This month Julep debuted “The Countdown Collection” for their December Maven box, which included nine new holiday-inspired nail hues and six eyeshadows in Julep’s newest eyeshadow formula.
So, I received these press-on nails a couple of weeks ago in the Influenster Uni VoxBox (review here) and I didn’t totally hate them the way I do with most fake nails, so I decided to do a full review on them. I think most fake/press-on nails and tips look tacky and they’re really just not my thing — I would much rather get a nice gel manicure than spend the money on fake nails that are just going to break or fall off.
With that being said, these press-ons from Broadway Nails actually stay on (almost 5 days for me) and they’re a quick and easy manicure for when you’re in a hurry and you need your nails to look perfect. I know the designs can be kind of childish, and they’re still fake and plastic so there is that slightly “tacky” look to them, but I think they’re fun and the fact that they actually stay on for a good amount of time has me sold. Plus, they’re cheap.
I actually started using these a couple years ago when they first came out and then I kinda forgot about them until a bottle appeared in my Influenster VoxBox. They come in a large range of patterns and solid colors so it’s pretty easy to find a press-on manicure set that you like and I’ll most likely be picking these up again (in a different color) because, like I said before, they are great for when you’re in a rush.
The press-on kit that I received with my Influenster Uni VoxBox was this bright pink and purple (with some orange, red and yellow mixed-in) floral design called “Lovestruck.” It seems that this pattern is no longer available, I’m guessing it was discontinued, and there is actually another pattern that has the same name (a tie-dye pattern) that is also no longer available, or at least it’s just not listed on the Broadway Nails Impress Manicure website. There are so many other designs and solid colors to choose from, and this one probably wouldn’t have been my first choice if I bought it myself.
The downside to these is that food and stuff will get stuck underneath them, in-between the press-on nail and your real nail, but you can take them off whenever you want and I just think they’re fun to wear for a few days – especially the patterned ones. And, unlike most store-bought press-on nails and nail stickers, these actually cover my nails perfectly so you can’t see my real nails peeking out on the sides. They initially come in a square nail shape, but I file mine down so they’re a little shorter and rounded.
Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure ($5 – $8 depending on the color/design for pack of 24 nails; cvs.com) is described as a press-on manicure that “delivers an instant salon-perfect manicure without the drying time of polish or nail glue.” It has an “indestructible top coat that rivals the best salon gel polish,” they are easily removable and they can last up to a week “when applied properly.”
Like I said before, I never wear fake nails ever, so, if I feel like having them on a whim, these are always available at the local drugstore, they’re fun and they definitely come off easily. I was also pretty impressed by how long they stay on since I can never get ANY type of nail polish to stay on my nails (except the gel manicure, which has proved to be pretty indestructible until my nails start growing out and then they look funny growing out over the gel polish).
I’m so clumsy and my nail polish always chips and the main reason I don’t wear fake nails (besides the fact that I don’t really like them) is because they usually fall off immediately. These press-ons actually stay put and, if any of them come off before you’re ready to take off the whole manicure, there are 14 extras that you can replace them with. I’ve been carrying them in the little nail polish-shaped bottle that the whole manicure kit came in and the kit comes with 24 nails total.
Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure ranges in price from around $4 to $8. They are available in most major drugstores or you can buy them online at CVS.com, Walgreens.com, Drugstore.com and any other retailer that sells Broadway Nails products.