart, where I bought mine and they came in a bunch of different designs. I went with a cute floral print because I was hoping they would last me until the next day (at least). That way I could have had cute nails during brunch, too! Despite them advertising that it “lasts up to a week”, mine didn’t even last for more than an hour.
Note that I haven’t used anything like this on my nails since I was 14 years old, so I was excited to see that I didn’t need any glue and it seemed so easy to put on. But although you only have to “peel” and stick these on your clean nails, I couldn’t peel them off. I had to use my teeth (seriously). First offense right there.
After a long time of sizing, peeling and sticking them on my fingers – they looked good! And felt okay… not too uncomfortable. Although I thought it was weird that the long part of the nail was softer (It prevented the nail from chipping – it would just bend), but it felt weird – when I scratched myself, they would bend too.
All 10 stayed on for about an hour – one already came off when we were still in the hotel room getting ready – what the heck, right? The rest of them gradually fell off during the night while we were out dancing and I came back to the hotel room with only 1 pinky still there.
I was disappointed, but not surprised – there is a reason why I haven’t used temporary manicures in over a decade. No matter the gimmick (peel and stick), the quality is just not there. Better to grow your own, strong nails – if you’ve got tips, comment please! Would love to share secrets with fellow (former) nail biters!
B+AB Rating: 1/5 (They might be good for you if you only need them for one night where you don’t do much with your hands. They look great, but were a pain to put on and more importantly did not stay on my nails.)
Repurchase? Absolutely not.
Where to buy? Wal-Mart