Have you heard of Influenster? It's a great site where bloggers, vloggers, and others with a large social network can earn "badges" and receive a box of goodies (called a Vox Box) related to their areas of interest.
My first box to review was the 2011 Holiday Vox Box, which contained an awesome product called imPRESS Press-on Manicure.
Now, I'm not one who usually has anything on her nails, let alone falsies like these. But there's no way I could resist the temptation to wear the pattern I received. Impossible.
It's called Space Cadet! Love it!
Anyway, back to the actual product...
Here's a bit from imPRESSmanicure.com:
"Introducing imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails, the revolutionary way to apply polish! Featuring advanced nail technology, you can get a salon-perfect manicure in seconds – simply peel off, press on, and you're done. There's no drying, a killer shine and a manicure that lasts up to a week! And, imPress is so easy to remove, you can change it up to match your mood as often as you want. Check out all 36 colors and patterns, including trendy brights, classic darks and animal prints. With imPress, your nails will always be your best accessory."
That's pretty much it in a nutshell. I've had terrible experiences with press-on nails, but these nails were far superior to any I've tried in the past. There's no messy glue or cheap adhesive tabs to deal with. All you have to do is choose nails that best fit your own nail beds, clean your natural nails with the enclosed prep pad (or alcohol wipe), peel off the clear backing on the underside of each nail, and press-on.
I was surprised at how easy they were to apply and how long they lasted. The packaging claims that they last up to 7 days, and even with heavy mommy-wear and dishwashing, mine lasted about 4 days before I ended up peeling them off. Unlike other brands of press-on nails, I was never afraid of a nail popping off while buttoning my pants. Definitely a plus! They take a little bit of getting-used-to, and aren't ideal for everyday wear if you're not used to having anything on your fingers. (Kinda hard to reach into a little one's mouth to grab a choking hazard with semi-long nails...but if you can, more power to ya!)
You can purchase imPRESS Press-on Manicure from CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart and more. They retail $5.99 for solid colors and $7.99 for patterns.
Disclosure: I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program. I was not required to write a positive review. My opinions are 100% my own.