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Monday, 19 January 2015

The Easiest False Nail Experience with Broadway Nails Impress Press On Manicure

I've never been a fan of false nails in all honesty. Faffing around for 20+ minutes with nail glue that smells like an industrial solvent, only to find that I've stuck my thumb to my index finger and a whole new war begins to try and prize them apart! When I heard about the Impress Press On Manicures* from Broadway Nails, I was keen to give them a go. I know other brands have probably already brought out pre-glued nails, but I'm not clued up seen as though I've always avoided false nails.

I got the shades Control Freak* (a deep red/pink) and Rated R* (an almost black-purple) to try, and I decided to try Control Freak first as it looked right up my street!

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Broadway Nails Impress Press On Manicure. £5.99 - £7.99. Superdrug*
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Well, was I 'impressed' - see what I did there? #sorrynotsorry. I found these to be an absolute pleasure to play with, and simply a dream to apply. Firstly, can we just take a moment to appreciate the packaging? How cute? Each set of nails (24 in total) comes packaged in this adorable little nail polish bottle, along with an instruction leaflet with a little wipe and nail file attached. So convenient! I found it really easy to find sizes to fit my nails without the need to file or cut them to size - bonus! The instruction leaflet advises you to find your sizes and line up the nails in the order you want to apply them in, and leave thumb nails until last to help with application.

Application is really simple. You start by (obviously) removing any old nail polish and prepping your nails the way you normally do. Then give your nails a good wipe using the little 'prep pad' provided to remove any excess dust and to make sure the glue adheres to the best of it's ability. You then remove the clear back sticker by the tab, and line the nail up (by the tab end) to the cuticle and press down for a good 30 seconds, making sure you've pressed down in the middle and both sides. Once you're happy with the first nail, move onto the next one until... VOILA! You've got yourself a perfectly shiny REAL LOOKING manicure. I was actually really pleased with how real they looked, as some false nails just look awful and too fake. You know what I'm talkin' 'bout!

As far as wear time goes, I can't vouch for them lasting a whole week, as after 2 days my thumb nail on my right hand fell off, followed by my index and ring fingers the next day. But I'm honestly not complaining as my nail polish usually chips in around the same time anyway. As a housewife & mother, my hands are constantly on the go, aswell as typing away at a keyboard whenever I get a spare minute, so that kind of lifestyle is bound to take it's toll on even the strongest of glues. I think I'll get a few more uses out of these if I use them the old fashioned way, as they still look super shiny, however I'm not sure if I'm quite ready to face a battle with the dreaded pot of nail glue just yet.

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Don't they just look splendid? Yes, I did just use the word splendid. #poshgrannyalert. 

All in all, I'm loving these and think I will definitely repurchase for a special occasion, as I cannot believe how real they look, and I received a fair few compliments when I was wearing them from a couple of shop assistants. Bravo Broadway Nails, bravo!

Have you tried pre-glued nails before?

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* = Press Sample

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