Love getting your nails done but hate spending time and money at the salon? Worst part of all gel nails and acrylic nails ruin your nails. Sometimes you just want to wear fake nails for an event, party or get together. I personally do not like using nail glue and prefer the adhesive nail tape. Easy removal!
I am going to give you my review on two press on nails I use: The imPress Nails and KISS gel fantasy nails.
Pros and Cons
imPress Nails Pros:
- Cost: $5.99
- 30 nails and includes 6 accent nails
- adhesive ready on the nail
- look like gel nails
- flexible nails
- lots of sizes
- last at least 7 days
KISS gel fantasy Nails:
- Cost: $7.99
- 24 nails
- adhesive to be attached to nail
- also comes with nail glue
- small nails – for smaller finger nails
- thin nails
- not flexible
- last about 5 days*
Now for the cons of the imPRESS nails – they do start to pop at the cuticle after a few days. By “popping” out from the cuticle your nails get caught when washing or styling your nail. The plus is that it is not noticeable to others. Other than that it is manageable and last 7 days! I have read some leave them on for 2 weeks but they start to get gross. I suggest removing them after 7 days. You don’t want germs!
The great thing about these nails is that the adhesive is already attached to the nail. You just need to size them to your fingers and then peel off the film on the nail and apply. I do file the nails to be a bit more square before applying on my nail. I don’t ever have to worry that my fake nails will fall off. They will start to get loose after a week. Use your nails to push in between your real nail and the fake nail and done! I have actually done this driving! As long as you don’t pull you will not peel your nails. It has only happened when I was in a rush and pulled them off quickly!
The cons for the KISS Fantasy Gel Nails is that the first day I put the nails on a nail fell off a few hours later. The adhesive comes in a package as you can choose to use the nail glue or adhesive tape. Again this review is on just using the adhesive tape* not the nail glue. I changed the adhesive tape on the thumb nail. The next day the other thumb nail came loose and I had to replace the adhesive again. On day 3 I felt another nail came loose and so I just removed the nail and added a new adhesive. I decided to try these nails over a long weekend in which I had no plans. I did not want to be out and about and have a nail go missing! Embarrissing! Overall the nails are very thin which look natural but sort of look like acrylic. The nail lays right into your natural nail without popping off. These were also a bit longer and very easy to remove. The adhesive on these are not as strong as the imPRESS nails but I was able to do dishes and clean, etc. without the nails falling off.
In conclusion, I do like both nails. I really like that the KISS Fantasy gel nails feel more natural since they are thinner and nails do not pop but I was a bit nervous that a nail would fall off so I carry the adhesives with me. The imPress nails are more reliable as you don’t have a problem with the nails falling off. For daily wear I would choose these and pick the KISS ones for an event. I would say try them both and let me know which one you prefer! They both have awesome colors, shapes and lengths.