How to: Apply an imPRESS Press-on Manicure

How to Apply imPress Manicure by Broadway Nails

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.

How to Apply imPress Manicure by Broadway Nails

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.

How to Apply imPress Manicure by Broadway Nails

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.

How to Apply imPress Manicure by Broadway Nails

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.

How to Apply imPress Manicure by Broadway Nails

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!