Have I mentioned lately how much I love Influenster? They send products out for free for me to review and give my honest opinion about, and lately they've also had impeccable timing. As part of my Spring Fever Voxbox, I got the Broadway Nails imPRESS Press-on Manicure - just in time to attend my brother-in-law's wedding!
I will tell you, I was a bit apprehensive about trying press-on nails. I don't think I've tried them since, oh... 8th grade? But I read some good reviews, and decided to bust them out for a special occasion. Especially because they matched the dress I had already bought for the wedding! I received a design from the Nicole Scherzinger (of The Pussycat Dolls Fame) line, called "Sexy Fresh". As you can see, there are actually two colors, thankfully I was able to get a full set using only the blue & purple. Call me crazy, but if I'm already sporting a feathery/sparkly design on my fingers, I like to keep it within one color family.
The best part about these little guys? I only had about 10 minutes to get them done between my own hair and makeup, and getting my boys dressed (they still need some help with formalwear). And I had time to spare! I lined up the nails by size, matched them to my fingers, wiped my nails with the included alcohol wipe, peeled off the backings, and slapped them on! Several people who reviewed these noted that it helped to just hang out and let the nails set for about half an hour, but seriously, ain't nobody got time fo' dat!
Over the next few days, I took these little guys on a whirlwind tour! Of course, there was the wedding (amazing!), the reception (SO fun!), a Reds game the next day...
|First MLB Game! And I take pics of my nails...|
Then there was the super-long drive home, catching up on housework, yardwork, allll the craziness! Oh, and of course some mommy-son bonding time over our brand new jello molds!
|And my nails STILL look great!|
And guess what? Five days later, and I'm typing this review... still wearing my nails! They still look awesome (I just got another compliment on them today!), with minimal tip wear. I am about to take them off, though. Not because they're falling off or anything, just because I've reached the end of 1) my attention span and 2) my wardrobe's ability to match these nails.
However. I have another full set in orange-pink, so I'm ready to go! I will be buying more of these (and using the $1 off coupon from their website!), and I can't wait to try some different patterns, starting with Holla! Bottom row... third from the left. GORGEOUS!
So, thanks very much, Influenster! I loved trying these, and I'm so happy to find out that press-on nails are now a great way to get some pretty nail art without paying an arm & a leg (they run about $6-7, patterns are slightly more than the plain ones).
Have you tried these nails? What did you think?
Disclaimer: As previously stated, I received these nails for free from Influenster. I am not compensated for this review, and all opinions are my own!