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.
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.
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.
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.
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.