I was sent some hot pink imPress Revolution Broadway Nails from Influenster and asked to test and review them. This post is about my experience and the feedback I’ve received so far. All opinions are mine (or my friends’).
Last night, I took about 10 minutes and applied (hands down) the best at home nail application ever. There were no chemicals, there was no glue. Just me, 24 nails to choose from, and my time.
When I opened the bottle (yes, they come in a cute bottle), I was a bit relieved that I put this post off for a week. My initial plan was to apply last Monday for Memorial Day, but we were doing yard work and I forgot. You see, these are literally false nails, and I thought they were a press-on paint and wouldn’t give me length. Oops.
I had to find which nails fit my nails, this was the hardest part. They are not labeled or ordered in any way (as they sit in the bottle), so I struggled here a bit. But, it only took about 5 minutes to pick them out, wipe my nails with the cleansing wipe (enclosed), and get started.
If you go out to http://impressmanicure.com/, you can access a YouTube video on how to apply imPRESS Revolution Broadway Nails. Perhaps I should have done this–I wasn’t convinced I was doing the right thing when applying based on the bottle directions, but I figured it out. You simply line up your nails, peel a ‘lil bit off the back, and press. Thumbnails last, and you’ll be fine.
After applying, I recalled seeing tweets from others in the Influenster program suggesting you use a ‘lil bit of super glue or file your nail a bit to give it traction before applying. I did not follow those tips and opted to go with the nails as they were meant to be applied. Honestly, I showered just after and was a bit afraid. Glad to report, they’ve stood up to almost 24 hours and are supposed to last 7 days. ::fingers crossed::
While I don’t agree with the marketing that they “look salon perfect” or “rival the best gel polish”, I do like them. The length is just right for me, and I frankly heart the hot pink. (There are 36 patterns and colors to choose from.)
Opinions gathered today? Arianna and Evan love the hot pink. Greg is indifferent, he’s never really big on me having my nails done, but he doesn’t mind them. Typing hasn’t been impossible, and they don’t feel tight. I served about 150 people lunch today at a work cookout and I got 3 compliments on them (people thought they were “real”, but nope…also, 5 people commented on my forearm tattoo, so there’s that). They stood up to the day…although I did take the spares in case any popped off. Usually with fake nails (non acrylic or gel), this happens. Not yet!
Verdict? A great option to have a nice mani without the salon and pricing (under $10). I won’t wear if we are doing yard work, scared I would pop one off.
If you’re interested in imPRESS Revolution Broadway Nails, know they do come with my recommendation to try. Also–you can get a $1 coupon on their site (current as of 6/3) or follow them on Twitter (@bwaynails) or Like on Facebook to get deals.