How to: Apply an imPRESS Press-on Manicure

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Okay okay, I know.

Applying a press-on manicure is not exactly rocket science, and Broadway Nails makes it really, really easy to stick and go.

But I have worn a few sets of these guys over the last few months – I got my first set from Influenster in December and ever since then I’ve been hooked – and have definitely figured out some stuff that works and some stuff that doesn’t.

This is the method that I use to apply the imPRESS Press-on Manicure, and find that by doing it this way I can get about four days of solid wear out of them.

All you’ll need is your imPRESS Press-on Manicure, a nail kit, and some clear base coat.

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First, whip that nail kit out.

I always trim my nails way down first. Once I applied the imPRESS Press-on Manicure right over top of my normal length nails, and noticed that it looked a little strange because you could see my own nails plus the imPRESS Press-on Manicure nails when you looked at my hand palm up.

After I trim my nails, I press my cuticles down.

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Next, I go through the kit and pick out the right sizes.

Once I have all of my nails lined up, I then slap a quick coat of clear base polish over my nails. I let it dry a bit until it’s sticky before applying the imPRESS Press-on Manicure nails.

Also, if you do happen to lose a nail later in the week, throw some clear base coat on it and pop it back on.

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Last, it’s time to press the nails on.

I always line them up and go through and peel the backings off. I find the process way easier when I’m not fighting with the plastic sticky backings when my hands are covered in clear base coat and freshly applied press-ons.

Start from your thumb and work to your pinky.

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And blam-o! You have some rad nails.

You should get anywhere from 3-7 days wear out of applying the set like this. It really depends on how much water you’re sticking your hands in. Usually after a shower I’ll check how sturdy they all are, and re-apply clear base coat to any as necessary.

Have any of you guys ever worn imPRESS Press-on Manicure? How did it go?

PS: Thanks, Influenster, for the new set! If anyone wants an Influenster invite, just leave me a comment with your email address below.

  • Linda Cassidy

    I got the Impress as well and although I have great nails I tried them anyway, simple and easy and stayed on through Hot tubs, gardening and dishes, 7 days and I actually had to take them off ( they had not loosened at all)

  • cupcakes & crossbones

    your nails look great and I am soooo in love with that nail kit case!