After wear-testing a limited edition celebrity collection by Nicole Scherzinger press-on nails (imPRESS press-on Manicure by Broadway Nails) I wondered why a similar product wasn’t available for toenails. After all, if you can use this new, novel, temporary, press-on nails to enhance your fingernails with colors and designs (in seconds), why not for your toes?
I’m happy to share the news that these no-glue, no fuss, easy to use, temporary nails are also available in collections sized for your toes. Why should your hands have all the fun?!
The imPRESS press-on-pedicure it similar to the imPRESS press-on Manicure I reviewed. One of the main benefits is that you don’t need to glue these to your nails because they have a special, sticky backing that lets you apply them firmly, but then gently lift them off (from the side) when you’re ready to change your look. Nail glue is a wonderful thing, but it can be messy, and worse, too much of it can damage your nails. When you wanted to remove the faux nails, you used to have to soak them in acetone (even worse for nails). For these imPress nails, you simply pick the ten faux nails that fit your own the best (you get a variety of sizes and spares) and then just peel off the cello backing and press them on clean, bare nails. That’s it!
I don’t know about you, but most people either aren’t limber enough to actually do a good job polishing their toenails (let alone paint a design on them), and others (like me) just don’t see well enough to do it. But these imPRESS pedicure temporary nails are so easy to do, most everyone can make their toenails look like they’ve spent hours in the salon, in a few minutes. With sandals season almost here, well groomed toenails are a must!
As with the imPRESS Press-on-Manicure by Broadway Nails, these pedicure-sized faux nails have a few issues. While you get a lot of different sizes of toenail to try, if your toenails are very large or very slim, getting a perfect fit for your “perfect 10” might be a bit of a challenge. And, if the nails don’t fit right, they won’t adhere as long. While most people won’t find this to be much of an issue, finding the right fit is important. However, you could use some of the larger sizes of the imPRESS Press-on-Manicure nails to get the right fit for your toes. You might have to cut down the length a bit, and then you’re doing the trendy “mix + match” look, but it’s a possible solution if you love these press-ons but you have tiny toenails.. Additionally (and again, it won’t affect everyone) I personally hate the feeling of a false nail over my own. Also, depending upon how active you are and what footwear you choose, these nails will last a few hours, a few days, or up to a week. Obviously if you’re doing something where your toes will take a pounding, press-on nails will not survive for long. But, if you’re wearing sandals and flip flops all week, your toes will continue to look mPgood.
That being said, removal is that it is easy and safe. If the nail hasn’t fallen off (in which case you’re not removing it, anyway) simply gently lift the nail up from the side, and it comes off cleanly leaving nothing behind and taking nothing (eg. the top layer of nail) with it. This is a real plus. It’s one of the reasons I’m writing this review and recommending the imPRESS nails. There’s no mess, no commitment, and no danger to your nails. You can wear them for a few hours or days, and change your style with your mood, or the occasion.
There are 5 patterns + 4 colors: iCandy, Last Dance, Mystery Girl, Screen Queen, Popstar, Up All Night, Party Girl, Spotlight, and Media Darlin. The cost is $5.99 for Color and $7.99 for patterns. iCandy is a nude nail with a white tip that gives toenails a true, French manicure very few of us except circus contortionists could accomplish on their own. “Party Girls” satisfies the bright, neon orange trend with a shiny, bright finish. And I’m guessing the hit for younger girls will be “Mystery Girl,” a melange of neon yellow and turquoise stripes, plus red and black hearts. All the designs and colors are fun, nw, nifty and available now at CVS and Walmart stores. You can also check out the colors and designs of the imPRESS manicure (and get a discount coupon) at www.impressmanicure.com