Saturday, January 19, 2013

imPRESS Press-On Manicure in Control Freak

went to the seminar today on the 'Ideal Protein' diet... man is it expensive! add to the fact that there's parts of the required eating that i flat will not eat... it's a definite no go for me. however, i do have to lose weight somehow... they had a BMI machine at the seminar and i'm SIXTY pounds over my ideal weight. ouch. i jokingly told my mom my dyslexia had caused it all... when i read that i should weigh 128 i thought it said 182 and went for it! ;)

today i tried out the imPRESS Press-On Manicure in Control Freak, a beautiful saturated fuchsia with a subtle shimmer. the packaging is so adorable, the nails come in actual little nail polish like bottle. i was given these as a gift at a blogger dinner while at Cosmoprof, but haven't really had short enough nails to try them out. since i to nubbinize recently, i thought it would be a perfect time to give these babies a go.

here's what you'll see on display in stores...

and how adorable is the little bottle? i will definitely be keeping this!

all the directions for application are on the back of the package.

the application itself really is super easy, the back peels off without any effort and it sticks right on to the nail. the issue comes in because none of the nail sizes fit my real nails! if you have long nail beds with curved nails, i doubt these will fit you either. i'm quite disappointed because i was really looking forward to wearing these. i found the closest fit for my pointer finger, but as you'll see... it wasn't great.

here's the top view... it's too wide for my nail, but pretty close.

a major issue is that it won't lay flat at all to the tip of my nail... it just looks terrible! there's also a tab of leftover plastic, you can see it right in the middle of the photo below. on some of the nails the tab is quite long, it would have to be filed down to be used i think.

it also rises up and exposes the side of my nail... it just doesn't look good!

removal is quite easy, you just peel them up from the sides!

overall, i'm majorly bummed these don't work for me, they come in loads of adorable designs and are sold in drugstores everywhere! if you have tried these and they worked for you, please comment below and describe your experiences :)

i hope you're all having a great weekend! Ria :)

:: these nails were gifted to me at a blogger dinner, these are my honest opinions! ::

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