Thursday, May 29, 2014

Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-On Manicure Review

Broadway Nails imPress Press-On Manicure Review
About 3 weeks ago I received a box from Influenster with these two imPRESS Press-On Manicures from Broadway Nails to review. Now that I've worn and tested these nails I thought I'd share my thoughts with you!

Broadway Nails imPress Press-On Manicure Review
The nails come in little bottles like this which look like nail polish bottles, which I thought was a cute detail. The lids pop off and the bottle part pops open like a clamshell to get the nails out.

Broadway Nails imPress Press-On Manicure Review
In each kit you're provided with 12 different sizes of nails, each with a matching nail. I thought this was nice since it provides a lot of variety to make sure you find whichever 5 sizes fit your nails the best.

Broadway Nails imPress Press-On Manicure Review
Each nail has a clear plastic backing with a tab you peel off before application. The kit also came with a wipe to wipe each nail with before application to help make sure you have a clean base before applying. 

Broadway Nails imPress Press-On Manicure Review
There was no glue or any fuss with applying these. I just simply peeled off the backing of each nail one at a time and applied it to my nails. Since my nailbeds are quite long I started with applying each nail from the tip of my nail downwards (rather than lining the nails up with my cuticles).

Broadway Nails imPress Press-On Manicure Review
One of my main issues with these nails is that they aren't really suited well for ladies with larger nail beds like myself. I found especially on my thumb the nail looked way too small and kind of silly. On my fingers it was fine but I didn't like how much of my nail showed under the press-on nail still.

Broadway Nails imPress Press-On Manicure Review
Broadway Nails imPress Press-On Manicure Review
On the packaging, these manicures claim to last up to a week. I actually got a full 7 days of wear out of them and they probably could've stayed on another day or two but they weren't looking too great after a week so I removed them. I figured they lived up to their claim and that was good! After 5-6 days though the nails did start looking not so nice. After a few days the tips of the nails started to wear off leaving white tips on my press-on nails. Also as you can see in the photo below the tips of my nails were very close to the tips of the press-on nails and it wasn't looking very good.

Removal of the nails was just as easy as application. I just simply used tweezers to peel each nail off. It did leave some sticky residue behind but I just gave my nails a good clean and buff and they were fine.


- Easy and fast to apply
- Stayed on for a full week
- Nice range of designs
- Decent size range of press-on nails
- Comfortable

- Some nails were too small for me
- Tips of nail designs wore away after a few days
- Tugged on my hair

Overall, I was impressed by these nails. They were pretty comfortable, although I had to be careful when running my hands through my hair because my hair would get caught in and behind the edges of the nails and would pull on it. I found I did have to be aware of what I was doing with my hands that week as to not harm the nails. I did like that they lasted a full week on me as they claimed, and they were really easy to apply.

I don't know if I would wear these again. I don't think I'd use them on an everyday basis like I did when I tested them. These would be absolutely fantastic if you had to go somewhere and needed your nails done and dry within 3-5 minutes though, because these were so quick and easy to apply! Or if you want to have a fun design on your nails for a few days but aren't the strongest at nail art, this is a simple and inexpensive way to try some really fun designs!

Have you tried press-on nails before? What were your thoughts?

Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.


  1. Great review of these! I really like the print of these. I'm impressed with how long they lasted on you :D

    1. Yeah I was impressed too! I had seen other reviews where they didn't even last 1 day on some people! They definitely held onto my nails though. And I loved the print too!